Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor

WM REDI 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 … Continue reading “Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor”

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”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – May 2021

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On the 10th of May, Professor Simon Collinson was a keynote speaker at a Westminster Higher Education Forum event on: “UK universities and their contribution to local and regional development – the developing policy landscape, opportunities, practicalities, and impact”. On the 12th of May, Professor Simon Collinson was a panellist … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – May 2021”

Space and Place in Predictive Models

On the 19th of May, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Dr Levi Wolf from the University of Bristol: Space and Place in Predictive Models Abstract Models are representations of reality. Generally, we all want models that are detailed “enough,” but also models that are easy to interpret and estimate. Sometimes, we get lucky: multilevel models … Continue reading “Space and Place in Predictive Models”

WMREDI Policy & Data Analyst Internships – Apply Now

WMREDI has six Policy & Data Analyst Internships available starting this August.  The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) has been established following City-REDI’s significant grant award from Research England (UKRI). The team is an innovative hybrid approach of academic, policy research and support staff delivering relevant and impactful research with local, national and … Continue reading “WMREDI Policy & Data Analyst Internships – Apply Now”

Cross Faculty Proximity and Academic Entrepreneurship: The Role of Business Schools

On the 5th of May 2021, City-REDI held an external seminar featuring Dr Michael Wyrwich from the University of Groningen. Cross Faculty Proximity and Academic Entrepreneurship: The Role of Business Schools Abstract: Over the past decades, entrepreneurial activity has started to be considered a third mission of higher education institutions. Our study examines the extent … Continue reading “Cross Faculty Proximity and Academic Entrepreneurship: The Role of Business Schools”