Blog Post: Lessons from China – This is how COVID-19 could affect globalization

The Conversation article, 'Coronavirus won’t kill globalisation – but a shakeup is inevitable' written by Prof Jun Du, Dr Agelos Delis, Dr Mustapha Douch and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo  has been published in the World Economic Forum 'Lessons from China: This is how COVID-19 could affect globalization'.          

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Blog Post: Coronavirus won’t kill globalisation – but a shakeup is inevitable

The COVID-19 pandemic is now expected to trigger the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Many argue it could unravel globalisation altogether. Globalisation relies on complex links – global value chains (GVCs) – that connect producers across multiple countries. These producers often use highly specialised intermediate goods, or “inputs”, produced by…

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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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Blog Post: Trade Diversion and Brexit Uncertainties

The normal pattern is that countries trade most with the countries that are closest to them, especially big ones that are close by.With a nod to physics, this is called the Gravity Theory of Trade: close objects have a much stronger gravitational pull than objects farther away.Yet, since the Brexit referendum, small and medium sized UK firms have begun to divert their…

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