Michael Kitson is: University Senior Lecturer in global macroeconomics at the Judge Business School, Cambridge; Hub Director of the UK- Innovation Research Centre; Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge; and Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge;
His research interests include: macroeconomic policy and performance; international trade; regional economics; corporate performance; innovation and the commercialisation of science. His publications include The Political Economy of Competitiveness (with Jonathan Michie) and articles in the Economic Journal, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Economic History Review, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Review of International Political Economy, Bulletin of Economic Research, Regional Studies and Urban Studies. He has undertaken research for: the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS); the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). His current work in concerned with assessing the factors that drive regional competitiveness and innovation.