Professor Philip McCann


Professor Philip McCann holds The University ofGroningen Endowed Chair of Economic Geography and isalso Professor of Economics in the Department ofEconomics at The University of Waikato, New Zealand.Professor Philip McCann has been appointed as a SpecialAdviser to Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner forRegional Policy. Philip McCann works alongside the other Special Adviser Fabrizio Barca, Director General of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, and author of the 2009 Independent Report An Agenda for a Reformed Cohesion Policy. Both Special Advisers provide expert counsel to Commissioner Hahn on matters relating to the reform and future development of European Cohesion Policy. He is one of the world’s most highly cited and widely recognised economic geographers and spatial economists of his generation. Professor McCann has published over ninety books, journal articles and book chapters in a range of economics, regional science, and engineering journals. His book Urban and Regional Economics, 2001, Oxford University Press is the world’s best-selling book in the field, is used in over twenty countries. He is also co-editor of Papers in Regional Science, co-editor of Spatial Economic Analysis, co-editor of Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, and editor of the Edward Elgar Book Series New Horizons in Regional Science.

His most recent publications include:

Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions: Firms, Knowledge, and Policy, 2009, McCann, P., (with Farshchi, M., and Janne, O.E.M., eds.), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 382pp, ISBN: 978-1-84720089-1.

Handbook of Economic Geography and Industry Studies, (ed.), 2010, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, McCann, P., (with F. Giarratani and G. Hewings), Forthcoming.

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics: New Developments in Spatial Economics and Economic Geography, 2010, McCann, P., (ed.), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, Forthcoming.

Critical Concepts in Economics: Urban and Regional Economics Volumes I-IV, 2010, McCann, P., (ed.), Routledge, London, Forthcoming.

Academic Profile by Aikaterini Kokkinou,

University of Glasgow