Just Relocated? Robots, Displacement and Job Quality

On 5th May, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Prof Vicente Royuela and Dr Liliana Cuccu from University of Barcelona. Abstract: Though productivity-enhancing technologies are vital to raising national income and reducing poverty, they also cause a problem of technological unemployment as many of the tasks performed by workers are now being automated. There have been … Continue reading “Just Relocated? Robots, Displacement and Job Quality”

The Effect of R&D Co-Location on Innovative Activities in Great Britain

On the 27th of April, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Dr John Moffat from Durham University Business School: The Effect of R&D Co-Location on Innovative Activities in Great Britain Using UK Innovation Survey and the data from the various databases of the UK Office for National Statistics from 2004 – 2018, Dr John Moffat and … Continue reading “The Effect of R&D Co-Location on Innovative Activities in Great Britain”

Population Displacement and Urban Conflict: Global Evidence From More Than 3300 Flood Events

On 16th March 2022, City-REDI held a seminar with David Castells-Quintana from the University Autonomous of Barcelona. “Population displacement and urban conflict: Global evidence from more than 3300 flood events”, co-authored with Maria Lopez-Uribe and Thomas K. J. McDermott The paper considers the effects of climate change on urban conflict in developing countries. The authors … Continue reading “Population Displacement and Urban Conflict: Global Evidence From More Than 3300 Flood Events”

Global Mobile Inventors

On 2nd March 2022, City-REDI held a seminar with Ernest Miguelez from the University of Bordeaux. (co-authored with Dany Bahar; Prithwiraj Choudhury and Sara Signorelli) Global Mobile Inventors The paper explores the idea of Global Mobile Inventors (GMI) and answers questions such as: How common are GMIs and how do they differ from other inventors? … Continue reading “Global Mobile Inventors”

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”

The City-REDI REsearch SYmposium (CRRESY) – 7 October 2021

On 7th October, City-REDI hosted its biannual research symposium. The online event has seen a range of presentations from City-REDI researchers showcasing some of the diversity of research in the Institute. Below is the programme of presentations, accompanied by the abstracts. Readers are encouraged to contact the presenters for more information on their research. City-REDI … Continue reading “The City-REDI REsearch SYmposium (CRRESY) – 7 October 2021”

Good Jobs in the Midlands After COVID

Tony Dobbins and Anne Green outline some of the key points discussed at a recent event looking at good work in the Midlands. Speakers at a joint Work Inclusivity Research Centre (WIRC) and City-REDI webinar on June 24th 2021 debated research and policy ideas in support of good work in the English Midlands. Comparisons were … Continue reading “Good Jobs in the Midlands After COVID”

The City-REDI REsearch SYmposium (CRRESY)

  In mid-May, City-REDI hosted its biannual research symposium. The online event has seen a range of presentations from City-REDI researchers showcasing some of the diversity of research in the Institute. Below is the programme of presentations, accompanied by the abstracts. Readers are encouraged to contact the presenters for more information on their research. CRRESY … Continue reading “The City-REDI REsearch SYmposium (CRRESY)”

Event: Launch of the State of the Region 2021 – 4th August 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

This year we are launching the fifth annual review of the State of the Region 2021 looking at how the region has fared in the last 12 months. We are launching the report and the West Midlands Data Lab and highlighting some of the research and data which has been ongoing over the last 12 … Continue reading “Event: Launch of the State of the Region 2021 – 4th August 2021, 14:00 – 15:30”