Professor Philip McCann is Professor of Urban and Regional Economics in the University of Sheffield Management School.
Philip is also the Tagliaferri Research Fellow in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge 2015 – 2018 and Honorary Professor of Economic Geography in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2017 – 2022.
He is one of the world’s most highly cited and widely published spatial economists and economic geographers of his generation. Philip has also been an advisor to the European Commission, the OECD, the European Investment Bank, as well as government ministries and research institutes in several countries. He has previously given over 170 invited talks and keynote lectures across 31 countries and 5 continents, including: the European Parliament; the OECD Paris; The United Nations Geneva; the FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Rome; the European Commission; the Australian Parliament; the Reserve Bank of New Zealand; the New Zealand Treasury; The Federal Reserve of New York; HM Treasury UK; the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and the UK Department for Communities and Local Government.
Aspects of his research and analyses have been discussed in the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The New Zealand Herald, and the Wellington Dominion Post, and also by commentators in various countries, including The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister 2007 – 2010.