Graham Gudgin is Honorary Research Associate at the Centre For Business Research (CBR) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is also visiting Professor at the Ulster University and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre. He was Director of the ESRC’s Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre from 1985 to 1998, when he became Special Adviser to the First Minister in the NI Assembly until 2002. He founded a forecasting consultancy in Northern Ireland, which was later sold to Oxford Economics with whom he worked for a number of years. Prior to moving to Northern Ireland he was a member of the Cambridge Economic Policy Group (CEPG) under the late Wynne Godley, and Economics Fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is the author of a large number of books, reports and journal articles on regional economic growth in the UK and on the growth of small firms. Together with Ken Coutts at the CBR, and colleagues at Ulster University, an econometric model of the UK economy has been constructed to undertake policy simulations for the UK economy, most recently assessing the impact of Brexit.