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Small business review

David Connell of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge to lead review on UK government Small Business Research Initiative. The …

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Giving workers employment rights increases productivity and profitability

New research findings from two of the UK’s top universities, Cambridge and Manchester, reveals giving workers employment rights increases productivity and profitability. …

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VC and patents

Venture capital investment does not boost patents by technology firms, finds new study at University of Cambridge Judge Business School. ‘Patenting has …

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From CBR's blog

CBR Economic Forecast 2017

 by Simon Deakin, Graham Gudgin & Ken Coutts, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge The Graham Gudgin, Ken Coutts and Neil Gibson working paper 483: “The Macro-Economic Impact of Brexit: Using the CBR Macro-Economic Model of the UK Economy (UKMOD) can be found at http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/centre-for-business-research/downloads/working-papers/wp483revised.pdf  Economists at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, […]

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Media coverage

Financial Times: The anguish of Britain’s farmers

A study on the macro-economic impact of Brexit by the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School suggests a more …

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The Guardian: Why is UK’s productivity still behind that of other major economies?

Philip Inman writes about UK productivity and investigates the reasons why this is lagging behind countries like Germany, France and the US. …

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Social Europe: Luddism In the age of Uber

A common response to the wave of protests over Uber is that its opponents are ‘Luddites’. The implication is that resistance to …

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Evening Standard: Tougher, not weaker, labour laws are key to upping productivity

A research co-authored at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School, found that improvements in labour rights can lead to …

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