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Staff Biography

Geographical Research Economist - Urban Programme
Email: p.f.montebruno-bondi@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.28 I  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 


Geographical Research Economist, Urban and Spatial Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science

Current Areas of Research:

Road transport improvements and Land Use Change (jointly with Steve Gibbons)

Has residential area growth caught up with population growth in England and Wales from satellite imagery processing? (jointly with Steve Gibbons)

Economics of County Courts (jointly with Olmo Silva and Nikodem Szumilo)


  • MA (Economics), Columbia University
  • PhD in Economic Geography, London School of Economics

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP Covid-19 analysis
Covid-19 school shutdowns: What will they do to our children's education? Andrew Eyles, Steve Gibbons and Piero Montebruno
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-001:
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Tags: covid-19; schools; school closures; covid-19; education; disadvantaged children

Journal article
Take me to the Centre of your Town! Using micro-geographical data to identify Town Centres Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber, Piero Montebruno and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
June 2018
Paper No' :
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Tags: land use; planning; retail sector; town centre;

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

This paper has been published as:
'Take me to the centre of your town! Using micro-geographical data to identify town centres', Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber, Piero Montebruno and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner, CESifo Economic Studies Journal, March 2018