As part of the LBGCBP initiative, a reading club has been developed in order to learn, share and create collaborative opportunities. The first session took place on 4 December 2019 with the theme ‘Services and Productivity’. The two papers discussed, ‘The Rise of the Service Economy by Francisco J. Buera & Jospeh P. Kaboksi’ and ‘The Industrial Revolution in Service’ by Chang-Tai & Esteban Rossi-Hansberg were supported by presentations given by Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo.

Other club themes scheduled to take place are:

UK Regions from an Economics Perspective (22 January 2020)

  • The effect of entrepreneurship on economic development—an empirical analysis using regional entrepreneurship culture
    Michael Fritsch and Michael Wyrwich, (Journal of Economic Geography 17 (2017) pp. 157–189). Presented by Dr Zheng Cao.
  • How to jump further and catch up? Path-breaking in an uneven industry space
    Shengjun Zhu, Canfei Hey and Yi Zhou (Journal of Economic Geography 17 (2017) pp. 521–545). Presented by Dr Bing Liu

Global Firms and Implications (5 February 2020)

  • Tax Compliance and Enforcement, Joel Slemrod. (Journal of Economic Literature 2019, 57(4), 904–954). Presented by Prof Chris Jones.
  • Robots, Reshoring, and the lot of Low-Skilled Workers, Astrid Krenz, Klaus Prettner G Holger Strulik. (Working Paper, Number 351 – July 2018). Presented by Dr Agelos delis.

Markets: Superstar Firms and Concentratiion (19 February 2020)

  • Do Increasing Markups Matter? Lessons from Empirical Industrial Organization. Steven Berry, Martin Gaynor & Fiona Scott Morton (Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 33, Number 3, Summer 2019, Pages 44–68). Presented by Dr Matthew Olczak.
  • The Rise of Market Power and the Macroeconomic Implications. Jan De Loeckery, Jan Eeckhoutz & Gabriel Ungerx. Presented by Dr Xingyi Liu.