Welsh Institute For Research in Economics and Development
The Welsh Institute For Research in Economics and Development's aim is to stimulate and build capacity in research relevant to the Welsh economy and society as well as to the wider world.
The Institute undertakes research and policy initiatives of particular relevance to Wales but also of more general interest to the UK, the rest of Europe, and the wider world. We intend that our activities will benefit the political and business community of Wales, while providing a valuable stimulus to research and other joint activity for all the many established researchers and units working on Welsh issues.
Recent research topics have included:
- corporate governance and the spread of companies
- fiscal policy and devolution
- innovation and entrepreneurship
- language and trade
- school size and school effectiveness
- impatience as a reason for choosing violence.
The data and model for the Great Depression project some results from which were published as Optimum International Policies for the World Depression, from which the most recent paper is Trade Wars and the Slump, European Review of Economic History (2007) 11 73-98.
The Appendices of A Monthly Econometric Model of the Transmission of the Great Depression Between the Principal Industrial Economies contain the data sources, definitions and the equation list.
Interwar period macrodata contains the data. The variable key decodes the acronymns used in the data.
- Foreman-Peck, J. S. and Nicholls, T. 2013. SME takeovers as a contributor to regional productivity gaps. Small Business Economics 41 (2), pp.359-378. (10.1007/s11187-012-9444-x)
- Foreman-Peck, J. S. 2013. Effectiveness and efficiency of SME innovation policy. Small Business Economics 41 (1), pp.55-70. (10.1007/s11187-012-9426-z)
- Foreman-Peck, J. S. and Pepelasis, I. S. 2013. Entrepreneurs and businessmen in Greece during the Long Nineteenth Century. In: Tortella, G. and Quiroga, G. eds. Entrepreneurship and Growth: An International Historical Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.49-68.
- Battilosi, S. , Escario, R. and Foreman-Peck, J. S. 2013. Fiscal policy response to cycles under two regimes: Spain 1950-1998. Cliometrica 7 (3), pp.267-294. (10.1007/s11698-012-0089-4)
- Foreman-Peck, J. S. and Hannah, L. 2013. Some consequences of the early twentieth-century British divorce of ownership from control. Business History 55 (4), pp.543-564. (10.1080/00076791.2012.741970)
- Roked, Z. , Moore, S. C. and Shepherd, J. P. 2012. Alcohol misuse: screening and treatment in primary dental care. Faculty Dental Journal 3 (2), pp.73-77. (10.1308/204268512X13312096186325)
- Leppälä, S. 2012. An epistemological perspective on knowledge transfers: From tacitness to capability and reliability. Industry and Innovation 19 (8), pp.631-647. (10.1080/13662716.2012.739759)
- Leppälä, S. and Desrochers, P. 2012. Regional economic analysis: The case for methodological individualism. In: Andersson, D. E. ed. The Spatial Market Process. Advances in Austrian Economics Vol. 16.Bingley: Emerald, pp.25-56. (10.1108/S1529-2134(2012)0000016005)
- Moore, S. C. et al. 2012. An exploratory randomised controlled trial of a premises-level intervention to reduce alcohol related harm including violence in the United Kingdom. BMC Public Health 12 (1), pp.412. (10.1186/1471-2458-12-412)
- Wood, A. M. et al., 2012. An evolutionary based social rank explanation of why low income predicts mental distress: A 17 year cohort study of 30,000 people. Journal of Affective Disorders 136 (3), pp.882-888. (10.1016/j.jad.2011.09.014)
- Desrochers, P. and Leppälä, S. 2011. Opening up the 'Jacobs Spillovers' black box: local diversity, creativity and the processes underlying new combinations. Journal of Economic Geography 11 (5), pp.843-863. (10.1093/jeg/lbq028)
- Foreman-Peck, J. and Hannah, L. 2011. Extreme divorce: the managerial revolution in UK companies before 1914. Working paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University
- Foreman-Peck, J. S. 2011. The Western European marriage pattern and economic development. Explorations in Economic History 48 (2), pp.292-309. (10.1016/j.eeh.2011.01.002)
- Luintel, K. and Khan, M. 2011. Basic, applied and experimental knowledge and productivity: further evidence. Economics Letters 111 (1), pp.71-74. (10.1016/j.econlet.2011.01.017)
- Desrochers, P. and Leppälä, S. 2011. Creative cities and regions: The case for local economic diversity. Creativity and Innovation Management 20 (1), pp.59-69. (10.1111/j.1467-8691.2010.00586.x)
- Desrochers, P. and Leppälä, S. 2011. Creative environments: the case for local economic diversity. In: Andersson, D. E. , Andersson, Å. E. and Mellander, C. eds. Handbook of Creative Cities. Elgar Original Reference Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.422-434.
- Foreman-Peck, J. and Zhou, P. 2011. The strength and persistence of entrepreneurial cultures. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 23 (1), pp.163-187. (10.1007/s00191-011-0239-z)
- Moore, S. C. , Brennan, I. and Murphy, S. 2011. Predicting and measuring premises-level harm in the night-time economy. Alcohol and Alcoholism 46 (3), pp.357-363. (10.1093/alcalc/agr011)
Head of the Economics Section
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Lecturer in Economics
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Professor of Economics
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Reader in Quantitative Analysis
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