Geography and Environment Discussion Paper Series

About the series

The Department of Geography and Environment launched a new discussion paper series in June 2020, publishing high quality research from scholars across LSE. Discussion papers feature drafts of departmental research prior to publication as journal articles or book chapters, as well as timely contributions to ongoing policy debates.

In addition to contributions from LSE staff and research students in the department, the series hosts occasional invited contributions from distinguished scholars from around the world.

All discussion papers appear on LSE Research Online and are indexed by REPEC.

Papers are associated with one, or more, of our departmental research clusters and are themed accordingly:

  • Papers in Economic Geography and Spatial Economics
  • Papers in Urbanisation, Planning and Development
  • Papers in Environmental Economics and Policy

Read the papers

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Building the city: 
from slums to a modern metropolis

J. Vernon Henderson, Tanner Regan, and Anthony J. Venables

Paper No. 2, June 2020

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The Geography of Innovation and Development:
global spread and local hotspots

Riccardo Crescenzi, Simona Iammarino, Carolin Ioramashvili, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Michael Storper

Paper No. 4, June 2020

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On the Economic Impacts of Constraining Second Home Investments

Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni

Paper No. 6, June 2020


How do I submit?

LSE staff and research students interested in submitting to the series should refer to the Style Guide

Editorial board

Professor Riccardo Crescenzi
Dr Charles Palmer
Professor Hyun Bang Shin

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