Neil Lee

Neil Lee

Associate Professor of Economic Geography @ London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Dr Neil Lee holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the LSE and was a visiting scholar at TCLab, Columbia University.

His research considers cities, economic change and the social dimensions of innovation. He is particularly interested in the distribution of the proceeds of growth and the links between innovation and inequality. He has also published on the economics of the creative industries and the link between cultural diversity, innovation and urban economies.

Keynote speech at GEOINNO2020: Friday 31th January at 13:20 - 14:50, Energy Hall

The geography of innovation is highly uneven – as are the benefits. While innovation can create skilled jobs in some parts of the economy, it can also lead to inequality even in the most successful cities and regions.


  • Bocconi University


  • Intesa Sanpaolo
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