Jamie Peck, Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, is an institutional political economist. His research addresses a range of issues relating to economic geography, urban restructuring, labor regulation, and statecraft. He examines the ways in which ostensibly global processes—for example, forms of market-oriented governance – are (re)made through local sites, distanciated networks, and grounded practices. He is now working on the restructuring of contingent employment regimes, the dynamics of “fast policy,” and the fiscal transformation of the local state.
Born in the UK, Jamie holds a Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy. He is the managing editor of Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, and the recipient of both the Guggenheim and the Harkness fellowships. He is the author of numerous publications, most recently Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism (2015, with Nik Theodore).