Workshop: Green Values, Place and the Net Zero Transition


On 15th October 2021, CBP in collaboration with ERC and City-REDI hosted a workshop on ‘Green Values, Place and the Net Zero Transition’. The event was part of the Midlands Innovation supported project ‘Green Recovery and Economic Renewal of the Midlands’ funded as part of the Inclusive Transformation Research Program 2021, led by Professor Jun Du (Aston…

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Prof Jun Du: Invited Speech at Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Board Away Day


On 8 October 2021, Professor Jun Du was invited to facilitate Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Board Away Day where she gave a speech on the UK Economy and Trade. To view slides, click here                    

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Blog Post: China’s Energy Crisis Shows Just How Hard It Will Be To Reach Net Zero


Brexit: China’s Energy Crisis Shows Just How Hard It Will Be To Reach Net Zero [8 October 2021] As the world prepares to discuss more aggressive cuts to carbon emissions at the UN’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, China has just sent out the worst possible advance signal. It is going to loosen restrictions on coal mining in the final three months of…

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New Publication: Tail Risk and Systemic Risk of Finance and Technology (FinTech) Firms


Tail Risk and Systemic Risk of Finance and Technology (FinTech) Firms [Article accepted: 1 September 2021] A paper written by Dr Sajid Chaudhry, with co-authors Rizwan Ahmed, Toan Luu Duc Huynh and Chonlakan Benjasak, 'Tail Risk and Systemic Risk of Finance and Technology (FinTech) Firms' has been published in the journal Technological Forecasting…

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News Article: Prof Jun Du Achievement Awards


On 19th August 2021, Professor Jun Du received an Aston Univerisity Achievement Award 2021 for Excellent Research (including research support and supervision) following her work with the LBGCBP Research Centre. In addition, on 28th June 2021, Prof Jun Du was awarded Best Researcher from the College of Business & Social Sciences, Aston University.  ……

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Prof Jun Du: Research showcased at Midlands Engine Research Partnership


On 17 September 2021, Professor Jun Du showcased her research on the need for green skills in the changing economy at latest meeting of the Midlands Engine Research Partnership. Professor Du noted that the ‘green transition’ represents a combination of challenges and opportunities that are unevenly distributed with the path to a sustainable future at times unclear…

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New Publication: Does Culture affect Energy Poverty? Evidence from a Cross-Country Analysis


Does Culture affect Energy Poverty? Evidence from a Cross-Country Analysis [Article published: 26 August 2021] A paper written by Dr Sajid Chaudhry, 'Does Culture affect Energy Poverty? Evidence from a Cross-Country Analysis' has been published in the Energy Economics. Abstract: We investigate the impact of cultural dimension on energy…

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New Publication: Carbon Neutrality: The Role of Banks in Optimal Environmental Management Strategies


Carbon Neutrality: The Role of Banks in Optimal Environmental Management Strategies [Article published: 11 August 2021] A paper written by Dr Sajid Chaudhry, 'Carbon Neutrality: The Role of Banks in Optimal Environmental Management Strategies' has been published in the Journal of Environmental Management . Abstract: This study explores…

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New Publication: Homophily and Peer Influence in Early-Stage New Venture Informal Investment


Homophily and Peer Influence in Early-Stage New Venture Informal Investment [Article published: 3 August 2021] A paper written by Prof Tomasz Mickiewicz, 'Homophily and Peer Influence in Early-Stage New Venture Informal Investment' has been published in the Small Business Economics. Abstract: Conceptualising early-stage new venture…

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Blog Post – Brexit: UK Services are Losing out to EU Rivals – but Asia could be Big Winner


Brexit: UK Services are Losing out to EU Rivals - but Asia could be the Big Winner [28 July 2021] Seven months after Britain’s exit from the EU, the chilly effects on UK trade are being felt. Total exports of UK goods and services were down by 13% (£36 billion) and imports down 22% (£66 billion) for January to May 2021 compared to the same period in 2019,…

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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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