USC Price School of Public Policy

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 301B
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Phone: (213) 740-4012

Fax: (213) 740-1801

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Urban Planning

Columbia University


Economic development, cultural economy, social networks, urban growth, economic geography

Biographical sketch

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is professor and James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. She teaches courses in economic development and urban policy and planning. Her research is in economic development with a particular focus on art and culture research. She is the author of The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art and Music Drive New York City (Princeton University Press 2007) and Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). Currid-Halkett’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Economist, the New Yorker, and the Times Literary Supplement, among others. She has contributed to a variety of academic and mainstream publications including the Journal of Economic Geography, Annals of the Association of American Geography, Economic Development Quarterly, the Journal of the American Planning Association, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and the Times of London. Currid-Halkett received her PhD from Columbia University.

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