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[Photo: Neil Lee] Dr Neil LEE
Associate Professor in Economic Geography, Department of Geography, LSE and CASE Associate

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Neil is an Associate Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE and CASE Associate. Neil's research considers cities, economic change and the social dimensions of innovation. He is particularly interested in the distribution of the proceeds of growth and the links between innovation and inequality. He has also published on the economics of the creative industries and the link between cultural diversity, innovation and urban economies.

Research Interests:
  • Cities
  • Inclusive growth
  • Labour markets and unemployment
  • Enterprise and deprivation
  • Economic change and inequality
Selected Publications: STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Inclusive Growth in cities: Good intentions, difficult policy
    Neil Lee, June 2018
    Paper No' :

  • In brief: Powerhouse of cards?
    Neil Lee, October 2016
    Paper No' CEPCP485: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Powerhouse of Cards? Understanding the 'Northern Powerhouse'
    Neil Lee, January 2016
    Paper No' SERCPP014: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Cultural Diversity, Cities and Innovation: firm Effects or City Effects?
    Neil Lee, October 2013
    Paper No' SERCDP0144: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Does Cultural Diversity Help Innovation in Cities: Evidence from London Firms
    Neil Lee, Max Nathan, February 2011
    Paper No' SERCDP0069: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)