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Professor Ron Martin

Professor Ron Martin

Professor of Economic Geography
Research Associate, Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School
Professorial Fellow, St Catharine's College

Biography

Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Business Research attached to the Judge Business School. He is also one of the Team in the Centre for Geographical Economic Research. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Catharine's College. He will be a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow for 2015-2017.

Distinctions:

  • Awarded the British Academy's 'Thank-Offering to Britain' Senior Research Fellowship, 1997-1998
  • Elected Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, 2001
  • Selected by the American Economic Association in 2003 as one of the World's Most Cited Economists
  • Elected Fellow of the British Academy, 2005
  • Awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for 2007-2010
  • Selected to give the 2009 Roepke Lecture in Economic Geography (AAG Annual Conference, Las Vegas)
  • Distinguished Speaker Lecture, International Conference on 'The Changing Geography of Money, Banking and Finance in a Post-Crisis World', University of Ancona, October 2010
  • Awarded 'Best Paper' (with co-author, Harry Garretsen) in Spatial Economic Analysis, 2010
  • Elected President of St Catharine's College, 2010-2013
  • Selected to give the Twenty-First Annual Gregory Lecture, University of Southampton, 2013
  • Appointed Member of Lead Expert Group on the Future of Cities, UK Government Office for Science, 2013-2015
  • Appointed Commissioner on London-Cambridge Growth Corridor Commission, 2015
  • Elected President of the Regional Studies Association, 2015
  • Awarded Leverhulme emeritus Fellowship for 2015-2017

Research

Professorial Fellowship at St Catharine's College.

Ron is Principal Investigator of a major ESRC project on Structural Transformation and City Economic Evolutions, part of the ESRC's Urban Transformations Initiative. (2015-2018)

Research interests

Ron's research interests fall into five major areas:

The Geographies of Work

This strand of his research goes back originally to his PhD on wage and employment dynamics in urban labour markets in the United States, and has since broadened to encompass the theory of local labour markets, local unemployment problems, trade union decline, work in the 'new economy', issues of wage and income inequality, and the local impact of workfare schemes. Books published include: Regional Wage Dynamics and Unemployment, 1981; Union Retreat and the Regions (with P. Sunley and KJ. Wills), 1996; Unemployment and Social Exclusion (with P. Lawless and S. Hardy), 1998; Geographies of Labour Market Inequality (with P. Morrison) 2003; Putting Workfare in Place (with P. Sunley and C. Nativel), 2005

The Geographies of Financial Systems

Over recent years, Ron has played a key role in the development of a new economic geography of money. His research under this theme covers global financial centres, the spatial structure of financial systems, venture capital markets, and the role of finance in regional economic development. Books include: Money, Power and Space (with S. Corbridge and N. Thrift), 1994; Money and the Space Economy, 1999; Regional Venture Capital Policy in Germany and the UK (with C. Berndt, B. Klagge and P. Sunley), 2003

Regional Economic Development

Ron's research under this head covers a numbers of related issues. One is concerned with exploring the meaning, nature and significance of regional and urban competitive advantage. In what sense do regions and cities compete? What are the determinants of regional differences in competitive advantage? What are the implications for long-run regional development? A second theme has to do with the geographies of the so-called 'New Economy', and why this latest phase in capitalist development is emanating from some places rather than others, and how in turn it is reshaping the economic landscape. A third theme is concerned with the scope and limits of the concept of 'clusters' for understanding uneven regional development. Books include: Regional Development in the 1990s (with P. Townroe), 1992; Clusters and Regional Development: Critical Reflections and Explorations (with B. Asheim and P. Cooke), 2006; Regional Competitive Advantage (with M. Kitson and P. Tyler), 2006; The Competitiveness of English Cities (with J. Simmie), 2007.

Economic Theory and Economic Geography (and especially Evolutionary Economic Geography)

Economic geography has always drawn, directly or indirectly, on economics as a source of theoretical inspiration. Ron's particular interest is in the application of heterodox forms of economics to economic geography, as well as responding to the recent emergence of the so-called 'new economic geography' within mainstream economics. More especially, his current focus is on the importation of concepts and ideas from evolutionary economics, and on exploring the scope for and nature of an evolutionary economic geography. Key articles include: Paul Krugman's Geographical Economics and Its Implications for Regional Development Theory: A Critical Assessment, (With P. Sunley), Economic Geography, 72, 3 , pp. 260-293. Slow Convergence? The New Endogenous Growth Theory and Regional Development (With P. Sunley) Economic Geography , 74, 3, pp. 201-227. The New 'Geographical Turn' in Economics: Some Critical Reflections, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 23, pp 63-91. Books include: The Economic Geography Reader (with J. Bryson, N. Henry, D. Keeble), 1999; Critical Concepts in Economic Geography, Volumes 1-5 (With P. Sunley), In Press, 2007; Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography (with R, Boschma), In Press, 2007.

Geography and Public Policy

A common thread running through Ron's research is a strong commitment to the social and policy relevance of economic-geographic research, and firm belief that, wherever possible, academic geography should have public policy relevance. His own work on labour markets (especially on the New Deal), on regional competitiveness, and on regional venture capital markets, embodies this ethos. A current interest is in the spatialities of income inequality and poverty. He also researches how national state policies impact at the local and regional level, and the subnational implications of the ongoing neoliberalisation of state policies.

Editing Roles (Recent and Current)

  • Honorary Editor of Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 1998-2002
  • Co-Editor, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 1998 to date
  • Co-Editor, Regional Studies, 2002-2005
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Geography, 2000 to date
  • Editorial Board Member, Géographie, Économie et Société, 1999 to date
  • Editorial Board Member, International Regional Science Review, 1999 to date
  • Editor, Regional Development and Public Policy, Book Series (Routledge), 2002 to date
  • Editor, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Oxford Univeristy Press, 2008 -

Consultancy and Advisory Work

Ron regularly provides research advice and consultancy to Government Departments (DTI, ODPM), and Regional Development Agencies, and has undertaken various studies for them. He also provides economic-geographic advice and consultancy to a number of private sector consultancies, including Local Futures (London), Cambridge Econometrics (Cambridge), and Trends Business Research (Newcastle).

