Seth Pipkin

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Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy
School of Social Ecology
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012, Industrial Relations
M.C.P., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006, International Development and Regional Planning
Phone: (949) 824-7695
University of California, Irvine
218E Social Ecology 1
Mail Code: 7075
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
International development, political economy, industrial policy, local economic development, state capacity, group learning, Latin America
Research Abstract
My research focuses on how interactions at the level of groups of individuals affect trajectories of learning and change in economic development. I utilize an array of methods, emphasizing qualitative data, in order to discover and elaborate the roles of previously unknown or poorly understood mechanisms in development outcomes. Topics of current interest include identifying how different patterns of local coordination among policymakers affect economic changes in metropolitan regions in the United States, as well as state-business relations and industrial policy in Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Brazil.
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