labour

COVID-19 lockdown and the needs of garment workers in Bangalore, India

Posted on 20 October 2020 by Jean Jenkins

In our latest post, Professor Jean Jenkins explains the work she has been undertaken together with colleagues as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded Operationalising Labour Rights project. Since October 2018, researchers from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and Cardiff Business School have been working
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Legal status, work Permits, and the consumption response of immigrant households

Posted on 21 July 2020 by Ezgi Kaya

In our latest post, Dr Ezgi Kaya and Dr Effrosyni Adamopoulou focus on the 2007 European Union (EU) enlargement to show how legal status for undocumented immigrants as well as simplifying the bureaucratic procedure and extending the duration of work permits for documented immigrants have implications for domestic demand. The COVID-19 pandemic is reviving the immigration debate as more
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Small business in the time of COVID-19

Posted on 18 May 2020 by Professor Andrew Henley

In our latest post, Professors Andrew Henley and Tim Vorley comment on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses in the UK. Across the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic is raging, the disruptive impact on small businesses has been without precedent. Immediate commentary documenting both scale and specific examples of this impact is
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How will the Polish economy look after the COVID-19 pandemic?

Posted on 11 May 2020 by Wojtek Paczos

In our latest post, Dr Wojtek Paczos, macroeconomist and lecturer at Cardiff Business School, and Dr Pawel Bukowski, researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Economic Performance at London School of Economics and Political Science, outline their four-stage rescue plan to save the Polish economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the current shutdown
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Make capital work for us!

Posted on 5 November 2019 by Jonathan Preminger

In our latest post, Dr Jonathan Preminger and Dr Guy Major make a real-world proposal for gradual transformation of the economy. They argue that employee ownership is crucial for economic democracy, in a climate where worker-controlled firms can struggle to raise needed funds. In response to growing popular discontent with traditional shareholder capitalism that works
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Is UK Television facing a crisis in skills and training?

Posted on 7 August 2019 by James Davies

In our latest post, James Davies outlines the challenges of Labour Entry and Skill Formation facing the UK Television industry. The post is based on his prizewinning presentation delivered at the inaugural Welsh Postgraduate Research Conference in June 2019. Change is the only constant Television production in the UK can be broadly divided into two
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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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Labour and Wales

Posted on 5 February 2019 by Jonathan Rees

Professors Leighton Andrews and Calvin Jones discuss the new Welsh First Minister’s campaigning platform of ‘21st Century Socialism’ and its potential to change Wales and the Welsh economy. Taking in the foundational economy, procurement, transport, environmental issues, housing, construction, devolution and, of course, Brexit, their discussion addresses some of the major issues of Wales’ political
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Trade unionism and the concrete universal

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Jonathan Preminger

In our latest blog, Dr Jonathan Preminger outlines how we might (re-) discover the radical potential of trade unionism in response to a post capitalist future. Visions of post-work societies gaining increasing popularity on the liberal left embrace an appealing universalism in which everyone’s basic needs are covered. They argue that as robots take over
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