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Ben Brittain

Ben Brittain is a researcher at City-REDI based at the University of Birmingham. His research aims to better understand what drives growth in city regions and inform and influence regional and national economic growth policies. This has included published research on subnational government in the United Kingdom, devolution and independent economic monitoring and reviews.

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A competitive Britain needs more HS2, not less

Ben Brittain explores the UK’s lagging credentials in high-speed rail construction and how it may affect its international competitiveness

A ‘Global Britain’ depends on an innovative economy

Our new Matthew Boulton Associate Fellow in Economic Modernisation, Ben Brittain, discusses Britain’s productivity challenge and what can be done about it