- A policy brief from Professor Simon Collinson and Dr Amir Qamar called “The West Midlands’ Automotive Industry in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Survival of the Fittest?” featured in several articles in July:
- Union demands support for region’s workers as ‘8,000 jobs lost in a week’, The Business Desk.Com
- Unite backing summit to win support for West Midlands as 8000 jobs go in under a week, Unite the Union
- Take action govt before ‘it’s too late for West Mids’ call, Unite Live
- The Industrial Strategy Council held a webinar to launch its recent report “Understanding the policy-making processes behind local growth strategies in England”. Dr Abigail Taylor and Professor Anne Green worked on the project and Rebecca Riley was one of the speakers at the event as well as Andy Haldane from the Bank of England.
- Professor Simon Collinson and Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles took part in the event “It’s the Post-COVID Economy, Stupid!” as part of the series “Living with the Pandemic” organised by the Institute of Global Innovation, University of Birmingham.
Reports / publications released
- DAMM, C., GREEN, A. and WELLS, P. (2020) Talent Match Evaluation: Comparative Report, CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.
- DAMM, C., GREEN, A., PEARSON, S., SANDERSON, E., WELLS, P. and WILSON, I. (2020) Talent Match Evaluation: A Final Assessment, CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.
- Carrascal-Incera, A.; McCann, P.; Ortega-Argiles, R. and Rodriguez-Pose, A. (2020) UK Interregional Inequality in a Historical and International Comparative Context, National Institute Economic Review, 253.
- Understanding the policy-making processes behind local growth strategies in England. Prepared by Anna Romaniuk, Catherine Osborne, Emily Rainsford and Abigail Taylor.
- Skills System International Case Studies, prepared by Dr Abigail Taylor.
- Workplace Perspectives on Skills, prepared by Professor Anne Green and Dr Abigail Taylor.
- Rising to the UK’s Skills Challenges, prepared by Dr Abigail Taylor, Professor Anne Green and Hayley Lyons.
Local and Central Government
- On the 22nd July, Professor Anne Green gave a presentation to the Birmingham City Council Economy & Skills Overview & Scrutiny Committee entitled ‘Impact of Covid-19 on sectors and the workforce’.
- George Bramley attended the Local COVID Monitoring and Intelligence meeting organised by BEIS Business and Local Growth Analysis and give a short presentation on the Monitor and recent research in the region.
Look ahead to the coming month…
- Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles and Professor Anne Green will be taking part in the ERSA Web Conference 2020. Professor Ortega-Argiles is a keynote speaker and Professor Green is part of a round table discussion called “Regional Science and the COVID”.
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