Founded in 2016 to provide an unprecedented and mutually beneficial link between academic economists and the private sector
As researchers, we are always looking to maximise the impact of the research we do in the economy; BRIDGE proactively works with private (and public) sector organisations to provide research and insight to help solve complex challenges, understand the mechanism behind economic decisions, and maximise the impact of policy changes.
In the current data-driven world, it is estimated that only 20% of data held by firms is utilised for analysis. Despite the growth and improvement of analysis techniques in recent years, outside of large firms in the financial sector utilisation of sophisticated modelling techniques is scarce. Academic economists not only use, but are actively involved in developing such techniques for econometric analysis. We consistently rank within the top 10 economics departments in the country, with 80% of our department’s research classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by REF.
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What we do
Economists and econometricians are expert in analysing and modelling data. We go far beyond graphs and charts – we build predictive and counterfactual models to forecast the impact of management decisions and policy changes going forward.
Much of the analysis we do is based on previous policy changes. We build statistical models to compare policy outcomes to various ‘counterfactual’ outcomes: what would have happened with no change, or with a different set of policies?
Our behavioural economists also design and test new policies and strategies, using scientific techniques to uncover not only how people react, but why, allowing optimisation the policy change and its impact.
Who we are
BRIDGE was founded by academics within the Department of Economics and School of Management at RHUL. Jointly, we provide you access to over 100 leading academics and researchers with a variety of backgrounds and specialisms, ensuring our ability to build a team of experts to suit any project.
Dr. Michael Naef – Department of Economics
Christopher Howorth – School of Management
Dr. Celia Blanco Jimenez – Department of Economics
Neil Scott – Department of Economics