Economic Strategy Research Bureau

The Economic Strategy Research Bureau 

The Economic Strategy Research Bureau (ESRB) offers a wide range of economic research, evaluation and strategic consultancy services to public, private and third sector clients.

The Bureau is uniquely placed to combine proven practitioner expertise with academic excellence - using the bureau model to make this capability accessible and affordable to a wide range of clients. The Bureau undertakes ad hoc research, evaluation and consultancy projects on an on-going basis. In addition, it offers a range of subscription based economic briefing products and analytical support – allowing clients to draw flexibly on specialist economic expertise as and when the need arises.

Particular areas of expertise include:

  • evidence based strategy or policy development
  • economic impact evaluation
  • scenario impact modelling
  • economic and labour market assessments
  • performance metrics or monitoring.

For further information about the work of the Bureau contact Will Rossiter, Reader and Head of the Economic Strategy Research Bureau, or call +44(0)1158 482 875.

The Bureau core team include Senior Research Fellows Craig Bickerton and Chris Lawton

The Bureau is also able to draw on a wide range of specialist expertise from across the University to meet client requirements. In addition, the Bureau works with a number of commercial partners and external associates. 

Economics Discussion Papers

The Economics division at Nottingham Business School has an extensive list of discussion papers available. 

The ESRB Blog

Find out more about the ESRB on our blog, which includes regular commentary and updates on key national and local developments, such as a monthly summary and interpretation of the employment and unemployment figures from the Office for National Statistics. 

See examples of research, evaluation and strategy outputs produced or managed by members of the bureau.

Like to see an example of our economic scenario modelling capability? 

Watch Will Rossiter, Reader and Head of the ESRB, on the BBC's Inside Out programme as he discusses research conducted by the ESRB on the impact of the loss of the Bombardier contract on Derby. We are the first to have tried to assess the potential impact of the Thameslink / Bombardier decision on the economy of Derby and Derbyshire. 


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