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Long Finance Symposium "Measuring Up Cities"


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Thursday 30 January 2014


14:00 to 17:30


Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN Map



Measuring Up Cities

In 1984, Jane Jacobs published Cities and the Wealth of Nations. Although primarily a journalist, Jacobs produced a penetrating critique of economists mistakenly using nations as their unit of analysis when, she contended, cities are the true generators of wealth. But even economists who agree with Jacobs have struggled with cities as units of analysis. This symposium will present contributions from those who study cities to define them, to specify the methodological problems, and to suggest new analytical tools and techniques.


Lord Mayor Elect Fiona Woolf, City of London Corporation
Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics
Hyejin Youn, SantaFe
Martin Houghton, TBR
Laura Davison, City of London Corporation
Michael Mainelli, Long Finance, Z/Yen Group Limited (Chair)


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