UK 'one of most centralised OECD countries'
27 January 2014 Last updated at 10:40 GMT
London has created 10 times more private sector jobs than any other city since 2010, analysis by the Centre for Cities found.
The think tank's chief executive Alexandra Jones told the Today programme that the UK "is one of the most centralised countries" in the OECD.
She added that cities around the UK should be "allowed to take their own decisions".
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 27 January 2014.