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Staff Biography

[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


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.


  • 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:

See also Publications on LSE Research Online book
  • 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

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