||Professor Henry OVERMAN|
Research Director of Centre for Economic Performance; Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
- Trade, Urban Programme
Tel: 020 7955 6581
Room/Desk: LSE STC 5.05a
Expertise: Regional and Urban Economics; Impact Evaluation
Biography:Henry Overman is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. He was formerly director of the Spatial Economics Research Centre. His current research interests include the causes and consequences of spatial disparities and the impact of urban and regional policy.
Current Areas of Research:
The impact evaluation of spatial policies. Henry is working with colleagues to try to evaluate the impact of the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative; Regional Selective Assistance; UK road building in the 2000s; and the Single Regeneration Budget.
Better understanding the causes of spatial disparities. Here, research is focused on the extent to which these arise from composition ('sorting') versus area effects ('some places are more productive than others'). He is also interested in the extent to which housing costs and other amenities offset nominal disparities.
- PhD London School of Economics, April 2000
- MSc London School of Economics, June 1995
- BSc University of Bristol, June 1993
- Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award for distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies (2009).
- August Loesch Prize for outstanding research in the field of Regional Science (2006).
Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:
- Helmers, C and H. G. Overman (2015) ‘My precious! The location and diffusion of scientific research: evidence from the Synchrotron Diamond Light Source’. Forthcoming Economic Journal.
- Faggio, G. and H. G. Overman (2014) ‘The effect of public sector employment on local labour markets’ Journal of Urban Economics, 79(C): 91-107
- Duranton, G. and H. G. Overman (2005) ‘Testing for Localisation Using Micro-Geographic Data’ (with G. Duranton). The Review of Economic Studies 72(4), pp. 1077-1106.
CEP election analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election
Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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