Paul Cheshire


Paul Cheshire is Professor and Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is an applied urban economist with a strong interest in policy analysis. He has published extensively, especially on urban growth in Europe, urban land markets and the economic effects of land use planning. He is the author/editor of 12 books including Urban Economics and Urban Policy: Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom(2014) and more than a 100 journal articles.He has acted as consultant to several UK government departments, as well as international organisations including the European Commission, the New Zealand Productivity Commission on land use and housing, the OECD, the UN and the World Bank. He was an advisor to both Barker reviews of planning and to the Eddington Commission’s enquiry into transport infrastructure. He was a Board member of the National Housing and Planning Advisory Unit. He was a long-term member of the DCLG’s Planning Sounding Board and of the ULI’s UK Executive committee. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Weimer Fellow. He won the Royal Economic Society’s Best Paper prize in the Economic Journalfor 2004 and the EIB-ERSA Prize in 2009. In 2017 he was awarded a CBE for services to economics and housing.

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