Research Centres

The Department of Geography and Environment has close links with many research centres across the School.

Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies

A research group that promotes the study of contemporary Spain. Prof Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is the current Director.

Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Aiming to advance public and private action on climate change through rigorous, innovative research into economics and policy, the CCCEP is jointly hosted by LSE and the University of Leeds.

Centre for Economic Performance

CEP studies the determinants of economic performance at the level of the company, the nation and the global economy by focusing on the major links between globalisation, technology, the educational system and the labour market and their impact on productivity, inequality, employment, stability and wellbeing. Prof Henry Overman is Research Director of CEP.

CEP Urban Programme (formally SERC)

Formally the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), the CEP Urban Programme connects policy-makers with international expertise, providing high quality, independent research to further understanding of disparities in economic prosperity at all spatial levels.

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

LSE's Grantham Research Institute is a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research, teaching and training in climate change and the environment.

Latin America and Caribbean Centre

A focal point for LSE's research and public engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean. Prof Gareth Jones is Director of LACC.

LSE London

LSE London is the London School of Economics' specialist research centre focusing on analyses of London's economy and broader metropolitan issues in a comparative context. The centre has a strong international reputation particularly in the fields of labour markets, social and demographic change, housing, finance and governance, and is the leading academic centre for analyses of city-wide developments in London. It is an interdisciplinary group involving staff from a number of departments who have particular expertise in economics, geography, government and planning.

Metropolitan Green Belt

This HEIF5 project has drawn together academic and practice views on the purpose of the Metropolitan Green Belt. The project promotes constructive debate on the purpose and future form of the Metropolitan Green Belt in the context of contemporary housing need and urban development planning in the region. It also asks how, in an era of localism, collaboration can effectively be pursued between different scales and authorities when reviewing the Metropolitan Green Belt.

Middle East Centre

The Centre provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the Middle East and North Africa carried out at LSE. Dr Michael Mason is Director of MEC.

Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC)

The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre is a cross-disciplinary, regionally-focused academic centre within the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE. Prof Hyun Bang Shin is Director of SEAC.

What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

For policymakers, understanding, assessing and making use of evidence is no easy task. The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth (WWG) helps decision-makers make better use of evidence on local economic growth, and work with local partners to design more effective local economic policies. Prof Henry Overman is Director of the What Works Centre.