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

I'm also a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and an affiliate 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; innovation systems and clusters, especially in tech and creative industries; and in public policy for cities, especially policy design and evaluation.

I co-founded the Centre for Cities think tank, and sit on the Centre's Research Advisory Board. I'm also affiliated to CAGE, IZA, NIESR and the Centre for London.

I've worked in Whitehall at the Department of Communities and Local Government on issues like localism, regeneration and economic development.

My CV is here.

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