Impact of Higher Education Institutions on Regional Economies: A Joint Research Initiative



Prof P McGregor
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Listen to the podcast interview with Professor Peter McGregor

This interview was recorded in November 2009 in London at the conference: Making an Impact - Universities and the Regional Economy

Biographical Details
Peter McGregor is Professor of Economics at the University of Strathclyde. He has held visiting academic posts in Sweden and Germany, and has consultancy experience in the Middle and Far East. He has acted as a UNDP-funded consultant to the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia, has been a member of the Bank of England's Panel of Academic Consultants and is currently a Special Researcher to the Development Policy Research Institute, The Hokkaido University, Japan. He has published widely in books and in professional journals, including the European Economic Review, Oxford Economic Papers and the Journal of Regional Science. Current research interests include regional economic modelling and the evaluation of regional economic policies. He was Editor of Regional Studies, the journal of the Regional Studies Association from 1991-1996. He is joint coordinator of the Impact of  Higher Education Institutions on Regional Economies research initiative.