At Just Economics we believe that research should be rigorous yet accessible, and support our clients to use evidence to implement progressive change

Children and young people, Health and well-being, International development and finance
Cereal
Cork Fakes: The social and economic costs of the removal of micronutrients from Kellogg’s cereals

Since 2013, there is evidence that Kellogg's has been removing key mirconutrients from its breakfast cereals in Mexico. This report makes an economic assessment of the savings to Kelloggs and compares this to the health, well-being and development of Mexican society. It finds that  Kellogg’s is estimated to save $85 million USD over five years from this practice, whilst the minimum cumulative social cost to Mexico for the removal of just three key nutrients will be $250 million USD over five years. This means for every dollar that Kellogg’s saves by de-fortifying cereals it destroys at least three dollars in value to Mexican society. The report discusses the implications of this for Mexican consumers.

What we do

International development and finance
Windfarm
Evaluation of the Nordic Development Fund

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the joint development finance institution of the five Nordic countries. The objective of NDF's operations is to facilitate climate change investments, primarily in low-income countries.  NDF finances projects usually in cooperation with bilateral, multilateral and other development institutions. The operations mirror the Nordic countries’ priorities in the areas of climate change and development. 

This report assesses the social and environmental impact of NDF in the countries within which it invests, and makes recommendations to improve its development impact in the future. 

Children and young people
Toddler
Breaking Point: An analysis of the impact of budget cuts on children's services in Ireland

In March 2019, Barnardos commissioned Just Economics to undertake research on the impact of the current funding environment on their services. This report formed the basis of Barnardos 2020 budget submission. It describes how a constrained funding environment is rapidly becoming unsustainable fororganisations working with children and families. It sets out the costs ot society of historic underinvestment and the impact this had on societal outcomes such as health, crime, well-being. An index of these outcomes shows how Ireland is second from the bottom in a sample of European economies.  The report sets out a series of recommendations to could strengthen organisational sustainablity and, in turn, their ability to meet needs within their communities. 

Focus areas

Our client base ranges from local charities to public sector bodies and global corporates. We apply our expertise to key focus areas that our team are passionate about.

Who we work with

Client Logo The Scottish Government
Client Logo Itad
Client Logo British Telecoms
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Client Logo Microsoft
Client Logo Cabinet Office
Client Logo Living Streets
Client Logo Amnestry International
Client Logo University Of Maynooth
Client Logo Focus Ireland
Client Logo Womens Budget Group
Client Jamie Oliver Foundation
Client Logo Bookstart
Client Logo Football Foundation
Client Logo Cafod
Client Logo Iied
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