Max Nathan is Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, Research Fellow at the Spatial Economics Research Centre and Senior Research Fellow at NIESR. He is also an affiliated Research Fellow at IZA. Max has over 13 years of experience in UK think tanks, consultancy, and public policy.
Most recently he worked at the Department of Communities as an ESRC-DCLG Senior Policy Adviser. Before this he co-founded the Centre for Cities think tank, and ran the Centre's research programme for its first three years. Max holds a PhD in Economic Geography and Spatial Economics from LSE, an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from LSE, and a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.