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Storper, Michael (1954–)

  • By: Barney Warf
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

One of the discipline's leading economic geographers, Michael Storper is well known for his rigorous interrogations of the spatiality of capitalism. His work lies at, and has forged, the intersections of economic development, technological change, innovation and creativity, trade, globalization, and the political economy of regions.

A doctoral student of Richard Walker at the University of California, Berkeley, Storper began his career in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1982, and he continues to be affiliated with the School of Public Affairs there. From 1996 to 2002, Storper served as a professor of sociology at the University of Marne-la-Vallée, France, and continues as a professor of economic sociology at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. In ...

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