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Michael Kitson.

University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics
Director of the MBA Programme
Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR)
Fellow of St Catharine’s College

BA (University of Cambridge)

Research interests

Macroeconomic policy and performance; international trade; regional economics; corporate performance; innovation and the commercialisation of science. Read further information on current projects.

Subject group: Economics & Policy

Professional experience

Michael Kitson is an Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Cambridge, and is Hub Director of the UK-Innovation Research Centre. He has undertaken research for: the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS); the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).

Michael Kitson was Assistant Director of the National Competitiveness Network (NCN) of the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) between 2000 and 2003, and Director of NCN between 2003 and 2007. CMI was a joint venture between Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to improve competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK. He has provided evidence and advice to: the EU; the House of Lords enquiry into globalisation; and various regional and local governments. He is currently advising the Northern Ireland Government about its innovation policy.

Previous appointments

Before coming to the School, Michael Kitson was Newton Trust Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and College Teaching Officer at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He has also been a Research Associate at the Department of Land Economy and a Research Officer at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge.

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Michael Kitson’s publications. Please see the “Selected publications” tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Lawson, C., Salter, A., Hughes, A. and Kitson, M. (2019) “Citizens of somewhere: examining the geography of foreign and native-born academics’ engagement with external actors.” Research Policy, 48(3): 759-774 (DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.11.008)

Freitas, C. and Kitson, M. (2018) “Perceptions of entrepreneurial ecosystems in remote islands and core regions.” Island Studies Journal, 13(1): 267-284 (DOI: 10.24043/isj.44)

Hughes, A. and Kitson, M. (2012) “Pathways to impact and the strategic role of universities: new evidence on the breadth and depth of university knowledge exchange in the UK and the factors constraining its development.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 36(3): 723-750 (DOI: 10.1093/cje/bes017)

Kitson, M., Martin, R. and Tyler, P. (2011) “The geographies of austerity.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4(3): 289-302 (DOI: 10.1093/cjres/rsr030)

Abreu, M., Grinevich, V., Kitson, M. and Savona, M. (2010) “Policies to enhance the ‘hidden innovation’ in services: evidence and lessons from the UK.” The Service Industries Journal, 30(1): 99-118 (DOI: 10.1080/02642060802236160)

Haugh, H. and Kitson, M. (2007) “The Third Way and the third sector: New Labour’s economic policy and the social economy.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 31(6): 973-994

Journal articles

Kitson, M. and Solomou, S. (1991) “Trade policy and the regionalization of imports in interwar Britain.” Bulletin of Economic Research, 43(2): 151-168

Kitson, M., Solomou, S. and Weale, M. (1991) “Effective protection and economic recovery in the United Kingdom during the 1930s.” Economic History Review, 44(2): 328-338

Kitson, M. and Solomou, S. (1995) “Bilateralism in the interwar world economy.” Bulletin of Economic Research, 47(3): 197-219

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1996) “Britain’s industrial performance since 1960: underinvestment and relative decline.” Economic Journal, 106(434): 196-212

Berry, R., Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1996) “Creating jobs fast: a million jobs could be created quickly and without excessive cost.” New Economy, 3(3): 133-137

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1997) “Does manufacturing matter?” International Journal of the Economics of Business, 4(1): 71-95

Kitson, M., Martin, R. and Wilkinson, F. (2000) “Labour markets, social justice and economic efficiency.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 24(6): 631-641

Kitson, M., Martin, R. and Tyler, P. (2004) “Regional competitiveness: an elusive yet key concept?” Regional Studies, 38(9): 991-999

Kitson, M., Martin, R., Tyler, P. (2004) “Editorial: In honour of David Keeble: pioneer in the study of regional enterprise and entrepreneurship.” Regional Studies, 38(8): 867-869

Kitson, M. (2005) “Economics for the future.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 29(6): 827-835

Kitson, M. (2005) “The American economic model and European economic policy.” Regional Studies, 39(7): 987-1001

Iyer, S., Kitson, M. and Toh, B. (2005) “Social capital, economic growth and regional development.” Regional Studies, 39(8): 1015-1040

Martin, R., Gray, M., Tyler, P., McCombie, J., Fingleton, B., Kitson, M., Asheim, H. and Glasmeier, A. (2005) “Editorial: of journals, oil tankers and citation impacts: signing-off the editorship of Regional Studies.” Regional Studies, 39(9): 1157-1158

Kitson, M. and Wilkinson, F. (2007) “The economics of New Labour: policy and performance.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 31(6): 806-816 (DOI: 10.1093/cje/bem045)

