New Publication: Tail Risk, Systemic Risk and Spillover Risk of Crude Oil and Precious Metal


Tail Risk, Systemic Risk and Spillover Risk of Crude Oil and Precious Metal [Published: May 2022] Dr Sajid Chaudhry, along with co-authors Dr Rizan Ahmed (University of Birmingham), Chamaporn Kumpamool (Khon Kaen University) and Chonlakan Benjasak (Walailak University),  have published a new article entitled 'Tail Risk, Systemic Risk and Spillover…

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Blog Post: Fuel Poverty and ‘Green’ Economics


Fuel Poverty and ‘Green’ Economics [Author: Mark Smith, Aston University] The estimated total number of households now predicted to be in fuel poverty due to the latest price cap rise from 1 April 2022 is 6.32 million. This could rise to 8.5 million by the end of 2022. Fuel poverty is a major cause of ill health and death from the physical and…

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News: Commissioned Project by the Scottish Government Secured


News: Commissioned Project by the Scottish Government Secured [10 May 2022] Professor Mark Hart and Dr Eugenie Golubova from Enterprise Research Centre and Professor Jun Du from Centre for Business Prosperity have secured a commissioned project by Scottish Government worth £70,675 to evaluate the Scottish Government’s export promotion and inward…

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News: The Economics of Brexit: What have we Learned? Conference


News: The Economics of Brexit:  What have we Learned? Conference [27 April 2022] On 27 April 2022 Professor Jun Du was invited to speak at the UK in a Changing Europe, The Economics of Brexit:  What have we Learned? Conference on “Services trade and Brexit” held in London. Recording and slides can be viewed on UKICE website.  

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News: Global Strategy Journal Best Paper Award


News: Global Strategy Journal Best Paper Award [8-9 April 2022] Jun Du, Chris Jones, Yama Temouri, Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, Emine Beyza Satoglu, Xiaocan Yuan, Santiago Gallego De Cáceres from Centre for Business Prosperity presented seven papers in the 2022 Academy of International Business (AIB) UK Conference on 8-9 April held at the University of…

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Blog Post: Transition to Net Zero for Finance


Transition to Net Zero for Finance [Author: Dr Sajid Chaudhry] Decades of finance research has focused on “shareholders’ supremacy” ignoring other stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers, communities) as well as the environment that ultimately has an impact on the stakeholders. This ignorance has been acknowledged by the Business Roundtable by leading…

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News: TEDE Research Group Seminar


News: TEDE Research Group Seminar [31 March 2022] On 31st March, Professor Jun Du presented the paper “TCA, non-tariff Measures and UK trade” in the Trade, Environment, Development and Energy (TEDE) Research Group seminar at University of Birmingham.  

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News: Aston RKE Grant Award Secured by Dr Alcino Azevedo & Dr Michail Karoglou


2021/22 Aston RKE Pump Priming Fund Secured by Dr Alcino Azevedo & Dr Michail Karoglou [31 March 2022] Dr Alcino Azevedo & Dr Michail Karoglou have been awarded £20,000 from the 2021/22 Aston RKE Pump Priming Fund.

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Blog Post: Are Environmentally Friendly Banks Less Risky?


Are Environmentally Friendly Banks Less Risky? [29 March 2022] Banks that adopt eco-friendly policies usually exhibit lower risk. We used data from US banks to calculate their tail risk. Our analysis shows that environmentally friendly banks are often compensated in the form of low risk. Being perceived as being a low risk option is beneficial for a number…

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Blog Post: Net Zero and SMEs in a Post-COP26 World


Net Zero and SMEs in a Post-COP26 World [Author: Dr Anastasia Ri] COP26 is over, but the climate change challenges are here to stay. COP26 featured global and national players and the aims of the conference were on a grand scale. But was there a missed opportunity to focus on the SME market and inspire a local, as well as global, shift in thinking?  As a new…

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