Peter Tyler is a Professor in urban and regional economics in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and President and Fellow of St. Catharine’s College. He has an extensive track record in undertaking research with a particular emphasis on urban and regional economics and industrial policy. He has been a Project Director for over seventy major research projects for Government, many involving the assessment of public policy resulting in the publication of forty research monographs of which twenty-four have been of book length. Besides his work in the United Kingdom for HM Government he has also undertaken research for the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on urban, regional and industrial and evaluation policy. He has been an Expert Advisor to the OECD, European Commission and HM Government, including serving on the National Evaluation Panel for Sure Start (HM Government initiative for children under 5). He was a Programme Leader for the Cambridge MIT initiative and is a Policy Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy. During 2016 he was an Expert Advisor to UN Habitat III.
Peter was made a Member of the Royal Town Planning on the basis of his contribution to urban and regional spatial planning and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the light of his considerable knowledge and experience in the spheres of land, property or construction. He is an Academician of the Learned Society for Social Sciences. In recent years he has been involved in research to value the benefits of urban regeneration and economic development (DCLG), the evaluation of EU Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 (DG Regio) and Resilient Regions and Cities (ESRC). He recently completed a major study on the economic impact of the Cambridge Bioscience cluster and is currently investigating the long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems (EPSRC), the evolving economic performance of UK cities (UK Department of Foresight) and is a Co-Investigator on a new ESRC research project on British Urban Transformations.