Lakes of Knowledge and Mountains of Expertise: A Roundup of the RSA Annual Conference 2018 in Lugano

In a beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Lugano and surrounded by mountains, more than 500 academics came together to attend the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2018 called “A World of Flows: Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival“. City-REDI was there with a team of … Continue reading “Lakes of Knowledge and Mountains of Expertise: A Roundup of the RSA Annual Conference 2018 in Lugano”

The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, Its Regions, Its Cities and Its Sectors – Regional Participatory Workshop Presentations Are Now Available 

City-REDI recently ran a series of regional participatory workshops to ensure that the outputs from the ESRC funded project “The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors”, connects with broader public policy arenas at the national and regional level. The presentations from the workshops are now available: Devolved Administrations – 4th May … Continue reading “The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, Its Regions, Its Cities and Its Sectors – Regional Participatory Workshop Presentations Are Now Available “

City-REDI mentioned in the House of Commons

Research led by Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, City-REDI, University of Birmingham, was referenced in a House of Commons debate on the 26th April 2018. The research suggests that the UK’s cities and regions which voted for Brexit are also the most economically dependent on EU markets for their prosperity and viability.  These cities and regions are … Continue reading “City-REDI mentioned in the House of Commons”

The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors: Participatory Workshops

Our ESRC funded Brexit project, as part of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative, aims to examine in detail the likely impacts of Brexit on the UK’s sectors, regions, and cities. Our analysis draws upon the most detailed regional-national-international trade and competition datasets currently available anywhere in the world, allowing us to examine the impacts of … Continue reading “The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors: Participatory Workshops”

Storify – The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors

Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, City-REDI, University of Birmingham, is leading a project examining in detail the likely impacts of Brexit on the UK’s sectors, regions and cities. In December 2017, Professor Ortega-Argiles and her team of co-investigators from the University of Sheffield, University of Groningen, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Erasmus University Rotterdam, published … Continue reading “Storify – The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors”

Brexit: Local and Devolved Government

This week the new report Brexit: Local and Devolved Government has been launched. The report considers not only what happened in the EU referendum itself but also the consequences of Brexit at the sub-national level. The report was launched to coincide with The UK in a Changing Europe’s conference Brexit: local and devolved government, which … Continue reading “Brexit: Local and Devolved Government”

Research Collaboration in Quantitative Economic Modelling is Now Set Up!

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Colorado State University and City-REDI research collaboration in quantitative economic modelling is now set up. Professor Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, founding Director of REAL, the Regional Economic Applications Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and Professor Stephan Weiler, founding Director of REDI@CSU, the Regional Economic Development Institute at … Continue reading “Research Collaboration in Quantitative Economic Modelling is Now Set Up!”

How Brexit will hit different UK regions and industries

The very areas of the UK which voted Leave in June 2016 are likely to be the ones hardest hit by Brexit. Our research on the likely economic consequences of leaving the European Union on different regions and industries is consistent with the recently leaked government analysis which suggests that London will be one of … Continue reading “How Brexit will hit different UK regions and industries”

City-REDI publications series: Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles – The continental divide? Economic exposure to Brexit in regions and countries on both sides of the Channel

As part of a new blog series, we will be highlighting the excellent research produced by the City-REDI team since 2015, with the aim of creating an online searchable library. You can view this work by searching the blog with the relevant tag, either using the name of the author or the year of the publication. The … Continue reading “City-REDI publications series: Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles – The continental divide? Economic exposure to Brexit in regions and countries on both sides of the Channel”

An Assessment of Brexit Risks for 54 Industries: Most Services Industries are also Exposed

The UK government this week admitted that it did not undertake sectoral impact assessments regarding the potential impacts of Brexit on individual sectors. Two of the main reasons for not undertaking such analyses is the fact that we do not yet know the outcome of the UK-EU negotiations on their future relationship as well as … Continue reading “An Assessment of Brexit Risks for 54 Industries: Most Services Industries are also Exposed”