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.