De/Re-Industrialisation: Link to Full Discussion

January 20, 2021

In association with the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Michael Aldous, Senior Lecturer in Management at Queen’s chaired a thorough discussion of the issues and implications of de/reindustrialisation. Panel members included Dr Graham Brownlow, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Judy Stephenson, Associate Professor in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment, University College London;  Dr Tirthankar Roy, Professor in Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Rose Mary Stalker, Chair of Invest Northern Ireland.  The complete discussion is available HERE.

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Big Tech Conference Draws Big Crowd

October 8, 2020

On October 2, 2020, LRI held its first online conference: Big Tech: Monopoly’s Second Moment? The Evolution and Trajectory of Government Policy and Corporate Strategy.

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The Globe and Mail Editor-in-Chief David Walmsley Appointed to Long Run Initiative (LRI) Board of Governors

November 19, 2019

The Long Run Initiative (LRI) is pleased to announce that Mr. David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto The Globe and Mail Canada’s national newspaper, will be joining its international Board of Governors, effective immediately.

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Confronting The Productivity Challenge Synopsis

November 18, 2019

Since the Global Financial Crisis, productivity – a 250 year-old engine of economic growth – has flat-lined. How do we tackle such a serious and complex issue?

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Learning from a Different Past

October 30, 2019

Professor Geoffrey Jones, the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at the Harvard Business School (HBS), is the founder of Creating Emerging Markets, an extraordinary initiative that aims to level the playing field in the study of business history through the study of the long run development of emerging markets.

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An Economist’s Guide to Economic History

January 3, 2019

The LRI are delighted to support the launch of the new book, An Economist’s Guide to Economic History, Edited by Dr Matthias Blum and Dr Chris Colvin, colleagues at Queen’s University Belfast, and with chapters contributed by LRI Directors, Professor John Turner and Dr Michael Aldous. The book will be formally launched at an event at QUB on the 18th January with a Roundtable Discussion including contributions from Prof. Wendy Carlin, Prof. Nicholas Crafts and Paul Winfree.

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BMO Financial Group Chief Talent Officer Mona Malone named to Long Run Initiative Board of Governors

December 20, 2018

The Long Run Initiative (LRI) is delighted to announce that Mona Malone, Chief Talent Officer for BMO Financial Group, will be joining its international Board of Governors, effective immediately.

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Information Revolutions Synopsis

October 30, 2018

The following article is a summary of the Information Revolutions
Roundtable held at Queen’s Management School, Belfast on 24 May 2018.

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Why History?

October 2, 2018

The Long Run Initiative has been established to help guide executives and policymakers understand the importance of history to their decision making. Why should business leaders and policymakers care about economic history? Can the past really help us make decisions in the present and for the future? A study of the economic past is useful for at least four reasons.

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Announcing the Official Launch of the Long Run Initiative

September 26, 2018

TORONTO, Canada and BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 1 October 2018 – Signal Influence Executive Research & Communications, Inc., (SIERC), Canada, and Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Economic History announced today the creation of the Long Run Initiative, (LRI) a new, not-for-profit global forum bringing together academic experts, business leaders and public policy makers to provide context and deepen understanding from history of the grand challenges facing business and government.

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