Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, Harvard University
Gerald Frug is the Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School, he worked as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in Washington, DC, and as Health Services Administrator of the City of New York. In 1974 he began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, before joining the Harvard law faculty in 1981. Jerry’s specialty is local government law. He has published dozens of articles on the topic and is the author, among other works, of a casebook on Local Government Law, 5th edition (with Richard Ford and David Barron, 2010), City Bound: How States Stifle Urban Innovation (with David Barron 2008), Dispelling the Myth of Home Rule (with David Barron and Rick Su, 2004), and City Making: Building Communities without Building Walls, (1999).
Max NathanBA (Hons) MSc PhD
Research Fellow, LSE and NIESR
Max is a Senior Research Fellow at NIESR and a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, where he is based at the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC). He completed an urban policy and spatial economics PhD in LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment in Autumn 2011. His main research interests lie in the economics of innovation, especially its local microfoundations, the economics of cultural diversity, and public policy for cities. His work has been funded by the ESRC, DCLG, NESTA, LLAKES, the UK Migration Advisory Committee, the BVCA, BT, Microsoft, Google and PWC among others.
Max has over 12 years’ experience working in think tanks, consultancy and public policy, most recently at DCLG as an ESRC-DCLG Senior Policy Adviser, covering migration, localism, regeneration and economic development issues. In 2004 Max helped set up the Centre for Cities think tank, where he ran the research programme for three years. He is now a member of the Centre’s Research Advisory Board. He is also an Associate at the Centre for London and the Institute for Public Policy Research. In 2009 he was a Visiting Scholar at IURD, UC Berkeley.