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Curriculum Vitae

University Education

Feb 1997 Habilitation in Geography (Post-Doctoral Degree),
University of Giessen, F.R.G.
May 1991 Ph.D. in Economic Geography (Dr. rer. nat.),
University of Giessen, F.R.G.
May 1987 Diplom-Geograph (Master's Degree in Geography),
University of Giessen, F.R.G.

Academic Positions

Since January 2011 Zijiang Visiting Professor,
Department of Human Geography,
East China Normal University in Shanghai, China
December 2010 - June 2011 Visiting Professor,
Department of Geography,
University of Heidelberg, Germany
July 2010 - September 2010 Professeur invité,
HEC Montréal, Université de Montréal, Canada
Jul 2007 Professor,
Department of Geography and Planning (Cross-Appointment),
University of Toronto, Canada
Jul 2006 Professor,
Senior Canada Research Chair in ‘Innovation and Governance’,
Department of Political Science,
University of Toronto, Canada
Oct 2002 -
Aug 2006
Professor of Economic Geography,
University of Marburg, F.R.G.
Dec 1998 -
Oct 2002
Professor of Economic Geography,
University of Frankfurt/Main, F.R.G.
Jul 1996 -
Dec 1998
Lecturer of Economic Geography,
University of Giessen, F.R.G.
Jul 1991 -
Sep 1991
Visiting Professor, Economic Geography,
Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada
Jun 1989 -
May 1996
Assistant of Economic Geography,
University of Giessen, F.R.G.

Other Academic Functions and Awards

Jul 2013 Dean’s Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of
Toronto
Since Sep 2012 Co-Editor of the “Journal of Economic Geography”, Ranking according
to SCI Journal Citations 2011: 5 of 73 in Geography; 11 of 320 in
Economics
Since May 2011 Member of the editorial board of the journal “Chinese Geographical
Science
Since Oct 2004 Co-editor of the geography book series at Ulmer Publishers, Stuttgart,
jointly with Helmut Brückner, University of Marburg, F.R.G.
Since May 2003 Founder and editor of the online publication series SPACES
Jul 2012 Dean’s Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of
Toronto
Jun 2012 Best Paper Award at the Regional Studies Association Global
Conference in Beijing, China
May 2012 BATHELT, H./ MALMBERG, A./ MASKELL, P. (2004) is the most-
cited academic paper on “clusters” according to annual ISI citations
May 2012 Co-Organizer of the Conference on “The Rise of Trade Fair Ecologies in
Asia-Pacific: Economic and Geographical Challenges”, jointly with
Gang Zeng, Shanghai, P.R.China. Web Site: http://iurp.ecnu.edu.cn/APCTFE/.
Jul 2011 Dean’s Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of
Toronto
Feb 2010 Ranked among the Top 5 Most Influential International Economic
Geographers according to age-weighed h ratios
Apr 2007 Ranked among the Top 3 Most Highly-cited German Economic
Geographers
Jul 2003 Carfax Prize for the Best Article of the Journal European Planning Studies
Jan 2003 -
Nov 2012
Member of the advisory board of the journal “Economic Geography
Mar 2002 Award for Excellence in Teaching,
University of Frankfurt, F.R.G.
Nov 1992 Best Dissertation Award,
University of Giessen, F.R.G.

Examples of University Courses Taught

a) Economic Geography
Lecture: Economic Geography 1: Location of Economic Activity and Spatial Division of Labor
Lecture: Economic Geography 2: Collective Learning, Conventions and Regional Development
Seminar: Economic Geography 3: Globalization and Regionalization
Seminar: Innovation and Governance
Seminar: Industrial Innovation, Technological Change and Spatial Structure
Seminar: Relational Economic Geography
Seminar: Cluster Development and Policy
Seminar: Evolution and Competitiveness of the German Model of Corporate Governance and Industrial Relations
Project Seminar: University-Industry Relations and Regional Economic Development
Graduate Field Seminar: Development of a Media Industry Cluster After the German Reunification
Graduate Field Seminar: Regional Competence, Local Networks and International Linkages in the Munich TV and Film Production Cluster
Graduate Field Seminar: Regional Competence, Local Networks and International Linkages in the Frankfurt/Main TV and Film Production Cluster
Graduate Field Seminar: Transformation of the Chemical Industry in the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Region After the German Reunification
 
b) Methodology
Lecture: Descriptive Statistics in Economics and Business Administration
Lecture: Statistical Inference in Economics and Business Administration
Lecture: Introductory Statistics for Geographers
Lecture: Statistical Inference for Geographers
Seminar: Multivariate Statistical Analysis for Geographers
Seminar: Introduction to SPSS With Practical Examples
Project Seminar: Application of GIS in Economic Geography
Seminar: Statistics for Political Scientists
Seminar: Special Topics: Statistical Analysis and Inference for Political Scientists

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