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[Photo: Steve GIBBONS] Professor Steve GIBBONS
Associate - Education and Skills, Urban Programme
Tel:  020 7955 6245
Email: s.gibbons@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE  S511



Curriculum Vitae PDF  Personal WebSite WWW

Biography:

Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment at the LSE, where he teaches urban economics, quantitative methods, applied spatial analysis, and geographical information systems. Steve had an earlier career in electronic engineering and technical publications.

Current Areas of Research:

Spatial issues in the economics of education, housing markets, labour markets, transport, health and crime and is applied, policy-focused empirical work.

Education:

  • 1996 BSc (Econ), 1st Class Honours, University College London
  • 1997 MSc. Economics, Distinction, University College London
  • 2003 PhD. Economics

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • Spatial Economics Research Centre - Director
  • IZA - Research Fellow

Selected Publications:

  • Gibbons, S., S. Machin and O. Silva, Valuing school quality using boundary discontinuity regressions, Journal of Urban Economics, 75 15-28 May 2013

  • Gibbons,S., Silva, O. and F. Weinhardt, Everybody needs good neighbours? Evidence from student outcomes in England, Economic Journal 123 (571) 831–874 September 2013

  • Gibbons, S. and Overman, H.G., Mostly pointless spatial econometrics? Journal of Regional Science, 52(2) 172-191 May 2012


Latest from LSE Research Online

  • Does additional spending help urban schools? An evaluation using boundary discontinuities

    Gibbons, Stephen and McNally, Sandra and Viarengo, Martina (2017) Does additional spending help urban schools? An evaluation using boundary discontinuities. Journal of the European Economic Association. ISSN 1542-4766 (In Press)
  • New road infrastructure: the effects on firms

    Gibbons, Stephen and Lyytikainen, Teemu and Overman, Henry G. and Sanchis-Guarner, Rosa (2017) New road infrastructure: the effects on firms. SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0214. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Airports, market access and local economic performance: Evidence from China

    Gibbons, Stephen and Wu, Wenjie (2017) Airports, market access and local economic performance: Evidence from China. SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0211. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • ...Read More from LSE Research Online


    CEP Publications

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    CentrePiece Article
    Does teacher turnover affect young people's academic achievement? Steve Gibbons, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Shqiponja Telhaj
    March 2017
    Paper No' CEPCP500:
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    CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


    Tags: teacher turnover; student performance

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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    Fear of Fracking? The Impact of the Shale Gas Exploration on House Prices in Britain Steve Gibbons, Stephan Heblich, Esther Lho and Christopher Timmins
    October 2016
    Paper No' SERCDP0207:
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    JEL Classification: Q5; Q42; Q51


    Tags: shale gas; fracturing; property valuation; housing prices; consumer expectation; hedonic price; united kingdom

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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Economic Impact of Transport Infrastructure Steve Gibbons
    April 2015
    Paper No' SERCPP013:
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    Tags: transport; infrastructure; uk economy

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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    Spatial Methods Steve Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Eleonora Patacchini
    August 2014
    Paper No' SERCDP0162:
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    JEL Classification: R; C1; C5


    Tags: spatial analysis; spatial econometrics; neighbourhood effects; agglomeration; weights matrix

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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 Policy Paper
    The Future of Rural Policy: Lessons from Spatial Economics (Policy Note) Steve Gibbons and Henry G. Overman
    October 2011
    Paper No' SERCPP009:
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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
    The Future of Rural Policy: Lessons from Spatial Economics Steve Gibbons and Henry G. Overman
    October 2011
    Paper No' SERCPP008:
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    Unequal Britain: How Real Are Regional Disparities? Steve Gibbons and Henry Overman
    October 2011
    Paper No' CEPCP353:
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    CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


    JEL Classification: J31; J60; R11; R23; R29


    Tags: wage; disparities; labour; britain; spatial equilibrium; amenity value; housing market


    For further reading, see SERC Discussion Papers No.60, No.65 and No.74
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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    The Amenity Value of English Nature: A Hedonic Price Approach Steve Gibbons, Susana Mourato and Guilherme Resende
    March 2011
    Paper No' SERCDP0074:
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    JEL Classification: R11; R29


    Tags: amenity value; hedonic price method (hpm); environmental amenities

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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    Mostly Pointless Spatial Econometrics? Steve Gibbons and Henry G. Overman
    October 2010
    Paper No' SERCDP0061:
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    JEL Classification: C1; C12; C21; R000; R15


    Tags: statistical methods; spatial; modeling

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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    Wage Disparities in Britain: People or Place? Steve Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen
    October 2010
    Paper No' SERCDP0060:
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    JEL Classification: R11; J31


