Michael Storper, a professor of urban planning at UCLA Luskin, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
With joint appointments at Sciences Po in Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Science, Storper is a leading theorist in economic geography and the development of regional economies. His research focuses on the tensions between regional specialization and economic globalization, and the technological, sociological and political drivers of development. He has received research grants from the Haynes Foundation, the French Ministry of Urbanism and Housing, and the German Marshall Fund, and he holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Utrecht. He has been recognized as one of the most widely cited scholars of urban planning in the U.S.
Established by royal charter in 1902, the British Academy is the U.K.'s national body for the humanities and social sciences. The group counts nearly 900 fellows within the U.K. and around the world, with its fellowship rolls including John Maynard Keynes, C.S. Lewis and Henry Moore.