Professor Calvin Jones

Professor Calvin Jones

Professor of Economics, Cardiff Business School


Latest posts

Ford Bridgend closure

Posted on 20 June 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones and Dr Gavin Harper explain how the UK’s car industry could stage a revival by recycling rare earths. The intended closure of Ford’s Bridgend engine plant in 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs, has sent shock waves through Wales. Plaid Cymru leader, Adam Price, has described it as “one of the
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Is Theresa May’s £1.6 billion fund for English towns enough to rebalance Britain’s skewed economy?

Posted on 27 March 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones considers the merits of the UK government’s proposed Stronger Towns Fund and its implications for some of the UK’s most deprived areas. English towns with struggling economies will receive £1.6 billion of funding over six years. The UK government announced the creation of the “stronger towns fund” –
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Wales in the Digital Economy: Emerging Evidence on the Importance of Place

Posted on 14 February 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones outlines some of the findings from the Digital Maturity Survey 2018. Most of us now know that technological progress will bring significant changes in the ways economies are organized, and that these changes will create ‘winners and losers’ across different occupations, industries and individual firms. However, whilst analysis
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