New Publication: Digital Economy in the UK: Regional Productivity effects after Early Adoption


Digital Economy in the UK: Regional Productivity effects after Early Adoption [Published: Special Issue 2021] Dr Anastasios Kitsos, along with co-authors Dr Emmanouil Tranos (University of Bristol) and Prof Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Raque (University of Birmingham) have had an article 'Digital Economy in the UK: Regional Productivity effects after…

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Entrepreneurship Seminar Series 2022


Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Seminar Series 2022 The Centre for Business Prosperity are pleased to announce the launch of the Entrepreneurship Seminars 2022 Series presented by CBP Entrepreneurship and Regional Development theme, led by Prof. Tomasz Mickiewicz. The online Entrepreneurship Seminars have been first launched at the height…

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New Publication: Supply- vs. Demand-Side Transparency: The Collusive effects under Imperfect Public Monitoring


Supply- vs. Demand-Side Transparency: The Collusive effects under Imperfect Public Monitoring [Published: 10 December 2021] Dr Matthew Olczak, along with co-author Luke Garrod, has had his article ‘Supply- vs. Demand-Side Transparency: The Collusive effects under Imperfect Public Monitoring’ published in the Journal of Industrial Economics.……

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Blog Post: Where are Business Angels from?


Where are Business Angels from? [9 December 2021] Business angels, those who invest in entrepreneurial ventures at a very early stage, play a key role for new business development, which can help improve a country’s productivity. But where are business angels from?  Fei Qin, Tomasz Mickiewicz, and Saul Estrin write that people are more likely to become…

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Blog Post: Post-Brexit Services: Winners and Losers


Post-Brexit Services: Winners and Losers [30 November 2021] The UK is a services super power. As the second largest service market in the world and the largest in Europe, UK services sectors, especially professional, business and financial services sectors, contribute significantly to the UK economy in terms of gross output, value-added, and job creation.…

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New Publication: Hub-and-Spoke Cartels


Hub-and-Spoke Cartels: Why They Form, How They Operate, and How to Prosecute Them [Published: November 2021] Dr Matthew Olczak, along with co-authors Dr Luke Garrod (Loughborough University) and Prof Joseph E. Harrington Jr (University of Pennsylvania) have had their book published 'Hub-and-Spoke Cartels: Why They Form, How They Operate, and How to…

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New Publication: UK Trade in the Time of COVID-19: A Review


UK Trade in the Time of COVID-19: A Review [Article Published: 26 October 2021] Professor Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Sheptoylo have had their article 'UK Trade in the Time of COVID‐19: A Review’ published in The World Economy. Abstract This paper offers a detailed review of the UK’s trade performance during the COVID-19 crisis and…

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‘Data Speaks’ Seminar Series Launch


'Data Speaks' Seminar Series Launch The Centre for Business Prosperity is delighted to announce the launch of the “Data Speaks” series as a key activity organised by the Data and Method theme lead Dr Michail Karoglou. The eight sessions in the first year will run between November 2021 to July 2022. The purpose of the series is to share information,…

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News: Evidence to UK Trade & Business Commission


Evidence to UK Trade & Business Commission [Live Session: 18 November 2021] On 18th November 2021, Professor Jun Du was invited and gave evidence to the UK Trade and Business Commission in a live session, 'The Lion’s Share of the UK Economy (Including People, Talent and Skills)'. In this session, the Trade and Business Commission turn our…

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Vacancy: Full-Time Research Associate (Internationalisation & Productivity)


Vacancy: Full-Time Research Associate (Internationalisation & Productivity)   We are looking for a Full-Time Research Fellow to work with the team at the Centre for Business Prosperity (CBP) at Aston Business School, Birmingham UK, to conduct the project "Innovation, internationalisation and productivity" led by Professor Jun…

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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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