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About Michael Storper
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.
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Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? In Keys to the City, Michael Storper, one of the world's leading economic geographers, looks at why we should consider economic development issues within a regional context--at the level of the city-region--and why city economies develop unequally. Storper identifies four contexts that shape urban economic development: economic, institutional, innovational and interactional, and political. The book explores how these contexts operate and how they interact, leading to developmental success in some regions and failure in others. Demonstrating that the global economy is increasingly driven by its major cities, the keys to the city are the keys to global development. In his conclusion, Storper specifies eight rules of economic development targeted at policymakers. Keys to the City explains why economists, sociologists, and political scientists should take geography seriously.
A thought-provoking and timely work, The Regional World carries resounding implications for educators, students, and policymakers in economic geography, economic sociology, and international business. It is an essential primary or supplementary text for graduate-level courses on economic, regional, or industrial development and policy and international business.