Professor Ron Martin

Professor Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography and a Fellow of the Cambridge-MIT Institute. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Business Research attached to the Judge Business School. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Catharine’s College. He will be a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow for 2007-2010.

At present, Professor Ron Martin teaches on two main undergraduate courses in the Geographical Tripos: Second Year: Understanding the Economy: Geographies of Contemporary Capitalism, Third Year: The Restructuring of Britain. In addition, he gives graduate lectures and seminars in the MPhil in Geographical Research, on:

Research Training Module on New Developments in Economic Geography.

Professor Ron Martin regularly provides research advice and consultancy to Government Departments (DTI, ODPM), and Regional Development Agencies, and has undertaken various studies for them. He also provides economic-geographic advice and consultancy to a number of private sector consultancies, including Local Futures (London), Cambridge Econometrics (Cambridge), and Trends Business Research (Newcastle).

His most recent publications include:

  • 2011 The Persistence of Inequality? (with P. Arestis and P. Tyler) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4, pp. 3-11.
  • 2011 Conceptualising Cluster Evolution: Beyond the Life Cycle Model? Forthcoming in Regional Studies (Special Issue on Cluster Evolution, Eds. R. Boschma and D. Fornahl).
  • 2011 Regional Economic Resilience, Hysteresis and Recessionary Shocks, Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Geography.
  • 2011 Recessionary Shocks and Regional Employment: Evidence on the Resilience of the UK Regions (with B. Fingleton and H. Garretsen), Forthcoming in Journal of Regional Science.

By Vilelmini G. Psarrianou, RSI Journal