The Welsh Economic Research Unit aims to be the primary source of high quality, academically relevant research on the Welsh Economy for Welsh businesses, public and third sectors.
It provides a centre in of expertise on the Welsh economy and regional economics. The Unit has developed expertise in regional economic analysis within the School and assists Cardiff Business School staff who are undertaking research on the regional economy.
Professor Calvin Jones and Professor Max Munday from the Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERU) based at Cardiff Business School have examined the economic effects the planned construction of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will have on Wales and the UK.
Professor Max Munday, Dr Annette Roberts and Neil Roche of WERU contributed to the final report of the project 'Sea Angling 2012 – a survey of recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England' which was published in November by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
The Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) has recently published online a report prepared by Cardiff Business School researchers alongside colleagues from the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).
The Unit produces, administers and publishes the Welsh Economic Review. This year this publication will be in its 24th year. This annual publication provides commentary and analysis of the Welsh economy in a manner that promotes understanding and informs decision-making.
The core sections of the Review are written by members of WERU, with feature articles and project reports contributed by academics and practitioners within or outside Wales.
The Review is circulated widely within Wales, to both private and public sector organisations, including the education sector and the Welsh Government. It is the main vehicle through which we regularly engage with the Welsh business and academic community, and allows us to demonstrate our expertise on the Welsh economy and to share the findings of our research.
Some members of WERU also contribute to the following:
Groves N, Munday M and Yakovleva N (2012) "Fighting the Pipe: neo-liberal governance and barriers to effective community participation in energy infrastructure planning". Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy.
Jones, C Festivals and events in emergent economies: a sea change, and for whom? International Journal of Event and Festival Management 2012
Jones, C Events and festivals: fit for the future? Event Management 2012
Crawley A, Beynon M, Munday M, (2012) "Making Location Quotients More Relevant as a Policy Aid in Regional Spatial Analysis" Urban Studies.
Collins A, Munday M, and Roberts A (2012) "Environmental consequences of tourism consumption at major events: An analysis of the UK stages of the 2007 Tour de France" Journal of Travel Research
Jensen C, McIntyre S, Munday M and Turner K (2012) "Who creates waste? Different perspectives on waste attribution in a regional economy" Regional Studies
Turner K, Munday M, McGregor P and Swales K (2012) "How responsible is a region for its carbon emissions? An empirical general equilibrium analysis" Ecological Economics, 76, pp.70-78
Bryan J, Munday, M and Bevins R (2012) “Developing a framework for assessing the socio-economic impacts of museums: the regional value of the ‘flexible museum’. Urban Studies, 49 (1), pp.133-151
Bryan J, and Roche N., (2012) The Economy: A Statistical Review of Wales in 2011 in Contemporary Wales, 25, pp 115-146
Crawley A, and Pickernell D, (2012) "An Appraisal of the European Cluster Observatory" European Urban and Regional Studies 19(2) pp 207-211
Jensen C, McIntyre S, Munday M and Turner K (2011) "Incorporating jurisdiction issues into regional carbon accounts under production and consumption accounting principles", in Environment and Planning A, 24, pp. 722-741.
Cowell R, Bristow G and Munday M, (2011) "Acceptance, acceptability and environmental justice - the role of community benefits in wind farm development" Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54(4), 539-557
Munday M, Bristow G and Cowell R (2011) "Wind farms in rural areas: how far do community benefits from wind farms represent a local economic development opportunity?" Journal of Rural Studies, 27, pp.1-12.
Bryan J, and Roche N, (2011) Wales in 2010: Recession or Recovery, Contemporary Wales, 24, pp 161-192
Crawley A, and Hill S, (2011) "Is industrial agglomeration increasing? New evidence from a small open economy" Journal of Economic Studies, 38(6), pp 725-740.
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