Jamie Peck

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British geographer, (1962- ), Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, UK

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Areas of Specialization: Economic Geography, Urban Restructuring
Jamie Peck is the Managing Editor of Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy, and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in geography from the University of Manchester.

Peck considers himself an institutional political economist, and focuses his research on labor regulation, economic geography and statecraft. His most recent books are Offshore: Exploring the Worlds of Global Outsourcing, Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism and Constructions of Neoliberal Reason.

Most recently, he has been studying the dynamics of “fast policy” in the context of facilitating fiscal transformation, and the sociology of global outsourcing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Academy of Social Sciences, the Commonwealth Fund of New York and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is keenly interested in the ways that global forces are reshaped by local interests and practices.

His teaching positions have taken him to Johns Hopkins University, University of Oxford, the National University of Singapore, University of Melbourne, University of Nottingham, University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Oslo, and the Queen's University Belfast. He teaches classes in human and economic geography, globalization, economic development and growth and equity.

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According to Wikipedia, Jamie Peck FRSC FAcSS is Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the Managing Editor of Environment and Planning A and the convenor of the Summer Institute in Economic Geography.

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