City talks: can we rebalance the economy?

In this episode Andrew is joined by Ron Martin, Henry Overman, and John Tomaney to debate whether it is possible to rebalance the economy, and if it is even desirable.

In this month’s episode, Andrew revisits an earlier podcast, first released in June 2015, exploring the politics and economics of rebalancing the economy.

When this episode was recorded, the devolution agenda was in full swing under the leadership of the then Chancellor George Osborne. Whilst a lot has changed since then, it’s clear that debates around rebalancing the economy will remain high on the political agenda for the foreseeable future.

This episode asks whether rebalancing is possible, or even desirable? And is the government going about it in the right way? Debating this issue are Ron Martin, Professor of Economic Geography at Cambridge University, Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE, and John Tomaney, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning at UCL.

Listen to the episode directly below, or download it here (right click and select ‘save as’). You can also subscribe to this series on iTunes by searching for ‘Centre for Cities’

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