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Regional and Industrial Policy: Europe, Brexit and the Global Economy

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This resource brings together high quality research and emerging debates to inform future directions of policy and research. The site aims to build a cohesive community of policymakers, authors, researchers and readers around a critical mass of up-to-date resources.

The Regional Studies Association is at the forefront of city and regional research, and has reflected and shaped the policy agenda for over 50 years. The departure of the UK from the EU is likely to have significant consequences for regional policy, industrial strategy and the development of the UK’s cities and regions.

Here you will find the latest academic research, insightful blog posts and key reports. These resources highlight new issues and pressing questions that need to be answered. In the rapidly shifting terrain of the post-Brexit world, this site will link to new resources, shed light on new themes and identify emerging conclusions.

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blog 23 Jun 2017

General election 2017 and the incompleteness of industrial strategy

By Craig Berry

Craig Berry argues that industrial strategy is the Achilles heel of British economic statecraft, but the radical approaches promised by both the Conservatives and Labour fall short of a transformative agenda.

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report 9 Jun 2017

Academy of Social Sciences: How can the UK and Scotland Prosper Outside the EU?

By Professor Vicky Pryce and Professor Ronald MacDonald

‘The EU Referendum – How can the UK prosper outside the EU?’ Professor Vicky Pryce FAcSS, Economist and Former Joint Head, Government Economic Service ‘How can Scotland prosper outside the EU?’ Professor Ronald MacDonald OBE, Research Professor of Macroeconomics and […]

report 31 May 2017

The Political Economy of Brexit and the UK’s National Business Model


SPERI has recently published a new research paper entitled ‘The Political Economy of Brexit and the UK’s National Business Model’. The paper draws together contributions from a series of workshops which ran throughout 2016 funded by the White Rose Consortium. The paper […]

report 18 May 2017

New Policy Institute ‘An Industrial Strategy for a post-Brexit Britain’

By Dan Corry and Peter Kenway

The report argues that the Industrial Strategy needed by the UK: is about the supply side, with a special focus on labour as the element most impacted by Brexit; should concern itself with the whole of industry; should adopt rising […]

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article 4 May 2017

Regional inequality, regional policy and progressive regionalism

By Danny MacKinnon

Part of the Soundings Futures series, the first part of this article is an assessment of the scale of regional inequalities in Britain and the failures of the orthodox policy initiatives that have been advanced to address them. The main […]

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