Serendipity: Is the Answer to the Productivity Problem Written in the Stars?

This blog was written by Carol Stanfield from Carol Stanfield Consulting who has co-authored a report for the Productivity Insights Network with Professor Anne Green and George Bramley at City-REDI.  The full report is entitled Evaluation of co-designed programmes for boosting productivity: a follow-up of selected UK Futures Programme projects. It’s not often you get to … Continue reading “Serendipity: Is the Answer to the Productivity Problem Written in the Stars?”

Inward Investment in the Birmingham City Region

This blog post has been produced to provide insight into the findings of the Birmingham Economic Review. The Birmingham Economic Review 2018 is produced by City-REDI, University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, with contributions from the West Midlands Growth Company. It is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second … Continue reading “Inward Investment in the Birmingham City Region”

The Birmingham Economic Review 2018: Healthcare Infrastructure

This blog post has been produced to provide insight into the findings of the Birmingham Economic Review. The Birmingham Economic Review 2018 is produced by City-REDI, University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, with contributions from the West Midlands Growth Company. It is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second … Continue reading “The Birmingham Economic Review 2018: Healthcare Infrastructure”

The Birmingham Economic Review 2018: Infrastructure

This blog post has been produced to provide insight into the findings of the Birmingham Economic Review. The Birmingham Economic Review 2018 is produced by City-REDI, University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, with contributions from the West Midlands Growth Company. It is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second … Continue reading “The Birmingham Economic Review 2018: Infrastructure”

Artificial intelligence and robotics: Greater Birmingham’s friend or foe?

This blog post has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce to provide insight into the findings of the Birmingham Economic Review. The Birmingham Economic Review 2018 is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, with contributions from the West Midlands Growth Company. It is an … Continue reading “Artificial intelligence and robotics: Greater Birmingham’s friend or foe?”

Immigration in Developed Economies

Last year, economists across the political spectrum in the United States signed a petition to the US government in support of an immigration policy that would welcome more rather than fewer immigrants.  However, the current US administration seemed to feel that the opinions of these “so-called experts” (a similar denigration of economists as in the … Continue reading “Immigration in Developed Economies”

“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”

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”

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”

A Voice for UK Regions Now

In this blog, Frank van Oort, Erasmus University Rotterdam, summarises the outcomes from the four workshops City-REDI recently ran across the UK. Running among hundreds of people for the Virgin train from London’s Kings Cross to Leeds on a Sunday morning with exactly 5 minutes boarding time provided, makes you realise how uncomfortably tight the UK can plan … Continue reading “A Voice for UK Regions Now”