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Brexit and beyond: A local economy event

Date: 14 September 2017
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Location:

K2 building, Room K2-V114, London South Bank University, London SE1 6NG

Organiser: Andrew Jones
Contact details: 020 7815 7798, jonesah@lsbu.ac.uk
Price: Free
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What are the ramifications of Brexit? What are the considerations from a macroeconomic context? We look to explore this in greater detail, led by a panel of experts

This conference, organised in association with the journal, Local Economy, offers an opportunity to discuss the ramifications of Brexit with informed experts. Loosely based on a special edition of Local Economy, the conference explores the macroeconomic context, voting patterns in the referendum (with updates from our event earlier in the year), Cohesion Policy past and present, the referendum and our democracy, and the future (if any) of student mobility.

Admission is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Free copies of the special edition of Local Economy will be available for participants.

Programme

TimeActivity
9.30-10am Registration
10-10.30am Welcome and introduction: Andrew Jones, Local Economy Policy Unit (LEPU)
10.30-11.30am A macroeconomic overview: Disaster or deliverance? Dr Monique Ebell, National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
11-11.30am Q&A
11.30am-12.30pm The voting geography of Brexit (with updates from our event earlier in the year): What geography? Professor Ron Johnston, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
12-12.30pm Q&A
12.30-1.30pm Cohesion Policy past and present: Dr Oliver Sykes, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool
1-1.30pm Q&A
1.30-2.15pm Lunch
2.15-3pm The referendum and our democracy: A guide to the ruins: Stephen Barber, School of Business, London South Bank University
2.45-3pm Q&A
3-3.15pm Break
3.15-4pm The future of student mobility: Cherry James, School of Law and Social Sciences, London South Bank University
3.45-4pm Q&A
4pm Close

Speaker Biographies

Andrew Jones (Chair), Local Economy Policy Unit, London South Bank University 
Andrew has a lengthy history in local economic development and public policy, spanning various employments in central government, training and enterprise councils, think tanks, commercial consultancy and academia. In addition to editing the journal Local Economy he currently teaches economics at London South Bank University.

Dr Monique Ebell, National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), led the NIESR’s work on the long term impact of Brexit on the UK economy, focusing on issues affecting trade in services and financial services. Monique also has expertise on Scottish independence, particularly debt and currency choice; housing, particularly tax and macro-prudential issues; pensions; tax credits; and pregnancy discrimination.

Prof Ron Johnston, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, has an academic focus on political geography (especially electoral studies) and urban geography, much of which has involved innovative use of multivariate statistical methods. Ron has published numerous analytical and empirical studies of electoral systems and voting behaviour, with particular reference to the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States

Dr Oliver Sykes, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool
Olivier was awarded his PhD in urban and regional planning from the University of Liverpool in 2004 for a thesis investigating the application of the European Spatial Development Perspective in EU Member State planning. His work focuses primarily on the Europeanisation of planning systems and aspects of comparative planning and urban policy. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of Town Planning Review and Urban, Planning and Transport Research.

Dr Stephen Barber, School of Business, London South Bank University, has research interests which include British government, politics and contemporary history, the globalisation of financial markets and political economy. A frequent contributor to the financial press, before joining the university he spent 15 years working in the City of London's investment industry. He is a Member of the Securities and Investment Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Senior Research Fellow of the Global Policy Institute. He appears regularly on television and radio.

Cherry James, School of Law and Social Sciences, London South Bank University, is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Division at LSBU where she teaches Legal Systems and EU law, and looks after Erasmus and other visiting students. Earlier in her career she worked as a solicitor in the Litigation Department of two large City law firms. She has recently been awarded a PhD by Birkbeck, University of London, on the contribution of Erasmus student mobility to EU citizenship, and she continues to research, speak and write on issues concerning student mobility, particularly in Europe.

 
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