From Rabbits to Ubers: What the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics?

Here, City-REDI’s Prof. John Bryson discusses what the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics. A new term – the ‘gig economy’ – has emerged in the US that is part of an old process that is central to the operation of capitalist economies.  The gig economy reflects the on-going adaptation of work and … Continue reading “From Rabbits to Ubers: What the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics?”

Evidence in a post-experts world

Max Nathan is a City-REDI affiliate, and a Senior Birmingham Fellow in Regional Economic Development, based in the Business School. He is also a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. Here he discusses what the What Works Centre has learnt so far in the three years they’ve been running. Two weeks ago … Continue reading “Evidence in a post-experts world”