'Static' regulatory frameworks are becoming a concept of the past. Yet, while investors cannot predict the future regulatory regimes (as they don't know how markets themselves are going to change), it is critical for investors to have confidence in the quality of the decisions regulators will take in the future, and the currently chosen development trajectory.
Industrial Strategy refers to an over-arching coordinated policy framework through which governments and policymakers can enhance the performance of firms, sectors, industrial clusters and regions. Place-based industrial strategy can help to facilitate this transformation by tailoring policy at the regional level - especially around skills, technology and supporting business networks - to enable places to realise their potential.
With this in mind, research by the Centre for Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy (CGR&IS) explores a wide range of topics of interest and benefit to many areas of finance, industry and regions.
- Place Based Industrial Strategy (Felicia Fai, Phil Tomlinson, Mariachiara Barzotto)
- Effectiveness of innovation policies (Chris Dimos, Phil Tomlinson)
- Smart Specialisation in lagging regions (Felicia Fai, Phil Tomlinson, Mariachiara Barzotto)
- Impact of industrial strategy initiatives within firms (Chris Dimos, Felicia Fai, Phil Tomlinson)
- Banking business models and their performance (Ru Xie, Simone Giansante)
- Micro-firms' regulation and performance (Marc Betton, Rob Branston)
- Financial instruments and dividend policies (Winifred Huang, David Newton)
- Entertainment, cultural and information industries (Joanna Syrda)
- Changes in the composition of the corporate sector on risk and investment (Ania Zalewska)