UK Parliment Inquiry: The UK-US Trade Negotiations


Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Prof Jun Dun and Uzoamaka Nduka submitted evidence to the UK Parliament Inquiry: The UK-US Trade Negotiations. In response to the call, they provided evidence in the area of ‘general and cross-cutting issues’. In particular they comment on the estimated gains from an UK-US trade agreement in trade in goods, and reflected trade policy; UK…

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Impact of COVID on Globalisation


Prof Jun Du was invited by Atheneum Partners to give industrial thought leaders a webinar on "Impact of COVID on Globalisation” on 4 September 2020.        

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BAM 2020: Award for Best Paper


A paper written by Jun Du, Uzoamaka Nduka & Susan Schwarz, ‘Training and Productivity: Evidence from the UK’ has been awarded the Best Developmental paper in the Performance Management Track at the BAM 2020 Conference In The Cloud. 2-4 September 2020.        

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Blog Post: How Brexit Trade Restrictions could Decimate the Professional and Business Services Sectors


The UK’s professional and business services (PBS) sectors are some of the country’s most vibrant and productive – and are vital contributors to the nation’s economy. They are also competitive international traders, active in the global market and contributing hugely to the trade surplus in services that helps balance the UK’s large trade deficit in goods. As the…

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New Publication: Ten Facts About the UK Professional and Business Services Sectors and Their International Traders


Dr Mustapha Douch, Prof Jun Du, Uzoamaka Nduka and Dr Olesdandr Shepotylo have published a new insight paper 'Ten Facts About the UK Professional and Business Services Sectors and Their International Traders'. Coverage of the article also appeared in the Conversation and World Economic Forum 31 July 2020  

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Press Release: 1.5m Tourism and Hospitality Jobs at Risk, Study Finds


Following the publication of the article  'UK Tourism and Hospitality through Covid-19: the dissolved, the liquidised and the dormant'  written by Dr Chris Cao, Prof Jun Du and Dr Michail Karoglou, Aston University have issued a press release entitled '1.5m tourism and hospitality jobs at risk'. The article, based on the new analysis suggests that nearly a million…

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New Publication: UK Tourism and Hospitality Sectors through COVID-19: the dissolved, the liquidised and the dormant


Dr Chris Cao, Prof Jun Du and Dr Michail Karoglou have published a new research paper that provides fresh evidence on the scale of Covid-19's immediate impact on the UK tourism and hospitality sectors up to 28 June 2020.  The article, 'UK Tourism and Hospitality through Covid-19: the dissolved, the liquidised and the dormant' summarises the business status of…

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Press Release: Small Firms find Online Lifeline Amid the Turmoil


The research paper, 'Defying Gravity? Policy Uncertainty, Trade Destruction and Diversion' by Professor Jun Du, Dr Mustapha Douch and Dr Enrico Vanino highlighting small businesses in the UK are 'jumping before they are pushed', diverting exports away from the EU out of fears of tariffs under a no deal Brexit has received press coverage in The Times: 'Firms find…

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Press Release: UK SMEs ‘jumping before they’re pushed’ in switch to non-EU markets


Small businesses in the UK are diverting exports away from the EU, according to a report into international sales trends ahead of a pivotal moment in the Brexit negotiations. Research from Aston University shows SMEs have moved over £10bn a year in exports to non-EU markets since the referendum on UK membership of the EU in 2016. The smallest…

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Press Release: Brexit – UK small firms ‘jump before pushed’ into global trade outside the EU


British small firms are “jumping before they’re pushed” into global trade outside the EU, boosting exports to the Commonwealth and leading emerging markets, according to new figures. A research paper indicates the UK’s exporters have diverted around £10bn (£12.4bn) of potential trade with European markets to new exports around the world…

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Publications

As part of our research into topics including trade and productivity & skills, we have produced a series of detailed publications which you are welcome to download and study the findings.

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