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The new Silk Route: opportunities and challenges for EU transport

19 March 2018

The new Silk Route, or “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), is a major policy initiative developed by China to improve connectivity between Asia and Europe. Although no official definition of the BRI exists, it refers to six major land corridors across the Eurasian continent and a network of maritime routes connecting Asia with Africa and Europe. It connects 65 countries which jointly account for 60% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 30% of global population.

Improving forecasts through ‘Nudge’ theory

15 November 2017

It is notoriously difficult to predict what’s going to happen with new technologies. However, being able to do so is of uttermost importance in the transport sector. Behavioural Economics, if applied correctly, can help in this almost impossible quest of predicting the speed of adoption of new technology. To illustrate this, we use two very different types of technology, Uber and Electric Vehicles.

A New Horizon – Manchester/Beijing Connectivity

17 October 2017

Steer Davies Gleave jointly with SDG Economic Development hosted yet another successful Movement Matters event in Manchester focused on international connectivity for the North of England.

A burst of fresh thinking on the impacts of international connectivity for the North of England

06 September 2017

Movement Matters is a series of inspirational seminars, debates and workshops in the UK and USA, presented by Steer Davies Gleave, exploring new inspiring ideas about places, people and economies.

Fiona Tuck joins SDG Economic Development as an Associate

10 April 2017

SDG Economic Development, Steer Davies Gleave's new business venture, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Tuck who joins the firm as an Associate.

Fiona is a research practitioner and brings over 10 years’ experience of delivering actionable and insightful evidence across economic development agendas.

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