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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

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Primary Fields of Research and Teaching Interest
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> Chapters in Edited Volumes

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Shorter Academic Papers and Book Reviews
> Doctoral Dissertation
> Professional Awards
> Major Research Grants and Fellowships
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CURRENT POSITION AND ADDRESS

PERSONAL DATA

Associate Professor of Geography

University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd.
Mississauga (Ontario)
Canada L5L 1C6
Tel : (905) 828-5206
Fax : (905) 828-5273
E-mail: pierre.desrochers@utoronto.ca
Homepage: http://geog.utm.utoronto.ca/desrochers/

 Citizenship: Canadian
 Languages: French, English
 Status: Married to Hiroko Shimizu

 • Family pictures

 

EDUCATION 

 
2000 Ph.D. Geography, University of Montreal
1995 M.A. Urban Studies, National Institute of Scientific Research
1992 B.A. Political Science, University of Montreal
 

SUMMARY


Pierre Desrochers is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga. His research and teaching activities focus primarily on economic development, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, international trade, business-environment and business-university interactions. His other areas of expertise include intellectual property and urban and housing policy.
 

PRIMARY FIELDS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTEREST


Business-Environment Interaction; Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development; Environmental Policy; Housing policy; International Trade; Food History and Policy; Technological Innovation and Technology Transfer; Urban Governance and Policy.
 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

 

Academic and related

 
2010 Senior Research Fellow, Center for for the History of Political Economy, Duke University, Durham, NC.
 
2009 Julian Simon Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), Bozeman, MT.
 
2001 - 2003 Research Director, Montreal Economic Institute, Montreal, Quebec.
 
2000 - 2001 Post-doctoral Fellow, W.P. Carey Programs on Entrepreneurship and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
 
1999 - 2000 Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Summer 1999 Research Fellow, Property and Environment Research Centre, Bozeman, Montana.
 
Summer 1998 Research Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
 
Summer 1996 Research Fellow, Centre interdisciplinaire d'études urbaines, Université de Toulouse - Le Mirail et CNRS, Toulouse, France.
 

ADVISORY AND EDITORIAL POSITIONS


Policy Institutes
Affiliated Scholar, Mercatus Center (George Mason Institute)
Associate Researcher, Institut économique Molinari
Fellow, Montreal Economic Institute
Senior Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public Policy

Academic Journals
Book review editor, Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development (2007-2010)
Member, editorial board, Déchets Sciences et Techniques
Member, editorial board, Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development
Member, editorial board, Journal of Prices and Markets
Member, editorial board, Progress in Industrial Ecology
Member, editorial board, Studies in Emergent Order
 

Books and Guest Editor of Special Journal Issues

• Book
Author or co-author

The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet, PublicAffairs (June 5, 2012) (with Hiroko Shimizu).

Editor or co-editor
Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, Cato Institute (September 2012) (with Roger Meiners and Andrew P. Morriss).

• Guest editor
"What is So Austrian About Austrian Economics?" Advances in Austrian Economics, vol. 14 (2010) (with Steven Horwitz and Roger Koppl).

"Historical Perspective on Industrial Waste Recycling." Progress in Industrial Ecology, vol. 3, no. 4 (2006).
 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS


43. "Regional Economic Analysis: The Case for Methodological Individualism" (with Samuli Leppälä). Advances in Austrian Economics, vol. 16 (2012), pp. 25-56.

42. "Freedom Vs Coercion in Industrial Ecology: A Reply to Boons." EconJournalWatch 9 (2) (May 2012), pp. 78-99.

41. "Opening up the 'Jacobs Spillovers' black box: local diversity, creativity and the processes underlying new combinations" (with Samuli Leppälä), Journal of Economic Geography 11 (5) (September 2011), pp. 843-863.

40. "Promoting Corporate Environmental Sustainability in the Victorian Era: The Bethnal Green Museum Permanent Waste Exhibit (1875-1928)." V&A Online Journal (Spring 2011), Issue 3.

39. "Creative Cities and Regions: The Case for Local Economic Diversity" (with Samuli Leppälä) Creativity & Innovation Management, vol. 20, no. 1 (March 2011), pp. 59-69.

