Ted is a Birmingham Fellow in the Birmingham Business School. Prior to joining Birmingham, Ted was a Lecturer in Economics at City University and a researcher in the Urban and Spatial programme of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, where he also completed his PhD.
In between spells in academia, Ted spent more than 5 years working at the coalface as an economist in the UK government. His roles typically saw him offering advice to Ministers and senior officials across a range of policy areas including at the Department of Health, Monitor (now NHS Improvement); the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills; and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Ted’s research uses data-driven approaches to analyse issues of academic and policy interest. It crosses fields of economics and disciplines although his chief interests are in urban, environmental, and health economics.
As a Birmingham Fellow Ted will be pursuing a research program that relates to infrastructure and the links between places, people, and policy. In one strand of the program a primary emphasis is how availability and regulation of infrastructure - whether that be transport, housing, and healthcare infrastructure - affects places, people, and firms. A second strand examines how locations’ characteristics determine how they withstand or respond to permanent or transitory shocks, and the effects of place and environmental quality on economic outcomes and health
Ted’s research program ties closely to work of City-REDI and WM-REDI and to colleagues in the Economics department.