Author Archives: Centre for Business Research

The growth of Fintech in China and the implications for the UK economy

The growth of Fintech in China and the implications for the UK economy

by Professor Simon Deakin & Boya Wang, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge  New Research from the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, looking at the growth of Fintech in China and its implications for the UK Economy is shedding light on how access to internet finance and credit is helping to fuel… Read more

Inaugural social science and law interdisciplinary conference: inequality and the rule of law

Inaugural social science and law interdisciplinary conference: inequality and the rule of law

The recent Inaugural Social Science and Law Interdisciplinary Conference, held at Jesus College in Cambridge, brought together leading academics from law and the social sciences, including economics, to discuss inequality and the rule of law in the global north and the rising powers, particularly China. Their purpose was to explore how law can be used… Read more

Treasury economic modelling is flawed

Treasury economic modelling is flawed

Press Release, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Contact: Graham Gudgin: gg14@cam.ac.uk or Dr Ken Coutts: kjc1@cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 765320 Treasury economic modelling is flawed say economists from the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Judge Business School, University of Cambridge New research from the Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, questions… Read more

Brexit and the business of government

Brexit and the business of government

by Professor Colin Talbot and Dr Carole Talbot For many years now, academic experts on British government have been arguing that it has been “hollowed out” by various changes – including the pooling of powers and governmental activity through the growth of the European Union. Borrowing a term from medieval English history, one set of… Read more

For regulatory ‘alignment’, read ‘de facto convergence’, and a symbolic Brexit

For regulatory ‘alignment’, read ‘de facto convergence’, and a symbolic Brexit

by Professor Simon Deakin, Director of Centre for Business Research and Professor of Law, University of Cambridge The document agreed by the EU and UK in the early hours of 8 December 2017 is not a contract or treaty, merely a ‘joint report’ on progress made in phase one of the Brexit negotiations (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/joint_report.pdf).  However,… Read more

The new legal and economic challenges facing the government as the UK negotiates a Brexit deal

The new legal and economic challenges facing the government as the UK negotiates a Brexit deal

By Boni Sones, Parliamentary Radio, CBR, University of Cambridge In this Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge 40 minute audio documentary podcast on the Post-Brexit Options for the UK: Combining Legal and Economic Analysis we summarise the key points of our 11 key speakers at our recent Workshop held on 30th March 2017. You… Read more

Brexit: the WTO option

Brexit: the WTO option

by Lorand Bartels, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge In this Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge series of podcasts on the Post-Brexit Options for the UK: Combining Legal and Economic Analysis we take a closer look at how the WTO rules impact on the UK’s trading relationships. Whatever happens with the Brexit negotiations,… Read more

Post-Brexit options for the UK: combining legal and economic analysis

Post-Brexit options for the UK: combining legal and economic analysis

By Boni Sones, policy associate CBR Brexit will probably not be the economic catastrophe that many have feared, but uncertainty over the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU and legal complexities stemming from the Great Repeal Act will chill business relationships for the foreseeable future , say lawyers and economists meeting in Cambridge the… Read more

A critique of treasury estimates of the impact of Brexit

A critique of treasury estimates of the impact of Brexit

by Graham Gudgin Research Associate CBR, University of Cambridge (In association with Ken Coutts and Neil Gibson of the CBR and Neil Gibson and Jordan Buchanan of Ulster University Economic Policy Centre) Post-Brexit options for the UK: combining legal and economic analysis Gudgin tells Boni Sones why he thinks the Treasury over-estimated the short-term economic… Read more

The financial cost to the UK of leaving the EU

The financial cost to the UK of leaving the EU

By Michael Waibel, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge Post-Brexit options for the UK: combining legal and economic analysis The UK’s Liability for Financial Obligations Arising out of Its EU Membership Continuing the CBR’s series of themed podcasts and blogs on the Post-Brexit Options for the UK: Michael Waibel, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of… Read more