Geography & place

Geography & place

The low productivity levels of some regions or areas of the UK, and the consequent disparities in income and broader wellbeing, are widely documented. There are lessons to be learned concerning the effectiveness of local economic development strategies, infrastructure investment, land use and housing policy, educational and social interventions, and their interactions.

Theme lead

Professor Philip McCann


Professor Anthony Venables
Professor Tim Vorley Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School
Professor Anthony Rafferty Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester
Ms Ana Rincon Aznar Principal Economist, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Recent Publications

B. van Ark, A. J. Venables, (2020)

A concerted effort to tackle the productivity puzzle during the post-COVID era