38. "Arguments contre la souveraineté alimentaire et l'agriculture de proximité: essai de synthèse historique" (with Hiroko Shimizu). Possibles, vol. 34, no. 1-2 (été 2010), pp. 191-228 (invited submission).

37. "Industrial Symbiosis: Old Wine in Recycled Bottles? Some Perspective from the History of Economic and Geographical Thought" (with Samuli Leppälä), International Regional Science Review, vol. 33, no. 3 (July 2010), pp. 338-361.

36. "The Division of Labor Needs Not Imply Regional Specialization" (with Samuli Leppälä), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 74, nos. 1-2 (May 2010), pp. 137-147.

35. "The environmental responsibility of business is to increase its profits (by creating value within the bounds of private property rights)." Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 19, no 1 (February 2010), pp. 161-204.

34. "Victorian Pioneers of Corporate Sustainability." Business History Review, vol. 83, no. 4 (Winter 2009), pp. 703-729.

33. "The Next Silicon Valley? On the Relationship between Geographical Clustering and Public Policy" (with Gert-Jan Hospers and Frederic Sautet), International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, vol. 5, issue 3 (September 2009), pp. 285-299.

32. « Et si la main invisible avait le pouce vert? Aperçu historique sur le développement de "boucles industrielles" dans les économies de marché. » Management International, vol. 13, no. 4 (Été 2009), pp. 103-114.

31. "The Post War Intellectual Roots of the Population Bomb. Fairfield Osborn's Our Plundered Planet and William Vogt's Road to Survival in Retrospect" (with Christine Hoffbauer). Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 1, issue 3 (Summer 2009), pp. 73-97.

30. "Does the invisible hand have a green thumb? Incentives, linkages, and the creation of wealth out of industrial waste in Victorian England." Geographical Journal, vol. 175, no. 1 (March 2009), pp. 3-16.

29. "Bringing Inter-Regional Linkages Back In: Industrial Symbiosis, International Trade and the Emergence of the Synthetic Dyes Industry in the Late 19th Century." Progress in Industrial Ecology, vol. 5, no. 5-6 (December 2008), pp. 465-481.

28. "Did the Invisible Hand Need a Regulatory Glove to Develop a Green Thumb? Some Historical Perspective on Market Incentives, Win-Win Innovations and the Porter Hypothesis." Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 41, no. 4 (December 2008), pp. 519-539.

27. "Entrepreneurial Policy: The Case of Regional Specialization vs. Spontaneous Industrial Diversity" (with Frédéric  Sautet). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, vol. 32, issue 5 (September 2008), pp. 813-832.

26. "The Death and Life of a Reluctant Urban Icon." A Review Essay on Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary by Alice Sparberg Alexiou (Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006). Journal of Libertarian Studies, vol. 21, no. 3 (Fall 2007), pp. 115-36.

25. "'Business as Usual' in the Industrial Age: (Relatively) Lean, Green and Eco-Efficient" (with Karen Lam). Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development , vol. 1, no. 1 (Summer 2007), pp. 35-46.

24. "How did the Invisible Hand Handle Industrial Waste? By-product Development before the Modern Environmental Era." Enterprise and Society, vol. 8, no. 2 (June 2007), pp. 348-374.

23. "Cities and the Economic Development of Nations: An Essay on Jane Jacobs' Contribution to Economic Theory" (with Gert-Jan Hospers), Canadian Journal of Regional Science, vol. 30, no. 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 115-130.

22. "De l'importance de la diversité économique locale pour l'innovation technique et la valorisation des résidus industriels." Cahiers de géographie du Québec, vol. 50, no. 141 (Décembre 2006), pp. 479-485.

21. "Learning from History or from Nature, or Both? Recycling Networks and their Metaphors in Early Industrialization." Progress in Industrial Ecology, vol. 2, no. 1 (April 2005), pp. 19-34.

20. "Industrial Symbiosis: The Case for Market Coordination," Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 12, no. 8-10 (October-December 2004), pp. 1099-1110. (2006 Smith-FEE Prize for best article inspired by Austrian economics published in the last 3 years, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.)

19. "Cluster-Based Economic Strategy, Facilitation Policy and the Market Process" (with Frédéric Sautet). Review of Austrian Economics, vol. 17, no. 2-3 (June 2004), pp. 233-245.

18. "Truth for Its Own Sake: Academic Culture and Technology Transfer at Johns Hopkins University" (with Maryann Feldman), Minerva, vol. 42, no. 2 (Summer 2004), pp. 105-126.

17. "On the Failure of Socialist Economies to 'Close the Loop' on Industrial Waste: Insights from the Austrian Critique of Planning" (with Sanford Ikeda), Environmental Politics, vol. 12, no. 3 (Autumn 2003), pp. 102-122.

16. "Research Universities and Local Start-Up Development: Lessons from the Johns Hopkins University" (with Maryann Feldman), Industry and Innovation, vol. 10, no. 1 (March 2003), pp. 5-24.

15. "Industrial Ecology and the Rediscovery of Inter-Firm Recycling Linkages: Historical Evidence and Policy Implications," Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 11, no. 5 (November 2002), pp. 1031-1057. (Selected as top environmental management paper and one of the top fifty management articles of 2002 by Emerald Management Reviews).

14. "Natural Capitalist's Indictment of Traditional Capitalism: A Reappraisal," Business Strategy and the Environment, vol. 11, no. 4 (July/August 2002), pp. 203-220.

13. "Does it Pay to be Green? Some Historical Perspective," Journal of Private Enterprise, vol. 17, no. 2 (Spring 2002), pp. 20-36.

12. "Regional Development and Inter-Industry Recycling Linkages: Some Historical Perspective," Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 2002), pp. 49-65.

11. "Prices, Property and Sustainability: Toward a More Positive Assessment of Past Practices and Institutions." International Journal of Politics and Ethics, vol. 1, no. 4 (Winter 2001), pp. 279-293.

10. "Cities and Industrial Symbiosis: Some Historical Perspective and Policy Implications," Journal of Industrial Ecology, vol. 5, no. 4 (Fall 2001), pp. 29-44.

9. "Local Diversity, Human Creativity and Technological Innovation," Growth and Change, vol. 32, no. 3 (Summer 2001), pp. 369-394.

8. "Back to the Future: A Review Essay of Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins' Natural Capitalism," Knowledge, Technology & Policy, vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 2001), pp. 103-113.

7. "Eco-Industrial Parks: The Case for Private Planning," The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy, vol. 5, no. 3 (Winter 2001), pp. 345-371. Reprint in In Incentives and Conservation: The Next Generation of Environmentalists, Dan Benjamin, editor, The Property and Environment Research Centre, 2004, pp. 3-32.

6. "Geographical Proximity and the Transmission of Tacit Knowledge," The Review of Austrian Economics, vol. 14, no. 1 (Winter 2001), pp. 25-46. (Hungarian translation forthcoming in Tér és Társadalom.)

5. "Market Processes and the Closing of 'Industrial Loops': A Historical Reappraisal," Journal of Industrial Ecology, vol. 4, no.1 (Fall 2000), pp. 29-43.

4. "On the Abuse of Patents as Economic Indicators," The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 1, no. 4 (Winter 1998), pp. 51-74.

3. "Les zones d’enterprise: de la théorie à la pratique," Canadian Journal of Regional Science, vol. 21, no. 3 (Fall 1998), pp. 415-440. [in English: “Enterprise Zones: From Theory to Practice”]

2. "A Geographical Perspective on Austrian Economics," The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 1, no. 2 (Summer 1998), pp. 63-83.

1. "La fin de la distance et la déconcentration de l'activité économique: Nouvelle réalité ou mirage?" (with Martin Jourdenais), Canadian Journal of Regional Science, vol. 21, no. 1 (Spring 1998), pp. 49-72. [in English: “The Death of Distance and the Deconcentration of Economic Activity: Myth or Reality?”]
 

CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES


16. "The Selective Science of Silent Spring: Birds, Pesticides, and Alternatives to Pesticides." (with Hiroko Shimizu). In Roger Meiners, Pierre Desrochers and Andrew Morris (editors). Silent Spring at 50. The False Crises of Rachel Carson. Cato Institute, 2012, pp. 97-117

15. "The Intellectual Groundwaters of Silent Spring: Rethinking Rachel Carson's Place in the History of American Environmental Thought" (with Hiroko Shimizu). In Roger Meiners, Pierre Desrochers and Andrew Morris (editors). Silent Spring at 50. The False Crises of Rachel Carson. Cato Institute, 2012, pp. 37-60.

