Mike is an independent researcher, consultant, writer and speaker on jobs, skills and cities. He was previously a University Professor of Economics and Director of Policy and Research at a national government agency. He is the author of several booksand many reports. He works internationally, nationally and locally across the UK, much of Europe, in Australia, South Africa and for international organisations such as the ILO,IADB,OECD and the European Commission.
Mike has worked on URBACT with Alison Partridge and ESIMeC partners as well as on the Urbact Capitalisation Programme, focusing on the Jobs Agenda and on Youth Employment. He is co-author of 'More Jobs, Better Cities' and 'Job Generation for a Jobless Generation'.