Economic development, the arts, cultural economy, social networks, urban growth, economic geography
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett holds the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and is professor of public policy at the Price School at the University of Southern California. In 2022, she was appointed the Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the Library of Congress. In 2023, Currid-Halkett received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Currid-Halkett teaches courses in economic development and urban policy and planning. Her research focuses on the arts and culture, the American consumer economy and the role of culture in geographic and class divides.
Currid-Halkett’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, 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, Economic Development Quarterly, the Journal of the American Planning Association, the New York Times, and the Harvard Business Review.
She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and has been a member of the WEF Global Future Councils and Industry Strategy Officers.
Currid-Halkett, E., The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class; Princeton: Princeton University Press; 2017.
Currid-Halkett, E., Stars and Stardom; In M. Lorenzen (Eds.)Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries.Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015.
Huesch, M.D., Currid-Halkett, E., & Doctor, J. N., Measurement and risk adjustment of prelabor cesarean rates in a large sample of California hospitals; American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 210(5): 443e1-17; 2014.
Williams, S., & Currid-Halkett, E., Industry in Motion: Using Smart Phones to Explore the Spatial Network of the Garment Industry in New York City; PLoS ONE 9(2): e86165. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086165; 2014.
Grodach, C., Currid-Halkett, E,., Foster, N., & Murdoch, J., The location patterns of artistic clusters: A metro and neighborhood level analysis; Urban Studies; 2014.
Yoon, H., & Currid-Halkett, E., Industrial Gentrification in West Chelsea: Who Survived and Who Didn’t? Empirical Evidence from Discrete-Time Survival Analysis; Urban Studies; 2014.
Currid-Halkett, E., & Scott, A., The Geography of Celebrity and Glamour: Economy, Culture and Desire in the City; City, Culture and Society, 4(1): 2-11; 2013.
Currid-Halkett, E., & Stolarick, K., Baptism by Fire: An Occupational Analysis of Creative Sector Impact on Regional Economies; Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 6(1), 55-69; 2013.
Ravid, G., & Currid-Halkett, E., The Social Structure of Celebrity: An Empirical Network Analysis of an Elite Population; Taylor and Francis Online: Celebrity Studies 4(1): 182-201; 2013.
Stolarick, K., & Currid-Halkett, E., Creativity and the Crisis; Cities 3: 5-14; 2013.