Cheshire, Paul

Professor Paul Cheshire  

Department

Position held

Professor of Economic Geography

 

Experience keywords:

Development policy; Economic geography; Housing markets; Land use regulation; Local economic development; Planning; Real estate economics; Regional development; Regional growth; Territorial competition; Urban economics; Urban land; Urban policy

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An economist by training, Paul has a strong interest in policy analysis and policy related fields. Recently named one of the planning industry’s most influential people, he has authored numerous papers and has won the Donald Robertson Memorial Prize and the Royal Economic Society's Prize for the best paper in the Economic Journal. He won the European Regional Science Association/European Investment Bank’s prize for lifetime contribution to regional science research in 2009.

He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences and of the Weimer School, and has held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.

Paul has spent time as an advisor and as a consultant for the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD, the UN and other international organisations as well as the UK government, including being a member of the Expert Panel for the Barker Review of the Planning system, and an Academic Friend of the Eddington Transport Study.

He was a Board member of the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit and a member of two of the Department of Communities and Local Government's Expert Panels. He is a member of the Internation Scientific Committee of Nicis and of the conseil scientifique du Grand Paris.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Construction and Property; Environment; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Britain; EU

Languages:

French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7586

Publications

2015

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A. L. and Kaplanis, Ioannis (2015) Land use regulation and productivity - land matters: evidence from a UK supermarket chain Journal of Economic Geography, 15 (1). 43-73. ISSN 1468-2702

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A. L. and Koster, Hans R. A. (2015) Regulating housing vacancies away? The paradoxical effects of mismatch SERC discussion papers, SERCDP0181. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

2014

Cheshire, Paul (2014) Turning houses into gold: don’t blame the foreigners, it’s we Brits who did it Centrepiece, 19 (1). 14-18. ISSN 1362-3761

Cheshire, Paul C. and Nathan, Max and Overman, Henry G. (2014) Urban economics and urban policy: challenging conventional policy wisdom Edward Elgar, Massachusetts, USA. ISBN 9781781952511

Cheshire, Paul and Dericks, Gerard (2014) 'Iconic design' as deadweight loss: rent acquisition by design in the constrained London office market SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0154. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2013

Cheshire, P.C. (2013) Land market regulation: market versus policy failures Journal of Property Research, 30 (3). 170-188. ISSN 0959-9916

2011

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A. L. and Kaplanis, Ioannis (2011) Land use planning: the impact on retail productivity Centrepiece, 16 (1). 25-28. ISSN 1362-3761

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A. L. and Kaplanis, Ioannis (2011) Our system of land use planning can often have damaging impacts on retail productivity British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Jul 2011) Blog entry

Ball, Michael and Barker, Kate and Cheshire, Paul and Evans, Alan and Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa and Gordon, Ian and Holman, Nancy and Leunig, Tim and Mace, Alan and Meen, Geoff and Monk, Sarah and Overman, Henry G. and Power, Anne and Scanlon, Kathleen and Rode, Philipp and Tonkiss, Fran and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) The government’s planned National Planning Policy Framework is a step in the right direction, but policy makers must ensure they get the incentives right, and that decisions are made locally British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A. L. and Kaplanis, Ioannis (2011) Evaluating the effects of planning policies on the retail sector: or do town centre first policies deliver the goods? SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0066. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2010

Hilber, Christian and Cheshire, Paul and Kaplanis, Ioannis (2010) Land use regulation and retail: space constraints and total factor productivity London School of Economics and Political Science.

Cheshire, Paul (2010) Spatial policies, planning and urban competitiveness: the particular case of London In: Karlsson, Charlie and Johansson, Börje and Stough, Roger R., (eds.) Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, 106-137. ISBN 9781845425265

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2010) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 5 (1). 1-7. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2010) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 5 (2). 121-125. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2010) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 5 (3). 257-262. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2010) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 5 (4). 355-361. ISSN 1742-1772

2009

Cheshire, Paul (2009) Urban land markets and policy failures Land Use Futures discussion papers, Foresight, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, London, UK.

