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Cambridge Econometrics opens for business in North America  

Cambridge Econometrics and Hodge Economic Consulting have the pleasure of announcing the formation of Cambridge Econometrics Inc., specializing in the provision of economic consulting services for the North American market, bringing expertise and new modeling capacity to a broad ...

Green Recovery plans more effective than return-to-normal stimulus

New analysis, commissioned by the We Mean Business coalition and conducted by Cambridge Econometrics, shows that green recovery plans boost income, employment and GDP better than return-to-normal stimulus measures, with the added benefit of reducing emissions. In all geographies...

China’s net zero ambition could boost GDP by 5% during this decade

Xi Jinping’s surprise announcement at the UN General Assembly this week could boost the country’s GDP by as much as 5% during this decade analysis by Cambridge Econometrics shows. The massive scale of investment needed to achieve the target not only leads to an increase in G...

US decision on Paris accord: worst of both worlds

Today President Trump confirmed that the US will definitely withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Our analysis shows that if the rest of the world presses on with implementing the agreement, the US’s decision to try to put a brake on the transition leaves it no less vulnera...

Low-income countries benefit from carbon pricing

“We should tax pollution, not people”, advocates United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. New research by the independent Dutch think tank The Ex’tax Project, in cooperation with Cambridge Econometrics and supported by C&A Foundation, demonstrates how such t...

Green gas infrastructure – one-third more expensive than for energy efficiency and smart electrification

Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries with a cold climate, according to “Tow...

The EU, China and the US will suffer economically from the re-emergence of protectionism

The world’s largest economies, particularly the EU, China, the US, Mexico and Canada are all projected to suffer economically from the re-emergence of economic protectionism and a significant increase in trade tariffs. In the case of the EU, the block would experience a 1% con...

Cambridge Econometrics expands its Brussels base

Cambridge Econometrics is delighted to announce the opening of larger office premises in Brussels. Rapid growth and a strong order book have led to the move, which will allow the company to accommodate additional staff in future. Philip Summerton, Managing Director, said: In 20...

EU sets ambitious zero carbon target

Today, EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete announced that the EU intends to achieve a zero carbon European Union by 2050. The economic analysis behind the policy announcement was undertaken by Cambridge Econometrics and shows that a zero carbon European economy could be...

Transition to low-carbon mobility in Italy can boost economic growth and reduce air pollution

Italy could boost its economy and create 19,225 net additional jobs in 2030 through the transition from a mobility system fuelled with imported oil and diesel to one that is driven by domestically produced renewable energy. This is what a new study, released today by a consortiu...