14. "Creative Local Environments: The Case for Local Economic Diversity" (with Samuli Leppälä). In David Emmanual Andersson, Åke E. Andersson and Charlotta Mellander (eds). 2011. Handbook of Creative Cities. Edward Elgar, pp. 422-434.

13. "A Critique of the 'Food Miles' Perspective." In Max Falque and Henri Lamotte (eds). Climate Change and Air Pollution: Property Rights, Economics and Environment. Brussels: Bruylant, 2010, pp. 129-146.

12. "Rethinking 'Jacobs Spillovers,' or How Diverse Cities Actually Make Individuals more Creative and Economically Successful" (with Samuli Leppälä). In Stephen A. Goldsmith and Lynne Elizabeth (eds), What We See. Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs, Oakland (CA): New Village Press, 2010, pp. 287-296.

11. "Jane Jacobs and the Economy of Cities" (with Gert-Jan Hospers). In New Technologies, Networks and Governance Structures, Aloys Prinz, Albert E. Steenge and Nina Isegrei (editors), LIT Verlag, 2009, pp. 123-141.

10. "'Business as Usual' in the Industrial Age: (Relatively) Lean, Green and Eco-Efficient" (with Karen Lam). In Industrial Ecology: Concepts and Practices, Asis Kumar Pain and Somnath Hazra, editors, ICFAI (Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India) 2008.

9. "Silicon Somewhere: Is There a Need for Cluster Policy." Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters: Cases and Policies, Charlie Karlsson, editor, Edward Elgar, 2008, pp. 430-446.

8. "Diversity and the Case Against Specialized Clusters." In Handbook of Research on Cluster Theory, Charlie Karlsson (editor), Edward Elgar, 2008, pp. 234-245.

7. "Ordre spontané et recyclage industriel: un survol historique." In Les déchets. Droits de propriété, économie et environnement, Max Falque, Henri Lamotte et Jean-François Saglio (editors), Bruylant, 2006, pp. 351-376.

6. "Eco-Industrial Parks: The Case for Private Planning." In Re-Thinking Green. Alternative to Environmental Bureaucracy, Robert Higgs and Carl P. Close, editors, The Independent Institute, 2005, pp. 297-324.

5. "Eco-Industrial Parks: The Case for Private Planning." In Incentives and Conservation: The Next Generation of Environmentalists, Dan Benjamin, editor, The Property and Environment Research Centre, 2004, pp. 3-32.

4. "Does it Pay to be Green? Some Historical Perspective." In Sustainable Development: Promoting Progress or Perpetuating Poverty?, Julian Morris, editor, Profile Books, 2002, pp. 44-54.

3. "Prices, Property and Sustainability: Toward a More Positive Assessment of Past Practices and Institutions." In Debating Environmental Regimes: Looking Forward, Looking Back, Patrick Hayden, Tom Lansford, Bryan Hilliard and J. L. Walsh editors, Nova Science Publishers, 2002, pp.141-154.

2. "Urban Diversity and the Processes of Intersectoral Diffusion: Some Insights from the Study of Technical Creativity." In Institutions and Systems in the Geography of Innovation, Maryann Feldman and Nadine Massard, editors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, pp. 99-116.

1. "The Archipel Project: A Missed Opportunity?" (with Éric Duhaime). In Practising Sustainable Water Management: Canadian and International Experiences, Dan Shrubsole and Bruce Mitchell, editors, Cambridge, Ontario: Canadian Water Resources Association, 1997, pp. 155-166. [in French]
 

Policy Papers and Popular Writings


Longer Policy Papers and Essays

"The Economics of Petroleum Refining: Understanding the business of processing crude oil into fuels and other value added products."
Canadian Fuels Association (December 2013) (with Philip Cross and Hiroko Shimizu).

"Innovation and the greening of Alberta's oil sands" (with Hiroko Shimizu), Montreal Economic Institute, Research Paper, October 11, 2012.

