Jacob Salder

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Another New Regionalism? Landscapes of economic governance in the coalition era

Supervisors: Professor John Bryson, Dr Julian Clark

Jacob Salder is conducting research in relation to economic governance and approaches to the implementation and delivery of economic policy in the light of the changing environment under the Coalition Government.

The governance of economic policy has seen radical changes since the change of Government in 2010, primarily through the dissolution of the Regional Development Agencies and the introduction of the Local Enterprise Partnerships in their place. The context for this research is the Southern Staffordshire area. Working with CASE partner the Southern Staffordshire Partnership the project will look at ways of analyzing and interpreting economic geography and economic relations across political territories, at political and economic relations within the designated Birmingham, Solihull and Southern Staffordshire LEP area, and how the changing onus and decentralization of economic governance affects interpretations of territory and relations between the private and public sector.


MSC Urban Regeneration

BA (Hons) Politics & Political History


Jacob has 10 years experience working in local and regional economic development. He has been involved in both policy development and delivery in a succession of Local Authorities, Regional Development Agencies and Non-Government Organisations.

Jacob has an MSC in Urban Regeneration from University College London.


Research interests

Local and Regional Economic Development, Economic Governance and Spatial Policy, Urban form, Public-Private partnerships and relations