We kicked off 2012 with a post explaining why the DCMS’s creative industries statistics for the UK needed to be updated and placed on a more rigorous footing. We started 2013 with a post on our Dynamic Mapping research which proposed a methodology for doing just that, based on the finding that creative industries have high levels of “creative intensity” (the proportion of the workforce in creative occupations).
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
With just eighteen months to go before the general election, now is the time for policymakers to get their economic policy priorities straight.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Last week, consultants Oliver & Ohlbaum published a study for Google looking at the question of how to define and measure the creative industries.
Monday, 9 December 2013
This summer the University of Brighton did me the honour of awarding me an Honorary Doctorate of Letters. In my speech I tried to convince the graduates that economics has a good deal more to say about creativity than is usually believed. Here's what I said:
Friday, 13 September 2013
The smart phones in our pockets, the tablets on our laps and the laptops on our desks, the software inside them, the web that connects them, and the online platforms built atop all of these, have transformed how we discover and consume creative content and services, and empowered many of us to express our creativity in ways that would have been unthinkable even only a few years ago.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013