Jason Spicer, Assistant Professor

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

PhD:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018)

Other Degrees:
MCP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014)
BA, Economics; Johns Hopkins (1996)
BA, Sociology; Johns Hopkins, (1996)

Contact Information:

Email: jason.spicer@utoronto.ca
Phone:    (416) 978-6640
Location: Room 5036, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street)

Research Interests:

  • politics of urban and regional economic inequality
  • urban, regional and community economic development
  • cooperatives and the social economy
  • political economy of institutions and strategic action fields

Teaching This Academic Year:

JPG2151 Urban and Regional Economic Development in Theory and Practice
GGR339 Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes
PLA1105 Planning Decision Methods II

Selected Publications:

Spicer, J. 2018. Electoral Systems, Regional Resentment and the Surprising Success of Anglo-American Populism. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 11 (1), pp. 115–141.

Ganz, M., Kay, T., Spicer, J. 2018. Social Enterprise is Not Social Change. Stanford Social Innovation Review 16 (2).

Spicer, J., Steil, J. 2017. Review, Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Journal of Economic Geography, 17 (4), pp. 921–923.

Spicer, J. 2017. How Shared Ownership Reforms Can Address Popular Anger about an Unequal Economy. Scholars Strategy Network Policy Brief.

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces