Mapping London

Mapping London's Science and Technology Sectors

SQW's research into London's science and technology sectors has identified 90,000 science and technology businesses in London, covering digital technology, life sciences, publishing and broadcasting and other scientific and technological manufacturing and services sectors.

Reviewing Long Run Trends in Productivity: a Linear Growth Hypothesis

Reviewing Long Run Trends in Productivity: a Linear Growth Hypothesis

Over recent decades the long run real growth in GDP per hour worked has been approximately linear in most advanced economies. This calls into question the exponential increases in productivity assumed in many models of steady state economic growth. This may explain a large part of the UK’s current productivity puzzle.

Pledges, Puzzles and Policies: What’s in Store for Innovation and Enterprise?

Pledges, Puzzles and Policies: What’s in Store for Innovation and Enterprise?

After a fascinating UK General Election, the government is getting on with business. This Viewpoint is the first in a series that looks at what might be in store for different policy areas, with this one focussing on innovation and enterprise

The Need for a Balanced Approach to Evaluation

The Need for a Balanced Approach to Evaluation

SQW recently presented at the annual conference of the UK Evaluation Society on the need for balance in evaluation studies, and the opportunities and risks with different evaluation approaches

Economic Prioritisation of Transport Schemes for the Greater Cambridge City Deal

Economic Prioritisation of Transport Schemes for the Greater Cambridge City Deal

SQW recently assessed the relative potential economic benefit of a range of transport schemes seeking support under the City Deal to enable further innovation-led growth across Greater Cambridge

 

Research, analysis and advice on economic and social development for the public and private sector

Founded in 1983, SQW operates across the UK, Europe and internationally, from offices in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Cambridge. We offer services across a diverse range of fields, from Innovation and Spatial Development, to Children and Young People, and the Personalisation of Public Services. 

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What we do

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Services

We research, design, develop, support and assess interventions, helping our clients to address challenges, and realise opportunities, in economic and social development. 

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Expertise Areas

We work in a diverse set of policy domains, with particular expertise in Innovation, Spatial Development, Children and Young People, and Service Integration and Personalisation. 

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