Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor

WMREDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report is based on research … Continue reading “Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor”

City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – November 2021

Events  4th November 2021, WMREDI held a Board Meeting and a number of the Board Members joined us for the Civic University Agreement signing event. 8th November 2021 – Professor Simon Collinson chaired an event at the Chartered Association of Business Schools Annual Conference 2021 called ‘Boosting innovation and productivity across the UK’. 15th November … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – November 2021”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – October 2021

Events  City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce held a launch event for the Birmingham Economic Review on 21 October 2021. Media The Birmingham Economic Review received coverage in the Express and Star and Business Live.  Reports / publications released The Birmingham Economic Review 2021 – produced by City-REDI, University of Birmingham and the … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – October 2021”

Job Alert: Research Fellow Posts Available at City-REDI / WMREDI

Opportunities for Research Fellows to Work With Us at City-REDI on Our West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) Programme of Research To meet the demands of a growing range of policy-oriented research projects we are looking for new members to join the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI). These posts are at the Research Fellow … Continue reading “Job Alert: Research Fellow Posts Available at City-REDI / WMREDI”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – September 2021

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles will be presenting at the Innovation Places Summit 2021, organised by Connected Places Catapult on the 23rd of September 2021. Media engagements / News City-REDI / WMREDI are involved in a University of Birmingham partnership with UAE Ministry policymakers to help with its regional economic development. … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – September 2021”

The Launch of the West Midlands Data Lab

WMREDI and its partners have launched the West Midlands Data Lab. The data lab provides a single interactive portal for a wealth of up to the minute regional data and research. A unique tool to inform decision making around key investments and policy formulation for economic, social and environmental benefit in the West Midlands. The … Continue reading “The Launch of the West Midlands Data Lab”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – July 2021

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On 21st June, Anne Green spoke about ‘The importance of the business, financial and professional services sector for the West Midlands’ at the launch of the Innovation Fund for Professional Services launched by the University of Birmingham together with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. Abigail Taylor and … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – July 2021”

Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right

On the 16th of June, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Beatriz Jambrina-Canseco from the International Inequalities Institute, LSE. The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right Abstract: Rising support for the radical right has become a hallmark of the current political landscape. As to the reasons driving voting decisions, … Continue reading “Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right”

Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles Wins the 2021 Martin Beckmann RSAI Annual Award for Best Paper

The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) has announced that this year’s Martin Beckmann RSAI Annual Award for the Best Paper published in Papers in Regional Science in the year 2020 has been given to the paper: Optimizing entrepreneurial development processes for smart specialization in the European Union, by László Szerb, Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Zoltan J. Acs, and Éva Komlósi, published in Volume 99, Issue 5, October … Continue reading “Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles Wins the 2021 Martin Beckmann RSAI Annual Award for Best Paper”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – June 2021

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On the 27th of May, Professor Anne Green presented work with Rebecca Riley and other City-REDI colleagues on ‘Megatrends’ to the Midlands Engine Intelligence Community. On the 3rd of June, Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles presented a paper co-authorised with Pei-Yu Yuan at the Regional Studies Association (RSA) Regions in Recovery Global E-Festival in … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – June 2021”