Where can the West Midlands economy go?. Mike Haynes Professor of International Political Economy. The Recent Past: Restructuring or Distorting the UK Economy?. Coalition Fairytales? – How the Sun viewed the situation in Spring 2011.
Professor of International Political Economy
Coalition Fairytales? – How the Sun viewed the situation in Spring 2011
UK’ s actual performance is very poor - last three quarters to summer 2011
Looking More Nasty? quarters to summer 2011
The West Midlands and the Black Country quarters to summer 2011
Impressive Past? quarters to summer 2011
Heritage Trail Future?
A Low Value added Region? quarters to summer 2011
Uncertain Futures quarters to summer 2011
Issues ‘Structural Vulnerability’, ‘Long term structural decline’
1. Falling relative GVA since 1975 compared to national average
3. Missing high growth firms
4. Skills gaps
(a) What needs to be done and who can deliver?
(b) Is less more or even less?
(c) Will more of the same work?
i54 Good news thanks to Tata but ‘a Car Plant does not one summer make’