Principle Lecturer in International Business and Economics, Sheffield Hallam University
An economist by background, I am currently Principle Lecturer in International Business and Economics at Sheffield Hallam University, where I lead the IBE group as well as acting as director of the International Business and Economics Research Group (IBERG). My research interests focus on the economics of small and medium sized firms (SMEs), particularly their innovation and internationalisation activities. I am also interested in regional economic development and how the performance of SMEs and economies varies according to location.
The UK, in common with a number of advanced economies, has had a trade deficit for decades. In simple terms, this means that the country imports more goods and services that it exports. The total trade deficit reached 40...