‘Will Brexit stall or break the progress of the economy of Northern Ireland?’ – Powerpoint presentation
Leslie Budd, Economist and Reader in Social Enterprise in the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE) at the Open University Business School
Leslie Budd is Reader in Social Enterprise in the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE) at the Open University Business School. He is an economist who is internationally known for his work on regional and urban economics in the context of international financial markets. Between 2014 and 2016 he was Special Economic Advisor to the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly, producing research and policy briefing, for example the consequences of devolved taxation and the impact of BREXIT on the Northern Ireland Economy. Leslie has undertaken economic and financial analysis for a number of regional, national and international organisations.
He is author of a number of books including subjects of global finance; the digital economy, electronic governance; urban studies. His last jointly edited book is on the economics of devolution, particularly the impact of devolved corporation tax on Northern Ireland, and he is currently editing a collection on the political economy of BREXIT. Leslie has also published papers on financial crises; regional competitiveness; and, cohesion policy in the EU. He is the current international editor of the Networked Global Financial Centres book series for Agenda Publishing.
Leslie is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Transport and Logistics and former Chair and current Fellow of the Regional Studies Association. At present he is Chair of the Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group