economy

2911, 2016

Reflections on Brexit, Precarious Work and the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

By |November 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Reflections on Brexit, Precarious Work and the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

By Alex de Ruyter, Director of Research at Birmingham City University’s Business School

During the referendum campaign, one of the key themes articulated by ‘Remain’ campaigners was that a vote to leave the EU was a vote to drastically alter (i.e. reduce) the scope of protective employment regulations in the UK workplace. In response to this, […]

911, 2016

Should Trump’s election be seen as a ‘Black Swan‘ event? What does it mean for the UK?

By |November 9th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Should Trump’s election be seen as a ‘Black Swan‘ event? What does it mean for the UK?

By Dr Steve McCabe, Economist at Birmingham City University’s Business School

In considering today’s momentous event, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America, I am reminded of the phenomenon known as a ‘black swan event’. This phenomenon is essentially something that is such a surprise that the occurrence would […]

311, 2016

What happened at the launch of our new regional economy centre?

By |November 3rd, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What happened at the launch of our new regional economy centre?

by Alex De Ruyter, Director of Research at Birmingham City University’s Business School

The Centre for Regional Economic Development and Investment (CREDIT) at Birmingham City University held its inaugural event at the institution’s Curzon Building on the 27th October. The launch featured several keynote speakers, led by an opening contribution from Councillor John Clancy, Leader of […]

2907, 2016

The UK economy: What happens next?

By |July 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The UK economy: What happens next?

With just over a month past since the UK voted to leave the European Union, Dr Steven McCabe, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University Business School looks at how this has effected the country’s economy and what will happen next.

Last week’s announcement by Philip Hammond that there is an intention to significantly change the Government’s economic […]

1207, 2016

What our new Prime Minister thinks about companies, and why we should pay attention

By |July 12th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What our new Prime Minister thinks about companies, and why we should pay attention

By Timothy James, senior lecturer at Birmingham City University’s School of Law

When Theresa May was running for leader of the Conservative Party (twenty four hours ago), she started her campaign with a speech in Birmingham.  What happened while she was speaking has comprehensively upstaged what she had to say.  But as a first indication of […]

1803, 2016

What does the budget tell us about Osborne’s ambitions?

By |March 18th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What does the budget tell us about Osborne’s ambitions?

By Dr Steve McCabe , Birmingham City Business School
The Budget speech delivered by Chancellor George Osborne tells us much about his desire to ensure that issues of the economy are driven by political dogma rather than what is necessarily good for the economy. Osborne is, of course, not exceptional to every other Chancellor of the […]

2502, 2016

In an age of constant social media communication, are sports stadiums losing relevance?

By |February 25th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on In an age of constant social media communication, are sports stadiums losing relevance?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

For someone who grew up in Hall Green, Birmingham in the 1970s it is fascinating to look at the pictures taken of the area when it was being transformed in the 1920s from a small collection of house in the countryside on the outskirts of Birmingham to the suburb […]

302, 2016

What’s behind the potential merger of Sainsbury’s and Argos?

By |February 3rd, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on What’s behind the potential merger of Sainsbury’s and Argos?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

In many ways the £1.3 billion merger between Sainsbury’s and Argos seems strange. The traditional supermarket retailer which has its origins in 1860s London and a retailer that grew out of providing non-food items in return for collecting what were known as ‘Green Shield Stamps’. However, once you […]

2901, 2016

Is Apple’s allure waning?

By |January 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Is Apple’s allure waning?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

Three years ago I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post in which I asked the question whether, based on the first fall in profits in a decade that had led to a severe drop in share price, the company Apple was losing its attractiveness.

The passing of founder Steve […]

2101, 2016

Should women have to pay a ‘sexist surcharge’ on the high street?

By |January 21st, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Should women have to pay a ‘sexist surcharge’ on the high street?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

On first view this might seem like a peculiar story that harks back to a different age. The idea that you pay higher prices for something simply because it is intended for use by women would, in the supposedly egalitarian age in which we live, seem absolute nonsense. […]