Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE)

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ESCoE brings together a partnership of leading UK and international institutions, academics and researchers.  NIESR was one of the founding partners, alongside the Fraser of Allander Institute (University of Strathclyde), King’s Business School (King’s College London), innovation foundation Nesta, the University of Cambridge and Warwick Business School (University of Warwick).

ESCOE explores methods for measuring new and existing forms of economic activity and welfare in a global economy, for meeting the needs for local, city and regional statistics, for understanding productivity and for communicating economic statistics. To do this their Research Associates use advanced tools from economic theory, econometrics and data science, mathematics and statistics.

Their main aim is to bring a research led approach to addressing challenges and opportunities in measuring the economy. They work with ONS and other stakeholders to deliver improved economic measurement to meet user needs, through world-class research, education and convening of the wider economic measurement community.

Their research is carried out within four broad Research Programmes: National Accounts and Beyond GDP; Productivity and the Modern Economy; Regional and Labour Market Statistics; and Communicating and Valuing economic statistics. They have completed many research projects, all of which are designed to influence the development of economic statistics.

ESCoE’s activities are underpinned by the regular publication and dissemination of research papers through their ESCoE Publications, and by the delivery of a series of events, including Research Seminars, Workshops, Conferences (including the annual ESCoE Conference on Economic Measurement), as well as ad hoc discussion and networking events.

They strive to inspire and develop the next generation of expert economists and statisticians and do so through supporting early career Research Associates, supporting PhD students and providing secondment opportunities to stakeholders. They build and maintain a hub of world-leading expertise on economic measurement and welcome visitors to come and work with them.