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.

Editorial Activities
I am one of the editors of the Cambridge Journal of Economics and of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.

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.

Football Matters
I am the manager of Cambridge City FC U16s (2016-17); we play in the Eastern Junior Alliance League, you can follow us on twitter and find further information here.

Blogs

Ignore the mudslinging – Corbyn would be a sound option for Labour

Budget 2015: cuts to make Daily Mail readers wince, but not just yet

David Cameron’s red light zone is closer to home than he thinks

The world economy in 2050

How to shape economic policy when we move beyond GDP

Osborne’s four myths mean he hits the poor and helps the rich

Immigration rhetoric is a threat to Britain’s long-term growth

Does economics need less maths or more?

Economics: an art not a science

Budget 2014: how good politics can trump good economics

US Politics and the health of a nation

The UK Economy: the retreat of the makers

Immigration: lies, dammed lies and the Daily Mail

Governments and Growth

The FT: defending zombie economics

The OBR and the impact of austerity

Time for TINA to turn: myths of austerity

Prospects for the world economy

More quantitative easing is not the answer to stagnation

The Great Divergence:  the state of the regions in the UK

Where are the exports going to come from?  Confusion at the Bank of England

More unfounded optimism from the Bank of England?

Dr Carney and the UK economy

The Benefits of a Plan B: lessons from the interwar period

Does manufacturing matter?

Recent Papers

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.

The Deindustrial Revolution: the rise and fall of UK manufacturing, 1870-2010; charting and explaining the long-run decline of manufacturing in the UK

Presentations

Why the Euro will collapse

2010-2020: a lost decade for the world economy?

The myth of the ivory tower: the role of academics in the innovation ecosystem.