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‘Good Enough’ evidence?

May 25, 2016
We all want evidence based policy and decisions.  However, deciding what constitutes evidence and what...

High Speed North – building blocks for the Northern Powerhouse

April 18, 2016
The National Infrastructure Commission launched its third report on 15th March looking t the connectivity...

‘Reinventing’ London: Planning for the Future

December 17, 2013
London is changing.  But then, it always is.  The theme of my new book, ‘Reinventing...

The Festival of Economics: Cities

December 11, 2013
My new book 'Reinventing London' was launched at the recent 'Festival of Economics' in Bristol....

Statistical rigour and HS2

November 12, 2013
At the Treasury Select Committee, in relation to HS2, Professor Graham said that it was...

The Political Economy of Risk Taking – and how HS2 is Misunderstood

August 27, 2013
High Speed Rail has no shortage of enemies.  It is challenged for having rising costs,...

Making, Trading and Exporting

April 15, 2013
‘Making, trading, and exporting’ is one of the mantras developed as part of the North...

Airports, Commercial Value and how to Split Hairs

February 6, 2013
In the not too distant past, major UK airports were public assets. In many parts...

Macro-economic modelling and its uses

October 9, 2012
An International Macro Symposium conference this week hosted by the ESRC and the Oxford Martin...

Contrasting Output and Employment

August 14, 2012
Below is a chart which looks at employment experience over previous recessions and adds in...