Max is Senior Birmingham Fellow (Regional Economic Development) at Birmingham Business School, and is a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. He is an economic geographer with a background in public policy. His researchfocuses on urban economic development, in particular the economics of immigration and diversity; innovation systems and tech clusters; and public policy for cities, especially policy design and evaluation. Max has over 15 years’ public policy experience in think tanks, consultancy and government, including at DCLG as an ESRC-DCLG Senior Policy Adviser. Max also co-founded the Centre for Cities, where he ran the early research programme.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2013.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 12213
Max Nathan, Anna Rosso
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8662
Max Nathan, Anna Rosso, Francois Bouet
Published in: Research Policy, 2015, 44 (9), 1714 - 1733
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8462
Published in Environment and Planning A, 2016, 48 (12) 2462–2483
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7797
Published in: Research Policy, 2016, 45(1), 177–194
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7653
published in: IZA Journal of Migration 2014, 3:4