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CentrePiece Article
In brief...Swings and silicon roundabouts: does cluster policy work? Max Nathan evaluates a flagship programme set up a decade ago to accelerate the growth of East London's Tech City. Max Nathan
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP571:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020


JEL Classification: L53; L86; O31; R30; R50


Tags: cities; clusters; technology; economic development; synthetic controls


This article summarises 'Does Light Touch Cluster Policy Work? Evaluating the Tech City Programme' by Max Nathan, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1648
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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Light Touch Cluster Policy Work? Evaluating the Tech City Programme Max Nathan
August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1648:
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JEL Classification: L53; L86; O31; R30; R50


Tags: cities; clusters; technology; economic development; synthetic controls

Journal Article
Spatial Imaginaries and Tech Cities: Place-branding East London's digital economy Max Nathan, Emma Vandore and Georgina Voss
March 2019
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Tags: clusters; ict; tech city; entrepreneurship; local economic development; place branding;

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incubators, Accelerators and Regional Economic Development Margarida Madaleno, Max Nathan, Henry Overman and Sevrin Waights
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1575:
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JEL Classification: L26; O32; R30; R58


Tags: incubators; accelerators; entrepreneurship; clusters; cities; economic development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Interaction of Public and Private Employment: Evidence from a German Government Move Giulia Faggio, Teresa Schlüter and Philipp vom Berge February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0229:
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JEL Classification: R58; R23; J61; O1


Tags: regional government policy; regional labor markets; job displacement; economic development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin, Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch and Tanner Regan September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0222:
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JEL Classification: R31; O18; R14


Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Austerity States, Institutional Dismantling and the Governance of Sub-National Economic Development: The Demise of the Regional Development Agencies in England Mike Coombes, Peter O'Brien, Andy Pike and John Tomaney August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0206:
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JEL Classification: H70; O10; O20; R58


Tags: austerity; institutions; the state; governance; economic development; regional development agencies; england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economic Value of Local Social Networks Frank Ethridge, Maryann Feldman, Tom Kemeny and Ted Zoller
January 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0170:
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JEL Classification: R11; O12; O18; L14


Tags: cities; economic development; social networks; social capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
External Integration, Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Evidence From Argentina Pablo Fajgelbaum and Stephen J. Redding June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1273:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14; O13; O14


Tags: external integration; economic development; structural transformation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Evaluating Spatial Policies Steve Gibbons, Max Nathan and Henry G. Overman
March 2014
Paper No' SERCPP012:
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JEL Classification: A11; C81; C93; R00


Tags: spatial economics; evaluation; impact evaluation; econometrics; research design; public policy; economic development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Relocation of Public Sector Workers: Evaluating a Place-based Policy Giulia Faggio
February 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0155:
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JEL Classification: O1; R23; R58; J61


Tags: economic development; regional labour markets; regional government policy; job displacement

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CEP Discussion Paper
Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000 Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen J. Redding
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1186:
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JEL Classification: N92; O18; R12


Tags: economic development; human interaction; urbanization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1009:
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JEL Classification: D72; H11; H70; N12; O11


Tags: political competition; competition; government; us; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Urbanisation and Structural Transformation Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen Redding
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0892:
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JEL Classification: R11; R51


Tags: urbanisation; economic development; urban population; rural population

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Government's Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration: Key Issues Andy Pike and John Tomaney
September 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0008:
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JEL Classification: R5;R58


Tags: regeneration; economic development; government

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from Dismantling the License Raj in India Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, Stephen Redding and Fabrizio Zilibotti June 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0728:
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JEL Classification: O14; O18; O21


Tags: delicensing; economic development; labour regulation

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Gold Rush Theory of Economic Development Ralph Ossa
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0719:
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JEL Classification: O10; O12; O14


Tags: economic development; social learning; lumpiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Cities in the Developing World Henry Overman and Anthony J. Venables
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0695:
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JEL Classification: O18; R0


Tags: urbanisation; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Explaining Cross-Country Export Performance: International Linkages and Internal Geography Stephen Redding and Anthony J. Venables September 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0549:
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JEL Classification: F12;F14;O10


Tags: economic development; economic geography; international trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Geography and International Inequality Stephen Redding and Anthony J. Venables
May 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0495:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; O10


Tags: economic development; economic geography; international trade