Jamie Peck

Title/Position: Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Political Economy, Distinguished University Scholar, and Professor of Geography
Department/Faculty/Institution: Geography, University of British Columbia
Degree(s)/School(s): BA, PhD University of Manchester
E-mail: jamie.peck@ubc.ca

MCRI Projects: A2: Governance; C2: North America Research Cluster.

Background: Jamie Peck is an economic geographer, with research interests in urban theory, policy, and politics; labor geography and labor-market restructuring; neoliberalization; theories of socioeconomic regulation and governance; and economic restructuring.  His publication record includes nine books and more than 200 research articles, translated into more than a dozen languages.  Peck’s work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund of New York, NSF, SSHRC, ESRC, and the European Commission. Peck is Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. Previously, he was Professor of Geography & Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and Professor of Geography at the University of Manchester, UK. The recipient of Guggehneim and Harkness fellowships, Peck has held visiting positions at Melbourne, Johns Hopkins, Witwatersrand, Oslo, Nottingham, Queen’s University Belfast, Amsterdam, and the National University of Singapore.

Research Interests: Urban Theory and Politics; Labor Markets, Employment and Welfare Policy; Socioeconomic Governance; Neoliberalism.

Selected Publications:

Leitner, H., Peck, J. & Sheppard E (eds.) (2020 forthcoming). Urban Studies Inside/Out: Theory, Method, Practice. London: Sage.

Siemiatycki, E., Peck, J. & Wyly, E. (2019 forthcoming). Vancouverism as suburbanism. In J. Nijman (ed.) North American Suburbanisms. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Peck, J. (2017). Transatlantic city, part 1: Conjunctural urbanism. Urban Studies. 54 (1) 4-30.

Peck, J. (2017). Transatlantic city, part 2: Late entrepreneurialism. Urban Studies. 54 (2) 327-363.

Peck, J. (2016). Economic rationality meets celebrity urbanology: Exploring Edward Glaeser’s city. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 40 (1) 1-30.

Peck, J. (2015). Chicago-school suburbanism. In P. Hamel & R. Keil (eds.) Suburban Governance: A Global View. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Peck, J. (2015). Cities beyond compare? Regional Studies. 49 (1) 160-182.

Peck J., Siemiatycki E. & Wyly E. (2014). Vancouver’s suburban involution. City. 18 (4-5): 386-415.

Peck, J. (2012). Austerity urbanism: American cities under extreme economy. City. 16 (6): 626-655.

Peck, J. (2011). Neoliberal Suburbanism: Frontier Space. Urban Geography. 32 (6) pp. 884-919.  doi: 10.2747/0272-3638.32.6.884.