Local Economic Growth: do we know (or care) what works?

Hosted by LSE Works: What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,


Professor Henry Overman

Professor Henry Overman

David Halpern

David Halpern


Alexandra Jones

Alexandra Jones


Lynne Miles

Henry Overman discusses what we know about the effectiveness of different policies in driving local economic growth and asks what role, if any, this evidence plays in formulating policy.

Henry Overman (@henryoverman) is Professor of Economic Geography at LSE and Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth.

David Halpern is Chief Executive of Behavioural Insights Team (@B_I_Tweets).

Alexandra Jones (@AlexJonesCities) is Chief Executive of Centre for Cities.

Lynne Miles (@LynneMiles) is Deputy Director of What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth.

The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth (WWG) (@whatworksgrowth) was set up in October 2013 as part of the What Works Networkto analyse which policies are most effective in supporting and increasing local economic growth. The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth is a partnership between the London School of EconomicsCentre for Cities and Arup.

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