Category Archives: Economy

Global Justice and Crisis Conference (Call for papers)

How may conflict be a positive force for change? Saturday 6th October 2018 9am-5pm Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Oxford Road M15 6BH United Kingdom This conference will bring together academics, non-governmental organizations and activists to present, … Continue reading

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The power and the potential – our Metro Mayors event at Labour conference

There was no shortage of frustration, but also plenty of energy and drive in evidence in Liverpool at a MetroPolis-sponsored ‘in-conversation’ event with the Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region Mayors. Hosted by the IPPR North think-tank, and ably chaired … Continue reading

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We’re helping countries turn love affairs with foreign investment into lasting marriages

MMU research and expertise is informing UN work on how to make the most of multinationals. By Heinz Tüselmann The secret to making the most of foreign investment is more important than ever for Britain’s  highly internationalised and open economy. … Continue reading

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Homelessness from the private rented sector

Dr Chris O’Leary is a specialist in public policy and is a senior lecturer in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit.  Much of his work before joining PERU was around modelling need and demand in terms of multiple needs, prevention and integration of services. Chris also … Continue reading

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ATCM, IPM and The BID Foundation team up to present important evidence to Parliamentary High Street Inquiry

Consultation to take place in London on the 12th June 2018 10am – 1pm A consortium of the leading membership and professional bodies representing the people responsible for managing UK High Streets are joining forces to respond to the High … Continue reading

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Urban and Rural Economic Development in the Post-Brexit Landscape: A community governance approach

Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy: A New Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Led by Manchester Metropolitan University Centre for Future Economies Urban and Rural Economic Development in the Post-Brexit Landscape: … Continue reading

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Book release of Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds in the UK and US

New Book Documents What We Know About Innovative Financing Models Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are attracted to financing models that encourage social innovation, but challenges persist around when and how to apply these outcomes-based models, and how … Continue reading

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Understanding impact from a social science perspective: critical reflections on impact and ESRC

Wednesday March 21 2018 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 2 Manchester M15 6LL Since as far back as the 1990s social scientists seeking funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have been … Continue reading

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Supported Housing Symposium

Understanding the likely future levels of need, demand, cost, and economic benefit is key to the planning of an effective supported housing sector. Such work presents a number of challenges around using the extant evidence base, modelling available data, and … Continue reading

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Privatisation – Weighing the evidence

Kevin Albertson, Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School, Professor of Economics. Studies Social Policy, Econometrics, and Applied Econometrics. Dr Kevin Albertson is an eclectic economist with a background in statistics and economics, but now he has escaped from the numerical world of … Continue reading

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