Session: Analytics as a Product 

Nigel is an innovator and leader in the field of spatial econometrics, the study of the effects of distance and proximity on economic activity. Nigel’s work in urban policy began in 2004, when he examined the relationship between blight abatement and housing values in Flint, Michigan. His subsequent research culminated in the decision of U.S. Treasury to allow Hardest Hit Fund money to be spent on blight demolition. Nigel now focuses on growing Dynamo Metrics and scaling the delivery of its cloud-based platform for state and local government.