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2009) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 4 (1). 1-4. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2009) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 4 (2). 121-125. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2009) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 4 (3). 243-248. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2009) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 4 (4). 371-376. ISSN 1742-1772

Cheshire, Paul (2009) Urban growth drivers and spatial inequalities: Europe – a case with geographically sticky people In: Gopinath, Munisamy and Kim, Hanho, (eds.) Globalization and the Rural-Urban Divide . Seoul National University Press, Seul, South Korea, 243-281. ISBN 9788952110718

Cheshire, Paul (2009) Policies for mixed communities: faith-based displacement activity? International Regional Science Review, 32 (3). 343-375. ISSN 0160-0176

Cheshire, Paul and Magrini, Stefano (2009) Urban growth drivers and spatial inequalities: Europe - a case with geographically sticky people LSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series, 11/2009. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Cheshire, Paul and Vermeulen, W. (2009) Land markets and their regulation: the welfare economics of planning In: Geyer, H. S., (ed.) International Handbook of Urban Policy, Vol. Ii: Issues in the Developed World. Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781847204592

Cheshire, Paul (2009) Urban containment, housing affordability and price stability - irreconcilable goals SERC Policy Papers, SERCPP004. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

2008

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2008) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 3 (1). 1-5. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2008) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 3 (2). 145-149. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2008) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 3 (3). 269-273. ISSN 1742-1772

Cheshire, Paul (2008) Introduction of price signals into land use planning: are they applicable in China In: Song, Yang and Ding, Chengri, (eds.) Urbanization in China : Critical Issues in an Era of Rapid Growth. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge. ISBN 9781558441750

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A.L. (2008) Office space supply restrictions in Britain: the political economy of market revenge Economic Journal, 118 (529). F185-F221. ISSN 0013-0133

Cheshire, Paul (2008) Reflections on the nature and policy implications of planning restrictions on housing supply. Discussion of 'Planning policy, planning practice, and housing supply' by Kate Barker Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 24 (1). 50-58. ISSN 0266-903X

Cheshire, Paul and Magrini, Stefano (2008) Urban growth drivers in a Europe of sticky people and implicit boundaries Journal of Economic Geography, 9 (1). 85-115. ISSN 1468-2702

Magrini, Stefano and Cheshire, Paul (2008) Urban growth drivers in a Europe of sticky people and implicit boundaries SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0010. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cheshire, Paul and Gibbons, Stephen and Gordon, Ian (2008) Policies for 'mixed communities': a critical evaluation SERC Policy paper, SERCPP002. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

2007

Cheshire, P. C. (2007) Segregated neighbourhoods and mixed communities: a critical analysis Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK. ISBN 9781859355855

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2007) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 2 (1). 1-5. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2007) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 2 (2). 111-115. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and Le Gallo, Julie and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2007) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 2 (3). 215-218. ISSN 1742-1772

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A.L. (2007) Office space supply restrictions in Britain: the political economy of market revenge London School of Economics, London, UK.

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A.L. (2007) Office space supply restrictions in Britain: the political economy of market revenge MPRA Paper, 5435. Munich University, Munich, Germany.

2006

Cheshire, Paul (2006) Resurgent cities, urban myths and policy hubris: what we need to know Urban Studies, 43 (8). 1231-1246. ISSN 0042-0980

Cheshire, P. C. and Magrini, Stefano (2006) Population growth in European cities: weather matters - but only nationally Regional Studies, 40 (1). 23-37. ISSN 0034-3404

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2006) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 1 (1). 1-5. ISSN 1742-1772

Fingleton, Bernard and Cheshire, Paul and Garretsen, Harry and Igliori, Danilo and McCann, Philip and McCombie, John and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Moore, Barry and Roberts, Mark (2006) Editorial Spatial Economic Analysis, 1 (2). 147-153. ISSN 1742-1772

Hilber, Christian A. L. and Cheshire, Paul (2006) The cost of regulatory constraints on the British office market. Report for the H.M. Treasury in preparation of ‘Barker Review 2’ H.M. Treasury, London, UK.

