I'm an economic geographer. What's that? Well, basically it is someone who looks at the way the economy develops over places, such as cities, regions and nations. I look at development within these places, so I'm comparative in my perspective. I also look at the pattern of development: where do people, jobs, industries, information, technology and incomes go? What shapes these patterns? I studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and then my career has involved about half-time in Europe, where I teach at the French university known as Sciences Po, and at the London School of Economics, as well as at UCLA, where I went directly from graduate School. I have dual citizenship in the USA and France, and I've also lived in Brazil and done some research there.