Research Students

Ron has supervised numerous PhD students (both UK and overseas), and welcomes enquiries from prospective applicants interested in pursuing PhD research at Cambridge on topics related to his own research. Recent and current PhD topics include:

  • The Geographies of European Monetary Policy
  • The Role of the Old in New Economic Geography: The Survival and Significance of Mature Industrial Districts
  • The Local Geographies of Workfare: Lone Parent Jobless in Sheffield and Buffalo
  • Globalisation, Regulation and Geography: The Bahamas and Cayman Islands Offshore Financial Centres
  • Local Dimensions of the Impact of Workfare Schemes in British Cities
  • Information Technology and the Development Process: Caribbean Micro-States in the Global Economy
  • The Role of Financing Constraints in the Development of Italian Industrial Districts
  • The Dynamic Competitiveness of Industrial Clusters: The Footwear sector in Felgueiras, Portugal
  • The Geographies of Parallel Trade: The Case of Pharmaceuticals
  • The Competitive Advantages and Performance of Firms Inside and outside Industry Clusters.

Publications

Books and Research Monographs

Authored

  • 1985 High Technology Industry Schemes in Rural Development Areas (With N. Segal and A Gould), Cambridge: Segal Quince, 145 pp.
  • 1989 Stimulating New Jobs: The Charitable Role of Companies, (With R. Pearson and H. Metcalf), Brighton: Gower, 184 pp.
  • 1991 Real Wage Rigidity at the Local Level in Great Britain, (With P. Tyler), Cambridge: Granta Editions, 92 pp.
  • 1991 The Regional Legacy of the Thatcher Years, (with P. Tyler), Cambridge: Granta Editions, 90 pp.
  • 1996 Union Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour, (With P. Sunley and J. Wills), London: Jessica Kingsley, 244 pp. 2001 Business Clusters in the UK, (With P Miller, R Botham, G Gibson and B Moore), London: TSO, 238pp.
  • 2001 Labour's New Regional Policy: An Assessment (with S. Fothergill, R. Rowthorn, et al. P. Tyler), London: Regional Studies Association.
  • 2003 Regional Venture Capital Policy in Germany and the UK, Anglo-German Foundation, (with P. Sunley, B. Klaage and C Berndt), London and Berlin,152pp.
  • 2005 Putting Workfare in: Local Labour Markets and the New Deal (with P. J. Sunley and C. Nativel), Oxford: Blackwell (Royal Geographical Society Research Series), 256 pp.
  • 2006 The State of English Cities (With M. Parkinson, J. Simmie, P. Wood and D. Dorling), London: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (2 Vols), 450pp.
  • 2006 The Competitive Performance of English Cities (With J. Simmie and P. Wood), London: DCLG , 255pp.
  • 2008 History Matters: Path Dependence and Innovation in British City-Regions (with J Simmie), London: NESTA. 100pp.
  • 2015 Britain's Unbalanced Economy: Spatial Divisions of Growth, Work and Welfare (with P J Sunley), London: Palgrave Macmillan (In Preparation, c350pp).

Edited

  • 1978 Towards the Dynamic Analysis of Spatial Systems, (Joint Editor with N.J. Thrift and R.J. Bennett), London: Pion, 210 pp.
  • 1981 Regional Wage Inflation and Unemployment, (Editor), London: Pion, 235 pp.
  • 1984 Recollections of a Revolution: Geography as Spatial Science, (Joint Editor with M.D. Billinge and D.J. Gregory), London: Macmillan, 235 pp.
  • 1986 The Geography of De-industrialisation, (Joint Editor with R.E. Rowthorn), London: Macmillan, 365 pp.
  • 1992 Regional Development in the 1990s: The British Isles in Transition (Joint Editor with P. Townroe), London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 330 pp.
  • 1994 Money, Power and Space, (Joint Editor with S.E Corbridge and N. J. Thrift), Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 452 pp.
  • 1994 Human Geography: Society, Space and the Social Sciences, (Joint Editor with D.J. Gregory and G.E. Smith), London: Macmillan, 294 pp.
  • 1996 Geografia Humana: Sociedade, Espaco e Ciencia Social, (Joint Editor with D.J. Gregory and G.E. Smith), Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar Edtions, 310 pp.
  • 1998 Unemployment and Social Exclusion, (Joint Editor with Paul Lawless), London: Jessica Kingsley, 274 pp.
  • 1999 Money and the Space Economy (Editor), London: Wiley, 337 pp.
  • 1999 The Reader in Economic Geography: Producing and Consuming Gobal Capitalism (Joint Editor with J. Bryson, N, Henry and D. Keeble), London: John Wiley, 451 pp.
  • 1999 Dinheiro, Poder e Espaçio (Joint editor with S. Corbridge and N. Thrift), Rio de Janeiro: Fundaçao Editora da UNESP, 344 pp.
  • 2003 Geographies of Labour Market Inequality (Joint Editor with P. Morrison), Routledge, London, 272 pp.
  • 2003 Rethinking Regional Development, Special Issue of Regional Studies (With P. Tyler, A Glasmeier, B Asheim, M Gray, B Fingleton, J McCombie and M Kitson).
  • 2004 Regional Competitiveness, Special Issue of Regional Studies (With P. Tyler, A Glasmeier, B Asheim, M Gray, B Fingleton, J McCombie and M Kitson), 211pp.
  • 2006 Clusters and Regional Development (with B. Asheim and P. Cooke), London: Routledge, 289 pp.
  • 2006 Regional Competitive Advantage (with M. Kitson and P. Tyler), London: Routledge, 170 pp.
  • 2007 The Evolving Project of Economic Geography (Vol 1: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography), London: Routledge, 438 pp
  • 2007 Spaces of Wealth Creation in a Globalizing Economy (Vol 2: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography), London: Routledge, 549 pp.
  • 2007 Firms and Labour Markets (Vol 3: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography), London: Routledge, 384 pp.
  • 2007 The Cultural Economy (Vol 4: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography), London: Routledge, 468 pp.
  • 2007 Regulating the Economic Landscape (Vol 5: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography), London: Routledge, 581 pp.
  • 2008 Economy: Critical Essays in Human Geography (Vol 8 in Contemporary Foundations of Space and Place series, Ashgate, 547 pp.
  • 2010 Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography, (With R. Boschma), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 537pp.
  • 2011 Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth (With P. Cooke, B. Asheim, R. Boschma, D. Schwarz, and F. Toedtling), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 520pp.
  • 2015 Handbook of the Geographies of Money (With J Pollard), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (In preparation, c 500pp)

Articles (in refereed journals and books)

  • 1973 The Application of Information Theory to the Measurement of Spatio-Temporal Trends in Employment Concentration, Geographical Articles, 14, pp. 36-48.
  • 1974 On Spatial Dependence, Bias and the Use of First Differences in Regression Analysis, Area, 6, pp. 185- 194.
  • 1974 Evaluating the Friction of Distance Parameter in Gravity Models (With A.D. Cliff and J.K. Ord), Regional Studies, 8, pp. 281-286.
  • 1975 A Test for Spatial Autocorrelation in Choropleth Maps Based on a Modified c2 Statistic (With A.D. Cliff and J.K. Ord), Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 65, pp. 109-29.
  • 1975 The Identification of Regional Forecasting Models Using Space-Time Auto Correlation Functions (With J.E. Oeppen), Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 66, pp. 95-118.
  • 1975 Map Pattern and Friction of Distance Parameters (With A.D. Cliff and J.K. Ord), Regional Studies, 9, pp. 285-288.
  • 1976 The Identification and Estimation of Dynamic Space-Time Forecasting Models, Advances in Applied Probability, 7, pp. 455-466.
  • 1976 Mis-Specification and Autocorrelation in Gravity Model Parameters: A Final Comment, Regional Studies, 10, pp. 341-342.
  • 1978 Introduction, Chapter 1 in R.L. Martin, N.J. Thrift and R.J. Bennett (Eds) Towards the Dynamic Analysis of Spatial Systems, London: Pion, pp. 104-126.
  • 1978 Kalman Filter Modelling of Time Varying Processes in Urban and Regional Analysis, Chapter 8 in: R.L. Martin, N.J. Thrift and R.J. Bennett (Eds) Towards the Dynamic Analysis of Spatial Systems, London: Pion, pp. 104-126.
  • 1979 Sub-Regional Phillips Curves, Inflationary Expectations and the Inter-Market Relative Wage Structure: Substance and Methodology, Chapter 3 in: N. Wrigley (Ed) Statistical Applications in the Spatial Sciences, London: Pion, pp. 64-110.
  • 1981 Recent Developments in Quantitative Economic Geography, Chapter 30 In: N. Wrigley and R.J. Bennett (Eds) Quantitative Geography: A British View, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. 322-334.
  • 1981 Introduction, Chapter 1 in R.L. Martin (Ed) Regional Wage Inflation and Unemployment, London: Pion, pp.1-16.
  • 1981 Wage Change Interdependence Amongst Regional Labour Markets: Conceptual Issues and Empirical Evidence Chapter 6 in: R.L. Martin (Ed) Regional Wage Inflation and Unemployment, London: Pion, pp. 96-135.
  • 1982 Britain's Slump: The Regional Anatomy of Job Loss, Area, 14, pp. 16-25.
  • 1982 Job Loss and the Regional Incidence of Redundancies in the Current Recession, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 6, pp. 375-395.
  • 1983 The Reconstruction of British Regional Policy, 1: The Crisis of Conventional Practice (With J.S.C. Hodge), Government and Policy, 1,pp. 133-152.
  • 1983 The Reconstruction of British Regional Policy, 2: Towards a New Agenda (With J.S.C. Hodge), Government and Policy, 1, pp. 317-340.
  • 1984 Redundancies, Labour Turnover and Employment Contraction in the Recession, Regional Studies, 18, pp. 445-458.
  • 1984 Reconstructions (With M.D. Billinge and D.J. Gregory), Chapter 1 in: M.D. Billinge, D.J. Gregory and R.L. Martin (Eds) Recollections of a Revolution: Geography as Spatial Science, London: Macmillan, pp. 1-24.
  • 1985 Monetarism Masquerading as Regional Policy? The Government's New System of Regional Aid, Regional Studies, 19, pp. 379-388.
  • 1986 Thatcherism and Britain's Industrial Landscape, Chapter 8 in R.L. Martin and R.E. Rowthorn (Eds) The Geography of De-Industrialisation, London: Macmillan, pp. 238-290.
  • 1986 Voluntary and Involuntary Turnover in the Labour Force (With D.R. Jones), Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 33, pp. 124-144.
  • 1986 Industrial Restructuring, Labour Shakeout and the Geography of Recession, Chapter 1 in: M.Danson (Ed) Redundancy and Recession, Norwich: Geobooks,pp.1-22.
  • 1986 Getting the Labour Market into Geographical Perspective, Environment and Planning, A, 18, pp. 569-572.
  • 1986 In What Sense a 'Jobs Boom'? Employment Recovery, Government Policy and the Regions, Regional Studies, 20, pp. 463-472.
  • 1987 Corporate Involvement in Local Employment Creation (With R. Pearson and H. Metcalf), Institute of Manpower Studies Research Series, Brighton: Institute of Manpower Studies, 48 pp.
  • 1987 Mrs Thatcher's Britain: A Tale of Two Nations, Environment and Planning, A, 19, pp. 571-574.
  • 1988 The Political Economy of Britain's North-South Divide, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers,13, pp. 389-418.
  • 1988 Industrial Capitalism in Transition: The Contemporary Reorganisation of the British Space Economy, Chapter 10 in: D. Massey and J. Allen (Eds) Uneven Regional Redevelopment, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 202-232.
  • 1989 Das wachsende Nord-Sud-Gefalle in Grossbritannien (With P.Tyler), Stadtbauwelt, 104, pp. 2324-29.
  • 1989 The New Economics and Politics of Regional Restructuring: The British Experience, Chapter 3 in L. Albrechts, F. Moulaert, F., P. Roberts, and E. Swyngedouw (Eds) Regional Planning at the Cross-Roads: European Perspectives, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 27-51.
  • 1989 De-Industrialisation and State Intervention: Keynesianism,Thatcherism and the Regions, Chapter 6 in: J. Mohan (Ed) The Political Geography of Contemporary Britain, London: Macmillan, pp. 87-111.
  • 1989 The Reorganisation of Regional Theory: Alternative Perspectives on the Changing Capitalist Space Economy, Geoforum, 20, 2, pp. 187-201.
  • 1989 The Political Economy of Britain's North-South Divide, in: J. Lewis, and A.R. Townsend (Eds) The North-South Divide: Regional Change in Britain in the 1980s, London: Paul Chapman Publishers, pp. 16-42. Reprinted from Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 13, pp. 389-418.
  • 1989 Regional Imbalance as Consequence and Constraint in National Economic Renewal, Chapter 4 in: Green, F. (Ed) The Restructuring of the UK Economy, London: Harvester Press, pp. 80-97.
  • 1989 Companies' Role in Charitable Job Creation (With H. Metcalf and R. Pearson), Employment Gazette, September, pp. 478-484.
  • 1989 The Growth and Geographical Anatomy of Venture Capitalism in the United Kingdom, Regional Studies, 23, 5, pp. 389-403.
  • 1990 Local Disparities in Unemployment and Real Wages (With P.Tyler), Cambridge Regional Economic Review, 1, pp. 48-58.
  • 1990 The Charitable Role of Companies in Job Creation, (With H. Metcalf and R. Pearson), Regional Studies, 24, 3, pp. 271-281.
  • 1990 Flexible Futures and Post-Fordist Places, Environment and Planning, A, 22, 10, 1276-1280.
  • 1991 Mrs Thatcher's Vision of the 'New Britain' and the Other Sides of the 'Cambridge Phenomenon', (With P. Crang), Society and Space 9, pp. 91-116.
  • 1992 Has The British Economy Been Transformed? Critical Reflections on the Policies of the Thatcher Era, Chapter 7 in P.Cloke (Ed) Policy and Change in Thatcher's Britain, Oxford: Pergamon Press, pp 123-158.
  • 1992 The Regional Legacy, (With P. Tyler) in Michie, J. (Ed) The Economic Legacy, 1979-1992, London: Academic Press, pp 140-167.
  • 1992 Financing Regional Enterprise: The Role of the Venture Capital Market, Chapter 7.4 in R.L. Martin and P. Townroe (Eds) British Regional Development in the 1990s, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp 161-171.
  • 1992 Changing Trends and Pressures in Regional Development, in R.L. Martin and P.Townroe (Eds) British Regional Development in the 1990s, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp 1-20.
  • 1992 Regional Policy in the 1990s: Emerging Themes, (With P. Townroe), Chapter 12 in R.L Martin and P. Townroe (Eds) British Regional Development in the 1990s, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 315-319.
  • 1992 British Regional Policy in the Context of Increasing European Economic Integration (With P. Tyler) Cambridge Regional Economic Review, 2, pp. 34-43.
  • 1993 'Spatial Divisions of Labour': A Retrospective Appraisal of a Classic, Progress in Human Geography, 17, pp. 69-71.
  • 1993 Reviving Economic Case for Regional Policy, Chapter 15 in Hart, M.and Harrison, R. (Eds) Spatial Policy in a Divided Nation, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 270-290.
  • 1993 The Geography of Unemployment, Geography Review 6, 3, pp. 10-16.
  • 1993 The Geography of Trade Union Decline: Spatial Dispersal or Regional Resilience? (With P. Sunley and J.Wills), Transactions of the Institute of British Geographer, NS, 18, pp. 36-62.
  • 1993 The British Isles, Chapter 12 in Corbridge, S.E. (Ed) The Encyclopedia of the World Economy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 96-105.
  • 1993 Remapping Regional Policy: The End of the North-South Divide? Regional Studies (Debates and Reviews), 27, 8, pp. 797-805.
  • 1994 Unions and The Politics of De-industrialization: Some Comments on How Geography Complicates Class Analysis, (With P. Sunley and J. Wills), Antipode, 26, 1, pp. 59-76.
  • 1994 Stateless Monies, Global Financial Integration and National Autonomy: The End of Geography?, Chapter 6 in Money, Power and Space, (Joint Editor with S.E. Corbridge and N. J. Thrift), Oxford: Basil Blackwell. pp. 152-176.
  • 1994 Labouring Differences: Method, Measurement and Purpose in Geographical Research on Trade Unions (With P. Sunley and J.Wills), Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS 19,1, pp 102-110.
  • 1994 Economic Theory and Human Geography, Chapter 2 in: D.J. Gregory, R.L. Martin and G.E. Smith (Eds) Human Geography: Society, Space and the Social Sciences, London: Macmillan, pp. 21-53.
  • 1994 Local Industrial Politics: Spatial Subsystems in British Engineering, Employee Relations, 16, 2, pp. 19-30.
  • 1994 Real Wage Rigidity at the Local Level in Great Britain, (With P.Tyler). Regional Studies, 28,8, pp. 833-842.
  • 1994 Les Fonds de Pension au Royaume-Uni: Centralisation et Controle, in ApRoberts, L. and Reynaud, E. (Eds) Les Retraites Complementaires: Acteurs, Enjeux, Perspectives, Paris; Institut de Researches Economiques and Sociales, pp. 321-337.
  • 1994 The Decentralisation of Industrial Relations: Institutional Spaces and Local Context in British Engineering, (With P. Sunley and J. Wills), Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 19, 4, pp. 459-487.
  • 1995 Undermining the Financial Basis of Regions: The Spatial Structure and Implications of the UK Pension Fund System, (With R. Minns). Regional Studies, 29,2, pp. 125-144.
  • 1995 'Non-Regional' Regional Policies, House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee, Fourth Report, Regional Policy (Volume II), London: HMSO, pp.107-109.
  • 1995 The Case for Regional Policy, House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee, Fourth Report, Regional Policy (Volume II), London: HMSO, pp. 144-147.
  • 1995 The UK Pension Fund System: Centralisation and Control, Chapter 4 in Roberts, L. (Ed) International Pension Plans: Actors, Issues and Perspectives, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, pp. 112-130.
  • 1995 Income and Poverty Inequalities Across Regional Britain: The North-South Divide Lingers On, Chapter 2 in Philo. C. (Ed) The Social Geography of Poverty:Studies in the UK, London: CPAG, pp. 23-44.
  • 1996 Paul Krugman's Geographical Economics and Its Implications for Regional Development Theory: A Critical Assessment, (With P. Sunley), Economic Geography, 72, 3 , pp. 260-293.
  • 1996 Introducao: Geografia Humana, Mundanca Social e Ciencia Social, (with D. J. Gregory and G. E Smith) Chapter 1 in Geografia Humana: Sociedade, Espaco e Ciencia Social, (Joint Editor with D.J. Gregory and G.E. Smith), Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar Editions, pp. 11-30.
  • 1996 Teoria Economica e Geografia Humana, in Geografia Humana:Sociedade, Espaco e Ciencia Social, (Joint Editor with D.J. Gregory and G.E. Smith), Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar Editions, pp. 31-64.
  • 1996 Slow Convergence? Post Neo-Classical Endogenous Growth Theory and Regional Development (With P. Sunley) Working Paper Series, 60, ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge.
  • 1997 Introduction (With A.D. Cliff and P. Haggett), Regional Studies, 31, 3 (Special Issue: Edited by A. Cliff, P. Haggett and R.L. Martin), pp. 201-202.
  • 1997 Michael Chisholm: An Appreciation (With A.D. Cliff and P. Haggett), Regional Studies, 31, 3 (Special Issue: Edited by A. Cliff, P. Haggett and R.L. Martin), pp. 203-208.
  • 1997 Regional Unemployment Disparities and their Dynamics, Regional Studies, 31, 3 (Special Issue: Edited by A. Cliff, P.Haggett and R.L. Martin), pp. 35-50.
  • 1997 Az új Gazdaság és a Szerkezetátalakítás Regionális Politikája: Brit Tapasztalatok, Chapter 2 in H. Gyula (Ed) Régiók Felemelkedése és Hanyatlása: Regionális Átalakulás a Brit-Szigeteken, Pec, Hungary: Magyar Tudomanyo Akadémia, pp. 99-120.
  • 1997 Regional Dimensions of Europe's Unemployment Problem, Chapter 1 in Lawless, P., Martin, R.L. and Hardy, S. (Eds) Unemployment and Social Exclusion: Landscapes of Labour Market Inequality, London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 1-34.
  • 1997 The Post-Keynesian State and the Space Economy, Chapter 21 in Lee, R. and Wills, J. (Eds) Geographies of Economies, London: Arnold, pp. 280-291.
  • 1997 Unemployment Flow Regimes and Regional Unemployment Disparities, (With P. Sunley), Working Paper Series, 72, ESRC Centre for Business Research
  • 1998 European Regional Unemployment Disparities: Convergence or Persistence? (With P, Tyler and M, Baddeley), European Urban and Regional Studies, 5,3, pp.195-215.
  • 1998 Cyclical Shocks and Structural Shifts in British Regional Unemployment Since the Early-1980s (With P. Tyler and M. Baddeley), Applied Economics, 30, pp. 19-30.
  • 1998 Slow Convergence? The New Endogenous Growth Theory and Regional Development (With P. Sunley) Economic Geography , 74, 3, pp. 201-227.
  • 1998 Marching Towards the Millennium, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 23, 3, pp 147-150.
  • 1998 Convergencia Lenta? La Nueva Teoría del Crecimiento Endógeno y el Desarrollo Regional (With P. Sunley), Chapter 3 in Benko, G, Ciccolella and Lipietz, A. (Eds) Economia y Espacio: Entre el Mundo y la Región, Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, pp. 60-91.
  • 1999 L'économie Géographique de Paul Krugman et ses Conséquences pour la Theorie du Développment Régional: Une Évaluation et Critique, Chapter 2 in Benko, G. and Lipietz, A. (Eds) La Richesse des Regions: La Nouvelle Géographie Socio-Économique, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp. 20-42.
  • 1999 Unemployment Flow Regimes and Regional Unemployment Disparities, (With P. Sunley), Environment and Planning, A, 31,pp. 523-550.
  • 1999 The Economic Geography of Money, Chapter 1 in Martin, R.L. (Ed) Money and the Space Economy, London: Wiley, pp. 3-28.
  • 1999 Selling Off the State: Privatisation, the Equity Market and the Geographies of Private Shareholding, Chapter 13 in Martin, R.L. (Ed) Money and the Space Economy, London:Wiley, pp. 260-283.
  • 1999 Nouvelles Tendances en Géographie Économique, Chapter 5 in Benko, G. (Ed) Le Chemins du Développment Régional, Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 120-141.
  • 1999 The New 'Geographical Turn' in Economics: Some Critical Reflections, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 23, pp 63-91.
  • 1999 A New Look for a New Era, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 24, 1, pp 3-4.
  • 1999 The 'New Economic Geography': Challenge or Irrelevance?, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 24, 4, pp. 385-390.
  • 2000 Regional Wage Rigidity in the The European Union and The United States Compared, Journal of Regional Science , 40, 1, pp.113-140
  • 2000 In Memory of Maps, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 25, pp. 3-6.
  • 2000 The Geographies of De-mutualisation and the Remapping of Financial Landscapes, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 25, pp. 221-141.
  • 2000 Tackling Regional Joblessness, (with J. Grieg-Smith, A Glyn and B. Rowthorn) Employment Policy Institute, Employment Report, 14, 11, pp. 1-11.
  • 2000 Regional Employment Evolutions in the European Union, (with P. Tyler) Regional Studies , 34, 7, pp. 601-616.
  • 2000 Tackling the Regional Jobs Gap, (with J. Grieg-Smith, A Glynn, R. Rowthorn, et al), Employment Policy Institute, London.
  • 2000 Local Labour Markets, Their Nature, Functioning and Regulation, Chapter 19 in: Clark, G.L., Gertler, M. and Feldman, (Eds) Handbook of Economic Geography, Oxford: Oxford University, pp.455-476.
  • 2000 The Geographies of the National Minimum Wage, Environment and Planning, A, 32, pp. 1735-1758.
  • 2000 L'Impact du New Deal en Grande Bretagne: Quelle Place pour le Territoire? Géographie, Économie, Société, 2, 2, pp 245-270.
  • 2000 Institutional Approaches to Economic Geography, in Barnes, T. and Sheppard, M. (Eds) Chapter 5 in A Companion to Economic Geography, Oxford: Blackwell. pp.77-94.
  • 2000 Labour Markets, Economic Efficiency and Social Justice: Beyond the Conventional Tradeoff, (with M.Kitson and F. Wilkinson), Cambridge Journal of Economics, 24, 4, pp. 631-641.
  • 2001 EMU versus the Regions? Regional Convergence and Divergence in Euroland, Journal of Economic Geography, 1, 1, pp. 51-80.
  • 2001 Geography and Public Policy: The Case of the Missing Manifesto, Progress in Human Geography, 25, 2, pp. 121-137.
  • 2001 Rethinking the 'Economic' in Economic Geography: Broadening Our Vision or Losing our Focus? (with P. Sunley) Antipode, 33, 2, pp. 148-161.
  • 2001 Of Publishers and Popularizers, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 26,1,pp.3-6
  • 2001 The Geographer as Social Critic: Getting Indignant about Income Inequalities, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 26,3, pp.267-272.
  • 2001 Mapping the New Deal: Mapping Local Disparities in the Performance of Welfare-to-Work, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 26,4,pp.484-512.
  • 2002 Taking Risks in Regions: The Geographical Anatomy of Europe's Emerging Venture Capital Market (with P. Sunley and D. Turner) Journal of Economic Geography, 2, 2, pp. 1-30.
  • 2002 Getting Ranked and Going Global, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 27,1,pp.1-5.
  • 2002 A Geography for Policy, or a Policy for Geography? Progress in Human Geography, 26, pp.642-644 .
  • 2002 EMU and Enlargement: Twin Threats to European Regional Cohesion? Ch 20 in Arnull. T. and Wincott, D. (Eds) Accountability and Legitimacy in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 346-363.
  • 2002 Localising Welfare to Work? Territorial Flexibility and the New Deal for Young People, Environment and Planning, A, 20, pp. 911-932.
  • 2002 Geography and Transactions: Some Valedictory Reflections, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS, 27, 4, pp. 387-390.
  • 2003 The Local Impact of the New Deal: Does Geography Make a Difference? (with P. Sunley and C Nativel), Ch. 8 in Local Labour Markets: Processes, Problems and Policies (Joint Editor with P. Morrison), London: Routledge, pp. 175-207.
  • 2003 Thinking About the Geographies of Labour, (with P. Morrison), Chapter 1 in The Geography of Labour Market Inequality (Joint Editor with P. Morrison), London: Routledge, pp 3-20.
  • 2003 The Geographies of a National Minimum Wage: The Case of the UK, (With P.Sunley), Chapter 9 in The Geography of Labour Market Inequality (Joint Editor with P. Morrison), London: Routledge, pp. 208-236.
  • 2003 The Geographies of Labour Market Inequality: Some Emergent Issues and Challenges, Ch 10 in The Geography of Labour Market Inequality (Joint Editor with P. Morrison), London: Routledge, pp. 239-262.
  • 2003 Deconstructing Clusters: Chaotic Concept or Policy Panacea? (With P. Sunley) Journal of Economic Geography, 3, 1 pp. 5-35.
  • 2004 Geography: Making A World of Difference, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 29, pp. 146-150.
  • 2004 The Contemporary Debate over Britain's North-South Divide: Images and Realities of Regional Inequality in late-20th Century Britain, Ch 2. in A.R.H. Baker (Ed) Geographies of England: The North-South Divide, Imagined and Material, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 15-43.
  • 2004 Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Growth across the European Regions, Regional Studies, Special Issue on Regional Competitiveness, 38, pp.1045-1067.
  • 2004 Regional Competitiveness: An Elusive yet Key Concept? (with M. Kitson and P. Tyler), Regional Studies, Special Issue on Regional Competitiveness, 38, pp.991-1000.
  • 2004 Expanding the Role of Geography in Public Policy (With A. James M. Gray, and P. Plummer), Environment and Planning, A, 36, pp. 1901-1906.
  • 2005 Identifying and Interpreting Regional Convergence Clusters across Europe (with L. Corrado and G. Meeks), Economic Journal, 115, pp. C133-C160.
  • 2005 Une Convergence Lente? La Nouvelle Théorie de la Croissance Endogène et le Développement Regional, Geographie, Économie, Société, 7, pp. 129-154.
  • 2005 Decentralised versus Centralised Financial Systems; Is There a Case for Local Capital Markets? (With B. Klagge), Journal of Economic Geography, 5, pp 387-422.
  • 2005 Deconstructing Clusters: Chaotic Concept of Policy Panacea? Chapter 15 in S. Breschi and Malerba (Eds) Clusters, Networks and Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 433-469.
  • 2005 Spatial Proximity Effects and Regional Equity Gaps in the Venture Capital Market: Evidence from Germany and the UK, (With C. Berndt, B. Klagge and P. Sunley) Environment and Planning A, 27 pp. 1207-1231.
  • 2005 Venture Capital Programmes in the UK and Germany: In What Sense Regional Policies? (With P. Sunley, C. Berndt and B. Klagge), Regional Studies, 39, pp. 255-273.
  • 2005 European Integration and Economic Geography: Theory and empirics in the Regional Convergence Debate, in Multidisciplinary Economics (Eds. P. De Gijsel and H. Schenk), Utrecht: Utrecht University Press, pp. 225-257.
  • 2005 Realising the Full Potential of London and the Core Cities, (With J. Simmie), Greater London Authority, 21 pp.
  • 2006 Regional Dimensions of Europe's Growth Problem (With B. Gardiner and P. Tyler), Regional Studies, 39, pp. 979-987.
  • 2006 Of Journals, Oil Tankers and Citation Impacts (with M. Kitson and P. Tyler), Regional Studies, 39, pp. 1157-1158.
  • 2006 Deconstructing Clusters: Chaotic Concept or Policy Panacea? In Breschi, S. and Malerba, F. (Eds) Cluster, Networks and Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 433-469.
  • 2006 From the Old to the New Economy: Myths, Realities and Geographies, Ch. 2 in The Geography of the New Economy (Ed P. Marshall), London: Routledge, pp. 15-40.
  • 2006 Alfred Marshall and the Localisation of Industry, Ch. 12 in T. Raffaelli, M. Darco and G. Becattini (Eds) The Elgar Companion to Alfred Marshall, Edward Elgar, London, pp. 393-400.
  • 2006 Evaluating the Impact of the Structural Funds on Objective 1 Regions: An Exploratory Discussion, (With P. Tyler), Regional Studies, 40, pp. 201-210.
  • 2006 Economic Geography and the New Discourse of Regional Competitiveness, Ch. 8 in Bagchi-Sen. S. and Lawton Smith, H. (Eds) Past, Present and Future of Economic Geography, London: Routledge, pp. 159-172.
  • 2006 Regional Competitiveness: A Key but Elusive Concept, in Regional Competitiveness (Edited with M. Kitson and P. Tyler), London: Routledge, pp. 1-10.
  • 2006 Pfadabängigkeit und die ökonomische Landschaft (Path Dependence in the Economic Landscape), Ch 23 in C Berndt, J (Eds) Denkanstöße 20,130zu einer anderen Geographie der Ökonomie, Bielefeld: Verlag, pp. 47-76.
  • 2006 Path Dependence and Regional Economic Evolution, Journal of Economic Geography, 6, pp. 395-437.
  • 2006 The Economic Transformation of the Eastern Region, in Hardhill, I. and Budd, L. (Eds) The Resurgence of the Regions, Routledge, London, pp. 121-140.
  • 2006 The Rise of the Cluster Concept in Regional Analysis and Policy: A Critical Assessment, in Clusters and Regional Development: Critical Reflections and Explorations, London: Routledge (with B Asheim and P. Cooke), pp. 1-30.
  • 2006 The Regional Competitiveness Debate (with M, Kitson and P.Tyler), Cambridge and MIT: Cambridge-MIT Institute, Programme for Regional Innovation Reports, No. 2, pp. 14.
  • 2007 Complexity Thinking and Evolutionary Economic Geography (With P. Sunley) , Journal of Economic Geography, 7, 4, pp. 16-45.
  • 2007 Constructing an Evolutionary Economic Geography (With R. Boschma), Journal of Economic Geography, 7, 4, pp. 1-15.
  • 2007 The Transformation of Economic Geography (With P. Sunley), Ch.1 in The Evolving Project of Economic Geography (Vol 1: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography, Eds: R Martin and P Sunley), London: Routledge, pp. 3-21.
  • 2007 Regions, Capital and Knowledge (With P. Sunley), Realms of Wealth Creation in a Globalizing Economy (Vol 2: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography, Eds: R Martin and P Sunley), London: Routledge, pp. 3-16.
  • 2007 The Changing Landscape of Workplaces and Work (With P. Sunley) in Changing Worlds of Work and Welfare (Vol 3: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography, Eds: R Martin and P Sunley), London: Routledge, pp. 3-16.
  • 2007 The Rise of Cultural Economic Geography (With A. James and P. Sunley) in The Cultural Economy (Vol 4: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography, Eds: R Martin and P Sunley), London: Routledge, pp. 3-18.
  • 2007 Regulating Spaces and Economic Geography (With P. Sunley) in Regulating the Economic Landscape (Vol 5: Critical Concepts in Economic Geography, Eds: R Martin and P Sunley), London: Routledge, pp. 3-13.
  • 2008 The 'New Geographical turn in Economics: Some Critical Reflections, Ch 23 in Jovanvic, M. N. (Ed) Economic Integration and Spatial Location of Firms and Industries, Volume 1, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar , pp. 446-472.
  • 2008 Deconstructing Clusters: Chaotic Concept or Policy Panacea? Journal of Economic Geography, Ch 6 in Jovanovic, M. N. (Ed) Economic Integration and Spatial Location of Firms and Industries, Volume 3, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 78-108.
  • 2008 Poverty and Place in the UK and USA, (with A . Glasmeier and P. Tyler) , Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 1, 1, pp. 1-16.
  • 2008 The Theoretical Bases of Urban Competitiveness: Does Proximity Matter? (With J. Simmie) Revue d'Économique Regionale et Urbaine, 3, pp. 333-351.
  • 2008 Geographies of Economies, in Economy: Critical Essays in Human Geography (Vol 8 in Contemporary Foundations of Space and Place Series, Ashgate), pp. 11-37.
  • 2008 The World is Not Flat: Putting Globalisation in its Place, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 1, 3, pp. 343-349.
  • 2008 National Growth Versus Regional Equality? A Cautionary Note on the New Trade-off Thinking in Regional Policy Discourse, Regional Science, Policy and Practice, 1, 1, pp. 3-13.
  • 2008 Path Dependence and Innovation in City-Regions (with J. Simmie), International Journal of Innovation Management, Policy and Practice, 10, pp. 183-196.
  • 2009 Rescaling the State: New Modes of Institutional-Territorial Organisation (with L. Loboa and A. Rodriguez Pose), Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2, 1, pp. 1-10.
  • 2009 Local Circuits of Global Finance (with H. Garretsen and M Kitson), Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2, 2 , pp. 1-6.
  • 2009 The Recent Evolution of Regional Disparities in the UK: A Tale of `Boom and Bust, in Tomaney, J. (Ed) The Future of Regional Policy, London: The Smith Institute, pp. 13-24.
  • 2010 Rethinking Regional Path Dependence: From Lock-in to Evolution, The 2009 Roepke Lecture in Economic Geography, Economic Geography, 86, 1, pp. 1-27.
  • 2010 Regional Economic Resilience: Towards an Evolutionary Approach, (with J. Simmie) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 3, 1, pp. 29-51.
  • 2010 The Aims and Scope of Evolutionary Economic Geography, Ch 1 in Boschma, R. and Martin, R. (Eds) Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 3-39.
  • 2010 The Place of Path Dependence in an Evolutionary Perspective on the Economic Landscape, Ch 3 in Boschma, R. and Martin, R. (Eds) Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.62-92.
  • 2010 Complexity Thinking and Evolutionary Economic Geography, Ch 4 in Boschma, R. and Martin, R. (Eds) Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 93-119.
  • 2010 Rethinking (New) Economic Geography Models: Taking Geography and History More Seriously, Spatial Economic Analysis, 5, 2, pp. 127-160).
  • 2010 The 'New Economic Geography': Credible Models of the Economic Landscape? In Leyshon, A., McDowell, L. and Sunley, S. (Eds) A Compendium of Economic Geography, London: Sage, pp. 53-71.
  • 2010 Regional Competitiveness: Clusters or Dynamic Comparative Advantage, Ch. 20 in Huggins,R. and Izushi, H. (Eds): Competition and Competitive Advantage: The Ideas of Michel Porter: Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 201-229.
  • 2010 Uneven Regional Growth: The Geographies of Boom and Bust under New Labour, Ch 3 in Coe, N. and Jones, A. (Eds) The Economic Geography of the UK, London: Sage, pp. 29-46.
  • 2010 The Local Geographies of the Crisis: From Housing Bubble to Mortgage Meltdown and Beyond, Journal of Economic Geography
  • 2011 National Growth and Spatial Agglomeration across the European Union (with B. Gardiner and P. Tyler), Journal of Economic Geography
  • 2011 The New Economic Geography and Policy Relevance, (with P.J. Sunley), Journal of Economic Geography, 11, pp. 357-370.
  • 2011 The Journal of Economic Geography A Decade On: Where Do We Go From Here? (with H. Garretsen), Journal of Economic Geography, 11, pp. 207- 21.
  • 2011 Regional Economies as Path Dependent Systems: Some Issues and Implications, Chapter 15 in Cooke, P., Boschma, R., Martin, R.L., Schwarz, D., Asheim, B. and Toedtling, F. (Eds) Handbook of Regional Growth and Innovation, Routledge, London, pp. 198-210.
  • 2011 Regional Competitiveness: From Endowments to Externalities to Evolution, Chapter 18 in Cooke, P., Boschma, R., Martin, R.L., Schwarz, D., Asheim, B. and Toedtling, F. (Eds) Handbook of Regional Growth and Innovation, Routledge, London, pp. 234-245
  • 2011 The Persistence of Inequality? (with P. Arestis and P. Tyler) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4 , pp. 3-11.
  • 2011 Regional Economies as Path Dependent Systems: Some Issues and Implications, Chapter 15 in Cooke, P., Boschma, R., Martin, R.L., Schwarz, D., Asheim, B. and Toedtling, F. (Eds) Handbook of Regional Growth and Innovation, Routledge, London, pp. 198-210
  • 2011 Regional Competitiveness: From Endowments to Externalities to Evolution, Chapter 18 in Cooke, P., Boschma, R., Martin, R.L., Schwarz, D., Asheim, B. and Toedtling, F. (Eds) Handbook of Regional Growth and Innovation, Routledge, London, pp. 234-245.
  • 2011 The Local Geographies of the Crisis: From Housing Bubble to Mortgage Meltdown and Beyond, Journal of Economic Geography, 10, pp. 587-618.
  • 2011 Geographies of Austerity (with M . Kitson and P. Tyler) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4. 3, pp. 1-13.
  • 2011 Does Spatial Agglomeration increase National Growth? Evidence from the European Union (with B. Gardiner and P. Tyler), Journal of Economic Geography, 11, pp. 979-1006.
