Professor Ron Martin

Emeritus Fellow
1974
2015
The geographies of labour markets; regional development and competitiveness; the geographies of money and finance; geographical economics; and evolutionary economic geography.
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Professor of Economic Geography

Professor Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests include the geographies of labour markets; regional development and competitiveness; the geographies of money and finance; geographical economics; and evolutionary economic geography. He has published some 35 books and monographs, and 200 articles, on these and related themes. He is an editor on the Cambridge Journal of Economics; Journal of Economic Geography; Geographie, Economie, Society; International Regional Science Review; the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, and Economic Geography. He also co-edits the book series Regions and Cities, for the Regional Studies Association. He compiled the five-volume reference set on Economic Geography for Routledge in 2007, and (with Ron Boschma) the highly successful Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography in 2010. He has been involved in a number of major policy-orientated research projects for the UK government as well as the European Commission. At the Department of Geography, he teaches a second year paper on Economic Geography and a third year paper on the Geographies of the British Economy. He supervises several PhD students. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Fellow of the Regional Studies Association.