Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Political Economy
University of Manchester, BA, Honours
University of Manchester, 1988, PhD


I am an institutional political economist, working on a range of issues relating to economic geography, urban restructuring, labor regulation, and statecraft. Much of my research is concerned with the ways in which ostensibly global processes—for example, forms of market-oriented governance (a.k.a. neoliberalization)—are (re)made through local sites, distanciated networks, and grounded practices. I am currently working on the restructuring of contingent employment regimes, the dynamics of “fast policy,” and the fiscal transformation of the local state.


PECK, J. 2019 ‘Problematizing capitalism(s): Big difference?’ Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 51(5), 1190-1196

PECK, J. and THEODORE, N. 2019 ‘Still Neoliberalism?’ South Atlantic Quarterly 118(2), 245-265

PECK, J., ROBERTS, S., MUELLERLEILE, C., JOHNSON, L., POTTS, S., BARNES, T. J. and CHRISTOPHERS, B. 2019 ‘Economic Geography: A Critical Introduction’ The AAG Review of Books 7(1), 59-67



ENRIGHT, T., BJÖRKMAN, L., MCGUIRK, P., PECK, J., PURCELL, M., SCOTT, A. J. and ROSSI, U. 2018 ‘Cities in Global Capitalism’ The AAG Review of Books 6(1), 59-75



PECK, J. 2017 Offshore: Exploring the Worlds of Global Outsourcing (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

PECK, J. 2017 ‘Hidden Abodes: Wealth Managers, The Super-rich, and their Money’ European Journal of Sociology 58(3), 556-562

PECK, J. 2017 ‘Transatlantic city, part 2: Late entrepreneurialism’ Urban Studies 54(2), 327-363

PECK, J. 2017 ‘Transatlantic city, part 1: Conjunctural urbanism’ Urban Studies 54(1), 4-30



PECK, J. 2016 ‘Macroeconomic geographies’ Area Development and Policy 1(3), 305-322

PECK, J. 2016 ‘Economic Rationality Meets Celebrity Urbanology: Exploring Edward Glaeser’s City’ International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 40(1), 1-30  

PECK, J. and WHITESIDE, H. 2016 ‘Financializing Detroit’ Economic Geography 92(3), 235-268

PECK, J. 2016 ‘We are all Keynesians again… and always?’ Dialogues in Human Geography 6(2), 135-145

PECK, J. 2016 ‘The Right to Work, and the Right at Work’ Economic Geography 92(1), 4-30

ZHANG, J. and PECK, J. 2016 ‘Variegated Capitalism, Chinese Style: Regional Models, Multi-scalar Constructions’ Regional Studies 50(1), 52-78                                            



PECK, J. and THEODORE, N. 2015 Fast policy: experimental statecraft at the thresholds of neoliberalism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press)

PECK, J. 2015 ‘Cities beyond compare?’ Regional Studies 49(1), 160-182

PECK, J. 2015 ‘Logics of collaboration’ GeoJournal 80(2), 193-196  DOI 10.1007/s10708-014-9580-8



PECK, J., SIEMIATYCKI, E. and WYLY, E. 2014 ‘Vancouver’s suburban involution’ City 18(4-5), 386-415

PECK, J. 2014 ‘Entrepreneurial urbanism: between uncommon sense and dull compulsion’ Geografiska Annaler B 96(4), 396-401

PECK, J. 2014 ‘Pushing austerity: state failure, municipal bankruptcy, and the crises of fiscal federalism in the USA’ Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society 7(1), 17‐44


Winter 2019

GEOG364 Globalization, Cities, and Regions Sections

Forms of economic development; changing location of economic activities and functions; implications for government and politics; local strategies for growth and equity.

Winter 2019

GEOG560A Economic Geography - ECONOMIC GEOG Sections

Winter 2019

GEOG575 Research Strategies in Human Geography Sections

A workshop-based seminar for Master's and PhD students in human geography concerned with the evaluation of alternative research strategies and the development of individual research proposals.