The YSI Urban and Regional Economics Working Group is pleased to invite you to our next webinar:
"Inclusive growth in cities: a sympathetic critique" with prof. Neil Lee (London School of Economics, UK)
September 14th, 2018 – 5.30 pm GMT.
The concept of ‘Inclusive Growth’ – a concern with the pace and pattern of growth – has become a new mantra in local economic development. Despite enthusiasm from some policy-makers, others argue it is a buzzword which is changing little. In this work, prof. Lee summarizes and critiques this agenda. There are important unresolved issues with the concept of Inclusive Growth, which is conceptually fuzzy and operationally problematic, has only a limited evidence base, and reflects an overconfidence in local government’s ability to create or shape growth. Yet, while imperfect, an Inclusive Growth model is better than one which simply ignores distributional concerns.
Neil Lee is an Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the LSE. He is also Director of the MSc in Local Economic Development and the BSc in Geography with Economics. His research focuses on cities and the social dimensions of economic change. At the moment he is working on inclusive growth, spatial variation in access to finance for innovative or high technology firms, and the impact of personality on economic geography. Prof. Lee is also an affiliate of LSE London, the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) and the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE).
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