City Talks

City Talks: Measuring city performance in the modern economy

How should the performance of cities in the modern economy be measured? This podcast explores the issues.

Podcast published on 22 February 2018

What are some of the challenges and opportunities presented by measuring the performance of modern economies – particularly those of Britain’s cities?

To address these questions, our host Andrew Carter is joined by Paul Swinney, Head of Policy and Research at Centre for Cities and Diane Coyle who is the inaugural Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, ONS Fellow on Measurement Issues in the Modern Economy and the author of several books, including ‘GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History’.

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