Publications & Reports

A collection of recent research from Future Economies

Academic Publications

Valeria Andreoni

V. Andreoni (2019) Environmental Taxes: Driver Behind the Revenue Collected. Journal of Cleaner Production 221, pp. 17-26

V. Andreoni (2017) Energy Metabolism of 28 World Countries: A Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis. Ecological Economics, 142, pp.56-69

David Beel

D. Beel, Jones, M. Jones, IR. (2018)  Elite City-Deals For Economic Growth? Cardiff Capital Region, Devolution and the Positioning of Civil Society Actors. Space and Polity. 22(3), pp.307-327

Craig Berry

C. Berry (2016) Industrial Policy Change in the Post-Crisis British Economy: Policy Innovation in an Incomplete Institutional and Ideational Environment. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. pp.18(4), 829-847,

C. Berry (2019) From Receding to Reseeding: Industrial Policy, Governance Strategies and Neoliberal Resilience in Post-crisis Britain, New Political Economy, advance online publication,

Paul Brannagan

P. Brannagan and Giulianotti, R. (2018) The Soft Power-Soft Disempowerment Nexus: the case of Qatar. International Affairs. 94(5), pp. 1139-1157.

Lefteris Giovanis

E. Giovanis (2019) Worthy to Lose Some Money for Better Air Quality: Applications of Bayesian Networks on the Causal Effect of Income and Air Pollution on Life Satisfaction in Switzerland. Empirical Economics. 57(5), pp.1579-1611 

E. Giovanis, Ozdamar O. (2019) A Collective Household Labour Supply Model with Disability: Evidence from Iraq. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 40(2), pp.209-225 

E. Giovanis, Ozdamar O.  (2018) Health status, mental health and air quality: evidence from pensioners in Europe. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25(14), pp.14206-14225 

Ö. Özdamar, Giovanis, E. (2017) The Impact of Air and Noise Pollution on Health Status in Turkey: A Willingness to Pay Approach. Sosyoekonomi. 25(32), pp.213-238​ 

Matthew Gobey

Gobey, M. and Matikonis, K. (2019) Small Business Property Tax Reductions and Job Growth Small Business Economics Journal, published online 30th July 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-019-00219-9

Jonathon Grix

Grix, J. and Brannagan, P. (2016) ‘Of Mechanisms and Myths: Conceptualizing States’ ‘Soft Power’ Strategies through Sports Mega-Events’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 27, 2, 251-272.

Julia Jeyacheya

Hampton,  M., Jeyacheya, J. and Long, P.H. (2018) ‘Can Tourism promote Inclusive Growth? Supply Chains, Ownership and Employment in Vietnam.’ Journal of Development Studies. 54 (2). pp.359-376

Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2015) ‘Power, Ownership and Tourism in Small Islands: evidence from Indonesia.’ World Development. 70: pp.481-495.

Lee, D., Hampton, M., and Jeyacheya, J. (2015) ‘The political economy of precarious work in the tourist industry in Small Island Developing States.’ Review of International Political Economy, 22 (1) pp.194-223.

Donna Lee

NJ. Smith, D. Lee (2015). What's Queer about Political Science?. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 17(1), pp.49-63.

D. Lee, M. Hampton, J. Jeyacheya (2015). The political economy of precarious work in the tourism industry in small island developing states. Review of  International Political Economy. 22(1), pp.194-223.

J . Grix, D. Lee (2013). Soft Power, Sports Mega-Events and Emerging States: The Lure of the Politics of Attraction. Global Society. 27(4), pp.521-536.

Nicolas Scelles

M. Valenti, Scelles, N. Morrow, S. (2019, In Press) Elite Sport Policies and International Sporting Success: A Panel Data Analysis of European Women’s National Football Team Performance. European Sport Management Quarterly. doi: 10.1080/16184742.2019.1606264

Kathryn Simpson

Simpson, K. & Loveless, M. (2017) Another Chance? Concerns about inequality, Support for the European Union and Further European Integration, Journal of European Public Policy 24(7) pp. 1069-1089

Simpson, K. (2018) What to do about Inequality? Public Opinion Support for the European Union & Further European Integration in the Republic of Ireland, Irish Political Studies, 34(1), pp. 69-91

Nick O'Donovan

N. O’Donovan (2019) From Knowledge Economy to Automation Anxiety: A Growth Regime in Crisis?. New Political Economy. Published online March 2019, pp. 1-19


Gavin Brown and Dr Richard Whittle

Algorithms, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency: Implications for the Future of the Workplace, Emerald, 2020

The convergence of Algorithms, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency has the potential to fundamentally disrupt the current world of work. This book investigates the effects of this on the worker, the organisation and the economy, by considering a future where the traditional power relationships between workers and firms no longer apply.

Professor Jonathan Grix, Dr Paul Brannagan and Professor Donna Lee

Entering the Global Arena: Emerging States, Soft Power Strategies and Sports Mega-Events, Palgrave, 2019

The first book to draw together the infancy of published work on sports events and emerging states. Situates the debate within key, mainstream literature in contemporary international relations, sociology, political science and sports studies.

Rory Shand

Shand, R. (2013) Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action Abingdon: Routledge 

Shand, R. (2016) The Governance of Sustainable Rural Renewal: A Global Comparative Perspective Abingdon: Routledge 

Shand, R. (2017) Sport, Community Regeneration, Governance and Development Abingdon: Routledge

Hyde, M. and Shand, R. (2017) Retirement, Pensions, and Justice: A Philosophical Analysis Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan

Shand, R. (2020) The Role of the Creative Arts in the Governance of Urban Renewal and Development Abingdon: Routledge 

Future Economies Discussion Papers

Who Owns the Future? Data Trusts, Data Commons, and the Future of Data Ownership. January, 2020

Stuart Mills

This paper consider various stakeholder claims to data ownership and the value generated by data, through a political economy lens.

Industrial Policy in the context of Climate EmergencyIndustrial Policy in the context of Climate EmergencyIndustrial Policy in the context of Climate EmergencyIndustrial Policy in the context of Climate Emergency. December, 2019

Dr Dan Bailey

This paper analyses the relationship between the UK economy and the current climate emergency in the context of a developing industrial strategy and emerging Green New Deal.

The Bristol Pound December, 2019

Dr Adam Marshall and Dr Dan O'Neill

This paper seeks to assess the claim that convertible local currencies (CLCs) have the potential to counter globalisation by fostering localisation.

Improving the Financial Disclosure Documentation Process. November 2019

Dr Richard Whittle, Dr Matthew Gobey, Claire Levison, Stuart Mills, Rory McHugh, Sabaa Jahangir, Claire Schulze

This policy paper considers the technological and behavioural solutions to ensure customers taking out or considering a financial product digest the relevant information that is important to them.

Understanding Financial Services ‘Left Behind Customers’. November 2019

This policy paper recommends interventions to financial services to ensure hard-to-reach groups of customers are not left behind when it comes to finding the best deals and prices available to them.

Johnsonomics - British industrial policy (and beyond) from Brown to Boris

Launch Date: 12th September 2019

This policy paper analyses the approach of a Boris Johnson-led government to the UK’s industrial strategy and outlines the uncertain future that industrial policy faces after Brexit.

Brexit and the North: Not Our Problem

Launch Date: 18th June 2019

This policy paper challenges a prevailing Brexit narrative that Northern votes were decisive is the outcomes of the 2016 Referendum and 2019 European Elections and offers policy recommendations for the North.

What we really mean when we talk about industrial strategy

Launch Date: 5th November 2018

Published a year on from the government’s industrial strategy white paper, and with Brexit now less than six months away, What We Really Mean When We Talk About Industrial Strategy features expert authors on a wide range of subjects connected to industrial policy.

Policy and Commissioned Reports

Future Economies works with external organisation in the public, private and voluntary sectors to produce independent reports for clients across our areas of expertise. We welcome commissions for projects where unbiased, evidence-led research is required and where academic independence and rigour are maintained.

A selection of our recent commissioned work is available below:-

Greater Manchester Combined Authority Independent Prosperity Review

Members of Future Economies recently contributed to Greater Manchester Combined Authority's Independent Prosperity Review with a technical report on the retail sector within the city region. Drawing on a wide variety of evidence, the report looks at the evolving nature of the retail sector's employment base, geographic location, productivity and technological evolution to provide an important contribution to the conurbation's local industrial strategy, due for publication in Summer 2019.