Globalisation in Crisis? Conference Presentations

Globalisation in Crisis? The Urban and Regional Challenges of the Great Instability Conference Programme

Some of the presenters have given their permission for their presentations from the conference to be made available however please note that presentations should not be quoted or copied without the express permission of the authors.

DAY ONE: Thursday, 13 July 2017

Presentation Title Presenter
Session 1: Globalisation in Crisis?
Chair: Ron Martin, University of Cambridge 
‘Separate Worlds? The challenge of regional economic divergence and populism to regional economics and economic geography’ Michael Storper
‘Globalisation after the Financial Crisis: Structural Change and the Reconfiguration of Geography’ Jonathan Perraton
Session 2A: Cohesion Policy and ‘the Great Instability’
Chair: Pete Tyler
‘Relatedness, Knowledge Complexity and Technological Opportunities of Regions. A Framework for Smart Specialization’ Pierre-Alexandre Balland, David Rigby and Ron Boschma
Anchors Away! The Evolution of an ICT Cluster During and After the Sinking of its Flagship Company Dieter F. Kogler, Peter Kedron, Greg Spencer
‘What was the Effect of the Economic Crisis on Fuzzy Measures of Poverty at the Regional Level? Gianni Betti, Federico Crescenzi and Francesca Gagliardi
‘Regional Recovery and the EU Structural Funds’ Raffaele Lagravinese and Riccardo Crescenzi
Session 2B: Session 2B: Institutions and Policies for a New Moderation? (1)
Chair: Peter Sunley
‘Institutions and Policies in City Economic Evolution: Evidence from British Cities Andy Pike, Emil Evenhuis, David Bailey and Peter Sunley
‘Practice Running Ahead of Theory? Political Economy and the Economic Lessons of UK Devolution Graham Brownlow
‘Integrating Spatial and Sectoral Policy: Evolutionary Conceptualisations in the Context of South-East Wales’ Nick Clifton, Robert Huggins, David Pickernell and David Waite
Session 3A: Structural Change and Uneven Development
Chair: Judith Clifton
Growing Apart? Structural Transformation and the Uneven Development of British Cities Peter Tyler, Emil Evenhuis, Ron Martin, Peter Sunley, Ben Gardiner
The City Dimension of the Great Productivity Slowdow Ron Martin, Peter Sunley, Ben Gardiner, Emil Evenhuis and Peter Tyler
Why Don’t We See Growth Up and Down the Country? Paul Swinney
‘Reviving Industrial Eco-systems in Mature Economies : A Place Based Approach Phil Tomlinson, David Bailey and Christos Pitelis
Session 3B: Institutions and Policies for a New Moderation? (2)
Chair: Robert Hassink
‘High Tech Firms in Small- and Medium Sized Towns Rahel Meili
New Technological Path Creation and the Role of Institutions In Different Geo-Political Spaces James Simmie and Camilla Chlebna
‘Regions in Transition: New Path Development and Old Path Disruption as Core Policy Challenges’ Michaela Trippl and Alexandra Frangenheim
Session 4: Panel discussion on Policy Levers for New Sector Growth Paths in Cities and Regions
Chair: Pete Tyler
Panel discussion on “Identifying Policy Levers for New Sector Growth Paths in Local Economies”, in cooperation with OECD
With: Jonathan Potter (OECD), Ron Boschma (Lund University), Erik Stam (Utrecht University), Rosa Fernandez (Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; United Kingdom)
Session 5: Remembering Susan Christopherson
Chair: Meric Gertler
Brief speeches by several members of the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

DAY TWO: Friday, 14 July 2017

Session 6: Conceptualising Economic Interdependence and Change
Chair: Jonathan Potter
The Production of Links: Value Creation in Contemporary Capitalism Max-Peter Menzel
‘Recovering the Social in Regional Development: Alternative Pathways in Evolutionary Economic Geography’’ Andrew Cumbers, Stuart Dawley, Danny MacKinnon, Robert McMaster and Andy Pike
The Integrative Paradigm of Economic Geography as an Answer to Current Regional Challenges Robert Hassink and Huiwen Gong
Session 7: The Evolving Nature of Globalisation
Chair: Jonathan Perraton
‘Globalization Redux: How China’s Inside-Out Strategy May Reshape the World’s Urban and Regional Landscapes’ Xiangming Chen
‘From Global to Local’ Finbarr Livesey
Session 8: The Populist Backlash (1)
Chair: Betsy Donald
‘Taking Back control? Non-Migrants, Local Economic Change and the Brexit Vote’ Neil Lee
‘Brexit and the Relevance of Regional Personality Traits: More Psychological Openness Could Have Swung the Vote’ Harry Garretsen, Janka Stoker, Dimitrios Soudis, Ron Martin and Jason Rentfrow
‘Regional Unevenness, National Electoral Systems, and The “Surprising” Anti-Globalist Successes of Anglo-American Populism’ Jason Spicer
Session 9: The Populist Backlash (2)
Chair: Mia Gray
‘The Revenge of the Places that Don’t Matter (and What to Do About It)  Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
‘The Victims of Neoliberal Globalization and the Rise of the Populist Vote: A Comparative Analysis of Three Recent Electoral Decisions’  Jürgen Essletzbichler
‘In What Sense Left behind by Globalisation? Looking for a Less Reductionist Geography of the Populist Surge in Europe / UK and its Relation to Uneven Development’  Ian Gordon