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Professor Peter Tyler is an urban and regional economist with an extensive track record in consulting for the public and private sector.  He has an established reputation in the field of urban and regional economics with a particular emphasis on the evaluation of policy.  He has been a Project Director for over seventy major research projects for Government.  He has published in all the major academic journals in the field and in addition to his work in the United Kingdom he has also undertaken research for the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on urban, regional and industrial policy.  Throughout, the focus of this work has been on what makes policies work and thus reach-out to those that they are supposed to assist.

Peter has been responsible for evaluating a range of regeneration measures across the whole of the United Kingdom. He directed the eight year national evaluation of the Single Regeneration Budget for CLG.  This major programme evaluation assembled a considerable research platform from which to assess the achievements of regeneration policy.  Peter is also working with Colin Warnock on the national evaluation of the New Deal for Communities initiative in England. He has recently completed a scoping study of the Working Neighbourhoods Fund for CLG and research to improve the assessment of additionality for BIS.  Peter is currently working on an assignment for CLG that is undertaking development work to value the impact of regeneration.

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Colin Warnock is an economic and management consultant with nearly 20 years experience in the appraisal, monitoring and evaluation of regeneration and renewal policies.  After graduating in economics and geography from the University of Birmingham, Colin worked with Peter Tyler for four years at PA Cambridge Economic Consultants before joining SQW in September 1995.  He left SQW in June 2000 to become an independent consultant and an Associate Director of CEA.  Colin has managed a wide range of evaluation studies, many with an area regeneration focus and he has extensive experience of applying evaluation evidence in economic appraisals.  He has played senior roles in the national evaluations of SRB and Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders, and, amongst other assignments, is also currently advising on value for money measurement in the national evaluation of New Deal for Communities.  He managed the recent Working Neighbourhoods Fund Scoping Study for CLG and CEA’s additionality benchmarks work for BIS.  He has also recently prepared Advice Notes for OffPAT on the rationale for public sector intervention in economic development and regeneration programmes and projects.

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