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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Chris Hooton

Chris Hooton

Principal Supervisor: Prof Pete Tyler

College: St John's

Subject Area: Real Estate & Urban Analysis Research

Title of Thesis: Microgeographic economics: Interventions and evalutions

Expected Graduate Term: ET 2016


Biography:

MSc. with distinction (London School of Economics)

BA summa cum laude (University of Miami)

Christopher Hooton is a CT Taylor Cambridge International Scholar, a PhD candidate in the Department of Land Economy, and a lecturer for the Social Science Research Methods Centre at the University of Cambridge. He is an economic and urban development specialist with a strong interest in policy. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Christopher’s current research focuses on the impacts and evaluation of spatially targeted economic policies and urban regeneration. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications including conference papers, reports, and government documents in the areas of economic development, public policy and spatial economics. Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, Christopher served in two mayoral administrations for the Government of the District of Columbia working on economic projects in several agencies including the Mayor’s Office of Budget of Finance and the Office of the City Administrator. Additionally, he worked as a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank in the Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division where he was the program lead for the division’s knowledge management initiative.

Research Interests

  • Economic Development
  • Spatial Economics
  • Evaluation
  • Policy

 

PhD Project

Micro-geographic economic analysis: the theory, techniques, and evidence of micro-geographic economic policies and their evaluations


PhD Supervisor

Professor Pete Tyler

 

Teaching

Graduate Teaching AssistantDepartment of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

MPhil in Planning, Growth, and Regeneration & MPhil in Environmental Policy


Lecturer, Social Science Research Method CentreUniversity of Cambridge
Introduction to Evaluation Research, Module on Cost-Benefit Analysis & Module on Spatial Evaluation

Supervisor, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Business Economics 

Teacher
Villiers Park Educational Trust, Foxton, UK

Introduction to Economics (one-week intensive course)


Other Professional Activities

International Secretariat Manager, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law

(pro-bono position)


Key Publications

(2014). "Sharpshooting the Target? The Theory, Techniques, and Evidence of Micro-Geographic Economic Analysis." American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association National Conference.


(2013). "Identifying unexpected risks in regeneration developments: assessment techniques and analysis". American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association International Conference.


(2013). "A typology of spatial economic policy evaluation: towards a holistic framework". II Oxbridge Conference on Brazilian Studies: Brazil, Research, and Development.  Cambridge, United Kingdom.

 

(2013) Resilient Cities. Grosvenor. London, United Kingdom. (co-author)

 

Hooton, Christopher and Pietrobelli, Carlo. (2012) “CMF in Review: 2006-2011.” Inter-American Development Bank. Discussion Paper. http://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=36684736.

 

Hooton, Christopher and Ziemann, Chris. (2010) “ROI Analysis of Contra-Flow Bicycle Facilities in Urban Areas.” 2010 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Forum (conference paper). Midwest Regional University Transportation Center, University of Wisconsin- Madison.

 

(2010) “Issues in Data Collection, Methodology and Analysis of Transportation- Based Economic Development: The District of Columbia and the Great Streets Development.” Transportation Systems for Livable Communities Conference (conference paper). Transportation Research Board, National Academies, Research and Innovative Technology Admin., USDOT. Washington, DC.

 
 (2010) “The Spatiality and Diffusion of Knowledge Spillovers: Kansas City and the Animal Health Industry.” Spaces and Flows Conference 2010 (conference paper). University of California- Los Angeles.


Other Publications

(2013) Resilient Cities: An Assessment of Adaptive Capacity. Grosvenor. London, United Kingdom. (Lead author)

 

(2013) Resilient Cities: An Assessment of Vulnerability (August 2013 revision). Grosvenor. London, United Kingdom. (Contributor)

 

(2011) Government of the District of Columbia FY 2012 Budget, Mayor’s Office of Budget and Finance and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Government of the District of Columbia (contributor)

 

(2010) Development Incentive Guidebook and Development Incentive Cheat Sheet, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Government of the District of Columbia.

 

(2010) Cost-Benefit Analysis Guide, Research & Technology Development Division. Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation.

 

(2010) District Truck and Bus Route System Policy Report, Planning and Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation.

 

(2010) Federal Budget Procurement Process Policy Report, Office of the Director, District Department of Transportation.

 

(2010) Great Streets Redevelopment Initiative Economic Analysis, Research & Technology Development Division. Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation.

 

(2010) Performance Measurement Collection Methodology and Guide, Planning and Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation.