Economics lecturer to advise Welsh Affairs Committee on economic investment
Dr John Ball, a lecturer in Economics, will be giving evidence to the Welsh Affairs Committee on inward economic investment and economic policy.
For almost forty years, Wales has been outstandingly successful in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to such an extent that it has been the foundation of economic development policy in Wales. However, levels of investment have been falling, and the committee is examining the current level of foreign investment in Wales and examining ways in which conditions for investment might be improved.
Dr John Ball will giving evidence to the committee at the House of Commons on Tuesday 8th March.
About the speaker:
Dr John Ball is a lecturer in Economics, based in Swansea University’s School of Business and Economics. He has provided evidence on economic development to the Welsh Affairs Committee twice before.
His research interests revolve around strategic economics and the issue of new firms and enterprise, especially within the regional context. An acknowledged authority on regional policy, (The Independent on Sunday Guide to Business Schools 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 described him as a “guru” on regional policy), he has researched for and advised the shadow cabinet of the National Assembly of Wales, the Bank of England, the House of Commons Committee Select Committee on Welsh Affairs and is regularly called upon by the media for comment on contemporary economic, business and management issues. Dr. Ball is also a visiting lecturer in Enterprise Economics at HAMK University of Applied Science in Hameenlinna, Finland.
Dr John Ball, Tel: 01792 602699, email: email@example.com