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A. L. (2006) Office space supply restrictions in Britain: the political economy of market revenge Research papers in environmental and spatial analysis, 117. Geography and Environment Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753019779

2005

Cheshire, Paul (2005) Unpriced regulatory risk and the competition of rules: unconsidered implications of land use planning Journal of Property Research, 22 (2/3). 225-244. ISSN 0959-9916

Cheshire, P. C. and Sheppard, Stephen Charles (2005) The introduction of price signals into land use planning decision-making : a proposal Urban Studies, 42 (4). 647 -663. ISSN 1360-063X

2004

Cheshire, Paul and Duranton, Gilles, eds (2004) Recent developments in urban and regional economics Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 1840649534

Cheshire, Paul (2004) The British housing market: contained and exploding Urban Policy and Research, 22 (1). 13-22. ISSN 0811-1146

Cheshire, Paul and Malecki, EJ (2004) Growth, development and innovation: a look backward and forward Papers in Regional Science, 83. 249-267. ISSN 1056-8190

Cheshire, Paul and Sheppard, Stephen Charles (2004) Introduction to feature: the price of access to better neighbourhoods Economic Journal, 114 (499). F391-396. ISSN 0013-0133

Cheshire, Paul and Magrini, Stefano and Medda, Francesca and Monastiriotis, Vassilis (2004) Cities are not isolated states In: Boddy, Martin and Parkinson, Michael, (eds.) City Matters: Competitiveness, Cohesion and Urban Governance. The Policy Press, Bristol, 129-152. ISBN 9781861344441

Cheshire, Paul and Magrini, Stefano and Medda, Francesca and Monastiriotis, Vassilis (2004) Cities are not isolated states LSE research papers in environmental and spatial analysis, 91. Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753018004

Cheshire, P. C. and Sheppard, Stephen Charles (2004) Land markets and land market regulation : progress towards understanding Regional Science and Urban Economics, 34 (6). 619-637. ISSN 0166-0462

Cheshire, P. C. and Sheppard, Stephen Charles (2004) Capitalising the value of free schools : the impact of supply characteristics and uncertainty Economic Journal, 114 (499). 397-424. ISSN 1468-0297

2003

Cheshire, Paul (2003) Territorial competition: some lessons for (innovation) policy In: Bröcker, Johannes and Dohse, Dirk and Soltwedel, Rudiger, (eds.) Innovation Clusters and Interregional Competition. Springer, 331-346.

Cheshire, Paul and Greenstein, Rosalind and Sheppard, Stephen C. (2003) Planners and economists debate land market policy Land Lines, 15 (1). ISSN 1051-3035

Cheshire, Paul (2003) Multifunction and Multiple Land Use, Policy and Market Failure In: Nijkamp, Peter and Rodenburg, Caroline and Vreeker, R., (eds.) The Economics of Multifunctional Land Use. Shaker Publishing, Maastricht, 65-70.

Cheshire, Paul and Sheppard, S. (2003) Taxes versus Regulation: The Welfare Impacts of Policies for Containing Urban Sprawl In: Netzer, Dick, (ed.) The Property Tax, Land Use and Land Use Regulation. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 147-172.

Gornostaeva, Galina and Cheshire, Paul (2003) Media cluster in London. Les Cahiers de L'institut d'amenagement et d'urbanisme de la Region d'ile de France, 135 (4). 151-160. ISSN 0153-6184

Cheshire, Paul and Monastiriotis, V. and Sheppard, S. (2003) Income inequality and residential segregation: Labour sorting and the demand for positional goods In: Martin, Ron and Morrison, Phillip, (eds.) Geographies of Labour Market Inequality. Routledge, London; New York, 83-109.

Cheshire, Paul and Sheppard, Stephen (2003) The introduction of price signals into land use planning decision-making: a proposal LSE research papers in environmental and spatial analysis, 89. Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753017695

2002

Cheshire, Paul (2002) The fall and rise of cities LSE Magazine, Winter. 6-9. ISSN 0023-639X

Cheshire, Paul and Magrini, Stefano (2002) The spatial economic impact of Euroland and the implications for policy In: Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R and Parellada, Martí, (eds.) Regional Convergence in the European Union: Facts, Prospects, and Policies. Springer, New York, 211-230. ISBN 3540432426

Cheshire, P.C. and Sheppard, Stephen Charles (2002) The welfare economics of land use planning Journal of Urban Economics, 52 (2). 242-269. ISSN 0094-1190

Cheshire, Paul and Magrini, Stefano (2002) Counteracting the counterfactual: new evidence on the impact of local policy from the residuals In: Johansson, Borje and Karlsson, Charles and Stough, Roger R, (eds.) Regional Policies and Comparative Advantage. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, Uk, 209-239. ISBN 9781840648348

Cheshire, Paul (2002) The socio-economic profile of London Les Cahiers de L'institut d'amenagement et d'urbanisme de la Region d'ile de France, 135. 59-65. ISSN 0153-6184

