This covers economic geography fundamentals, innovation systems, urban housing markets, peer and neighbourhood effects, crime and cities, and the economics of immigration. I scored on average 90/100 in LSE student feedback surveys for this course. In 2011-12 five of my 16 students got firsts.
I also advised some of the final year undergraduates taking GY350, the Independent Research Project. In each of 2010-12, two of my five students got Firsts for their theses.
PHDs and RAs
I'm happy to hear from potential Birmingham PHD students working on urban economics and local economic development, using quantitative/mixed methods to look at innovation systems and ecosystems; entrepreneurship; the economics of migration and diversity; ICT and digital technology firms; the creative and cultural industries; urban policy evaluation.
From time to time I'll have openings for postgrad or PHD-level research assistants on projects like these. If you're interested, please share your CV.