Governance and Institutional Arrangements

The broader research agenda for WMREDI is to understand the relative impact of various interventions and investments for regional economic growth, sustainability and the reduction of social inequality in the West Midlands and the UK.

Projects in this research theme focus on decision making on investments in large infrastructures (hospital, health science, data centres, transport, etc.), place-based leadership analysis (smart specialisation), the governance of the regional skills ecosystem and the role of universities within it, and the mapping of institutional arrangements and decision making and ability to act at different levels.

Insights into Birmingham City Council’s Revenue Funding and Spending between 2010-11 and 2019-2020

Led by Alice Pugh, this project looks at the changes in Birmingham City Council's income and expenditure over the decade between 2010/11 and 2019/20.

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Enabling Consensus Building in City-Regions

Led by Charlotte Hoole, this project examines the role of partnership working in Covid-19 recovery planning.

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