Karen Bonner

Senior Economist, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

Karen is a senior economist at Ulster University’s Economic Policy Centre and also works with the ERC on projects relating to entrepreneurship, business demography and innovation. She is involved primarily in firm-level economic research utilising micro-data to examine aspects of firm performance in both Northern Ireland and the UK. Karen works with ERC members to produce the UK Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Other recent projects include those for BEIS, DfE, and Scottish Enterprise. Previously she worked as a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Contact Details

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Research Themes

  • Business Growth

Biography

Karen is a senior economist at Ulster University’s Economic Policy Centre and also works with the ERC on projects relating to entrepreneurship, business demography and innovation. She is involved primarily in firm-level economic research utilising micro-data to examine aspects of firm performance in both Northern Ireland and the UK. Karen works with ERC members to produce the UK Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Other recent projects include those for BEIS, DfE, and Scottish Enterprise. Previously she worked as a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Research Report

Benchmarking Local Innovation: The Innovation Geography of England 2016 -18

ERC Research Report

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ERC,

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Productivity in the ICT sector in Northern Ireland: A Pilot Study

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ERC,, Bonner, Karen, Hewitt-Dundas, Nola

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Northern Powerhouse Local Growth Dashboard

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ERC,

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UK Local Growth Dashboard 2019

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ERC,

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State of Small Business Britain 2019

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ERC,

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Benchmarking local innovation – the innovation geography of England: 2019

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Roper, Stephen, Bonner, Karen

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NI Local Growth Dashboard

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University, Queen's, ERC,

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UK Local Growth Dashboard 2018

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ERC,

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State of Small Business Britain Report 2018

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ERC,

Research Paper

Fast-growth firms in the UK: definition and policy implications.

ERC Research Paper No 63

Policy Briefing
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Benchmarking Local Innovation

ERC Research Report

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ERC,

Insight

LEP Innovation Benchmarks 2002. 2010

ERC Insight Paper