Jeff Boggs

Department of Geography

Jeff Boggs

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Brock University
Office: MC C-328
Phone: 905.688.5550, ext. 4975

Field: Economic Geography

Background: B.A. (Indiana), M.A. (Indiana), Ph.D. (UCLA).

Research Interests: cultural industries; locational dynamics of media industries; regional political economy; Niagara's changing economy


Courses Recently or Currently Taught

Geog 2P02 Economic Geography  
GEOG 2P12 Quantitative Research Design and Methodology
GEOG (also TREN) 3P98 Niagara’s Changing Economic Geography
GEOG (also COMM/PCUL) 3P99 Geographies of Cultural Industries
GEOG 4F90 Honours Thesis
GEOG 4F99 Honours Internship Program
GEOG 5P03 Quantative Analysis in Geography
GEOG 5P20 Geographies of the Cultural Economy
GEOG 5P91 Major Research Paper


Boggs, J.S. (2012) "Book publishing: Dying one Chapter(s) at a time?" In I. Wagman & P. Urquhart (Eds.) Cultural - Making sense of Canadian media in a digital age. (pp. 94-109). Toronto: Lorimer.

Boggs, J.S. (2010) An overview of Canada's contemporary book trade in light of (nearly) four decades of policy interventions. Publishing Research Quarterly 26(1): 24-45.

Boggs, J.S. (2009) Cultural industries and the creative economy- Vague but useful concepts. Geography Compass 3(4): 1483-1498.

Boggs, J.S.(2005) The geographical sources of competitive advantage and specialization in the book trade of Frankfurt-am-Main and Berlin . Unpublished doctoral dissertation, J. Agnew & A. J. Scott (Co-Chairs), University of California, Los Angeles.

Bathelt, H. & Boggs, J.S. (2004) Continuities, ruptures and re-bundling of regional development paths: Leipzig's metamorphosis. In G. Fuchs and P. Shapira (Eds.), Rethinking regional innovation and change: Path Dependency or Regional Breakthrough? (pp. 147-170). New York: Springer.

Bathelt, H. & Boggs, J.S. (2003) Towards a reconceptualization of development paths: Is Leipzig's creative industries cluster continuation of or a rupture with the past? Economic Geography 79(3), 265-293.

Boggs, J.S. & Rantisi, N. (2003) An introduction to relational economic geographies. The Journal of Economic Geography 3(2), 1-8.

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