Economic and Regional Growth

We use our academic understanding of city regions to develop policy which informs and influences regional and national economic growth policies.

Now more than ever decision makers demand accurate, precise up to date analysis of events and trends impacting on sectors and businesses that make up the UK economic landscape.

The University of Birmingham is fortunate to have a stellar team of analysts and economists who are tracking data and statistics on behalf of government bodies and local institutions such as the West Midlands Combined Authority, Office of the West Midlands Mayor and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic our research teams at WM REDI and City REDI have provided weekly economic impact monitoring reports for local policy makers and government that include insights and recommendations on policy interventions and decision making.

Professor Simon Collinson shares key insights from recent analysis of Covid-19 impact on the West Midlands economy