Meet Tasos Kitsos, Policy and Data Analyst at City-REDI

Curious by nature and a keen problem solver, I was always interested in improving people’s lives by understanding the root of a problem and suggesting appropriate solutions. These characteristics explain my career choices as well as my studies and research interests. The latter revolves around regional economic resilience and growth. I am a Policy and … Continue reading “Meet Tasos Kitsos, Policy and Data Analyst at City-REDI”

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USE-IT!: Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together

Here @CityREDI in collaboration with CURS we are pleased to announce our successful bid for EU Urban Innovative Actions funding as part of a consortium led by Birmingham City Council. This is a great win for Birmingham and the University, being one of only 18 projects awarded approval out of over 350 applications. Other winners include Barcelona, … Continue reading “USE-IT!: Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together”

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Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development

City-REDI, in collaboration with KPMG, hosted their event ‘Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development’ this month as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences. The Dynamic Economic Impact Model (DEIM) is being developed by KPMG and City-REDI for the … Continue reading “Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development”

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All Change? The New Politics of Austere Ambition

Following his predictions of the Autumn Statement earlier this week (which can be found here), here City-REDI’s Prof. John Bryson reflects on yesterday’s announcement. “Yesterday’s Autumn Statement reflects a somewhat limited ambition that is constrained by the UK’s structural deficit. There are rather too many uncertainties related to Brexit, the continued underlying weakness of the European … Continue reading “All Change? The New Politics of Austere Ambition”

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Mayflation, Hammflation or Trumpflation?

Here, City-REDI’s Prof. John Bryson shares his predictions ahead of today’s Autumn Statement when Chancellor Philip Hammond will outline his plans for UK taxing and spending. This will be the Chancellor’s first major economic statement since the UK voted to leave the EU in June. “On Wednesday 23 November, a very different style of Autumn Statement will be … Continue reading “Mayflation, Hammflation or Trumpflation?”

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Highlights from the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference 2016

Following the launch of their annual report at the House of Lords in September 2016, Deans and directors from UK business schools were brought back together this week to host the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ largest ever Annual Conference. Here, City-REDI’s Prof. Simon Collinson – Director of City-REDI and Chair of the Chartered Association … Continue reading “Highlights from the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference 2016”

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Birmingham and the “Phoney” Brexit Negotiations: A Divided City

With ongoing negotiations over triggering Article 50, City-REDI’s Prof. John Bryson – using Birmingham as a case study – reflects on a divided Brexit Britain. This piece was written for LBC – Britain’s leading commercial news talk station – following their commissioning of a YouGov poll to gain insight into voter attitudes in the months since … Continue reading “Birmingham and the “Phoney” Brexit Negotiations: A Divided City”

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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?”

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