Richard Melson

January 2006



The Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy was established in the School of Economics in 2001. It subsumes the research programmes and activities of the Centre for Research on Globalisation and Labour Markets. The Centre's core funding exceeds £4million. The majority derives from two Programme Grants to the value of over £3million awarded by the Leverhulme Trust and this is supplemented by support from the University of Nottingham as well as research grants from other sources. Researchers in GEP have also received funding from the ESRC, European Union and British Academy. The Centre is under the Directorship of Professor David Greenaway.

GEP's research, dissemination and user engagement activities are structured around four Research Programmes, linked by the common theme of the economic analysis of globalisation:

1. Globalisation and Labour Markets (GLM)
2. Globalisation, Productivity and Technology (GPT)
3. Theory and Methods (TM)
4. China and the World Economy (CWE)

The Programme Co-ordinators for each are Dr Peter Wright, Dr Holger Görg, Professor Daniel Bernhofen and Professor Chris Milner respectively.

The Centre supports basic scientific and policy-focused research. Its core staff comprises a group of Internal Research Fellows based at Nottingham and a network of External Research Fellows from a number of Universities in Western Europe, North America and Australia. GEP publishes a regular GEP Newsletter and around 50 papers annually appear in the GEP Research Papers series. The Centre sponsors three Leverhulme Globalisation Lectures each year, the annual Nottingham Lectures in International Economics and hosts The World Economy Annual Lecture. There is a weekly seminar in GEP and at least three major Conferences each year. Full details of all of these activities can be found on this web site.

What's new as of January 2006:

Martin Wolf (Associate Editor and Chief Economics Editor, The Financial Times) to present a Leverhulme Globalisation Lecture on 'The Global Payments Imbalances: Will They End in Tears?' on 9th March

New GEP book on Globalisation and Productivity Growth: Theory and Evidence published in December 2005 by Macmillan.

Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the Government Economic Service and Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury, appointed as Chair of GEP's new Strategic Advisory Board

GEP to host its 5th Postgraduate Conference on 21st April 2006

Richard Baldwin to present The World Economy Annual Lecture on 22nd June 2006, on 'Asian Regionalism'

GEP to host a conference on 'China and the World Economy', 23rd and 24th June 2006

GEP Annual Report for 2004 available here

GEP Research Papers available for download

For more information about the Centre, contact:

Sue Berry
Centre Administrator
Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy
School of Economics
University of Nottingham
University Park
Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 5469
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5552

Maintained by
Last updated on 23/01/2006

Leverhulme Centre

January 27, 2006