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 2015-2021 and Honorary Professor of Economic Geography in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2017-2022.
Philip McCann is one of the world’s most highly cited and widely published spatial economists and economic geographers of his generation, and currently one of the UK’s most highly cited social scientists.
He has won seven awards for his research in different parts of the world: the 2002 Hewings Award from NARSC (North America); the 2007 Moss Madden Memorial Medal (UK and Ireland); the 2010 ERSA 50th Anniversary Award (Europe); the 2016 Best Paper in Regional Studies Award (International); the 2018Best Paper in Regional Studies Award (International), the 2019 Martin Beckmann Award (International) and the 2019 ERSA European Prize in Regional Science (Europe).
Philip has been a Special Adviser to two European Commissioners (Commissioner Johannes Hahn 2010-2013 and Commissioner Corina Creţu 2015-2016), Chief Independent Economic Advisor on the EU Sixth Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion, an advisor or consultant to the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy at the European Commission, four different directorates at the OECD Paris, the European Investment Bank, as well as government ministries and research institutes in several countries.
In the UK Philip is the Co-Director and Principal Investigator of the £2.28 million Productivity Insights Network+ research programme funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council 2018-2020. He is also a researcher with both UK in a Changing Europe and the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Network and the ‘Geography and Place’ Theme Leader in the ESRC-funded National Productivity Institute research programme.