I am an economist and my research interests include economic policy, regional economics, corporate performance and innovation (further information is here). My current work is concerned with new developments in innovation policy and analysing knowledge exchange between academics and the private, public and third sectors.
I am University Senior Lecturer in international macroeconomics at the Judge Business School, Cambridge; Hub Director of the UK-Innovation Research Centre; 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. The next seminars will be start in October 2016 and further details will be posted here. Some of the seminars can be viewed on our YouTube channel – more will be posted when I can master the technology that will allow me to download them from my phone.
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.