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Professor Peter Tyler (Professor in urban and regional economics in the Department of Land Economy,
University of Cambridge)

The financial crisis and the recession that followed brought to an end the long economic boom of 1992 -2008 and has led to much debate as to how best to ‘rebalance’ the British economy both sectorally and spatially. This talk examines the nature and scale of spatial imbalance in the British economy, especially in relation to the recurring debate over the existence and persistence of a ‘North-South’ divide. The discussion is based on research being undertaken as part of an ESRC-funded project on How Regions React to Recession: Resilience, Hysteresis and Long Run Impacts undertaken by Peter with Ben Gardiner Cambridge Econmetrics), Professor Ron Martin (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) and Peter Sunley (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Southampton).

Peter Tyler is a Professor in urban and regional economics in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He has an extensive track record in research for the public and private sector in the field of urban and regional economics with a particular emphasis on the evaluation of policy. He has been a Project Director for over 70 major research projects for Government. Peter is a Master of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and an Academician of the Learned Society for Social Sciences. He recently directed a project for DCLG on valuing the benefits of regeneration and economic development. He is currently investigating the long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems as part of a team funded by the EPSRC and he is also undertaking a major research project for the ESRC on Resilient Regions and Cities.

Friday, 23 May, 2014 - 13:15 to 14:15
Event location: 
Classroom, Department of Architecture