"Comment l'innovation rend les sables bitumineux de l'Alberta plus verts" (with Hiroko Shimizu), Institut économique de Montréal, Cahier de recherche, 11 octobre 2012.

"L’autosuffisance alimentaire n’est pas gage de développement durable" (with Hiroko Shimizu), Institut économique Molinari, Research Paper, October 7, 2010.

"Forget 'Unfettered' Markets... It is Unfettered Governments that are No Friends to the Environment" (with Andrew Reed), C2C: Canada's Journal of Ideas, vol. 3, no. 1 (July 2009), pp. 8-17. (PDF version)

"Yes We Have No Bananas: A Critique of the Food Mile Perspective" (with Hiroko Shimizu). Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 8, October 2008.

"The Invisible Green Hand" (with Andrew Reed). Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 7, October 2008.

"Jane Jacobs. Filosoof van stad, economie en samenleving." AO (Actuele Onderwerpen), 2007, 25 pages (with Gert-Jan Hospers) [in Dutch].

Concilier profits et environnement: le recyclage des déchets industriels dans une économie de marché [in English: Reconciling Profits and Sustainable Development: Industrial Waste Recycling in Market Economies], Institut économique de Montréal, Research Paper, April 2005.

Comment la recherche du profit améliore la qualité de l’environnement? [In English: Profitability and Sustainable Development: Are They Really Mutually Exclusive?] Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, April 2003.

Comment résoudre la crise du logement au Québec? [in English: How to Solve the Quebec Housing Crisis?] Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, July 2002.

Les " Cités ": une politique efficace pour la nouvelle économie? [in English: The "Cités": A Sensible Policy for the New Economy?] Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, October 2001.

Shorter Policy Papers and Essays

"The health, environmental and economic benefits of palm oil" (with Hiroko Shimizu), Institut économique Molinari, Economic Note, September 13, 2012.

"L'huile de palme : avantages sanitaires, environnementaux et économiques" (with Hiroko Shimizu), Institut économique Molinari, Economic Note, September 13, 2012.

"L’autosuffisance alimentaire n’est pas gage de développement durable" (with Hiroko Shimizu), Institut économique Molinari, Economic Note, October 7, 2010.

"Will buying food locally save the planet?" (with Hiroko Shimizu). Montreal Economic Institute, Economic Note, February 16, 2010.

"L’achat local de nourriture sauvera-t-il la planète?" (with Hiroko Shimizu). Institut économique de Montréal, Note économique, 16 février 2010.

Reconciling Profits and Sustainable Development: Industrial Waste Recycling in Market Economies, Montreal Economic Institute, Research Note, April 2005. 

Quelques mythes sur les causes de la crise du logement [in English: Some Myths about the Quebec Housing Shortage] Economic Note, Institut économique de Montréal, May 2003.

Comment assurer le développement durable de nos forêts? [in English: Institutions and Sustainable Forestry Practices]. Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, March 2002.

"Excludability, Creativity and the Case Against the Patent System," Economic Affairs, vol. 20, no. 3 (September 2000), pp. 14-16.

Op-Eds and columns

Over 150 op-eds and columns in a wide variety of outlets
 

Shorter Academic Papers and Book Reviews


• Book Reviews

21. Review of Animal Cities: Beastly Urban Histories by Peter Atkins (ed) (Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2012. Historical Geography (2013): 180-182.

20. Review of The Economics and Politics of Climate Change by Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn (eds) (Oxford University Press, 2011/2009). Review of Economic Philosophy, volume 14, no. 1 (Summer 2013), pp. 125-129.

19. Review of The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs edited by Sandra Hirt (ed). Routledge. 2012), Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, volume 40, no. 4 (June 2013), pp. 758-759.

18. Review of The False Promise of Green Energy by Roger E. Meiners, Andrew Morriss, William T. Bogart, Andrew Dorchak (Cato Institute). The Independent Review, volume 16, no. 4 (Spring 2012), pp. 614-617.

17. Review of The Wealth and Poverty of Regions, Why Cities Matter by Mario Polese (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), Regional Studies, vol. 44, no. 8 (October 2010), pp. 1097-1098.

