Informal Economy Research Observatory

From street traders, to construction workers and cleaners, the informal economy is the life blood of 21st century cities.

Yet workers face limited rights and dire working conditions, and city governments need expertise to protect and empower vulnerable workers and to profit from this dynamic economy.

The Informal Economy Research Observatory at Cardiff University brings together academics working to understand and develop solutions for the informal economy.

Lead

Professor Alison Brown

Professor Alison Brown

Professor of Urban Planning & International Development

Email:
brownam@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6519

Academic staff

Dr Peter Mackie

Dr Peter Mackie

Senior Lecturer

Email:
mackiep@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6223