All posts by: Ben Gardiner

The UK – an imbalanced economy

uk imbalanced economy

In the first of three blogs focusing on imbalance in the UK’s economy our Director, Ben Gardiner, takes a look at spatial imbalance and productivity.

We find that London pulls away from the other UK regions in terms of productivity and that the regional productivity diverge…

Field research for UNESCO: technical and vocational education

Field research in Senegal

Field research for a UNESCO project took our Director Ben Gardiner and Researcher Ana Rosa Gonzalez-Martinez* to the Dominican Republic, Cyprus and Senegal to assess the potential for a training levy to support vocational and technical education.
Tell us about the UNESCO project…

(Never) mind the gap!

It is nearly four years since the inception of the Northern Powerhouse. Has the performance gap between the Greater South East and the rest of England narrowed? 

In short, no. Recent newspaper articles such as the following refer to the persistence of the gap between the nor…