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Staff Biography

[Photo: Sevrin WAIGHTS]  Sevrin WAIGHTS
Research Assistant - Urban Programme
Email: S.G.Waights@lse.ac.uk

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Urban and Spatial Economics, Economic Geography and Regional Economics


Sevrin is a Research Economist at the What Works Centre on Local Economic Growth, and a PhD candidate in Economic Geography at LSE's Geography Department. His research in urban economics focuses on housing markets and neighbourhood change.

Current Areas of Research:

Sevrin's current research examines the role of housing markets and local policy in the economic development of cities. He covers issues such of gentrification, transport investment, and the preservation of historical districts.


  • 2010-2014 (expected): PhD Economic Geography London School of Economics
  • 2009-2010: MSc Human Geography London School of Economics
  • 2005-2009: BSc Economics University of Bath

CEP Publications:

  • The Preservation of Historic Districts - Is it Worth it?
    Sevrin Waights, July 2016
    Paper No' SERCDP0202: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Game of Zones: The Economics of Conservation Areas
    Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Kristoffer Moeller, Sevrin Waights, Nicolai Wendland, September 2013
    Paper No' SERCDP0143: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)