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Dr Jurgen Essletzbichler
Gower Street
Tel: 02076795540
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dept of Geography
  • Faculty of S&HS

I received my Magister in Philosphie at the Department of Geography, University of Vienna. A scholarship allowed me to pursue my interests in economic geography at the University of California, Los Angeles where I obtained an MA. and PhD. After two years of lecturing at UCL, I accepted a post as Lecturer in Geography at the University of Southamption from where I transferred to UCL in 2004. My stay at UCL was interruptedby taking on a position at Temple University in Philadelphia (2008-2009) from where I returned in 2009. I am also an affiliate member of the Institute of the Americas.

Research Summary

I am an economic geographer who has worked on the theoretical foundations and empirical applications of evolutionary theories in economic geography. The empirical work is based primarily on quantitative data analysis and addresses questions of the spatial dimensions of productivity growth and technological change; urban economic stability, robustness and resilience; metropolitan growth and inequality; urban and regional economic development; job creation and destruction;

Recent work includes an analysis of metropolitan economic change as industrial branching process and an analysis of path creation in renewable energy technology in the UK. Recent collaborations include work on the potential role of national differences in mental health care for drop out rates in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and a paper on the debilitating role of economic inequality on economic growth and welfare and the role geographers can play in engaging with this research area.

Teaching Summary

I have taught various undergraduate and graduate courses throughout my carreer. Currently I am involved in a number of modules including Urban Geography, Methods in Human Geography, Approaches to Globalisation, Issues in Globalisation and Scales of Inequality.

Academic Background
1999 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Geography University of California at Los Angeles
1995 MA Master of Arts – Geography University of California at Los Angeles
1992 M.Phil Master of Philosophy – Geography Universitat Wien
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