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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics


Professor Philip McCann
Special Adviser to Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, 2010-2013.

2013-2014 Chief Independent Economic Advisor on the 2014 EU Sixth Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion Investment for Jobs and Growth: Promoting Development and Good Governance in EU Regions and Cities.

Philip holds The University of Groningen Endowed Chair of Economic Geography and is one of the world’s most highly cited spatial economists and economic geographers of his generation. He has won academic awards for his research in several countries, and has been an invited keynote speaker in over one hundred and forty conferences in twenty-seven countries. As well as being a journal and book series editor Philip is also the author of the Oxford University Press textbook in Modern Urban and Regional Economics, which is currently being used in over twenty countries and has been translated into Greek, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. In addition, two of Philip McCann’s other books have also been translated into Japanese. Philip also works with and advises various directorates within the European Commission, the OECD, the European Investment Bank, the UN, and various government departments and commissions in several countries. See:

Friday, 7 November, 2014 - 12:00 to 13:00
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Clare Cassidy