Hello, I'm Max Nathan - I work at the University of Birmingham and at the Centre for Economic Performance.

At Birmingham I'm a Senior Birmingham Fellow in Regional Economic Development, based in the Business School. I'm also a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and an affiliate at the Centre for Economic Performance. I completed my PhD at LSE in 2011.

My academic research focuses on the economics of cultural diversity, in particular the performance of diverse cities, communities and teams. I'm also interested in innovation systems and clusters, and in wider public policy for cities, especially policy design and evaluation.

I co-founded the Centre for Cities think tank, and sit on the Centre's Research Advisory Board. I'm also affiliated to IZA, NIESR and the Centre for London.

I've worked in Whitehall at the Department of Communities and Local Government on issues like localism, regeneration and economic development.

My CV is here.

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