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Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Sheffield, University of Sheffield

Gwilym Pryce is currently Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield, a Russell Group University, and Co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society. He was formerly Co-Director of the ESRC Understanding Inequality project and the founding Director of the Sheffield Methods Institute, an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre at the University of Sheffield. He was Co-Director of th £4m ESRC AQMEN II Research Centre. He was previously Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics in the Department of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield, one of the leading departments of its kind in the UK. He has been an Executive Committee Member of the Royal Statistics Society Social Statistics Division, a member of the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Economic Advisory Panel, and a member of the Built Environment Statistical Advisory Committee. He was formerly Director of Quantitative Methods, University of Glasgow, Director of the £1.6m Glasgow Q-Step Centre, and Associate Director of the £10m Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC).

Gwilym has published over 90 articles, book chapters, books and reports, and has been the recipient of a number of academic prizes and awards including the Literati Network Awards for Excellence Outstanding Paper Award (2012), the European Real Estate Society Award for Best Paper in Real Estate Economics (2011), and the Hypoteční Banka Award for Best European Network of Housing Research Paper (2009). He was formerly a member of the UK Government’s Expert Panel on Housing and Planning, and has previously been an Academic Advisor on a number of UK government initiatives, including the HM Treasury Barker Review of Housing Supply, the National Statisticians Review of Housing Market Statistics, the Financial Services Authority Mortgage Market Review. From 2008 to 2011 Gwilym was Principal Investigator on the EWESEM (Extreme Weather Event Socio-Economic Model) project – one of the 5 main work-streams of the £1.6m EPSRC CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather) consortium.


  • –present
    Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics, University of Sheffield