We specialise in spatial economics data

We are a London-based data company founded by Fellows/ PhDs/ Postdocs from the London School of Economics, the world’s #1 ranked Economic Geography institution,  funded by the European Space Agency BIC UK. We have published in peer-reviewed journals, are Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneurs, and designed policies for national governments.  We are complemented by ex-SoftBank and ex-McKinsey advisors.

Yohan Iddawela
Executive Director

Lars is an economist who specialises in macroeconomic and labour economics. He has preivously worked for the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, the European Commission and the Central Bank of Malta. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography at LSE, where he teaches a course on the Economics of European Integration.

Yohan is an economist and geospatial data scientist. He has previously worked for the Australian Government in economic forecasting, and as an economist in the international development sector. He is also a co-founder of data science company, Lanterne AI. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography from LSE, where is currently a Visiting Fellow.

Lars Ludolph
Co-Founder

Lars is an economist who specialises in macroeconomic and labour economics. He has preivously worked for the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, the European Commission and the Central Bank of Malta. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography at LSE, where he teaches a course on the Economics of European Integration.

Lars is an economist who specialises in macroeconomic and labour economics. He has preivously worked for the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, the European Commission and the Central Bank of Malta. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography at LSE, where he teaches a course on the Economics of European Integration.

Sam LeWatt
Co-Founder

Sam is a lawyer with a background in commercial and criminal law. He is qualified as a solicitor in the UK and Australia. He specialises in operational management and has worked as the COO of several startups in the UK and Australia.

Jon Lo
Co-Founder

Jon is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur. He has scaled multiple companies and works at the intersection of strategy, cloud tech, growth, and data science. His work has been featured on various podcasts, the BBC, Associated Press, and in other outlets. He holds a MSc in Local Economic Development from LSE.

Antonio Avila
Economist and Data Scientist

Antonio is an economist and data scientist, who specialises in the intersection of geospatial data and economic policy. He is the President of the NGO, Periodo Solidario. His PhD is in Economic Geography at LSE and he holds additional degrees in Economics from TSE and Social Data Science from LSE.

Partners

ACTUAL provides state-of-the-art ESG modelling software and strategies for large enterprises and planet-scale initiatives. ACTUAL’s software has enabled global, nation-scale projects to get moving quickly, including Giga Connect, a UNICEF and ITU-led initiative to connect every school in the world to the internet, funded and partnered with SoftBank, the Musk Foundation, and BCG. The ACTUAL platform empowers leaders across industries to act on their ESG goals and set a path towards real change through a first-of-its-kind digital toolkit.  

180 Degrees Consulting
is the world’s largest consultancy
for non-profits & social enterprises, with 150+ branches in 35+ countries.

180DC provides high-quality consulting services to social impact organizations so they can improve and expand their services. They have over 10,000 carefully selected and professionally trained consultants worldwide, who work tirelessly so that organizations can achieve their full potential and help more people in need.

We build off institutional knowledge from the world's #1 institution in Economic Geography

As of December 2021, the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE is the #1 ranked institution in Economic Geography worldwide

Source: IDEAS – largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics on the internet. Based on RePEc, IDEAS indexes over 3,600,000 items of research.

Preview data

Our Europe data provides more real-time and higher frequency insights than official data. 1300 regions, 25 countries, 2014 – present.

Our Global data provides subnational economic understanding when many economies only have national-level information. ~60,000 regions, 195 countries, 2000 – 2020.

Our Luminosity data isolates for human-generated light better than alternatives. Millions of luminosity points globally. 2014 – present.