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Welsh Economic Review considers state of Wales’ economy

11 May 2016

Cardiff Business School launched a special edition of the Welsh Economic Review, at an event held in the School on Tuesday 10 May 2016.

The Welsh Economic Review is edited by Dr Annette Roberts of the Welsh Economy Research Unit and published online by Cardiff University Press.

This special issue was edited by Gerald Holtham, the Sir Julian Hodge Visiting Professor of Regional Economy at Cardiff Metropolitan University. It features a selection of papers from the Learned Society of Wales’s first International Symposium on economic policies for peripheral economies. The Symposium was held in Portmeirion in 2015.

A range of respected expert contributors provided papers for the journal, including:

  • Ron Boschma, Professor in Innovation Studies and Director of Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) at Lund University, Sweden
  • John Kay, Economist and Visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics
  • Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Center for International Development and a Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • Robert Huggins, Professor of Economic Geography, School of Geography and planning, Cardiff University
  • Colin Mason, Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
  • Ken Mayhew, Professor of Education and Economic Performance and Director ESRC Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance, University of Oxford
  • Jonathan Price, Chief Economist, Welsh Government
  • Bridget Rosewell, Economist

Topics included in the journal include the Economics of Small States, Regional Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Networks, Human Capital, Growth and Inequality and the Economic Impact of Infrastructure.

Speakers at the launch event included Professor Gerald Holtham, Professor Gillian Bristow from the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, and Jonathan Price.

The Welsh Economic Review was first produced in 1988 to provide commentary and analysis on the Welsh economy and to communicate expert research with business and policy decision-makers.

Professor Max Munday from the Welsh Economy Research Unit commented that: “This special edition covers important economic ground and successfully brings together contributions from both economists and geographers that address some of the most pressing economic and social problems facing the region”.

Read the Special Edition of the Welsh Economic Review.

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