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Grant success for exciting new research projects

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As we begin 2014 the school is pleased to announce the news of three recent research grant successes:

Dr Maria Koumenta was successful in winning a project for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on The Impact of Regulating Occupations on Labour Mobility, Wages and Employment in the EU.  Total value is £62,056 and Maria is the Principal Investigator.

The project provides a comprehensive evidence base that assesses the economic costs and benefits of removing or amending restrictive regulations on occupations in the UK. Using the European Labour Force survey, it maps the extent of occupational regulation in the EU and estimates its effect on labour mobility. This is supplemented by UK Labour Force Survey estimates of the flow of regulated professionals to the UK as well as estimates of the probability that worker moves from another EU member state are economically driven given the type of regulation in the labour market. Finally, the impact of regulatory restrictions on the misallocation of economic resources (e.g. employment and output) are estimated.  Policy recommendations in relation to how potential changes in the regulations may influence the migration patterns of regulated workers in the EU and the UK are provided, as well as a discussion of how such policy interventions that can address UK labour market shortage.

Professor Gulnur Muradoglu has received in the region of £19K from the Swedish Research Council for a project on The co-dependence between Banking and Sovereign Risk Europe and the Potential Benefits of a Banking Union

The proposed study will primarily focus on the explanation of co-dependence and spill-over effect of both banking and sovereign risk issues across European countries. The objectives of the study are fourfold: first, to investigate the risk spill over from the U.S. banks to European banks, second, to determine the co-movement of the banking and sovereign risk in the Eurozone; third, to examine the driving forces behind the banking and sovereign risks and their consequences on the economic growth and the financial stability in the Eurozone; and finally, to investigate whether the European banking union will help preventing future crises in the Eurozone.

Her co-researchers are:
Asma Mobarek, Stockholm University, School of Business, Sweden.
Sabur Mollah, Stockholm University, School of Business, Sweden.
Eva Liljeblom, Hanken School of Economics, Finland.
Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, USA, and Bank of Finland.
Francesco Vallascas, Leeds University, Business School, UK.

Dr Sebastian Forkmann, Dr Panos Panagiotopoulous and Professor Stephan Hennenberg have won a London Fusion grant by the AHRC to work on 3D-Printing with a local SME. The overall grant is £45K with 10K to SBM and the BERG group.

3D printing has recently emerged as an innovative manufacturing technology that promises benefits to product manufacturers such as reductions in production cost and time-to-market, the rapid development of prototypes as well as product customization. The QM team will work with a London based product design and manufacturing company who is seeking advice on how to capitalize on this novel technology in the context of their business. Therefore, the AHRC and FusionLondon sponsored project  aims at investigating the current state of the art of 3D printing solutions including technical as well as market aspects and derive and evaluate 3D printing options in the near and longer term future.

The project will be led by Prof. Stephan Henneberg, Dr. Panos Panagiotopoulos and Dr. Sebastian Forkmann (all BERG Research Group and QConsult, Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management). They will lead a team of student consultants with interdisciplinary backgrounds (e.g. business, engineering) who will carry out the field research and analyses.

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