photograph Regional Insights registration: Regional Economic Disparities: From Boom to Bust and Beyond

Professor Ron Martin

Venue: Clore Room, Great North Museum, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

Time/Date: 9th December 2009, 17:00 - 18:30

CURDS and One NorthEast would like to invite you to register to attend the latest event in the Regional Insights Programme: The Recent Evolution of Regional Economic Disparities:  From Boom to Bust and Beyond.

This event draws upon the expertise of Professor Ron Martin to examine the changes and continuities in economic disparity across the UK's regions over the past three decades, focusing particularly on the regional impacts of the 'historic long boom' from 1993-2007, and the subsequent crisis and recession since 2008.The presentation argues that the evolution of regional disparities during New Labour's term of office challenge both the Government's interpretation of those disparities and the efficacy of its policies intended to reduce them. 

The paper argues for a perspective on the regional problem that assigns due importance to the notion of economic resilience (adaptability), and why this seems to differ across the regions.

Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography and a Fellow of the Cambridge-MIT Institute. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Business Research attached to the Judge Business School. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Catharine's College. He will be a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow for 2007-2010. 

To register for this event please complete the registration form.

Published: 5th November 2009