GCU workshop to explore impact of Brexit on Scottish economy

24 February 2017

GCU workshop to explore impact of Brexit on Scottish economy

The event will examining the economic and policy issues facing Scotland in light of the UK’s decision to leave the EU

Scotland’s Chief Economist Dr Gary Gillespie will be one of the keynote speakers at an event hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) examining the economic and policy issues facing Scotland in light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU).

The event, entitled ‘Scotland’s Brexit: Growth, Jobs and Inclusion’, will take place on Thursday, March 2, and will bring together leading academic members of the Regional Studies Association, the global forum for city and regional research, development and policy.

The workshop will explore the theme ‘How can economic growth, jobs and inclusion be delivered in such uncertain times?’ and will look at the key regional, economic and policy challenges and opportunities for Scotland as the prospect of leaving the EU approaches. It will feature presentations on topics including labour market productivity; sectoral innovation; EU Cohesion policy; procurement policy; gender equality; self-employment; in-work poverty; and inclusive growth.

Dr Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the Macroeconomic Policy Unit with the UN International Labour Organisation, will also deliver a keynote speech.

Dr Leaza McSorley, Lecturer in Economics at GCU and Chair of the Regional Studies Association Scotland Section, said: “I am delighted to bring together academic experts to present their research and discuss the impact of Brexit on wider aspects of the Scottish economy. The variety of research presented will highlight the wide-ranging impact on the Scottish labour market and economy.”

The workshop is organised by the Regional Studies Association, with support from GCU’s WiSE research centre.

To attend the workshop, contact: Irene.Brown@gcu.ac.uk

 

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