1 Thomas Kemeny EDUCATION University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Urban Planning, 2009 Dissertation title: International Technology Gaps in the Age of Globalization Committee: Michael Storper (co-chair), David Rigby (co-chair), Evelyn Blumenberg York University, Toronto, Canada. Master in Environmental Studies, 1999 Queen s University, Kingston, Canada, Bachelor of Commerce, 1996 APPOINTMENTS Senior LSE Fellow in Economic Geography, Department of Geography & Environment, London School of Economics & Political Science, Special Sworn Status Researcher, United States Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, 2010-Present Research Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS Economic Geography; Urban and Regional Economic Development; Innovation and Technology; the Global Economy; Inequality PUBLICATIONS Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Kemeny, T. (2012) Cultural Diversity, Institutions and Urban Economic Performance. Environment and Planning A, 44(9). Kemeny, T., Storper, M. (2012) The Sources of Urban Development: Wages, Housing and Amenity Gaps Across American Cities. Journal of Regional Science, 52(1). Kemeny, T., and Rigby, D. (2012) Trading Away What Kind of Jobs? Globalization, Trade and Tasks in the U.S. Economy. Review of World Economics, 148(1). Kemeny, T. (2011) Are Technology Gaps Growing or Shrinking in the Age of Globalization? Journal of Economic Geography, 11(1). Kemeny, T. (2010) Does Foreign Direct Investment Stimulate Technological Upgrading? World Development, 38(11). Works in Progress Kemeny, T., Storper, M. (Revise and Resubmit) Is Specialization Good for Regional Economic Development? Working paper version: Spatial Economics Research Centre Discussion Paper Rigby, D., Kemeny, T., Cooke, A. (Revise and Resubmit) Revenge of the LDCs: Low Wage Import Competition and Rising Wage Inequality in the United States.
2 Thomas Kemeny Page 2 Kemeny, T. (Revise and Resubmit) Immigrant Diversity and Economic Development in Cities: A Critical Review. Feldman, M, Hadjimichael, T., Kemeny, T., Lanahan, L. (Submitted) Economic Development: A Definition and Model for Investment. Kemeny, T., Rigby, D., Cooke, A. (Submitted) Cheap Imports and the Loss of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs. Working paper version: Spatial Economics Research Centre Discussion Paper Kemeny, T., Rigby, D., Cooke, A. (Article In Preparation) Squeezing Wages or Jobs? Understanding Firm Responses to Offshoring. Rigby, D., Kemeny, T., Cooke, A. (Article In Preparation) The Uneven Geography of Import Competition. Kemeny, T., Feldman, M., Ethridge, F., and Zoller, T. (Article In Preparation) Dealmakers, Regional Social Capital and Firm Performance Storper, M., Kemeny, T., Osman, T., and Makarem, N. (Book Manuscript Under Contract) The Economies of Cities: Divergence and Resilience in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Stanford University Press. Book Chapters Kemeny, T. (2011) The American South in the Global Economy. In: A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South. Daniel Gitterman & Peter Coclanis, eds. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, p Kemeny, T. (2010) Technological Change, Geography of. In: The Encyclopedia of Geography, B. Warf, ed. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks. Research Reports Kemeny, T. (2013) The U.S. Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge. In: An International Benchmarking Analysis of Public Programs for High-Growth Firms. OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) & Danish Business Authority (DBA). Kemeny, T. and Feldman, M. (2013) Knowledge Flows and Innovation in Mexican States. In: A Review of Mexico s SME and Entrepreneurship Policies at the National and Local Level. OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED). Kemeny, T. (2010) Climate Change Adaptation and Costing Social Protection Programs. In: The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change. The World Bank. Kemeny, T. (2007) Sanitation and Economic Development: Making a case for the MDG orphan. Sanitation Policy Paper, WaterAid UK. RESEARCH FUNDING Funded Projects Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Dealmakers, Regional Social Capital and Firm Performance, Principal Investigator, , $25,000. Regional Studies Association, Early Career Grant, Leveraging the Economic Benefits of Cultural Diversity in Cities, Principal Investigator, , $16,000.
3 Thomas Kemeny Page 3 U.S. National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Sciences Program, Globalization, Trade and the Task Content of U.S. Employment, Co-Principal Investigator with David Rigby, Grant# , , $214,870. U.S. Economic Development Administration, EDA in the 21st Century: New Performance and Impact Metrics, Co-Investigator with Principal Investigator Maryann Feldman, John Randolph Haynes Foundation, A Contrast in Economic Development: Los Angeles Versus San Francisco, , Co-Investigator with Principal Investigator Michael Storper. Funding Proposals Currently Under Review U.S. National Science Foundation; The Economic Payoff of Immigrant Diversity in Cities: Evidence From Matched Employer Employee Data. Principal Investigator. FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS Early Career Grant, Regional Studies Association, Faculty Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill Center for Urban and Regional Studies, 2012 Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation, Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division, Associate Global Fellow, International Institute, UCLA, Hildebrand Fellowship For Canadian Studies, School of Public Affairs, UCLA, Quality of Graduate Education Fellowship, Graduate Division, UCLA, David and Marianna Fisher Fellowship, School of Public Affairs, UCLA, Nonresident Tuition Fellowship, Graduate Division, UCLA, CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York City, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, Urban Development: Patterns, Causes, Foundations, and Policy Conference. Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam, USC Rena Sivitanidou Annual Research Symposium: Cities, Urban Form, and Growth, Los Angeles, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International, San Francisco, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Martin Prosperity Institute Creative Economy Conference, Toronto, North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International, Brooklyn 2008.
4 Thomas Kemeny Page 4 Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Milwaukee, Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID) Summer Conference, Copenhagen, TEACHING EXPERIENCE Lecturer Urban and Spatial Economic Analysis I: International Trade, London School of Economics & Political Science, Department of Geography & Environment, 2013 Urban and Spatial Economic Analysis II: Empirics of Location, London School of Economics & Political Science, Department of Geography & Environment, 2013 Economic Geography, UCLA, Department of Geography, 2010 Urban Theory and Spatial Development, UCLA Department of Urban Planning (Guest), 2004 Fostering Innovation in Cities, Duke University Center for International Development, Program on Urban Planning, Management and Sustainable Development, 2012 Teaching Associate International Political Economy, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2005, 2007 CONSULTING Theories of Regional Economic Development, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, 2005, 2006, 2007 Regional Economic Development Applications, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, 2006 Histories & Theories of Urban Planning, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, 2006 Political Economy of Urbanization, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, 2005, 2006 Fundamentals of Urban & Regional Economics, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, 2004 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2012 Evaluate the U.S. Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Program, as part of a larger international study of public programs aimed at high-growth firms. U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), 2011 Present Produce a performance and impact measurement system to evaluate EDA investments in economically disadvantaged regions, in order to support the agency s mission to lead the federal economic development agenda. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2011 Evaluate Mexican federal and local policies targeting learning and upgrading in small and medium size enterprises for the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. World Bank, Estimate the impact of climate change on the viability and cost of micro-insurance and other social protection programs in India, Ethiopia, Malawi and Bangladesh.
5 Thomas Kemeny Page 5 WaterAid UK, 2007 Estimate the economic costs and benefits of achieving global access to basic sanitation, which is among the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND AFFILIATIONS Referee Service World Development; Regional Studies; Economic Geography; Environment & Planning A; Journal of Regional Science; Regional Studies, Regional Science (Associate Editor) Memberships Association of American Geographers; Regional Studies Association; Regional Science Association International Other Service UCLA Urban Ph.D. Task Force, ; Critical Planning Editorial Board, ; UCLA Urban Planning Staffing Committee, LANGUAGES English (native) French (intermediate) Spanish (intermediate) CITIZENSHIP Dual: Canada; USA