Neil Lee is a Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE. He is also Professor II at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and theme convenor at the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute. His research has been funded by international and private sector organisations including the World Bank, OECD, the EIB, and Barclays Bank, and cited in key UK government documents such as the UK Levelling Up White Paper. He has held visiting positions at Columbia University, Science Po, and the University of Oxford and holds affiliations with the University of St Andrews and Nuffield College, Oxford. He is Principal Investigator on a major international ESRC project on regional inequality across the advanced world.