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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Over to you! An opportunity to discuss current evaluation challenges with other evaluators – 17th July 2018, 16:00 – 18:00

The UKES Midlands Regional Network is pleased to invite you to their second evaluation exchange of 2018. This time it’s over to you! Responses to the UKES joining survey suggest that there are several topical evaluation challenges that people would like to discuss with other members of the Network. These were many and wide-ranging, but … Continue reading “Over to you! An opportunity to discuss current evaluation challenges with other evaluators – 17th July 2018, 16:00 – 18:00”

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Supporting Medtech Companies Market Innovations to Health and Social Care Providers

The United Kingdom, like many advanced economies, has been very effective in developing policies and programmes to support early-stage research and development by entrepreneurs. Innovate UK’s R&D Open Programme (based on previous Smart /Grant for R&D scheme) and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships schemes can draw on over 40 years of development, providing evidence on their effectiveness … Continue reading “Supporting Medtech Companies Market Innovations to Health and Social Care Providers”

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City-REDI/REDI@CSU Economic Growth Research Featured at US Federal Reserve Workshop

Research associates Jacob Moore and Nicholas Kacher from Regional Economic Development Institute at Colorado State University (REDI@CSU), were recently invited to present their evolving work – the first formal presentation of the regional economic growth modeling collaboration with City-REDI — at the Research Workshop on Expanding Opportunities through Economic Development and Workforce Development Initiatives at … Continue reading “City-REDI/REDI@CSU Economic Growth Research Featured at US Federal Reserve Workshop”

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Local Wealth Building Summit – Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11:00 – 15:00

City-REDI, University of Birmingham would like to invite you to the Local Wealth Building Summit 2018. This event is being held on the 17th July 2018, 11:00 – 15:00 in the Nettlefold Room, The Nicolson Building, Winterbourne House, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, B15 2RT. The event is being organised by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies in … Continue reading “Local Wealth Building Summit – Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11:00 – 15:00”

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The Democratic Foundations of the Just City: Urban Planning Politics in Three European Cities

In this blog, Dr Charlotte Hoole provides a summary of the paper she presented at the RSA annual conference in Lugano, Switzerland. Her co-authors include Dr Peter Lee (University of Birmingham), Dr Eric Chu (University of Birmingham), Dr Oliver Dlabac (University of Zurich), Roman Zwicky (University of Zurich). The democratic foundations of the Just City: … Continue reading “The Democratic Foundations of the Just City: Urban Planning Politics in Three European Cities”

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