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Jim Taylor has been Professor of Economics at Lancaster University
since 1983 and has held visiting appointments at the Universities of
Pennsylvania, British Columbia, Cambridge and Melbourne.
He has been the Editor of Regional Studies and is currently European
Editor of the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies. He is the
author of several books and has published extensively in regional economics,
labour economics and education economics.
Recent research includes work on local economic performance, intergenerational
mobility, measuring the performance of secondary schools and the
effect of ethnicity on educational outcomes. Recent papers include publications
in the following journals: Oxford Bulletin of
Economics and Statistics, Bulletin of Economic Research,
Journal of Population Economics,
Manchester School, Scottish Journal of Political
Economy and the Italian Journal of Regional Science. In
addition to obtaining several research grants from the ESRC, the Nuffield
Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust, Professor Taylor has acted as consultant
to the World Bank. He is currently an associate member of the Labour and
Education Economics Research Group at the University of Queensland.