Professor Steve  Gibbons

Professor Steve Gibbons

Professor of Economic Geography; Head of Department

Department of Geography and Environment

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Room: STC 4.20, St Clement's Building, LSE
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Key Expertise
crime and housing; labour markets;

About me

Stephen Gibbons is a Professor of Economic Geography, and teaches urban economics, quantitative methods, applied spatial analysis, and Geographical Information Systems. He is also Director of the Spatial Economics Research Centre at LSE.

Research and teaching relates to spatial issues in the economics of education, transport, housing markets, labour markets, health and crime, with special emphasis on empirical methods that aim to understand causality and inform policy.

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

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