Blog Post: Are Individualistic Societies Worse at Responding to Pandemics?


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently suggested that coronavirus infections are higher in the UK than Germany or Italy because Britons love freedom more, and find it harder to adhere to control measures. Unsurprisingly, this view has attracted a lot of criticism. Some have argued that Germany and Italy love freedom just as much as the UK . Others suggest the…

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UK Parliament Inquiry: The Future UK-EU Relationship on the Professional & Business Services


Prof Jun Du, Dr Mustapha Douch, Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo and Uzoamaka Nduka submitted a piece of written evidence for the Parliament Inquiry on European Union Committee: The future UK-EU relationship on the Professional and Business Services in June 2020. It has now been adopted and published by the EU Services Sub-Committee October 2020.  ……

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New Publication: An Examination of EU Trade Disintegration Scenarios


Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo and Dr Karen Jackson (University of Westminster) have had a new publication accepted in the World Economy, “An Examination of EU Trade Disintegration Scenarios”. Abstract This paper demonstrates the welfare implications of the differential disintegration of the EU. Using a structural gravity approach, our estimates suggest that the rest of…

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UK Parliament 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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UK Parliament Inquiry: The COVID-19 Pandemic and International Trade


Dr Agelos Delis, Dr Mustapha Douch, Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo submitted written evidence to the Parliament’s inquiry which has been adopted to the Parliament’s report ‘The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade’, published on 29 July 2020 by International Trade Committee.        …

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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 Oleksandr Shepotylo have written an insight paper 'Ten Facts About the UK Professional and Business Services Sectors and their International Traders'. 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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Publications

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