Michael Storper

@ University of California LA and London School Economics


Michael Storper is an economic geographer who has spent his career at UCLA, London School of Economics, and Sciences Po/Paris. Storper is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed academic articles and 12 books, including the widely-cited The Regional World: Territory, Technology and Economic Development (Guilford), Worlds of Production (Harvard), and Keys to the City (Princeton University Press, 2013).

A number of his articles are among the most highly-cited in the journals in which they have been published, mainly in geography, sociology, urban studies, economics, and development studies.

A recent article published in Papers in Regional Science called him “one of the two most influential economic geographers in the world today” and Thompson-Reuters named him “one of the world’s most influential scientific minds” in 2013.  He received the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 2016, and is a member of the British Academy, and the Academy of Social Sciences.