News: FCDO Roundtable ‘The Economic Risks of War in Ukraine’


FCDO Roundtable: The Economic Risks of War in Ukraine   [9 August 2022] On 9th August 2022, Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo was invited to participate in The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Roundtable: The Economic Risks of War in Ukraine, chaired by Lorna Simmonds (Head of Europe and Ukraine, FCDO Economics and Evaluation…

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Blog Post – The lid is open: why is the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement costly and what does the UK need to do?


The lid is open: why is the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement costly and what does the UK need to do?     [Authors: Professor Jun Du, Aston University & Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Aston University]                As far as trade is concerned, the EU exit has been rather costly to the UK. At the Centre for Business Prosperity, we…

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Blog Post: SMEs Going Green in a Post Covid World


SMEs Going Green in a Post Covid World   [Author: Bach Nguyen, Aston University] Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a major role in most economies. According to Word Bank, they represent more than 50% of employment worldwide and contribute up to 40% of national income (GDP). In the UK, SMEs account for 99.9% of the business…

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News: Money, Macro & Finance (MMF) Sponsored Conference 2022


News: Money, Macro & Finance (MMF) Sponsored Conference 2022 [28-29 June 2022] Prof Jun Du was invited to present a paper entitled ‘TCA, Non-tariff Measures and UK Trade’ at the Money, Macro & Finance Society (MMF) Sponsored Conference 2022, Econometric and Big Data Analyses of Global Economy, Financial Markets and Economic Policies held at…

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New Book Chapter: Brexit and UK Services Trade


Brexit and UK Services Trade   [Published: 23 June 2022] Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo have had a book chapter ‘Brexit and UK Services Trade’ published in 'The Economics of Brexit: What Have We Learned?' by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).   Further details of the book chapter can be found here.

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New Article: Why has the UK-EU TCA so far Proven Costly?


Why has the UK-EU TCA so far Proven Costly? [Published: 22 June 2022]   Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, have published a new article in Comment Central entitled 'Why has the UK-EU TCA so far Proven Costly?'. In the article they argue the introduction of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement in 2021 severely constrained UK trade and…

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News: ERC State of Small Business Britain Conference


News: ERC State of Small Business Britain Conference [16 June 2022] Professor Jun Du attended the ERC State of Small Business Britain Conference held at The Shard in London. Prof Jun Du spoke on the ‘Unlocking SME potential after the pandemic’ discussion panel about export and productivity.  

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New Policy Brief: Is The Post-Communist Transition Over?


Is The Post-Communist Transition Over? [Published: 15 June 2022] A leading German economic policy institute IZA World of Labor published a brief by Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz, along with co-autor Associate Professor Elodie Douarin (University College London) entitled ‘Is the post-communist transition over? IZA World of Labor. 16 June 2022.……

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News: Global Trade Review GTR 2020


News: Global Trade Review GTR2020 [16 June 2022] Professor Jun Du spoke on the Global Trade Review GTR2020 expert panel on how innovation and digital can help export and growth, which is the largest trade conference in the UK with 600 exporters and trade finance industries around the world  

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New Publication & Media Coverage: TCA, Non-tariff Measures and UK Trade


TCA, Non-tariff Measures and UK Trade [Published: 15 June 2022] Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo have published a new article entitled ‘TCA, Non-tariff Measures and UK Trade’ that has received coverage from the Financial Times.   Abstract The UK exit from the EU generates additional trade costs between the two parties, and…

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