Economy and Trade

Building back better

Posted on 5 May 2020 by Dr Jennifer Allan

There is plenty of time to reflect these days and consider if the future will resemble the past. In policy terms, the coronavirus pandemic is a “critical juncture,” a shock that fundamentally jolts political, economic, and social institutions. During critical junctures, new ideas permeate mainstream conversations. Previously wild ideas are discussed by serious people in
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Cardiff’s Shared Prosperity Fund Conference

Posted on 23 July 2019 by Professor Kevin Morgan

Last week Cardiff University hosted a conference to debate the forthcoming Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF), the UK’s post-Brexit replacement for EU Structural Funds. It was the fastest registration process I’d ever known as a conference convenor, with attendees from across Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and some of the English city-regions. Why the strong interest? The
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The UK automotive sector crisis: is it Brexit?

Posted on 14 June 2019 by Professor Peter Wells

Long before the referendum on leaving the European Union, the automotive industry was warning of dire consequences. For decades the UK has been a great location to access EU markets. Successive rounds of investment underpinned growth in production, with over 80% of output exported. The decision to leave, and the uncertainty over how to leave,
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