16. Review of Knowledge in the Development of Economies: Institutional Choices Under Globalisation - Edited by Silvia Sacchetti and Roger Sugden (Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2009), Economic Geography, vol. 86, no. 3 (July 2010), pp. 325-326.

15. Review of Car Nation: An Illustrated History of Canada's Transformation behind the Wheel by Dimitry Anastakis (Toronto: James Lorimer and Company, 2008), Ontario History, vol. 101, no. 2 (Autumn 2009), pp. 265-266.

14. Review of Sex, Science and Profits by Terence Kealey (William Heinemann, 2008). Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 1, issue 3 (Summer 2009), pp.111-114.

13. Review of The Learning Region. Foundations, State of the Art, Future by Roel Rutten and Frans Boekema (eds) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007), Regional Studies, vol. 42, no. 7 (August 2008), pp. 1049-1050.

12. Review of Electric Choices. Deregulation and the Future of Electric Power by Andrew N. Kleit (ed.) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc and Independent Institute, 2007, Canadian Geographer, vol. 51, no. 4 (Winter 2007), pp. 501-502.

11. Review of Marc Levinson's The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (Princeton University Press, 2006), Independent Review, vol. 12, no. 1, (Summer 2007), pp. 146-149.

10. Review of Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell's Globalization and the Race for Resources (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), Historical Geography, vol. 35 (2007), pp. 282-285.

9. Review of Wilfred Beckerman's A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth (Independent Institute, 2002), The Canadian Geographer, vol. 50, no. 2 (June 2006), pp. 265-266.

8. Review of Robert L. Bradley, Jr. and Richard W. Fulmer's Energy, The Master Resource (Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2004), The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 8, no. 3 (Fall 2005), pp. 93-95. 

7. Review of Ivory Tower and Industrial Innovation. University-Industry Technology Transfer Before and After the Bayh-Dole Act by David C. Mowery, Richard R. Nelson, Bhaven N. Sampat, and Arvids A. Ziedonis (eds) (Stanford University Press, 2004). Canadian Journal of Regional Science, vol. 28, no. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 405-407.

6. Review of Globalisation, systèmes productifs et dynamiques territoriales by Régis Guillaume (éditeur) (L'Harmattan, 2005), Canadian Journal of Regional Science, vol. 28, no. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 403-404.

5. Review of David Beito, Peter Gordon and Alexander Tabarrok's The Voluntary City: Choice, Community and Civil Society (University of Michigan Press and Independent Institute, 2002), Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 7, no. 2 (Summer 2004), pp. 99-101.

4. Review of Tibor R. Machan's Liberty and Research and Development (Hoover Institution Press, 2002), Knowledge, Technology & Policy, vol. 16, no. 2 (Summer 2003), pp. 103-107.

3. Review of Robert U. Ayres and Leslie W. Ayres' A Handbook of Industrial Ecology (Edward Elgar, 2002) and Penny Allen, Christophe Bonazzi and David Gee's Metaphors for Change. Partnerships, Tools and Civic Actions for Sustainability (Greenleaf Publishing, 2001), Knowledge, Technology & Policy, vol. 16, no. 1  (Spring 2003), pp. 130-134.

2. Review of Terence Kealey's The Economic Laws of Scientific Research (St Martin's Press, 1997), Knowledge, Technology & Policy, vol. 13, no. 4 (Fall 2000), pp. 117-120.

1. Review of Jane Jacobs' The Nature of Economies (Modern Library/Random House, 2000), The Review of Austrian Economics, vol.13, no. 2 (September 2000), pp. 229-232.

• Shorter Papers

"Silent Spring at 50" (chapter 1) (with Roger Meiners and Andrew P. Morriss) in Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, Cato Institute (September 2012) (with Roger Meiners and Andrew P. Morriss).

Barney Warf (ed.) 2010. Encyclopedia of Geography 2010. SAGE Publications. "Division of Labor," (vol. 2, pages 780-781) "Innovation, Geography of," (vol. 3, pages 1597-1599) "Knowledge Spillovers" (vol. 4, pages 1663-1664) (all co-authored with Samuli Leppälä).

"Editorial article: Historical Perspective on Industrial Waste Recovery." Progress in Industrial Ecology 3 (4): 2006. pp. 273-279.

