Professor Steve  Gibbons

Professor Steve Gibbons

Professor of Economic Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
crime and housing; labour markets;

About me

Stephen Gibbons is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics. 

He was Head of Department from 2019-2023.

Steve's research over the past two decades has addressed spatial issues in the economics of education, transport infrastructure, environmental amenities, housing markets, labour markets, health and crime. His work places a special emphasis on understanding causality and informing policy related to geographical disparities and economic performance.

Recent work has focussed on the analysis of the impacts of transport connectivity, contributing to many projects with the Department for Transport, National Infrastructure Commission and private consultancies. Steve is currently a co-editor for the Journal of Economic Geography. He teaches urban economics, geographical information systems and methods for spatial analysis.

Expertise Details

measuring school performance on house prices; spatial issues in education; value of rail transport access to commuters

Selected publications

  • Gibbons, Stephen, Neumayer, Eric and Perkins, Richard (2015) Student satisfaction, league tables and university applications: evidence from Britain. Economics of Education Review, 48 . pp. 148-164.
  • Gibbons, S. and Telhaj, S., Peer Effects: Evidence from secondary school transition in England, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics online February 2015
  • Gibbons, S., Overman, H. and Patacchini, E., Spatial methods, Chapter 3 in Duranton, G., Henderson, J.V and W. Strange (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics Volume 5, Elsevier, 2015