U.S.-China trade war: which country is more resilient?

By Dr Kurt Yang Liu, Lecturer in Operations Management  Department of Management, Birmingham Business School As the trade war between the U.S. and China intensifies, one of the key questions to ask is how significant the damages would be to the world’s two largest economies if the trade tensions are prolonged. It is apparent that … Continue reading “U.S.-China trade war: which country is more resilient?”

Jaguar Land Rover: One-week shutdown will impact the rest of the supply chain

Dr Amir Qamar Department of Strategy & International Business   Before the Brexit referendum, a large number of manufacturing firms within the automotive sector were re-shoring to the UK with an estimated 1/6 bringing manufacturing back home between 2011-14. Since Brexit was announced, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, declared last year … Continue reading “Jaguar Land Rover: One-week shutdown will impact the rest of the supply chain”

Brexit and the City: implications for EU capital markets

By Professor Andrew Mullineux, Professor of Financial Economics, Research Associate at the Lloyds Centre for Responsible Business The Department of Finance, University of Birmingham Banks and other financial institutions are preparing for Brexit (and a potential ‘no-deal’ Brexit) by opening and moving staff to offices in EU cities. We can expect to see this trend continue, in … Continue reading “Brexit and the City: implications for EU capital markets”

The Treasury and the virtual modelling of a Brexit ‘reality’

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham As Theresa May tries to persuade politicians and the British people to support the deal that she has negotiated with the European Union, Brexit becomes even more exciting. Perhaps, the best way of describing this deal is that … Continue reading “The Treasury and the virtual modelling of a Brexit ‘reality’”

Towards a responsible budget rather than politics without vision or ambition?

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham The danger is that our politicians are suffering from Brexit myopia and this includes the inability to develop a longer-term vision for the UK. The only current vision revolves around an agenda set by others In a speech … Continue reading “Towards a responsible budget rather than politics without vision or ambition?”

What might a post-Wonga world look like?

By Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy Department of Social Policy Sociology & Criminology, Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, University of Birmingham The collapse of Wonga in August 2018 may be celebrated by many and mourned by few but, as Michael Sheen has reminded us, there are many other types of high cost … Continue reading “What might a post-Wonga world look like?”

From worker to robot? Artificial intelligence and future proofing jobs

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham For AI, it is worth noting that its impacts will be experienced across the entire labour market, transforming both high and low paid employment. There have been many claims about the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) has on … Continue reading “From worker to robot? Artificial intelligence and future proofing jobs”

It’s not a baptism of fire

By Dr Ufuk Gunes Bebek, Lecturer in Economics Department of Economics, University of Birmingham Long before the most recent slump in the lira, the Turkish economy had already begun to deteriorate President Erdogan’s senior advisor Yigit Bulut’s opening line in a recent column was “August 10th has gone down as Turkey’s financial 15th of July in … Continue reading “It’s not a baptism of fire”

How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?

By Dr Catherine Harris, City-REDI Senior Research Fellow Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham As with many other issues related to the referendum, the impact remains uncertain. Europe Day celebrates peace and unity across Europe, whilst Brexit still continues to cause uncertainty in a number of areas, threatening Europe’s sense of unity … Continue reading “How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?”

‘Plumber phobia’ and the Brexit services trade dilemma

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham But, the question is ‘what role do services play in the European single market?’. Europe Day is upon us again and provides an ideal opportunity to reflect upon European integration in the face of Brexit. In 1985, the … Continue reading “‘Plumber phobia’ and the Brexit services trade dilemma”