Professor Philip McCann

Chair of Urban and Regional Economics at Alliance Manchester Business School

Committees: Executive Team
Research Theme: Geography and place (lead)


Philip McCann specialises in spatial economics and economic geography and is one of the UK’s most highly cited social scientists. He has also been a Special Adviser to two European Commissioners, an advisor to the European Commission, the OECD, the European Investment Bank, as well as government ministries and research institutes in several countries. He joined The University of Manchester in July 2022 from the University of Sheffield.

Philip is the Productivity Forum lead for Yorkshire, Humberside & North East England.