RESEARCH WORKSHOP – THURSDAY 2 MARCH 2017, GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY – “Scotland’s Brexit: Growth, Jobs and Inclusion”

Glasgow Caledonian University will host a Regional Studies Association workshop on “Scotland’s Brexit:  Growth, Jobs and Inclusion” on 2 March.  Organised by Dr Leaza McSorley, Lecturer in Economics and Chair of the Regional Studies Association Scotland Section and supported by WiSE research centre, the workshop brings together leading academic members of the Regional Studies Association to examine the key regional, economic and policy challenges and opportunities for Scotland as the prospect of leaving the EU approaches.   How can economic growth, jobs and inclusion be delivered in such uncertain times?  Workshop presentations focus on key aspects of Scotland’s economy, which will be central to Scotland’s response to leaving the EU.  Topics covered include: Labour market productivity, sectoral innovation, EU Cohesion policy, procurement policy, gender equality, self-employment, in-work poverty, and inclusive growth.  The keynote speakers are Scotland’s Chief Economist Dr Gary Gillespie and Dr Ekkehard Ernst, Chief Macroeconomic Policy Unit,  International Labour Organisation.

 If you can attend, even for part of the day, please let Irene know:







Research workshop, Thursday 2 March 2017, 9am-5pm, Glasgow Caledonian University (The Lantern, Hamish Wood building), G4 0BA



9.00-9.15 Welcome/Coffee
9.15-9.30 Introduction: Dr Leaza McSorley, Chair Regional Studies Association Scotland Section
9.30-10.45 Dr Gary Gillespie, Chief Economist, Scottish Government


Dr Ekkehard Ernst, Chief Macroeconomic Policy Unit, International Labour Organisation
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break


Dr Katerina Lisenkova, Fraser of Allander Institute, Strathclyde University, Modelling the Long-term Macroeconomic Consequences of Brexit on the UK and Scottish Economy
Dr Alessandro Rosiello, Edinburgh University, The Effect of Knowledge Base Complexity on the Shifting Geography of Innovation and Technological Catch Up in the Upstream Oil Industry.
Nasira Bradley, Glasgow University, Do Firm-Sizes and Sectors Matter for Productivity?
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Dr Leaza McSorley, Glasgow Caledonian University and Dr Katharina Sarter, University of South Wales, The Role of EU Cohesion Policy and Procurement Policy in Delivering Labour Market Equality
Professor Mike Danson, Heriot Watt University, In-Work Poverty and the Self-Employed
15.30-15.45 Coffee Break
15.45- 16.45 Dr Angela O’Hagan, Glasgow Caledonian University, Gender Budgeting: A Sustainable Route to Policy Change?
Closing remarks, Dr Leaza McSorley

Supported by: Regional Studies Association ; WiSE –  Women in Scotland’s Economy Research Centre; Glasgow School for Business & Society, Glasgow Caledonian University

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