City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – May 2022

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On 26th April, City-REDI hosted a visit of four people from BEIS (Science, Technology, and Innovation Analysis team). The day included a visit to the Tyseley Energy Park in the morning, followed by lunch and presentations at the Exchange. Professor Anne Green chaired the afternoon discussions, and Professor Simon Collinson, … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – May 2022”

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”

University of Birmingham Students Wanted for Internship at WMREDI

University of Birmingham students wanted for Policy and Data Analyst internships at WMREDI starting in June/July 2022. The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) was 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 … Continue reading “University of Birmingham Students Wanted for Internship at WMREDI”

Satisfied or Money Back: Should Policy Keep Educating PhD Holders Despite Market Frictions?

On 9th February 2022, City-REDI held a seminar featuring Dr Cornelia Lawson from The University of Manchester, MIOIR: Satisfied or Money Back: Should Policy Keep Educating PhD Holders Despite Market Frictions? Co-authored by Cindy Lopes Bento The paper is framed in the ongoing debate around whether universities produce too many PhD students in light of … Continue reading “Satisfied or Money Back: Should Policy Keep Educating PhD Holders Despite Market Frictions?”

Alone and Lonely. The Economic Consequences of Solitude at a Regional Level in Europe

On 19th January 2022, City-REDI held a seminar featuring Professor Andres Rodriguez-Pose from the London School of Economics: Alone and Lonely. The Economic Consequences of Solitude at a Regional Level in Europe The paper analyses the aggregate subnational economic consequences of the two dimensions of solitude, being alone living and feeling lonely, in Europe. The … Continue reading “Alone and Lonely. The Economic Consequences of Solitude at a Regional Level in Europe”

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”