Professor Tony Travers
Economics Speaker & Local Government Speaker
Professor Tony Travers is a professor in the London School of Economics Government Department and co-director of LSE London and speaker on public finance, local government, and London Government.
Tony has been asked to advise some UK parliamentary committees and was also a member of the Urban Task Force Working Group on Finance.
A research board member of the Centre for Cities and a board member of the New Local Government Network, Tony has also chaired the London Finance Commission and was a member of the City Growth Commission in 2013
Tony is also an author, and published a number of books including-
• Failure in British Government The Politics of the Poll Tax (with David Butler and Andrew Adonis),
• Paying for Health, Education, and Housing: How does the Centre Pull the Purse Strings (with Howard Glennerster and John Hills)
• The Politics of London: Governing the Ungovernable City.
• London’s Boroughs at 50.
Tony Travers is often asked to speak on the economy at small and large conference. He covers such subjects as –
• Government and Society
• Regional Policies
• Public Service Reform
• Future of Cities/Transport in Cities
"Tony's presentation went down extremely well with our audience. He is hugely well informed and has a very engaging presenting style ...Our event was presented 'in the round,' and we were using interactive voting screens during the day. Tony was very happy to adapt to the demands of these two features, and fully engaged with both ideas. This meant that the audience was able to have a real two-way conversation with Tony. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others."
— Driver Hire Nationwide Franchise Meeting