Local Economy Journal

Local Economy combines peer-reviewed articles from the academic community with contributions from economic development practitioners reflecting LEPU’s mission to bring together practical experience with the academic. This is reflected in the journal’s circulation, with universities around the world and local authorities in the UK, forming the most significant groups. The journal has an international editorial board.

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UK Editors

Munir Morad, Anglia Ruskin University
Andrew Jones, Local Economy Policy Unit

In Perspective Editors

Patrick McVeigh, Shared Intelligence
Dr Lee Pugalis, Northumbria University

European Editors

David Walburn, Local Economy Policy Unit

North American Editors

Diane Lupke, Lupke & Associates
Erik Pages, EntreWorks Consulting

Australasian Editor

Etienne Nel, University of Otago

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Sam Aaronovitch Memorial Prizewinner December 2010

The Sam Aaronovitch Memorial Prize is awarded each year to any article in Local Economy which by both its quality and content best promotes the progressive values of LEPU’s founder Sam Aaronovitch.
SAGE are delighted to announce the winning article:

Spatial Dimensions of Social Mobility Volume 24, Issue 8 by Dominic Williams

Download our call for papers document to submit articles via our publisher

We welcome contributions on any aspect of local economic analysis and policy. Please e-mail submissions to the Executive Editor localeconomy@lsbu.ac.uk

Articles should not usually exceed 4,000 words. contributors are encouraged initially to submit an outline proposal for discussion. Articles should not be under consideration by any other journal. Conference reports, replies to previous articles and short notes are welcome as well as longer articles.