    Tags: wage; disparities; labour


    This paper has been published as:
    Area Disparities in Britain: Understanding the Contribution of People vs. Place Through Variance Decompositions, Stephen Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Early view, July 2014
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    Does Hospital Competition Improve Efficiency? An Analysis of the Recent Market-Based Reforms to the English NHS Zack Cooper, Steve Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire
    June 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0988:
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    JEL Classification: C21; I18; L1; R0


    Tags: hospital competition; market structure; prospective payment; incentive structure

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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    Does Hospital Competition Save Lives? Evidence from the English NHS Patient Choice Reforms Zack Cooper, Steve Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire
    January 2010
    Paper No' SERCDP0041:
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    JEL Classification: I1; L1; R0


    Tags: health care; quality; competition; choice; incentives; reimbursement

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    Assessing pupils' abilities Arnaud Chevalier and Steve Gibbons
    June 2009
    Paper No' CEPCP281:
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    CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009


    The study of university graduates is 'Students' Academic Self-perception' by Arnaud Chevalier, Stephen Gibbons, Sherria Hoskins, Martin Snell and Andy Thorpe, CEE Discussion Paper No. 90
    This paper has been published as:
    'Assessment and Age 16+ Education Participation' by Stephen Gibbons and Arnaud Chevalier, Research Papers in Education 23(2): 113-23 (June 2008).
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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    Valuing School Quality Using Boundary Discontinuities Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
    March 2009
    Paper No' SERCDP0018:
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    JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R21


    Tags: house prices; school quality; boundary discontinuities

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    School Quality, Child Wellbeing and Parents Satisfaction Steve Gibbons and Olmo Silva
    January 2009
    Paper No' CEEDP0103:
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    JEL Classification: I20;H75;Z0


    Tags: school quality; wellbeing; happiness and satisfaction; subjective measures

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Access, Choice and Participation in Higher Education Steve Gibbons and Anna Vignoles
    January 2009
    Paper No' CEEDP0101:
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    JEL Classification: I2; R


    Tags: higher education; choice; migration

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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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    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Students' academic self-perception Arnaud Chevalier, Steve Gibbons, Sherria Hoskins, Martin Snell and Andy Thorpe
    January 2008
    Paper No' CEEDP0090:
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    JEL Classification: I21; J16; Y80


    Tags: test performance; self-assessment; higher education participation; academic self-perception

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Mobility and School Disruption Steve Gibbons and Shqiponja Telhaj
    August 2007
    Paper No' CEEDP0083:
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    JEL Classification: H4; I2; R2; J24


    Tags: pupil mobility; pupil achievement; externalities

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Urban Density and Pupil Attainment Steve Gibbons and Olmo Silva
    May 2007
    Paper No' CEEDP0080:
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    JEL Classification: I20; R20; J24;


    Tags: urban density and agglomeration; school choice and competition; pupil achievement

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Faith Primary Schools: Better Schools or Better Pupils? Steve Gibbons and Olmo Silva
    November 2006
    Paper No' CEEDP0072:
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    Tags: education; religion; faith schools; educational attainment

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Competition, Choice and Pupil Achievement Steve Gibbons, Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
    January 2006
    Paper No' CEEDP0056:
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    JEL Classification: I20; H70; R5


    Tags: competition; choice; primary schools; pupil achievement

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Competition, Choice and Pupil Achievement Steve Gibbons, Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
    January 2006
    Paper No' CEEDP0056:
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    JEL Classification: I20; H70; R5


    Tags: competition; choice; primary schools; pupil achievement

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Paying for primary schools: supply constraints, school popularity or congestion? Steve Gibbons and Stephen Machin
    December 2004
    Paper No' CEEDP0042:
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    This paper has been published as:
    Economic Journal, 116, 77-92 (2006)
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    Valuing Rail Access Using Transport Innovations Steve Gibbons and Stephen Machin
    January 2004
    Paper No' CEPDP0611:
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    JEL Classification: R4


    Tags: house prices; transport innovations

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    The Incidence of UK Housing Benefit: Evidence from the 1990s Reforms Steve Gibbons and Alan Manning
    December 2003
    Paper No' CEPDP0597:
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    JEL Classification: H22; R31


    Tags: housing subsidies; tax incidence

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    The Costs of Urban Property Crime Steve Gibbons
    June 2003
    Paper No' CEPDP0574:
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    JEL Classification: R21;C31


    Tags: property prices; crime; social disorder; spatial econometrics

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Geography, Resources and Primary School Performance Steve Gibbons
    June 2002
    Paper No' CEEDP0025:
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    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Neighbourhood Effects on Educational Achievement Steve Gibbons
    February 2002
    Paper No' CEEDP0018:
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    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Paying for good neighbours? Neighbourhood deprivation and the communiy benefits of education Steve Gibbons
    October 2001
    Paper No' CEEDP0017:
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    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Valuing Primary Schools Steve Gibbons and Stephen Machin
    September 2001
    Paper No' CEEDP0015:
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    This paper has been published as:
    Journal of Urban Economics, 53, 197-219 (2003)