London School of Economics - Spatial economics gets centre

January 24, 2008

A new Centre for Spatial Economics is to be established at the London School of Economics. The centre, which has received funding of £2.4 million over an initial three years from a number of partners including the Economic and Social Research Council, will look at why there are disparities in economic growth at regional, city and local levels. Henry Overman, who is based at the LSE, has been named director of the new centre. Researchers from the universities of Newcastle, Glasgow, Oxford and Swansea will join the programme, which has been funded by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Assembly Government.

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