University Professor, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Professor Peter Tyler is an urban and regional economist with an extensive track record in consulting for the public and private sector. He has an established reputation in the field of urban and regional economics with a particular emphasis on the evaluation of policy. This is illustrated by him having been a Project Director for over sixty major research projects for Government and which has resulted in the publication of forty research monographs of which twenty-four have been of book length. He has published in all the major academic journals in the field. Besides his work in the United Kingdom he has also undertaken research for the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on urban, regional and industrial policy.
He has been responsible for evaluating a range of regeneration measures across the United Kingdom and directed the national evaluation of the Single Regeneration Budget for DCLG. The programme lasted ten years and assembled a considerable research platform from which to assess the achievements of regeneration policy. Most recently he has been team leader on a major research initiative funded by HM Government entitled Creating Places for Enterprising Development-the Geography of Innovation. This project is a collaboration between the Department of Land Economy and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and investigates why new and growing enterprises, particularly with a technology edge, thrive in certain places and not in others and what may be the role for policy intervention. Peter is also working on the national evaluation of the New Deal for Communities initiative in England and the interim evaluation of Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders with a specific focus on Value For Money issues. In Scotland he has led research into the effectiveness of Social Inclusion Partnerships, and in Northern Ireland he has advised the Department of Social Development on performance measurement relating to its neighbourhood renewal strategy. He is a member of the National Evaluation of Sure Start panel and an Academician of the Learned Society for Social Sciences and an expert advisor to the ODPM National Evaluation of Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders. He is Director of Studies in Land Economy at St. Catharine's College and a Professor in the University of Cambridge.
Professor Peter Tyler is an Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society which publishes multi-disciplinary international research on the spatial dimensions of contemporary socio-economic-political change. The Journal adopts a focused thematic format. Each issue is devoted to a particular theme selected by the international editorial team. The aim of the Journal is to understand the formative changes and developments associated with the new spatial foundations of today's globalizing world. It also examines how changes in the global economy are playing out across different spatial scales. Authors are encouraged to engage with the public-policy implications of the issues they address. The Journal is keen to encourage articles from a diverse range of theoretical perspectives