Trading Places: Why firms locate where they do
Encouraging economic growth “up and down the country” has been put front and centre of Theresa May’s ambitions for her premiership, to be achieved by a renewed emphasis on industrial policy. This paper provides an in-depth picture of the geographical and industrial make-up of the national economy, and argues that supporting growth in urban areas will be pivotal to achieving Theresa […]
Cohesion and cohesion policies in the UK: what might Brexit entail?
Policy brief drawing on a brainstorming workshop held on 21st March 2016. This policy brief presents an overview of the points raised during, and conclusions from, a ‘brainstorming’ workshop on the implications of a possible Brexit on Cohesion Policy and on the UK regions in receipt of funding from the policy. The workshop was held […]
RSA winter conference
This conference provides an intellectual and policy-relevant platform for scholars around the world to address the new and emerging challenges facing cities and regions. The global economic slowdown poses major concerns to many territories – through shortfalls in employment, household incomes, corporate profitability and tax revenues. The steel industry has been one of the hardest […]