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Fintech in the UK and China

The Centre for Business Research (CBR) members Simon Deakin, Ding Chen, Boya Wang and Frank Stephen travelled to China in April 2017 …

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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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From CBR's blog

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 […]

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Media coverage

The Spectator: The embarrassing role of economists on Brexit

Dr Graham Gudgin, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge, discusses Brexit negotiations: “It is difficult to know …

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The Economist: For some plaintiffs, courts in China are getting better

The Centre for Business Research’s Research Associate Dr Ding Chen, who is Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield University and co-investigator with …

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The Economist: The IMF is back in Africa

A report co-authored by Dr Adel Daoud, Research Fellow in Political Economy at the Centre for Business Research, is featured in an …

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Global Finance: Brexit: One year on

Despite gloomy forecasts, Britain’s expected economic collapse has not materialized, and new research suggests the impact on trade will be mitigated. Ken …

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