Blogs: Economy

Economies are complex systems.  Businesses are interlinked through fragmented supply-chains that connect diverse countries, regions and cities across the world. We help you understand this complexity and the role of tax and finance, innovation and infrastructure on economic development.

Inflation – how worried should we be?

Andrew Sentance, Senior Adviser to Cambridge Econometrics and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England, argues that in terms of both monetary and fiscal policy, policy-makers around the world need to take a gradualist approach to countering the curre…

Build Back Better: smarter investment decision making

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“Build back better” has become a mantra of our time. In the US, the Biden administration is trying to secure a multi-trillion-dollar package of infrastructure spending to drive change.
Together Cambridge Econometrics, ECONorthWest and Hodge Economic Consulting have been …

The future of economics

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A rare dip into economic philosophy recently turned up a timely piece on the issues that macroeconomics is facing. It prompted our Head of Modelling, Hector Pollitt, to question the future of economics.
Robert Delorme lays out a ‘problem first’ approach to economic analysis. …

Carbon-neutral steel production: is it a possibility?

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Quite literally, steel is the backbone of a modern society. Unfortunately, the production of steel contributes significantly to human-made climate change.

It is very unlikely society will cease to demand steel, so it is important to figure out how the iron and steel industry can…

The impact of a carbon tax in the USA

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Carbon taxes have largely failed to gain traction in the United States, despite being a key requirement for rapid decarbonisation at a local, state or national level.
Policymakers and voters have declined to endorse them, concerned about costs to consumers and negative impacts on…