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[Photo: Paul CHESHIRE] Prof Paul CHESHIRE
Associate - Urban Programme
Tel:  020 7955 7586
Email: p.cheshire@lse.ac.uk



Biography:

An economist by training, Paul Cheshire is Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography, working half time. He has a strong interest in policy analysis and policy related fields, and was recently named one of the Planning industry's most influential people. Paul co-edited Handbook of Regional & Urban Economics, Vol. 3: applied urban economics (Amsterdam: North Holland, 1999) with E. S. Mills, and Recent Developments in Urban and Regional Economics (Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 2004) with Gilles Duranton. His latest book is Urban Economics And Urban Policy: Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom (Edward Elgar, 2014), with Henry Overman and Max Nathan. He is the author/co-author of more than 100 papers and was the 1989 winner of the Donald Robertson Memorial Prize and in 2004 won the Royal Economic Society's Prize for the best paper in the Economic Journal. He won the European Regional Science Association/European investment Banks prize for lifetime contribution to regional science research in 2009. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences and of the Weimer School. He held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2000/01 and was a Visiting Fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in 2002. Apart from his academic work he has spent time as an advisor and as a consultant for the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD, the UN and other international organisations as well as the UK government, including being a member of the Expert Panel for the Barker Review of the Planning system, and an Academic Friend of the Eddington Transport Study. Until its abolition in 2010 he was a Board member of the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit and a member of two of the Department of Communities and Local Government's Expert Panels. He is a member of the Internation Scientific Committee of Nicis and of the conseil scientifique du Grand Paris.

CEP Publications

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Social Tenants' Health: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Landlord Interventions Paul Cheshire, Stephen Gibbons and Jemma Mouland
August 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0219:
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JEL Classification: I18; C93; R29


Tags: randomised control trial; social housing; health interventions

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Using Micro-Geography Data to Identify Town-Centre Space in Great Britain Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber, Piero Montebruno and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
May 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0213:
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JEL Classification: L81; R12; R52


Tags: town centre; planning; retail sector; land use

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Regulating Housing Vacancies Away? The Paradoxical Effects of Mismatch Paul Cheshire, Christian A. L. Hilber and Hans R. A. Koster
July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0181:
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JEL Classification: R13; R38


Tags: residential vacancy rates; housing supply constraints; land use regulation

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CentrePiece Article
Turning houses into gold: the failure of British planning Paul Cheshire
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP421:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: housing; house prices; planning; greenbelt; land development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
'Iconic Design' as Deadweight Loss: Rent Acquisition by Design in the Constrained London Office Market Paul Cheshire and Gerard Dericks
January 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0154:
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JEL Classification: H3; J6; Q15; R52


Tags: land use regulation; regulatory costs; rent-seeking; office markets

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Evaluating the Effects of Planning Policies on the Retail Sector: Or do Town Centre First Policies Deliver the Goods? Paul Cheshire, Christian A. L. Hilber and Ioannis Kaplanis
January 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0066:
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JEL Classification: D2; L51; L81; R32


Tags: land use regulation; regulatory costs; firm productivity; retail

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Urban Containment, Housing Affordability and Price Stability - Irreconcilable Goals Paul Cheshire
September 2009
Paper No' SERCPP004:
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Tags: housing; house prices; planning

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Growth Drivers in a Europe of Sticky People and Implicit Boundaries Paul Cheshire and Stefano Magrini
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0010:
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JEL Classification: H41; H73; O18; R11; R50


Tags: growth; cities; local public goods; spatial adjustment; local economic growth

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Policies for 'Mixed Communities': A Critical Evaluation Paul Cheshire, Steve Gibbons and Ian Gordon
June 2008
Paper No' SERCPP002:
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