New Publication: Global Supply Chains: Beyond COVID 19


Dr Agelos Delis, Dr Mustapha Douch, Prof Jun Du and Dr Olesdandr Shepotylo have published a new insight paper 'Global Supply Chains: Beyond COVID 19'. Coverage of the article also appeared in the Conversation and World Economic Forum May 2020  

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Blog Post: US-UK trade talks have begun – here’s what each side wants and what to expect


Trade talks between the UK and US have officially begun. Both parties are working towards a free trade agreement – a full deal, as opposed to something like the recent China-US “mini deal” that focuses on certain export targets to manage trade between the two countries. Like a lot of relationships at the moment, this one is being negotiated over video.……

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Blog Post: How to boost UK productivity after coronavirus


The UK faces a highly uncertain economic future – with its recent withdrawal from the EU and the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak casting much into disarray. But one thing is clear: as part of its recovery, the UK economy will need to address some serious long-term issues around productivity. Productivity is the output produced given the inputs employed, such as…

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Blog Post: How Technology and Skills are key to cracking the UK’s Productivity Puzzle


Productivity can turbo charge economic growth – and ensure the survival and expansion of individual firms. But while a productivity slowdown has put the brakes on many developed economies since the 2008 financial crisis, the UK has been particularly hard hit. In fact, the UK’s productivity growth has lagged behind that of other comparable economies since the 1970s and the…

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Mustapha Douch: Accepted Research Proposal


A research proposal submitted by Mustapha Douch, ‘The Effect of Policy Uncertainty on South Africa, SADC and Beyond’ has been accepted by UNU-WIDER request for research proposals on ‘Regional growth and development for Southern Africa's prosperity’.

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LBGCBP Publish Research Paper No. 1


Dr Agelos Delis, Dr Mustapha Douch, Professor Jun Du, Professor Christos Ioannidis, Dr Sandra Lancheros and Dr Enrico Vanino published White Paper No. 1: The UK Trade in the New Globalised World, March 2019

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Michail Karoglou – Brexit Publication


Based on a novel approach that addresses the problem of the existing research (according to which the effect leaving a free-trade or customs union will at most annul the benefits from joining it) we find that, if Brexit triggers a sterling depreciation in the current economic climate, this will fuel a prolonged negative effect on FDI. FDI flows may be positively affected…

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The Economic Consequences of Brexit


Trade Effects of the Brexit Announcement Shock Mustapha Douch (Aston University),  T.Huw Edwards (Loughborough University) and Christain Soegaard (University of Warwick) Abstract: The unexpected vote for Leave in the Brexit referendum of June 2016 has introduced a classic case of a ‘rene- gotiation period’ for trade agreements, where no formal barriers have been…

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Agelos Delis – How US Tariffs will affect Different parts of the EU


Dr Agelos Delis discusses the costs and potential benefits to EU countries arising due to the introduction of US Steel and Aluminium tariffs in the summer of 2018. To read the full article, click here.  

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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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