Jamie Peck is a political-economic geographer with wide-ranging interests in urban restructuring, economic governance, the politics of policy formation and mobility, and labor market theory and policy. He is perhaps best known for his work on the political economy of the free-market project, or “neoliberalism.” Translated into more than 15 languages, Dr. Peck’s publications include a dozen books and more than 200 research articles and book chapters. Amongst these are "Constructions of Neoliberal Reason" (Oxford), "Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers" (coedited with Helga Leitner & Eric Sheppard, Guilford), and "Workfare States" (Guilford).
With a PhD in Geography from the University of Manchester, Dr. Peck did his postdoctoral work at the University of Melbourne before returning to Manchester to teach for 11 years. In 2000, he took up the position of Professor of Geography and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, before moving to UBC in 2008 as Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy. The recipient of Guggenheim and Harkness fellowships, and an elected Academician in the Social Sciences, Dr. Peck has been honoured with the Royal Geographical Society’s Back Award for his contributions to economic geography. A co-editor of Environment and Planning A since 1998 and now the journal’s managing editor, he is a past editor of Antipode, the radical journal of geography.