Michael Storper

Michael Storper is an economic and urban geographer,[1] living in Los Angeles and Paris,[2] teaching at the University of California (UCLA), Sciences Po and London School of Economics. In 2014 he was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the "World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds" of the 21st century for his writings being among the top 1% most cited in the field of social sciences.[3] He is a fellow of the British Academy[4] and in 2016 received the Founder's Medal from the Royal Geographical Society.[5]

Early lifeEdit

Michael Storper completed a bachelor's degree in sociology and history in 1975, followed by a masters in 1979 and a PhD in geography in 1982 from the University of California, Berkeley.[1]


  • 1989 (with Richard Walker) The Capitalist Imperative: Territory, Technology and Industrial Growth, Wiley-Blackwell
  • 1997 The Regional World: Territorial Development in a Global Economy, The Guilford Press
  • 2013 Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction, and Politics Shape Development, Princeton University Press
  • 2015 The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles, Stanford Business Books

Further readingEdit

  • Hoyler, M.; Freytag, T.; Jöns, H. (2004). "Technology, organization, territory. A biographical interview with Michael Storper". In Storper, Michael (ed.). Institutions, incentives and communication in economic geography. Hettner-Lecture 2003. Steiner. pp. 69–83. ISBN 3-515-08453-3.
  • Reimer, Suzanne (2010). "Michael Storper". In Hubbard, Phil; Kitchin, Rob (eds.). Key Thinkers on Space and Place (2nd ed.). Sage. pp. 394–399. ISBN 978-1-84920-102-5.


  1. ^ a b Latham, Alan (2017) "Michael Storper", in Koch, R. and Latham, A. (eds.) Key Thinkers on Cities, London: Sage
  2. ^ Bernard, Ariane: "An American (and His Second Home) in Paris", in The New York Times 18 October 2006
  3. ^ UCLA: "Michael Storper Makes List of World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds", 7 October 2014
  4. ^ British Academy Fellows | Record for: STORPER, Professor Michael Archived 2016-03-14 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Bob Geldof and Professor Michael Storper receive Royal Medals

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