Local and Regional Economic Development

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 look at Local and regional economic development, economic growth, productivity performance, economic resilience and the contribution to universities in shaping places and increasing local development and growth.

Economic resilience to shocks: implications for labour markets

Led by Tasos Kitsos, this project focuses on the reasons behind the differential resilience performance of areas at the sub-national level.

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