I am an economist and my research interests include economic policy, regional economics, corporate performance and innovation (further information is here). My research is primarily concerned with new developments in innovation policy and analysing knowledge exchange between academics and the private, public and third sectors. My current research project is concerned with analysing business-university relationships in the UK. You can find further information about this project on the Centre for Business Research (CBR) website here.
I am University Associate Professor in International Macroeconomics at the Judge Business School, Cambridge; Director, The Cambridge MBA; Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge; and Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.
Political Economy Seminars
I organise the St Catharine’s Political Economy Seminars with Professor Philip Arestis. You can find details of past seminars here. The seminar series started in 2011 on the theme on the ‘Economics of Austerity’ and that theme has remained as austerity persists in various forms. The next seminars will start later in 2021 and further details will be posted here.
How should a government be? The new levers of state power (with Tanya Filer, Jaideep Prabhu and Stephen Taylor), Cambridge Alumni Festival, 27 September 2021
The shift from West to East, Cambridge Risk Summit, 15 June 2020
Technology and work 10 June 2020
Post-Brexit Britain 29 April 2020
The gig economy 20 January 2020
Gold and the future of the global reserve currency system OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum) podcast, 14 January 2020
Office politics 28 November 2019
Leadership 15 July 2019
Innovation ecosystems 14 May 2019
The Brexit dilemma EBRD’s podcast: Pocket Dilemmas, 4 April 2019
Business opportunities and challenges in Brazil 3 April 2019
Healthcare policy and drug development 18 March 2019
Energy and energy policy 4 February 2019
Corporate governance 12 December 2018
Innovation 14 November 2018
Alternative finance 10 October 2018
The return of industrial policy 15 August 2018
Dealing with risk 20 June 2018
Gender inequality in the workplace 1 June 2018
The rise of Silicon Valley 25 April 2018
Inequality of income and wealth 12 March 2018
Is globalisation going into reverse? 1 February 2018
A £50 billion ‘Remain bonus’? 3 December 2019
George Osborne at the IMF? 5 July 2019
The ‘shrinking state’, 28 November, 2018
Innovation policy and place: a critical assessment, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Volume 12, Issue 2, July 2019. Pre-print version.
Citizens of somewhere: Examining the geography of foreign and native-born academics’ engagement with external actors, Research Policy, December 2018 (with Cornelia Lawson, Ammon Salter and Alan Hughes). OPEN ACCESS
The shrinking state? Understanding the assault on the public sector, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Volume 11, Issue 3, October 2018 (with Linda Lobao, Mia Gray and Kevin Cox). OPEN ACCESS
Perceptions of entrepreneurial ecosystems in remote islands and core regions, Island Studies Journal,13, 2018, 267-284 (with C. Freitas).
Ambidextrous academics and persistence in knowledge exchange: new findings for the UK and their implications for HEI strategic management of collaborative R&D and related activities, February 2018 (with Alan Hughes, Cornelia Lawson and Ammon Salter).
Knowledge Exchange and Research Council Institutes: Interactions with External Organisations, 2012-2015, NCUB, October 2016 (with Alan Hughes, Robert Hughes and Anna Bullock)
The Changing State of Knowledge Exchange UK Academic Interactions with External Organisations, 2005 -2015, February 2016 (with Alan Hughes, Cornelia Lawson, Ammon Salter, Anna Bullock and Robert B. Hughes)
Knowledge Exchange in UK Universities: Results from a Panel of Academics 2005 – 2015, February 2016 (with Cornelia Lawson, Alan Hughes, Ammon Salter, Anna Bullock and Robert B. Hughes)
Cultural Connections: The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Competitiveness and Local Development, March 2014 (with Alan Hughes, Jocelyn Prober, Royce Turner, Anna Bullock and Isobel Milner)
Connecting with the Ivory Tower: Business Perspectives on Knowledge Exchange in the UK, November 2013 (with A. Hughes)
The Dual Funding Structure for Research in the UK: Research Council and Funding Council Allocation Methods and the Pathways to Impact of UK Academics, Report for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), May 2013 (with A. Hughes, A. Bullock and I.Milner).
Britain’s withdrawl from the Gold standard: the end of an epoch. Why plan A in the 1920s did not work and how a resort to plan B promoted recovery in the 1930s.