Birmingham Economic Review 2018 – Launch Event

City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are working together to produce the Birmingham Economic Review for 2018. This annual review is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second city and is a high-quality resource for organisations seeking to understand the city to inform research, policy or investment decisions. The 2018 edition is being … Continue reading “Birmingham Economic Review 2018 – Launch Event”

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City-REDI at the Party Conferences

City-REDI is delighted to be hosting fringe events at this year’s Labour and Conservative Party Conferences on the theme of Brexit. Findings from the University of Birmingham suggest that the UK’s cities and regions which voted for Brexit are also the most economically dependent on EU markets for their prosperity and viability. With differing sectoral … Continue reading “City-REDI at the Party Conferences”

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European Regional Science Association Congress 2018: A celebration of research and all things Irish

This year’s ERSA congress was held in the vibrant city of Cork and the great facilities of University College Cork. Below, is my experience of it. Four days of very interesting speeches, lots of information to absorb and countless new avenues to progress my research. This would be one sentence summarising my involvement in the … Continue reading “European Regional Science Association Congress 2018: A celebration of research and all things Irish”

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“Made in China 2025” – Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade

This piece was written by Godfrey Yeung, an Associate Professor of Economic Geography at the National University of Singapore. “Made in China 2025” has appeared in the public media frequently during the last few months, partly due to ongoing trade disputes between the US and China. What is it and should anyone outside China concern it? … Continue reading ““Made in China 2025” – Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade”

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A parade of great research in the ‘Rio De Janeiro of the Northern Hemisphere’: Reflections from the Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018 in Cologne

Last month, a team from City-REDI attended the 2018 Global Conference on Economic Geography. In this blog, Dr Tasos Kitsos provides a summary of the conference along with details of his current work.  The 2018 Global Conference on Economic Geography took place in sunny and hot Cologne, the German Carnival capital, 24-28 July. The conference attracted … Continue reading “A parade of great research in the ‘Rio De Janeiro of the Northern Hemisphere’: Reflections from the Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018 in Cologne”

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World Youth Skills Day: Fostering Learning, Earning and Progression

July 15th has been established by the United Nations as World Youth Skills Day. Given that young people are disproportionately likely to be unemployed or to be working in precarious and poor quality jobs, the idea of Youth World Skills Day is to draw attention to how young people can be inspired to develop their … Continue reading “World Youth Skills Day: Fostering Learning, Earning and Progression”

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Meet Andre Carrascal Incera – City-REDI’s New Research Fellow

I am an economist mostly interested in income distribution, regional disparities and the link between demographics and the labour market. Since the beginning of my academic career, I was attracted to understanding the economic and social implications of the different regional productive specializations, first for the case of Galicia (where I come from) within Spain, … Continue reading “Meet Andre Carrascal Incera – City-REDI’s New Research Fellow”

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Seoul, Street Food, Networks and Numbers: The 2018 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society

I spent 5 days in Seoul where I attended the Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society. Econometric Society’s annual meetings are the largest annual meeting of academic economists around the globe alongside American Economic Association and Royal Economic Society. Many academics and institutions contributed to the 2018 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society. The Korean … Continue reading “Seoul, Street Food, Networks and Numbers: The 2018 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society”

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At 70, the NHS Needs Wider Economy to Help Build Healthy Lives

The NHS cannot do everything on its own. A universal healthcare system is not responsible for all factors of the UK population’s healthy lives. Total health spending in England was about £125bn in 2017/18, with £110bn on the NHS, equivalent to 7% of GDP. This seems like huge numbers but if we think about it … Continue reading “At 70, the NHS Needs Wider Economy to Help Build Healthy Lives”

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Mind the Gap! Qualification Shortages in the West Midlands

Given that the negotiations leading to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal are far from reaching a final consensus, the potential implications of any Brexit deal for bilateral skilled migration between the UK and the EU have attracted a great deal of attention by academics. Recent research has shown that almost one million EU citizens who work … Continue reading “Mind the Gap! Qualification Shortages in the West Midlands”

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