Cheshire, P. C. and Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Sheppard, Stephen Charles (2002) Income inequality and residential segregation: labour sorting and the demand for positional goods In: Martin, Ron and Morrison, Philip S., (eds.) Geographies of Labour Market Inequality. Routledge, London, UK, 83-109. ISBN 0415300134

Cheshire, Paul and Gornostaeva, Galina (2002) Cities and regions: comparable measures require comparable territories Les Cahiers de L'institut d'amenagement et d'urbanisme de la Region d'ile de France, 135. 13-32. ISSN 0153-6184

Cheshire, P. C. and Magrini, Stefano (2002) The distinctive determinants of European urban growth : does one size fit all? Research papers in Environmental and Spatial Analysis, No. 73. Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2001

Cheshire, Paul and Gornostaeva, G. (2001) More useful Londons: the comparative development of alternative concepts of London Geographica Helvetica, 56 (3). 179-192. ISSN 0016-7312

Gordon, Ian and Cheshire, Paul (2001) Locational advantage and lessons for territorial competition in Europe In: Johansson, Börje and Karlsson, Charlie and Stough, Roger, (eds.) Theories of Endogenous Regional Growth. Advances in spatial science. Springer, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 9783540679882

2000

Cheshire, Paul and Sheppard, Stephen (2000) Building on brown fields: the long term price we pay Planning in London (33). 34-36. ISSN 1366-9672

Cheshire, Paul and Magrini, Stefano (2000) Endogenous processes in European regional growth: convergence and policy Growth and Change, 31 (4). 455-479. ISSN 0017-4815

Cheshire, Paul and Hamilton, F E (2000) Urban change in an integrating Europe In: Petrakos, George and Maier, Gunther and Gorzelak, Grzegorz, (eds.) Integration and Transition in Europe: the Economic Geography of Interaction. Routledge.

Cheshire, Paul (2000) Londra nel contesto dello sviluppo urbano europeo Economia Pubblica, 30 (3 supp). 155-173. ISSN 0390-6140

1999

Cheshire, Paul (1999) Land strapped: constrained land supply skews prices Roof, 8/9 (Winter). ISSN 0307-6911

Cheshire, Paul and Mills, Edwin S., eds (1999) Handbook of regional and urban economics Handbooks in economics, Vol. 3 (7). North-Holland, Amsterdam. ISBN 9780444821386

Cheshire, Paul (1999) Introduction: applied urban economics In: Cheshire, Paul and Mills, E. S, (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1323-1335. ISBN 9780444821386

Cheshire, Paul (1999) Some causes of Western European patterns of urban change In: Cheshire, Paul and Summers, Anita A and Senn, Lanfranco, (eds.) Urban Change in the United States and Western Europe: Comparative Analysis and Policy. Urban Institute Press, Lanham, MD. ISBN 9780877666837

Cheshire, Paul C. (1999) A postscript: exurbia or Islington? In: Summers, Anita A. and Cheshire, Paul C. and Senn, Lanfranco, (eds.) Urban Change in the United States and Western Europe: Comparative Analysis and Policy. The Urban Institute Press, Washington D.C., USA, 569-594. ISBN 9780877666837

Cheshire, Paul (1999) Economic indicators for European cities: why boundaries matter In: The Quality of Life in the Cities and Regions of the European Union: Indicators. Statistical Office of the European Commission, Office for Official Publications of the European. ISBN 9789282865798

Cheshire, Paul (1999) Cities in competition: articulating the gains from integration Urban Studies, 36 (5-6). 843-864. ISSN 1360-063X

Cheshire, Paul. C and Summers, Anita. A and Senn, Lanfranco (1999) Urban change in the United States and Western Europe : comparative analysis and policy 2nd, Urban Institute Press, Washington, D.C. ISBN 9780877666837

Cheshire, Paul (1999) Trends in sizes and structures of urban areas In: Cheshire, Paul and Mills, Edwin S., (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics. North-Holland, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1339-1373. ISBN 9780444821386

1998

Cheshire, Paul and Sheppard, Stephen (1998) Estimating the demand for housing, land, and neighbourhood characteristics Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 60 (3). 357-382. ISSN 0305-9049

1995

Cheshire, Paul and Sheppard, Stephen Charles (1995) On the price of land and the value of amenities Economica, 62 (246). 247-267. ISSN 1468-0335

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