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Chair in Urban and Regional Economics, University of Sheffield

Professor Philip McCann is Professor of Urban and Regional Economics in the University of Sheffield
Management School. Philip is also the Tagliaferri Research Fellow in the Department of Land Economy at
the University of Cambridge 2015-2018 and Honorary Professor of Economic Geography in the Faculty of
Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2017-2022.

Philip is a highly cited and widely published spatial economist and economic geographer, with over 3000 ISI-Web of Science citations (over 400 in 2016), over 4000 Scopus citations (over 600 in 2016) and more than 11,000 Google Scholar citations. He has also been a Special Adviser to two European Commissioners, an advisor to the European Commission, the OECD, the European Investment Bank, as well as government ministries and research institutes in several countries.

He has previously given 180 keynote lectures and invited talks at conferences and seminars across 31 countries and 5 continents, including: the European Parliament; the OECD Paris; The United Nations Geneva; the FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Rome; the European Commission; the Australian Parliament; the Reserve Bank of New Zealand; the New Zealand Treasury; The Federal Reserve of New York; HM Treasury UK; the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and the UK Department for Communities and Local Government. Aspects of his research and analyses have been discussed in the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The New Zealand Herald, the Wellington Dominion Post, the UK Channel 4 Dispatches programme, and also by commentators in various countries, including The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister 2007-2010.


  • –present
    Chair in Urban and Regional Economics, University of Sheffield