Working papers

In 2017 we started a new series of working papers which give group members and radical friends the opportunity to put their most recent work before a wider public without delay and without requiring a standard academic format.

The most recent working paper, number 7 published in October 2020 is by Anna Coote of the New Economics Foundation who summarises the case for Universal Basic Services and explains how it relates to foundational thinking. Working Paper 6  published in February 2020, challenges the use of GVA per capita as a measure of regional “success” and “failure” and instead proposes household residual income (after taxes, housing costs and transport) as a measure of foundational liveability and explains how this new metric changes our ranking of London against Wales and the English regions.

Universal Basic Services and the Foundational Economy Anna Coote (WP7 October 2020)

Cohesion through housing? Residual income, housing tenure and UK regional policy Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal and Karel Williams (WP6 February 2020)

Foundational liveability: rethinking territorial inequalities   Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Nick Tsitsianis and Karel Williams (WP5 October 2018)

Future Value as the basis for multiple investments Hanneke Puts and Jurgen van der Heijden (WP4 August 2017)

From foundational economics and the grounded city to foundational urban systems Stephen Hall and Alex Schafran (WP3 May 2017)

How to make Brexit Work: foundational policies for a disunited kingdom  Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Michael Moran and Karel Williams (WP2, April 2017)

How public sector accounting mimics private sector reporting and puts foundational services at risk  Colin Haslam, Nick Tsitsianis and Raznan Hionaru (WP1, February 2017)