Haugh, H. and Kitson, M. (2007) “The Third Way and the third sector: New Labour’s economic policy and the social economy.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 31(6): 973-994

De Goei, B., Burger, M.J., Van Oort, F.G. and Kitson, M. (2010) “Functional polycentrism and urban network development in the Greater South East, United Kingdom: evidence from commuting patterns, 1981-2001.” Regional Studies, 44(9): 1149-1170 (DOI: 10.1080/00343400903365102)

Abreu, M., Grinevich, V., Kitson, M. and Savona, M. (2010) “Policies to enhance the ‘hidden innovation’ in services: evidence and lessons from the UK.” The Service Industries Journal, 30(1): 99-118 (DOI: 10.1080/02642060802236160)

Kitson, M., Martin, R. and Tyler, P. (2011) “The geographies of austerity.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4(3): 289-302 (DOI: 10.1093/cjres/rsr030)

Hughes, A. and Kitson, M. (2012) “Pathways to impact and the strategic role of universities: new evidence on the breadth and depth of university knowledge exchange in the UK and the factors constraining its development.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 36(3): 723-750 (DOI: 10.1093/cje/bes017)

Lobao, L., Gray, M., Cox, K. and Kitson, M. (2018) “The shrinking state? Understanding the assault on the public sector.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 11(3): 389-408 (DOI: 10.1093/cjres/rsy026)

Freitas, C. and Kitson, M. (2018) “Perceptions of entrepreneurial ecosystems in remote islands and core regions.” Island Studies Journal, 13(1): 267-284 (DOI: 10.24043/isj.44)

Kitson, M. (2019) “Innovation policy and place: a critical assessment.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 12(2): 293-315 (DOI: 10.1093/cjres/rsz007)

Lawson, C., Salter, A., Hughes, A. and Kitson, M. (2019) “Citizens of somewhere: examining the geography of foreign and native-born academics’ engagement with external actors.” Research Policy, 48(3): 759-774 (DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.11.008)

Book chapters

Kitson, M. and Solomou, S. (1989) “The macroeconomics of protectionism: the case of Britain in the 1930s.” In Lawson, T., Gabriel Palma, J. and Sender, J. (eds.): Kaldor’s political economy. London: Academic Press, pp.155-170

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1995) “Trade and growth: a historical perspective.” In Michie, J. and Grieve Smith, J. (eds.): Managing the global economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.3-36

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1996) “Manufacturing capacity, investment, and employment.” In Michie, J. and Grieve Smith, J. (eds.): Creating industrial capacity: towards full employment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.24-51

Kitson, M. (1997) “Competitive weakness of the UK economy.” In Arestis, P., Palma, G. and Sawyer, M. (eds.): Markets, unemployment and economic policy: essays in honour of Geoff Harcourt: vol.2. London: Routledge, pp.133-149

Kitson, M., Michie, J. and Sutherland, H. (1997) “‘A price well worth paying?’ The benefits of a full-employment strategy.” In Michie, J. and Grieve Smith, J. (eds.): Employment and economic performance: jobs, inflation and growth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.234-253

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1999) “The political economy of globalisation.” In Archibugi, D., Howells, J. and Michie, J. (eds.): Innovation policy in a global economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.163-183

Kitson, M. (2001) “Slump and recovery: the UK experience.” In Balderston, T. (ed.): World economy and national economies in the interwar slump. Basingstoke: Macmillan

Kitson, M. (2001) “Memorandum.” In House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs (eds.): Globalisation: HL Paper No.143. London: HMSO, pp.[1-10]

Kitson, M., Michie, J. and Sheehan-Quinn, M. (2003) “Markets, competition, cooperation and innovation.” In Coffey, D. and Thornley, C. (eds.): Industrial and labour market policy and performance: issues and perspectives. London: Routledge

Kitson, M. and Wilkinson, F. (2003) “Labour mobility, training and labour force flexibility.” In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise challenged: policy and performance in the British SME sector 1999-2002. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.32-44

Kitson, M. and Wilkinson, F. (2003) “The state of competitiveness.” In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise challenged: policy and performance in the British SME sector 1999-2002. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.20-31

Kitson, M. (2004) “Failure followed by success or success followed by failure? A re-examination of British economic growth since 1949.” In Floud, R. and Johnson, D. (eds.): The Cambridge economic history of modern Britain: vol.3: Structural change and growth, 1939-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.27-56

Kitson, M. (2005) “Measuring capitalism: output, growth and economic policy.” In Coates, D. (ed.): Varieties of capitalism, varieties of approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kitson, M. (2007) “Regional variations in competitiveness and their implications for regional policy.” In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): British enterprise: thriving or surviving? Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.58-64

Books, monographs, reports & case studies

Kitson, M. and Solomou, S. (1990) Protectionism and economic revival: the British interwar economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (2000) The political economy of competitiveness: essays on employment, public policy and corporate performance. London: Routledge.

