Event catch-up: City Horizons with Prof Philip McCann

Audio and video from our City Horizons event with Prof Philip McCann on the UK's regional economic problem.

Professor Philip McCann is one of the world’s most highly cited and widely recognised economic geographers and spatial economists, holding the University of Groningen Endowed Chair of Economic Geography.

At our City Horizons event on 17 October 2016, Prof McCann spoke about the findings of his new book The UK Regional-National Economic Problem: Geography, globalisation and governance. The talk touched on how OECD comparisons reveal the unbalanced nature of the UK economy, and suggested that the UK’s highly centralised governance system was increasingly ill-suited to dealing with the country’s heterogeneous economy and society.

Watch highlights from the talk in a five minute video below:

Stream the audio of the event below, or you can download the mp3 here.

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