New Publication: Cognitive Financial Constraints and Firm Growth


Cognitive Financial Constraints and Firm Growth [Article published: 15 June 2021] A paper written by Professor Jun Du and Dr Bach Nguyen, 'Cognitive Financial Constraints and Firm Growth'  has been published in the journal Small Business Economics. Abstract: This study distinguishes entrepreneurs’ cognitive financial constraints from financial…

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Press Release: Feeding the Celtic Tiger – Brexit, Ireland and Services Trade


Irish eyes smiling as Brexit sees services trade switch from UK 31 May 2021 | Birmingham, UK Ireland “the big winner from Brexit” as its services exports boom at Britain’s expense since 2016 Irish services exports surged by £126bn (€144bn) as the UK’s fell by £113bn (€130bn) from previous trends in the wake of the referendum While Covid-19 has distorted trade…

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Research Paper Accepted: Cognitive Financial Constraints and Firm Growth


Cognitive Financial Constraints and Firm Growth [Article accepted: 21 April 2021] A research paper 'Cognitive Financial Constraints and Firm Growth', written by Professor Jun Du and Dr Bach Nguyen has been accepted by the Small Business Economics.        

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UK House of Lords EU Committee Enquiry


Written evidence by Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo has been adopted by UK House of Lords EU Committee Inquiry: The future UK-EU relations on trade in services and cited in the EU Services Sub-Committee report Beyond Brexit: trade in services, published on 24 March, 2021.      

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New Publication: Ownership, Age of Firm and Productivity: Unbundling Brittelstand


Ownership, Age of Firm and Productivity: Unbundling Brittelstand [Article published: 22 March 2021] A project paper written by Dr Mustapha Douch, Professor Jun Du and Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz, 'Ownership, Age of Firm and Productivity: Unbundling Brittelstand'  has been published in the Journal of Competitiveness. Abstract: Total factor productivity…

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Press Release: UK Goods Exports Slump by £45bn and Market Share Shrinks in Covid Trade Rout


  UK goods exports slump by £54bn and market share shrinks in Covid trade rout 8 March 2021 | Birmingham, UK   Britain’s goods exports fell by £54bn (14.7%) in 2020 as Covid-19 convulsed global markets Key manufactures including cars, machinery and pharmaceuticals all slumped in global markets – but gold was an unlikely exception As some markets…

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Lloyds Trade Campaign Chapter 2


UK Trade and Prosperity 2020 - Looking Beyond Brexit and Covid [Report published: 8 February 2021] Prof Jun Du, Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Dr Meng Song and Xiaocan Yuan have written an article ‘UK Trade and Prosperity 2020 - Looking Beyond BREXIT and COVID‘ which was released on 8th February 2021 and is the foundation work for the Lloyds Trade Campaign Chapter…

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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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Publications

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