How can universities and businesses foster economic growth?

17 Apr 2019 06:00PM - 07:15PM
RES events

Universities provide world leading research and educate the workforce of tomorrow. They also produce technological innovation and support local and national businesses.

This public debate will consider the role of universities and businesses in fostering economic growth in cities and regions and how they can improve their contributions to local development.

Chair: Rachana Shanbhogue

Economics Correspondent, The Economist

Economics Correspondent at The Economist.

Professor Paul Cheshire

Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics

Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics.

Professor Stuart Croft

Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick since 2016. Previously he worked at Birmingham University before joining Warwick in 2007 as Professor of International Security.

Rain Newton-Smith

Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry

Chief Economist at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and was previously Head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics.


RES Presents is our series of early evening events on topical issues open to the public. It offers the opportunity to engage in an in-depth informative discussion and provides a platform to show how economics can provide insight into public policy.

Each meeting will feature a panel of speakers plus a chair, with opening remarks from each speaker and then a general discussion and plenty of Q&A.