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Treasury economic modelling is flawed say economists from the Centre for Business Research (CBR)

New research from the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School questions the accuracy of measurements …

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Small business jumpstart

Author of industrial strategy review of the UK Small Business Research Initiative calls for increased focus on customer-funded innovation contracts to allow …

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Lebanon Livelihoods report

Lorraine Charles, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, publishes new report on the economic opportunities and challenges for Palestinians and …

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The growth of Fintech in China and the implications for the UK economy

by Professor Simon Deakin & Boya Wang, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge  New Research from the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, looking at the growth of Fintech in China and its implications for the UK Economy is shedding light on how access to internet finance and credit is helping to fuel […]

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Media coverage

The Times: Brexit: Impact will be small, say economists

Treasury forecasts on Brexit have been criticised for being too pessimistic. A research paper entitled How the Economics Profession Got it Wrong …

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Daily Mail Online: How doom-mongers got Brexit wrong

A study by the University’s Centre for Business Research raises serious questions over predictions by government officials, academic bodies, the IMF and …

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Daily Express: ‘Cavalier’ Treasury blamed for doom and gloom

Expert forecasts that Brexit will harm the British economy have been criticised by academics at the University of Cambridge. The criticism comes …

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City AM: Top academics pour scorn on Treasury studies on Brexit impact

Two Centre for Business Research academic have lambasted the Treasury’s negative reports on how Brexit will affect the economy. A new paper by …

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