Hello, I'm Max Nathan - I work at UCL as an Associate Professor in Applied Urban Sciences, based at CASA.

I'm also an affiliate in the Urban Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance. I completed my PhD at LSE in 2011.

My academic research focuses on the economics of cultural diversity, in particular the performance of diverse cities, communities and teams: I'm currently leading a major new multi-year ESRC-funded programme exploring these connections.

I also work on innovation systems and clusters, especially in tech and creative industries; and in public policy for cities, especially policy design and evaluation.

Before academia, I co-founded the Centre for Cities think tank and the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. I've also worked at the UK Department of Communities and Local Government (now DLHUC) on issues like localism, regeneration and economic development.

I'm affiliated to CAGE, IZA, and NIESR.

My CV is here. Here's a hi-res photo.

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