Category Archives: Economy

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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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 This seminar series is led by Future Economies Research Centre and reflects the key themes and aims within Future … Continue reading

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How European do our European neighbours feel?

By Professor Edoardo Mollona, Professor of Business Economics, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Universita’ degli Studi di Bologna. Edoardo Mollona is the principal investigator of PERCEIVE project and full professor of Business Economics and Strategic Modelling in the Department of … Continue reading

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Nationalisation: cost is not the only question that needs to be addressed

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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The challenge of … Brexit: How we got here, and where we might end up 

Wednesday 21st February 2018 11:45am – 13:00pm Manchester Lecture Theatre, All Saints Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH ‘The challenge of’ series of lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University are a unique opportunity to hear from leading policy … Continue reading

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Sport participation and policy goals in an era of austerity

Sport participation and policy goals in an era of austerity By Dr Daniel Parnell, Senior Lecturer in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University and an expert in sport policy provides some reflections on his research co-authored research and special issue … Continue reading

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Newly published research demonstrates ways to improve the prospects of UK town centres

The High Street UK 2020 project has identified, through scientific means, not only the 25 priorities that will improve the vitality and viability of the High Street but also a helpful framework for town centre renewal. This research which is … Continue reading

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New industry body renews High Street optimism

The BID Foundation has launched today (Wednesday 17th January) to meet challenges facing high streets and commercial districts up and down the country. Against a back-drop of ever-more difficult trading conditions and local government cuts, the new industry-led body will … Continue reading

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The lesson to be learnt from Carillion is that we need more private sector and charities involved in delivering public services, not fewer.

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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