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Michael Storper

Distinguished Professor of Regional and International Development, Director of Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

After receving his Ph.D. in economic geography from UC Berkeley, Michael Storper has spent his career at UCLA, the London School of Economics, and Sciences Po/Paris. He is the author of more than 100 articles and 12 books, including The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from Los Angeles and San Francisco (2015), Keys to the City (2013), The Regional World: Territorial Development in a Global Economy (1997), and Worlds of Production (1997). His articles have been published in journals in geography, sociology, urban studies, economics, and development studies, and a number of them are among the most highly cited in the journals in which they have appeared. An article published in Papers in Regional Science called him “one of the two most influential economic geographers in the world today,” and for a 10-year period he was the most cited faculty member in all departments of planning and urbanism in the United States. Storper is a contributor to regional and urban policymaking for the EU, the French government, and numerous international agencies.

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Universities in the Growth of California’s Great Metropolitan Regions: Lessons from Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco

Michael Storper

Held January 25, 2018

Includes video