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Leading economist speaks live on BBC Radio about the Government’s immigration plans


Michael KitsonMichael Kitson, Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, has been speaking live on BBC Three Counties Radio about the Government’s proposed changes to the UK’s immigration policy (Friday 10 February).

Talking to host Ronnie Barbour, Michael discussed his view that changing the immigration policy is a ‘kneejerk’ reaction to the economic crisis and that a longer view needs to be taken. He believes that the long-term concern is where economic growth will come from in the future and suggests it must come from innovation and innovation within new sectors of the economy like high technology manufacturing, through new services, or creative industries.

As well as his role at Cambridge Judge Business School, Michael is a Research Associate of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Cambridge and a co-editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics. He has also been an expert witness for the House of Lords enquiry into globalisation.

Previous appointments include Research Officer at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge and College Teaching Officer at St Catharine’s College Cambridge.