Recent Release | 13 Sep 2017

Digital Spillover

Economic Consulting Team

Oxford Economics

The Digital Economy has been evolving, but the way we measure it has not. Oxford Economics teamed up with Huawei to develop a new approach to measuring the impact of digital technology on economic performance. We found the digital economy to be worth 15.5% of global GDP in 2016 and our approach offers new insights for policymakers to make the most of digital technology for future growth.

About the team

Our economic consulting team are world leaders in quantitative economic analysis, working with clients around the globe and across sectors to build models, forecast markets and evaluate interventions using state-of-the art techniques. Lead consultants on this project were:

James Lambert

Director of Economic Consulting, Asia

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James Lambert

Director of Economic Consulting, Asia


James is the Director of Oxford Economics’ economic consulting services in Asia.

James moved to this role from Oxford Economics’ London office, where he headed up a team dedicated to exploring the economic impact of technology. He delivered high profile studies on the growth of the digital economy, the impact of automation and the implications for the labour market.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, James spent over six years in the Government Economics Service. He worked in economics teams of the Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Transport. There, he gained experience in microeconomic analysis and impact assessment as well as international macroeconomics, economic risk analysis and energy security. In the FCO, James spent three years working on economic issues in East and South East Asia. He also previously worked for the International Labour Organization.

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