Martin, R., Kitson, M. and Tyler, P. (eds.) (2006) Regional competitiveness. London: Routledge.

Abreu, M., Grinevich, V., Kitson, M. and Savona, M. (2007) Absorptive capacity and regional patterns of innovation, Report to the Department of Trade and Industry. London: Department of Trade and Industry.

Abreu, M., Grinevich, V., Kitson, M. and Savona. M. (2008) Taking services seriously: how policy can stimulate the ‘hidden innovation’ in the UK’s services economy. London: NESTA.

Kitson, K., Howells, J., Braham, R. and Westlake, S. (2009) The connected university: driving recovery and growth in the UK economy. London: National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.

Conference papers

Primost, D., Oliver, N. and Kitson, M. (2002) “The impact of exchange rates on operations: the case of the UK automotive components industry.” In Christiansen, J.K. and Boer, H. (eds.) Operations management and the new economy: Proceedings of the International Conference of the European Operations Management Association (9th), 2-4 June 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark. Aalborg: Copenhagen Business School and Aalborg University, pp.1191-1201

Working papers

Kitson, M. (1995) “Seedcorn or chaff? Unemployment and small firm performance.” ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.2

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1995) “Britain’s industrial performance since 1960: underinvestment and relative decline.” ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.14

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1995) “Conflict, cooperation and change: the political economy of trade and trade policy.” Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1995/20

Kitson, M., Michie, J. and Sutherland, H. (1996) “The fiscal and distributional implications of job creation.” ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.37

Kitson, M. and Michie, J. (1998) “Markets, competition and innovation.” ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.84

Kitson, M., Michie, J. and Quinn, M. (2001) “Markets, competition, cooperation and innovation.” ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.212

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Skills (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Leadership (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Business opportunities and challenges in Brazil (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Energy & energy policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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‘Citizens of Somewhere’

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Corporate governance (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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China and the new world order

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Alternative finance (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Industrial policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Risky business (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Gender inequality in the workplace (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Inequality (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Globalisation (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

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Brexit uncertainty

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Does economics need less maths or more?

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Economics: an art not a science

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Whither Europe?

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Hidden connections

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The myth of monetarism

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The Conversation: UK election: hung parliament casts doubt over Theresa May’s future

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroecononics at Cambridge Judge, comments on the UK general election results. “Many will focus on…

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The Conversation: UK Budget 2017: experts respond

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the UK budget. “The chancellor delivered an…

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World Economic Forum: Unity is more important than ever, but the world is fragmenting

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about global challenges such as climate change control,…

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Cambridge News: Trade war on the cards as Trump takes office?

Cambridge academics and entrepreneurs share their views on what to expect from Donald Trump as he takes the presidency. Peter Williamson, Honorary…

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The Conversation: Global cooperation is at risk just when our economies need it most

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about global challenges such as climate change control,…

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The Conversation: Autumn Statement 2016: experts respond

Academics from various British universities respond to the Autumn Statement by UK chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Michael Kitson, University Senior…

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The New York Times: Amid uncertainty, UK treasury chief to offer bleak outlook

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the eve of the Autumn Statement. "What…

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The Conversation: Bank of England signals price rises as pound in Britons’ pockets gets smaller

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the latest Inflation Report, released by the Bank…

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The Sunday Times: Carney’s great cash giveaway

“Monetary policy has had to do all the heavy lifting to boost demand since the financial crisis. It’s now running out of…

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The Conversation: Forget Super Thursday, the Bank of England can only offer mildly useful Thursday

The Bank of England is expected to announce on Thursday measures to stimulate the UK economy following signs that there will be…

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Malaysian Digest: Malaysia to resume FTA negotiations with EU soon

Malaysia is expected to resume negotiations on the free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) soon with the hope of…

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Bloomberg Business: New report shows UK researchers engage actively with society

A new survey of more than 18,000 academics in the UK found that the majority of academic researchers are committed to helping…

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The Conversation: Spending Review 2015: The experts respond

Chancellor George Osborne presented the Spending Review 2015 where he set out government spending plans for the next five years. Experts from…

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Financial Times: UK innovators: Ready to launch

Sarah Gordon investigates why UK is not very successful at innovation. “The UK leads the world in terms of research but if…

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Financial Times: Is the UK bad at innovation?

