Our Work

Below is a small selection of the work that we’ve carried out. Click on a topic to see relevant projects.

Raleigh S-Line Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning

Working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and consulting partners, and funded by a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant, Cambridge Econometrics is acting as a senior advisor to NCDOT on all elements of this 18-month planning project. The compan...

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Economic Development Strategic Plan for Town of Auburn (MA)

For the town of Auburn (MA), Hodge Economic Consulting (now merged with Cambridge Econometrics) was selected to lead all aspects of an economic development strategic plan. Auburn is a relatively small town (population less than 20,000) but with its enviable transportation asse...

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Pioneer Valley Economic Recovery and Strategic Planning

Funded as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) CARES Act, Cambridge Econometrics is leading a regional economic recovery and strategic planning project for the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) in Western Mass. Working with a task force of regiona...

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Appalachian Regional Commission Coal Industry Report

Recognizing the significant economic challenges facing the Appalachian Region due to the changing economics of America's energy production, the Obama Administration initiated the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. The aim o...

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Ludlow Mills Market Analysis and Build-out Scenarios

As part of the state’s Site Readiness Program, Hodge Economic Consulting (now Cambridge Econometrics) managed a major market study and land use build-out plan for Ludlow Mills, working closely with MassDevelopment and the Westmass Area Devlopment Corp. Site tours, interviews...

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The Promise and Potential of Transformative Transit-Oriented Development in Gateway Cities

The Promise and Potential of Transformative Transit-Oriented Development in Gateway Cities is a follow-up study to Gateway Cities in Massachusetts. Hodge Economic Consulting (now Cambridge Econometrics) was selected by MassINC to project manage a major new research project title...

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The employment benefits of a Green COVID-19 recovery

Commissioned by C40 Cities, the Employment Benefits of a Green COVID-19 Recovery report estimated the number of jobs a set of climate actions in the buildings, transport, energy and waste sectors could create within six cities around the globe, thereby assessing the potential j...

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Sustainable investment: investing in a time of climate change

We help financial institutions plan for the future and implement the recommendations of the Task-force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) using our in-house macroeconomic model: We provide you with: national and global analysis of the transitional impacts a...

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Renewable energy generation: the impact on the global economy (for IRENA)

A series of projects has looked at the potential socioeconomic impact on the global economy of potential large-scale deployments of renewable energy generation technologies. The research has delivered high-level and detailed regional assessments of the impacts on the economy, al...

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Environmental potential of the collaborative economy

Collaborative platforms, such as Airbnb, Blablacar and Peerby, have changed the ways in which goods and services are offered and consumed in the economy.  Through such platforms owners can rent out something they are not using, such as a car, house or bicycle to a consumer. But...

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Future employment and automation

This is the first study of its kind to use pan-European data sources (the Eurofound Task analysis and the Cedefop Skills Forecasts 2018 datasets) to determine which occupations are at risk of automation. The main purpose of this study is to raise awareness of the changes that th...

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New Climate Economy: unlocking the inclusive growth story of the 21st Century

We provided empirical inputs to the New Climate Economy 2018 Global Commission Report "Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century". The aim of the modelling exercise was to illustrate examples of policies that can simultaneously promote economic growth and reduce...

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Trucking into a greener future

We carried out, with external review from Element Energy and the International Council on Clean Transportation, a research project assessing the economic impact of a transition to low- and zero-carbon technologies in the road freight segment across Europe. The project was commis...

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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, pu...

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Competitiveness impacts of carbon policies on UK energy-intensive industrial sectors to 2030

Competitiveness impacts of carbon policies on UK energy-intensive industrial sectors to 2030 aimed to support the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) with its ongoing assessment of the impact of low carbon policies on energy prices and bills. The study also looked at the compet...

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Designing an EU-wide unemployment benefits system

This study explored whether an EU-wide Unemployment Benefits System (UBS) could act as an effective fiscal stabilizer to mitigate future economic shocks.

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Economic impacts of national health insurance in the Bahamas

KPMG commissioned us to assess the long-term economic impacts of providing free primary care to all residents of the Bahamas.

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Gateway Cities in Massachusetts

Working collaboratively with MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, Hodge Economic Consulting (now Cambridge Econometrics) authored a research report analyzing Gateway Cities in Massachusetts. State investment in Gateway Cities was closely examined, real estate developm...

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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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Modelling the impacts of changes in raw material consumption

This study aimed to provide a quantitative analysis of different EU resource productivity targets, defined as GDP per unit of raw material consumption (RMC).

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