June 24, 2019, by Charlotte Anscombe

Nottingham Professor awarded Fellowship to study impact of Brexit on the UK’s financial services.

Sarah Hall, Professor of Economic Geography, is one of nine new Senior Fellows who will share funding of £4.3 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

She’ll be analysing the consequences of the UK’s changing relationship with Europe for the UK’s crucial financial services sector

The Fellowship is part of the UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) hub based at King’s College, London and will involve working closely with a range of practitioners and policy makers across the financial services sector over the next three years.

An important element will be the creation of a “Brexit Tracker” which will chart – in real time – the implications of Brexit for financial and related firms across the country.

Professor Hall will also work closely with schools and colleges to explore the value of social science in understanding the regional and local implications of the UK’s changing relationship with the EU.

She says:” “I’m delighted to have been awarded this Fellowship to undertake important work analysing the impacts of the UK’s changing relationship with the EU for cities across the country, including Nottingham. I’m looking forward to analysing these impacts and sharing my findings with policymakers, practitioners, schools, colleges and academics in Nottingham and further afield”.

Led by Professor Anand Menon, the UKICE initiative aims to promote rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever-changing relationship between the UK and the European Union.

He said: “ I am delighted to welcome this outstanding collection of first-rate social scientists to our team. Working together we have an exciting opportunity to ensure that social science research informs not only public policy but also political and public debates about the future of the UK and its relationship with the European Union.”

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