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Huw Edwards

Dr Huw Edwards

Dr Huw Edwards is head of TRANSIT, a new interest and advisory group focussed on Brexit

TRade Agreements, Negotiation Strategy, Investment and Technology Research Interest Group (TRANSIT-RIG)

Leader: Huw Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Economics

At the School of Business and Economics, we have a number of researchers engaged in topical and cutting-edge research directly relevant to both the Brexit negotiations and considerations of UK policy thereafter.

Our team is multidisciplinary, including specialists in the economics of trade, foreign direct investment, financial services, regulatory policy and exchange rates, as well as experts in international negotiations, emerging markets and export promotion, and in the use of big data and social media to gauge public opinion shifts.

Our researchers have run major conferences for policymakers, and obtained substantial research grants from the ESRC among others. We are in regular contact with policymakers at the Department of International Trade (DIT) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as well as with the Confederation of British Industry. And in addition, we have preferred supplier status for the DIT.

Director: 

  • Dr Huw Edwards
    Trade theory and policy; energy economics; institutional economics; general equilibrium

Members:

  • Dr Anna Rita Bennato
    Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Applied microeconomics with a focus on industrial organisation; firms' anti-competitive behaviour and innovation strategies

  • Professor John Cadogan
    Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    International marketing strategy; salesforce management and problem resolution; sales ethics; marketing research methods

  • Dr Vitor Castro
    Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Economic growth; business cycles; monetary and financial economics; fiscal policy; political business cycles; applied econometrics (duration analysis, panel data, discrete choice, nonlinear models)

  • Dr Nicola Chelotti
    Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University London
    Negotiations, diplomacy and regional/international organisations, the EU
  • Professor Helen Drake 
    Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University London
    International governance; multi-stakeholder negotiations
  • Dr Ben Ferrett
    Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Globalisation; international trade; foreign direct investment; multinational enterprises; industrial organisation

  • Dr Bo Gao
    Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    International trade; firm export network; trade-related labour market; applied microeconomics
  • Dr Elena Georgiadou
    Lecturer in International Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Family-firm internationalisation processes; the strategisation of commercial diplomacy
  • Professor Monica Giulietti
    Professor of Microeconomics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Economic analysis of energy consumption and energy markets; competition and regulation issues in energy markets; energy storage technologies; consumers’ adoption of energy efficient technologie
  • Professor David T Llewellyn
    Professor of Money and Banking, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Financial regulation; financial institutions and markets; crisis management; shareholder value v. stakeholder value models in finance; theory of banking
  • Professor Alistair Milne
    Professor of Financial Economics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Bank capital; financial regulation; financial risk management; financial stability; central banking; payments, systems of payments, clearing and settlement; liquidity and lender of last resort; macroeconomic dynamics and monetary transmission

  • Dr Tim Oliver
    Senior Lecturer, Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University London
    Brexit, British politics, London, European politics, international relations and international security

  • Dr Simona Rasciute
    Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    The application of discrete choice econometric models; international business and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); public policy evaluation and the impact of physical activity initiatives and behaviours on health and well-being

  • Professor M.N. Ravishankar
    Professor of Globalisation and Emerging Markets, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Globalisation and India; offshore outsourcing; digital innovations
  • Dr Tzameret Rubin
    Senior Research and Enterprise Associate, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Economic impact of innovation (in particular, knowledge flow; business incubator and public–private collaboration to foster innovation)
     
  • Professor Anne Souchon
    Professor of International Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Export performance; strategic unpredictability; adaptability; export decision making; planning; improvisation

  • Dr Thomas Triebs
    Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
    Microeconomics; productivity; regulation; management
  • Dr Justin Tumlinson
    Senior Lecturer, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London
    Economics of teams; incentives of team members; impact of teamwork on public and private welfare

Associate Member

  • Dr Mustapha Douch (Aston University)

Theme A: Trade Policy and Advice

TRANSIT members working within this theme: Mustapha DouchHuw EdwardsBen FerrettBo Gao and Juston Tumlinson

 

Theme B: Negotiations, Bargaining and Public Perception

TRANSIT members working within this theme: Nicola ChelottiHelen DrakeBen FerrettElena GeorgiadouDavid Llewellyn and Tim Oliver

 

Theme C: Export Promotion and Strategy

TRANSIT members working within this theme: John Cadogan, Mustapha DouchHuw Edwards, Bo Gao, Elena Georgiadou and Anne Souchon

 

Theme D: Services Trade and Regulation

TRANSIT members working within this theme: David LlewellynAlistair MilneM.N. Ravishankar and Tzameret Rubin

 

Theme E: Foreign Direct Investment Effects, Incentives and Policy

TRANSIT members working within this theme: Anna Rita BennatoVitor Castro, Mustapha DouchHuw Edwards, Ben FerrettSimona Rasciute and M.N. Ravishankar 

 

Theme F: Brexit and Industrial Strategy

TRANSIT members working within this theme: Anna Rita Bennato, Mustapha DouchMonica GiuliettiTim OliverThomas Triebs and Juston Tumlinson

Date

Location

Event

Additional Info

Dec 2018 // Jan 2019

Edirne, Turkey

Winter School/Workshop on Trade Modelling

Dr Huw Edwards and Dr Bo Gao are leading a workshop on trade modelling

27 Nov 2018

CBI

CBI Workshop: Presentation on comparative export promotion activities of different countries

Dr Elena Georgiadou and Dr Huw Edwards to present

20 Nov 2018

East Midlands CBI, Castle Donnington

CBI Brexit Intelligence Briefing

Dr Elena Georgiadou and Dr Huw Edwards are attending 

13 July 2018

Burleigh Court Hotel, Loughborough University campus

Brexit 'Cafe'

Led by Dr Elena Georgiadou

8 Nov 2017

School of Business and Economics

Visit by senior analysts from Departments of International Trade and BEIS

 

10 Dec 2016

Loughborough University In London

International Trade Arrangements After Brexit: Establishing the Facts

ESRC-funded conference

Researchgate link to briefing paper here

TRANSIT in the media:

 

Grants & Awards:

  • British Academy Newton Mobility Award: Dr Huw Edwards & (former PhD student) Dr Umut Senalp (Trackya University, Turkey) to research 'Export Dynamics of Turkish Firms'

TRANSIT has many links to existing projects, including:

TRANSIT has special links with the UK Department for International Trade and with the Confederation of British Industries:

 

 

Doctoral students join a lively and supportive community of research students, becoming an integral part of the School’s research culture. We welcome approaches from suitably qualified graduates, particularly those with a relevant Masters degree and sufficient funding, who may wish to undertake research projects in the specialist areas of the group, leading to a PhD.  As a research student, you will be encouraged to attend conferences to present your work and develop joint publications with your supervisors.

The group has great supervisory experience and is keen to supervise high quality research students in members’ specialist research fields. Recognition of the quality of supervision offered by the group members has resulted in funding for doctoral students from Research Councils. For students interested in further information on potential PhD projects and supervisors, please stay tuned to our webpages.

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