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Professor Peter Tyler is an urban and regional economist with an extensive track record in consulting for the public and private sector. He has an established reputation in the field of urban and regional economics with a particular emphasis on the evaluation of policy. This is illustrated by him having been a Project Director for over sixty major research projects for Government and which has resulted in the publication of forty research monographs of which twenty-four have been of book length. He has published in all the major academic journals in the field. Besides his work in the United Kingdom he has also undertaken research for the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on urban, regional and industrial policy.

He has been responsible for evaluating a range of regeneration measures across the United Kingdom and directed the national evaluation of the Single Regeneration Budget for DCLG. The programme lasted ten years and assembled a considerable research platform from which to assess the achievements of regeneration policy. Most recently he has been team leader on a major research initiative funded by HM Government entitled Creating Places for Enterprising Development-the Geography of Innovation. This project is a collaboration between the Department of Land Economy and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and investigates why new and growing enterprises, particularly with a technology edge, thrive in certain places and not in others and what may be the role for policy intervention. Peter is also working on the national evaluation of the New Deal for Communities initiative in England and the interim evaluation of Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders with a specific focus on Value For Money issues. He is also an Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society which publishes multi-disciplinary international research on the spatial dimensions of contemporary socio-economic-political change.


Professor of Urban and Regional Economics,
Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Professor Peter  Tyler
Not available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
evaluation of government policies
local labour and property markets
innovation and technology
business performance
small and medium enterprises
economic restructuring