The Uneven Economic Impact of COVID-19: Evidence From Claimant Counts

In this blog, Tasos Kitsos looks into the latest data on claimant counts and discusses aspects of the evolving COVID-19 economic crisis.  In the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, evidence begins to appear on the magnitude of the economic impact that the pandemic is expected to have. The April 2020 claimant count rates have … Continue reading “The Uneven Economic Impact of COVID-19: Evidence From Claimant Counts”

City-REDI / WM REDI Research E-Symposium

On May 27, 13.00-16.00, researchers from City-REDI/WM REDI will be presenting their ongoing work at the institutes. You are most welcome to join our webinar and find out about our research. Please register here The programme and abstracts for the e-symposium are below: Time Title Presenter 13.00 – 13.10 Introduction & Welcome Professor Simon Collinson … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Research E-Symposium”

Resilience and Inclusive Growth: Two Faces of the Same Dice?

Welcome to REDI-Updates. REDI-Updates is a bi-annual publication which will get behind the data and translate it into understandable terms. WM REDI staff and guest contributors will discuss various topics, with this first publication focusing on how inclusive growth can be a tool to tackle regional imbalances across the UK.  In this article, Dr Anastasios … Continue reading “Resilience and Inclusive Growth: Two Faces of the Same Dice?”

Response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee Inquiry on the Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and Workers

City-REDI / WMREDI have collated information from a range of contributors as a response to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and workers. It covers a variety of topics from identifying the complex and far-reaching impacts of the crisis to economic modelling … Continue reading “Response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee Inquiry on the Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and Workers”

Universities and Regional Economies: Multiplier Effects and the Impact of COVID-19

In this blog, Tasos Kitsos, André Carrascal-Incera and Diana Gutiérrez-Posada discuss the potential impact of decreasing numbers of students to the UK economy. COVID-19:  The economic cost for Universities The COVID-19 economic crisis is expected to significantly affect the UK and global economies. Education is one of the sectors where there is growing concern and … Continue reading “Universities and Regional Economies: Multiplier Effects and the Impact of COVID-19”

The Uneven Spatial Footprint of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shutdown

In this blog, Tasos Kitsos looks into the spatial heterogeneity in the distribution of industries currently shut down in the UK.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, we begin to realise the potential economic impact from the oncoming recession. The Office for National Statistics has moved with unprecedented speed to gather data on the … Continue reading “The Uneven Spatial Footprint of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shutdown”

Identifying Exposure: What Do the IFS Estimates on the Coronavirus Sector Shutdown Mean for the West Midlands?

On April 6th 2020 the Institute for Fiscal Studies published a briefing note about which workers are most exposed to the COVID-19 lockdown. In this blog, Tasos Kitsos looks at the relevant figures for a range of sub-national areas focussing on West Midlands Combined Authority and constituent LEPs and Local Authorities. The sectors directly affected … Continue reading “Identifying Exposure: What Do the IFS Estimates on the Coronavirus Sector Shutdown Mean for the West Midlands?”

Local Resilience and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Crisis

First things first, stay in as much as possible. Never before such a simple action could have such a big impact. From protecting your loved ones to helping the economy, staying in is currently one of our best weapons. The more we stay in, the quicker we will be out of this challenge. Beyond the … Continue reading “Local Resilience and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Crisis”

Making Inclusive Economic Growth Happen

This blog post has been produced to provide insight into the findings of the Birmingham Economic Review. The Birmingham Economic Review 2019 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 “Making Inclusive Economic Growth Happen”

The Role of Embeddedness on Regional Economic Resilience: Evidence from the UK

In this blog, Tasos Kitsos outlines the main findings of joint research with André Carrascal-Incera and Raquel Ortega-Argilés on the role of local industrial embeddedness and economic resilience. A lot has been said and written on the importance of circular economies and local economic embeddedness for generating good growth and resilience. However, to date, it … Continue reading “The Role of Embeddedness on Regional Economic Resilience: Evidence from the UK”