A new institute launched at Birmingham Business School in September, aiming to develop a better understanding of the midlands region and support its growth. City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) will seek to understand the complex range of factors that influence how fast, and in what ways, regional economies grow.
Recognising that the ‘problems’ facing city regional economies are complex, multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary, City-REDI will provide a distinctive international research platform and provide new opportunities for understanding, conceptualising, modelling and comparing economic activity and business trends at the city-region level.
The main aims of City-REDI are:
- To be at the forefront of academic debate on local and regional economic growth.
- To attract new, leading faculty in related fields to the University of Birmingham and providing a boost to the regions research capacity in areas such as data analytics and economic forecasting
- To develop international research partnerships to facilitate international comparative analysis and maximise economies of scale and scope for research funding and outputs.
- To translate high level academic reports into practical and useful policy recommendations for practitioners, alongside longer-term intelligence and research papers.
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