The Centre studies the factors that affect the economic performance of individuals, firms, communities and nations. We seek to understand how to increase productivity and wellbeing, reduce inequality, and improve policy making.
The Community Wellbeing programme studies what affects the wellbeing of the population. It focuses strongly on the effect of local economic conditions, housing, local amenities, crime and community cohesions, as well as personal factors like mental health and the quality of work. Read more...
The Urban programme studies why some regions, cities and communities prosper, while others do not. It aims to understand how shocks to the national economy spread and the role that housing supply, skills supply and infrastructure play in driving urban growth both in developed and developing countries. Read more...