Levelling up

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 examine the “Levelling Up” agenda. We look at what it is and how it can work, the examples set by other countries and the part universities can play in redressing regional inequality.

Levelling Up

Led by Anne Green, this project focuses on different aspects of Levelling Up, the UK government’s flagship policy to spread opportunity, improve productivity and capacity to create wealth and reduce inequalities within and between regions. 

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Mobilising the Power of Universities in Levelling Up: Scoping a UK Policy Forum

Led by John Goddard, this project aims to create a Universities & Regions Policy Forum that brings together researchers with policymakers and practitioners in order to understand Levelling Up and respond to the the challenges it presents..

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