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Curriculum Vitae

2006    Ph.D., Urban Planning, Columbia University
2002    M.S., Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University
2000    B.A., Professional Writing and Creative Writing, minor in Business Administration and Environmental Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is professor of Public Policy and Spatial Sciences and the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning.  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 Ph.D. from Columbia University.