FT’s Sarah Gordon investigates what can be done in order to encourage innovation in the UK. In a video reportage Sara speaks…

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The Conversation: Ignore the mudslinging – Corbyn would be a sound option for Labour

Michael Kitson, University Lecturer in Global Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, on how Jeremy Corbyn is “stealing the show” in the…

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The Conversation: Budget 2015: Cuts to make Daily Mail readers wince, but not just yet

As George Osborne is about to deliver the first Tory budget in 19 years, Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics…

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The Conversation: Budget 2015: Experts respond

George Osbourne delivered ambitious budget where he announced plans to introduce a compulsory living wage, cut the welfare bill and cap public…

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Yahoo! News: The drachma could be coming back. And Greek businesses are worried

Greeks are getting ready for Sunday’s referendum where they’ll decide the future of their country. Business owners are struggling to operate and…

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BBC Radio 4: Making invisibles visible

Michael Kitson of Cambridge Judge Business School is interviewed on BBC Radio's Analysis programme on hidden innovations in the service economy. Listen…

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BBC Radio 5 Live: The Phil Williams Show

Cameron called on employers to give staff a pay rise as the economy grows. Some experts are referring to this as "pre-election…

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BBC Radio 5: Live Drive

BBC Radio 5 looks at the 'Centre for Cities' report which said that Cambridge is third best city in UK for creation…

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Management Today: The failure of the first private NHS hospital is bad news for healthcare

Circle has announced last week they are planning to pull out of the contract to manage Hinchingbrooke Hopsital. Hinchingbrooke was the first…

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The Conversation: David Cameron’s red light zone is closer to home than he thinks

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on British Prime Minister David Cameron's economic "red…

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BBC News: Devolution ‘city state’ future for Cambridge?

After the Scottish vote, cities and region in England discuss whether they should seek greater autonomy. Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in…

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The Conversation: Osborne’s four myths mean he hits the poor and helps the rich

The wealthy and rich need to be better off through tax cuts as an incentive to work and save, while the poor…

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: Drivetime

In the BBC studio Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses why immigration is good…

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The Conversation: Immigration rhetoric is a threat to Britain’s long-term growth

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the benefits of immigration for long term growth…

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BBC Radio Scotland: Newsdrive

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School talks about the alternative measures of country’s GDP. Listen…

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The Conversation: Budget 2014: Experts respond

After UK Chancellor George Osborne unveils his 2014 budget, a panel of experts, including Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, give…

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The Conversation: Budget 2014: How good politics can trump good economics

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, examines the Budget 2014. Despite optimistic economic growth and falling unemployment, the UK Government…

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: The Paul Stainton Bigger Breakfast Show

Paul Stainton interviews Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, on a potential interest rate rise…

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Cambridge Network: The Autumn Statement: possibly good politics – but bad economics

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, dissects the UK Government’s own assessment of its economic…

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The Economic Voice: Charts of the week: clash of the titans forecasts

Last year Economic Research Council asked three academics to provide a forecast for UK economy grow in 2013. Michael Kitson, University Senior…

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Investment Europe: Cambridge Judge’s Michael Kitson argues for growth stimulus

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, argues that a new and much broader innovation policy…

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The Conversation: US politics and the health of a nation

Michael Kitson, Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, is looking at what implications US government shutdown will have to the United States. Kitson says…

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Cambridge Network: US shutdown: the fallout for UK and emerging economies

A prolonged shutdown of the US government will spell interesting times for other economies as the ripples spread outwards to lap at…

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: Michael Kitson interviewed by Chris Mann

Cambridge Judge Business School's Michael Kitson is interviewed by Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s ‘Drive Time’ show. Kitson gives his reaction…

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: Cambridge is one of 20 cities invited to compete for new powers in the second wave of the government’s ‘City Deal’ programme

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, Cambridge Judge Business School, talks to Chris Mann about Cambridge being invited to compete…

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BBC One: Sunday Politics East

Michael Kitson from Cambridge Judge Business School talks about the economy, particularly in Cambridge and whether we are out of the recession.…

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The Times of India: 2010-20 may be a lost decade for global economy: UK economist

2010-20 will be a lost decade for the world economy, according to Cambridge Judge Business School-based macroeconomist Michael Kitson, who said a…

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Times Higher Education: ‘Myth’ of ivory tower under siege as survey shows industry links are strong

The notion of the ivory tower is under threat as academics embrace links with industry as a central tenet of their profession…

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The Guardian: We can’t keep spending

"Spend, spend, spend." The consumer has to be thanked for stopping, or at least delaying, a recession [writes Michael Kitson, with co-author…

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The Guardian: How paying the minimum raises the stakes

Without a minimum wage, "the good employers are undercut by the bad, and the bad are undercut by the worst". So said…

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