  • 2011 Conceptualising Cluster Evolution: Beyond the Life Cycle Model? (with P.J. Sunley) Regional Studies (Special Issue on Cluster Evolution, Eds. R. Boschma and D. Fornahl), 45, pp. 1299-1318.
  • 2011 The Geographies of Austerity (with M. Kitson and P. Tyler), Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4, 3, pp. 289-302.
  • 2012 Forms of Emergence and the Evolution of Economic Landscapes, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, 82, pp. 338-351.
  • 2012 Regional Economic Resilience, Hysteresis and Recessionary Shocks, Journal of Economic Geography, 12, 1, pp. 1-32.
  • 2012 (Re)Placing Path Dependence: A Response to the Debate, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36, 1, pp. 179-192
  • 2012 Recessionary Shocks and Regional Employment: Evidence on the Resilience of the UK Regions (with B. Fingleton and H. Garretsen), Journal of Regional Science, 52, 1, pp. 109-133.
  • 2012 Making Space for Well-Being (with M. Gray and L. Lobao) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5, 1, pp. 3-13.
  • 2013 Path Dependence and the Spatial Economy: A Key Concept in Retrospect and Prospect, Chapter 34 in Fischer, M. and Nijkamp, P. (Eds) Handbook of Regional Science, Springer-Verlag, pp.
  • 2013 London's Economy: From Resurgence, to Recession to Rebalancing, Chapter 6 in Tewdwr-Jones, M., Phelps, N. and Freestone, R. (Eds) The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning, London: Routledge, pp. 67-84.
  • 2013 The Future of Regional Policy (with P. McCann, H. Garretsen and P. Tyler,) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5, pp. 179-186.
  • 2013 Spatially Unbalanced Growth in the British Economy (With B. Gardiner and P.Tyler), Journal of Economic Geography, 13, pp. 1-40.
  • 2013 Why Edit Books? In Defence of an Oft-Disparaged Academic Activity Regional Studies, 47, pp. 1611-1613.
  • 2013 Financialisation: Roots and Repercussions, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5, pp. 351-357.
  • 2014 Planning for an Urban Revival in the North (with B. Gardiner and P. Tyler) in Manns, J. (Ed) Kaleidoscope City: Reflections on Planning and London, London: Birdcage Print, pp. 198-207.
  • 2014 The Place of Path Dependence in an Evolutionary Perspective on the Economic Landscape, Chapter 24 in Dopfer, K. and Potts, J. (Eds) The New Evolutionary Economics, Vol II: Evolutionary Meso-Economics, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 566-598.
  • 2014 Reindustrialising Regions: Rebuilding the Manufacturing Economy? (With Christopherson, S., Sunley, P. and Tyler, P.) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, pp. 1-8
  • 2015 Towards a Developmental Turn in Evolutionary Economic Geography? (With P.J. Sunley) Regional Studies, 49, pp. 712-731.
  • 2015 On the Notion of Regional Economic Resilience: Conceptualisation and Explanation (With P.J. Sunley), Journal of Economic Geography, 15, pp. 1-42.
  • 2015 The Economy, Ch 43 in Bale, T. (Ed) Critical Evaluation of Key Political Leaders: Mrs Thatcher, London: Routledge, pp. 46-70.
  • 2015 Shocking Aspects of Monetary Union: The Vulnerability of Regions in Euroland (With B. Fingleton and H. Garretsen, Journal of Economic Geography, 15, pp. 907-934.
  • 2015 Local Growth Evolutions: Recession, Resilience and Recovery (With P. Sunley and P Tyler), Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 8, pp. 141-148.
  • 2016 Spatially Rebalancing the UK Economy: The Need for a New Policy Model, (with A. Pike, P. Tyler and B. Gardiner) Regional Studies, 50, pp. 342-357.
  • 2015 Rebalancing the Spatial Economy: The Challenge for Regional Theory,
  • Territory, Politics, Governance, 3, pp. 235-272.
  • 2016 Towards a Developmental Turn in Evolutionary Economic Geography? (With P.J. Sunley) in Kogler, D. (Ed) Evolutionary Economic Geography: Theoretical and Empirical Progress, London: Routledge, pp. 8-28.
  • 2016 The Economic Crisis in Europe: Urban and Regional Consequences (With J-
  • R. Cuadrado-Riura and A. Rodriguez-Pose), Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 9, pp. 3-13.
  • 2016 Cumulative Causation, Endogenous Growth and Regional Development, Ch. 23 in Richardson, D. (Ed) The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology. In Press. 28 pp.
  • 2016 Shocking Aspects of Regional Development: Resilience and the Economic Landscape, in Clark, G.L., Feldman, M.A and Gertler, M. (eds) The New Handbook of Economic Geography, Oxford: Oxford University Pres, Ch. 15. In Press. 32 pp.
  • 2016 Competitiveness and Regional Resilience (With P. Sunley), in Huggins , R. and Thompson, P. (Eds) Hanbdbook of Regions and Competitiveness: Contemporary Theories and Perspectives on Economic Development, Cheltenham: Elgar. In Press. 22 pp.
  • 2016 How Regions React to Recession: Resistance, Recoverability and Resilience, (With P. Sunley, B. Gardiner, and P. Tyler), Regional Studies, 50, pp. 561-585
  • 2016 Divergent Cities in Post-Industrial Britain (With P. Sunley, P. Tyler and B. Gardiner) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 9, In Press. 36pp.
  • 2016 The Spatial Structure of the Financial System and the Funding of Regional Business: A Comparison of Britain and Germany, (Wit Klagge B. and Sunley,P.J.) In Martin, R.L. and Pollard, J. (Eds) Handbook of the Geographies of Money and Finance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (In Press).
  • 2016 Divergent Urban Economic Development: A Tale of Two Cities. A Review Essay on Storper, M, Kemeny, T. et al (2015) The Rise and Decline of Urban Economies, Stanford University Press, Regional Studies. In Press. 12 pp.
  • 2016 The State of Economic Geography: Some Reflections on Theory, Method and Purpose, Journal of Economic Geography, (Invited Impulse Paper, In Preparation).
  • 2016 Structural Change and the Evolution of City Economies, In preparation for submission to Urban Studies

Teaching

At present Ron teaches on two main undergraduate courses in the Geographical Tripos:

  • Second Year: Understanding the Economy: Geographies of Contemporary Capitalism
  • Third Year: The Restructuring of Britain

In addition, he gives graduate lectures and seminars in the MPhil in Geographical Research, on:

  • Research Training
  • Module on New Developments in Economic Geography