Adrian Bua

Researcher, New Economies in Practice
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Team: New Economy in Practice

Adrian works in the New Economies in Practice team which focusses on how the economy works, and can be transformed at different levels. It encompasses research on existing and emerging good practice; development of new models and approaches; and working with local and regional partners to connect and build capacity.

Currently, Adrian is working on devolution, community and regional economic development. His research interests and expertise lie in democratic theory, public administration and political economy and he brings these to bear on the NEP team’s projects as well NEP’s wider ambition to develop transformative economic strategies.

Adrian also works at the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity. A new interdisciplinary research centre at de Montfort University that researches urban development, austerity as well as related concepts and practices, such as crisis, resistance, resilience, renaissance and transformation. It also aims to bring together activists, students and academics to develop new networks and projects.

Prior to joining NEF, Adrian completed a doctoral research scholarship in politics at the University of East Anglia (UEA). His research focussed on the design and institutionalisation of participatory democratic processes, local governance and public policy.

Adrian tweets at @AdrianBua.

Blog post // July 12, 2016

Devolution after Brexit: 3 things that need to change

The government needs a new approach to stop Britain becoming a hedge-fund economy More

Blog post // February 4, 2016

A higher-wage, lower-welfare economy – can it work?

Devolving power to local regions in the right way could re-balance the economy More

Blog post // December 2, 2015

Can devolution rebalance the UK economy?

We ask whether ministers are taking the right approach to devolution More