Jason Spicer (he/him), Assistant Professor
Economic Development Planning Concentration Adviser, MScPl programme
U of T St. George
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Political Economy)
MCP (City Planning); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
BA (Hons), Economics; Johns Hopkins
BA (Hons), Sociology; Johns Hopkins
Phone: (416) 978-6640
Location: Room 5036, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street)
Personal Website: https://www.jasonspicer.org/lab
- political and social movement responses to economic inequality
- urban, regional, and community economic development
- cooperatives, alternative enterprises, and the social + solidarity economy
- institutions, organizations, and strategic action fields
- the US, Canada, and Global North in comparative perspective
Teaching This Academic Year:
JPG1525 Urban, Regional and Community Economic Development
GGR339 Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes
PLA1105 Planning Decision Methods II
Spicer, J. In Press, 2021. Cooperative Enterprise at Scale: Comparative Capitalisms and the Political Economy of Ownership. Socio-Economic Review.
Spicer, J. & Lee-Chuvala, C. 2021. Alternative Enterprises, Mission Drift, and Ownership: The Case of Values-Based Banking. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, (72): 257-291.
Scholz, T., O’Brien, D. & Spicer, J. 2021. Can Cooperatives Build Worker Power? Give Platform Co-ops a Seat at the Policy Table. Public Seminar.
Kay, T. & Spicer, J. 2021. A Nonprofit Networked Platform for Global Health. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 19(1): 18-25.
Spicer, J. 2020. Worker and Community Ownership as an Economic Development Strategy: Innovative Rebirth or Tired Retread of a Failed Idea? Economic Development Quarterly, 34 (4): 25-42.
Spicer, J., Manduca, R. & Kay, T. 2020.National Living Wage Movements in a Regional World: The Fight for $15 in the United States in Reimagining the Governance of Work and Employment: LERA Annual Research Volume 2020, pp. 41 – 67. (Cornell University Press/Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)).
Spicer, J. & Casper-Futterman, E., 2020. Conceptualizing Community Economic Development — Evidence from New York City. Journal of Planning Education & Research. Online First.
Casper-Futterman, E. & Spicer, J. 2019. The Just Transition, Economic Democracy, and the Green New Deal. Metropolitics.
Spicer, J., Kay, T. & Ganz, M. 2019. Social Entrepreneurship as Field Encroachment: How A Neoliberal Social Movement Constructed a New Field. Socio-Economic Review, 17 (1): 195-227.
Spicer, J. 2018. Electoral Systems, Regional Resentment and the Surprising Success of Anglo-American Populism. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 11 (1): 115–141.
Ganz, M., Kay, T. & Spicer, J. 2018. Social Enterprise is Not Social Change. Stanford Social Innovation Review 16 (2).
Spicer, J. 2017. How Shared Ownership Reforms Can Address Popular Anger about an Unequal Economy. Scholars Strategy Network Policy Brief.
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces