City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – November 2023 – January 2024

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Events – presenting work / speaking engagements
    • 15 November 2023, Dr Matt Lyons hosted a special session “Development & application of multi-regional input-output tables” at the North American meetings of the Regional Science Association.
    • 7 December, George Bramley presented at the West Midlands Health Technology Innovation Accelerator Innovators and Partners Assembly to introduce City-REDI’s role in the programme to over 120 delegates.
    • 13 December, Professor Rebecca Riley was a member of a panel discussion on the future of the economy for the Midlands Engine Quarterly Economic review.
    • 12 January 2024, Professor Rebecca Riley was a mentor for applicants to the ESRC/DLUHC Levelling-up call, £1.4m to look at projects in response to the Levelling Up Advisory Council challenges.
    • 18 January, the LPIP Hub board took place, with Des McNulty as chair, looking at the progress of the Hub activities and upcoming launch of the programme in Westminster.
    • 19 January, Professor Anne Green, Professor Fumi Kitagawa and Professor Rebecca Riley attended the strategy meeting for the Consortium for Research in Innovative and Strategic Public Procurement (CRISPP) to look at the next round of collaborative work with Connected Places Catapult and the University of Manchester.
    • 29 January, Professor Rebecca Riley attended the first Y-PERN board as an advisory member (Research England Funded project).
    • 29 January, Dr Charlotte Hoole presented at a workshop at the University of Bath. The workshop was called ‘Levelling up or down? Addressing Regional inequalities in the UK’. The event explored the issues in the Special Issue of Contemporary Social Science on Levelling Up.
    • 31 January, Professor Donald Houston spoke at the annual UK In a Changing Europe economics conference on the inequality challenge facing the UK economy at an event in Westminster.
    • 1 February, Professor Rebecca Riley chaired the Treasury Green Book Network steering group. 
    Reports / publications released

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