Recent Release | 28 Mar 2022

The Economic Benefits of the University of Bristol

Economic Consulting Team

Oxford Economics

Universities and small regional economies faced considerable headwinds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this report, we consider the economic and social impact of the university’s substantial operational expenditure; its diverse and cosmopolitan student body, including their skills development; as well as the university’s investments for the digital future.

During the 2020/21 school year, the university supported £879 million of GDP in the city of Bristol, a figure projected to grow to £1.1 billion (in 2021 prices) by 2030.

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:

Daniel Diamond


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Daniel Diamond


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Since joining Oxford Economics in 2021, Daniel has completed a number of economic impact studies both in the US and globally for clients such as Pepsi, YouTube, and Visa. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Daniel spent two years with the Overseas Development Institute, acting as an economic policy advisor to the Government of Malawi. He has also worked in anti-trust and competition economics for CRA. Daniel holds a MSc (Hons.) in economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons.) in economics from McGill University.

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