Midlands Engine Observatory Academic Insights: Challenges and Opportunities for the Midlands Regional Economy

In partnership with the Midlands Engine, City-REDI / WMREDI staff have compiled several think pieces on key emerging trends on regional economic data points. View our Midlands Engine Observatory project page Flexible Working Patterns Firstly, Dr Abigail Taylor looks at flexible working patterns. Greater demand for flexible and hybrid working practices has emerged following the … Continue reading “Midlands Engine Observatory Academic Insights: Challenges and Opportunities for the Midlands Regional Economy”

City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – January 2022

Media engagements On 27th January, Professor Simon Collinson and Ellie MacDonald were interviewed by ITV productions as part of a series of films being made for the West Midlands Growth Company. Reports / publications released Abigail Taylor contributed to a new report published by the Centre for Inequality and Levelling Up (CEILUP) at the University … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – January 2022”

Graduate Pathways: Identifying Patterns of Regional Retention and Attraction

In this blog, Dr Kostas Kollydas discusses his recent WMREDI report co-authored with Professor Anne Green on “Graduate pathways: Identifying patterns of regional retention and attraction”. View the report and project page Report objectives There has been an upsurge in policy interest in levelling up UK regions and exploring the mechanisms that influence the interregional … Continue reading “Graduate Pathways: Identifying Patterns of Regional Retention and Attraction”

Regional Brain Drain and Gain in the UK: Regional Patterns of Graduate Retention and Attraction

In this blog, Dr Kostas Kollydas discusses his recent WMREDI report co-authored with Dr André Carrascal-Incera, Professor Anne Green, Alex Smith and Dr Abigail Taylor on “Regional brain drain and gain in the UK: Regional patterns of graduate retention and attraction”. View and download the report Report objectives New workers with higher education qualifications can … Continue reading “Regional Brain Drain and Gain in the UK: Regional Patterns of Graduate Retention and Attraction”