David Hearne is a researcher working in the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University. He joined the centre in 2017, having worked in an independent think tank previously. His work focuses on understanding all aspects of regional economic performance, particularly in the West Midlands. Alex de Ruyter is Professor and Director of the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University, UK. He holds a wealth of research experience and academic engagement in relation to Brexit and areas of regional economic development, skills and labour market issues.
Hearne and De Ruyter survey the present state of evidence on regional disparities across Britain, discuss the different measures of regional economic performance currently being used, and argue that Brexit will present an opportunity to reassess regional needs and and measuring approaches. They cover thinking inside the box: defining the problem, thinking outside the box: real living standards and real labor productivity, and policy implications. -- Annotation (c)2019 * (protoview.com) *