22 nd international Seminar in Economic Geography
Prof. Dr. James Simmie
Department of Planning
Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
The work of James Simmie is focused on the relationships between innovation, productivity and the competitiveness of urban regions. This has been developed within the context of evolutionary economic theory and economic geography.
Structure and Schedule of the Seminar:
1. Session (01 November): Evolutionary economics and geography
Lecture: Boschma, R. and Martin, R. (2010) The Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar. Chapter 1.
Main topic in group discussion: Theoretical Foundations of the Evolutionary Approach
2. Session (02 November): Innovative cities
Lecture: Simmie, J., Carpenter, J., Chadwick, A., Martin, R. and Wood, P. (2006) The Competitive Economic Performance of English Cities, London, Department for Communities and Local Government.
Main topic in group discussion: Driving Factors of Regional Competitiveness in a Dynamic View
3. Session (03 November): Resilience and adaptation in complex systems
Lecture: Simmie, J. and Martin, R. (2010) “The economic resilience of regions: towards and evolutionary approach”, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 27-43.
Main topic in group discussion: The Adaptive Cycle Model of Regional Economic Resilience
4. Session (04 November): Path dependency
Lecture: Simmie, J., Carpenter, J., Chadwick, A. and Martin, R. (2008) History Matters: Path dependence and innovation in British city-regions, London, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).
Main topic in group discussion: Negative vs. Positive Path Dependence and Lessons for Policy Makers
5. Session (05 November): New path creation
Lecture: Simmie, J. (2010) “New Path Creation: An evolutionary perspective on the emergence of the wind power industry”, Workshop Proceedings. Papers presented at Workshop on new Path Creation, Trinity College Oxford, 5-7 September.
Main topics in group discussion: Main sources of the creation of new economic pathways