Sectors, Trade & Competitiveness

Trade has been a key driver in the growth in prosperity over the last few decades. By opening markets up to new suppliers and forcing firms to innovate in order to remain competitive, it leads to improvements in the quality, cost and range of goods and services on offer.

But the nature and context for trade has changed. Spurred on by technological innovation, modern supply chains are international and highly fragmented, and services can be more readily traded. Not everyone has benefited from the shift in traditional trade patterns. The rationale for free trade, and free trade itself, is being challenged.

Navigating this complexity is challenging but we have a long track record of analysing how sectors perform and interact.  We analyse trade, competitiveness and sector performance and make sense of the complexity to allow you to make, or influence, better decisions.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Sectors, Trade & Competitiveness work

Economic impacts of an energy from waste facility

Economic impacts of a new energy from waste facility assessed the economic contribution of Amey’s proposed waste management plant at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. It assessed how the direct footprint of the site creates value added and jobs through supply chains, both in the l...

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Macroeconomic impact of stranded fossil fuel assets

Macroeconomic impact of stranded fossil fuel assets, a major global study finds that rates of technological change in energy efficiency and renewable power are likely to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, with major implications for the global economy. The study, ...

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The socio-economic impact of the Copernicus space programme

We developed a methodology to estimate the GDP impact of space activities in Europe for DG GROW of the European Commission.

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Oil market futures

The European Climate Foundation asked us to investigate the economic effects of reducing transport-related CO2 emissions.

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The Aerospace Technology Institute: scoping study

We developed a monitoring system with KPIs to evaluate the impact of the funding programmes of the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).

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The economic impact of modern retail on the EU food sector

This was a major project for the European Commission, led by Ernst & Young.

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For more information on our work in Sectors, Trade & Competitiveness, contact:

Graham Hay Associate Director gh@camecon.com