"Excludability, Creativity and the Case Against the Patent System." Economic Affairs, vol. 20, no. 3 (September 2000), pp. 14-16.

• Academic Posters

"The Division of Labor Needs Not Imply Regional Specialization" (with Samuli Leppala), Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID), 25th Celebration Conference, 2008.
 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION


De l'influence d'une ville diversifiée sur la combinaison de techniques: Typologie et analyse de processus, Département de géographie, Université de Montréal, 2000.
 

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

 

Major Research Grants and Fellowships

 
  • "Local Diversity and Interindustrial Knowledge Spillovers: A Case Study of Ontario Inventors", April 2005 - April 2008, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (sole investigator)

  • Connaught Start-up Grant, University of Toronto.

  • New Faculty Start-Up Grant, University of Toronto.

  • Institutions and Eco-Industrial Development: An Historical Inquiry. Earhart Foundation, 2001-2002.

  • Scholarship, 1996-1998. Fond pour la formation de chercheurs et l'aide à la recherche (FCAR - Government of Quebec Graduate Fellowship).

  • Human Studies Fellowship, 1995-1999. Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University.

  • University of Montreal Fellowship Award, 1995-1996.

  • National Institute of Scientific Research (Québec) Fellowship Award, 1993-1994.

REFEREE

 

Academic journals

  • Cahiers de géographie du Québec

  • Canadian Geographer

  • Canadian Journal of Regional Science

  • Creativity & Innovation Management

  • EconJournalWatch

  • Economic Development Quarterly

  • Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development

  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

  • Environment and Planning A

  • Environment, Development and Sustainability

  • European Planning Studies

  • Geografiska Annaler B

  • Geographical Journal

  • Independent Review

  • Industry and Innovation

  • Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice

  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

  • International Small Business Journal

  • Interventions économiques

  • Journal of Cleaner Production

  • Journal of Economic Geography

  • Journal of Environmental Management

  • Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics

  • Journal of Industrial Ecology

  • Journal of Institutional Economics

  • Journal of Planning Literature

  • Management International

  • New Zealand Economic Papers

  • Pacific Historical Review

  • Papers of Applied Geography Conferences

  • Progress in Industrial Ecology

  • Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

  • Regional Studies

  • Resources, Conservation and Recycling

  • Review of Austrian Economics

  • Revue de philosophie économique

  • Revue internationale PME

  • VertigO

Research Councils, Granting Agencies and Foundations

  • Academy of Finland

  • Agence nationale de la recherche (France);

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation;

  • National Geographic Society;

  • National Science Foundation (USA);

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Book Publishers

  • Pearson Education Canada;

  • Routledge.

Think tanks

  • Institut économique Molinari (France);

  • Institute for Humane Studies (USA);

  • Institute of Economic Affairs (United Kingdom);

  • Liberty Institute (India);

  • Property and Environment Research Centre (USA).

ACADEMIC AND POLICY PRESENTATIONS

 

Various presentations at academic meetings and university colloquia in Canada, the United States, Ireland, Sweden, Russia, France, India, Denmark, Finland and Guatemala.

Various presentations in governmental commissions and professional forums on topics such as the future of Canadian cities, sustainable development, ethical investment, housing policy, forest management and food policy. Videos of some these presentations can be found here.
 

TEACHING

 

Courses taught at the University of Toronto
 

Graduate

  • Cities, Industry and Environment (University of Toronto)

  • Science and Technology Policy (Johns Hopkins University)

  • Economic Development Policy: Cities, Regions and Globalization (Johns Hopkins University)

Undergraduate

  • Cities, Industry and Environment (University of Toronto)

  • People, Money and Places (University of Toronto)

  • Energy and Society (University of Toronto)

  • Food and Globalization (University of Toronto)

  • Geography of International Trade (University of Toronto)

  • Geography and the Roots of Globalization (University of Toronto)

  • Geography of Canada (University of Montreal)

  • Independent Research in Urban Studies: Cities, Knowledge and Information (University of Toronto)

  • Introduction to Business (Johns Hopkins University)

  • The Origins of Modern Environmental Thought (seminar) (University of Toronto)

  • Undergraduate Research Project (University of Toronto)

References available upon request.
 

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