Geography and Environment Discussion Paper Series

About the series

The Department of Geography and Environment launched a new discussion paper series in June 2020, publishing high quality research from scholars across LSE. Discussion papers feature drafts of departmental research prior to publication as journal articles or book chapters, as well as timely contributions to ongoing policy debates.

In addition to contributions from LSE staff and research students in the department, the series hosts occasional invited contributions from distinguished scholars from around the world.

All discussion papers appear on LSE Research Online and are indexed by REPEC.

Papers are associated with one, or more, of our departmental research clusters and are themed accordingly:

  • Papers in Economic Geography and Spatial Economics
  • Papers in Urbanisation, Planning and Development
  • Papers in Environmental Economics and Policy

Read the papers

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Mind the clock: an evidence-based approach to the implementation of Next Generation EU

Riccardo Crescenzi, Mara Giua and Giulia Valeria Sonzogno 

Paper No. 24, March 2021

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Urban futures, past and present

Austin Zeiderman and Katherine Dawson

Paper No. 23, February 2021

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The impact of Chinese FDI in Africa: evidence from Ethiopia

Riccardo Crescenzi and Nicola Limodio

Paper No. 22, January 2021

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The micropolitics of speculative green urbanism at Forest City, Iskandar Malaysia

Sin Yee Koh, Yimin Zhao and Hyun Bang Shin

Paper No. 21, January 2021

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Eliciting demand for title deeds: lab-in-the-field evidence from urban Tanzania

Martina Manara and Tanner Regan

Paper No. 19, November 2020

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How ‘smart’ are Smart Specialisation strategies?

Marco Di Cataldo, Vassilis Monastiriotis and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Paper No. 18, November 2020

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Credit Constraints, Labor Productivity and the Role of Regional Institutions: Evidence for Manufacturing Firms in Europe

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Roberto Ganau, Kristina Maslauskaiteand Monica Brezzi

Paper No. 17, November 2020

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Institutions and the uneven geography of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Chiara Burlina

Paper No. 16, November 2020

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Golfing with Trump: social capital, decline, inequality, and the rise of populism in the US

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Neil Lee and Cornelius Lipp

Paper No. 14, September 2020

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The right to the city centre: political struggles of street vendors in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Mara Nogueira and Hyun Bang Shin

Paper No. 12, August 2020

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Urban Violence in War and Peace: Lebanon's reconstruction

Deen Sharp

Paper No. 11, August 2020

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Isolated and Poor: 
the cost of remoteness from the capital city

Sandro Provenzano

Paper No. 9, July 2020

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The unintended impact of Colombia's covid-19 lockdown on forest fires

Mónica Amador-Jiménez, Naomi Millner, Charles Palmer, R. Toby Pennington and Lorenzo Sileci

Paper No. 8, July 2020

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Innovation catalysts: 
how multinationals reshape the global geography of innovation

Riccardo Crescenzi, Arnaud Dyevre and Frank Neffke

Paper No. 7, July 2020

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On the Economic Impacts of Constraining Second Home Investments

Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni

Paper No. 6, June 2020

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The Geography of Innovation and Development: 
global spread and local hotspots

Riccardo Crescenzi, Simona Iammarino, Carolin Ioramashvili, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Michael Storper

Paper No. 4, June 2020

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Building the city: 
from slums to a modern metropolis

J. Vernon Henderson, Tanner Regan, and Anthony J. Venables

Paper No. 2, June 2020

 

How do I submit?

LSE staff and research students interested in submitting to the series should refer to the Style Guide

Editorial board

Professor Riccardo Crescenzi
Dr Charles Palmer
Professor Hyun Bang Shin

Contact us

geog.comms@lse.ac.uk