||I am an economic geographer. My research addresses the urban and regional impacts of global economic and environmental change in both advanced and developing countries. I recently completed a book titled Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (Oxford University Press, 2008). The book, co-authored with Dr. Karen O'Brien, focuses on how processes of globalization and climate change jointly affect vulnerable regions, social groups and ecosystems. Other current research includes a study of the effects of the globalization of consumption practices on housing demand and suburbanization patterns in China and the U.S., a study of climate change vulnerability and adaptation in U.S. cities, and a study of the effects of globalization trends on U.S. firms and workers. Recently completed research projects include a study of the impacts of international trade on employment and income inequality across U.S. regions, and a study of the effects of globalization and climate change on rural agricultural regions in India and Southern Africa.
Samuel Ledermann, Ph.D. 2012
Michael Mohammed, M.Phil, 2010
Maeve Pinto, M.A.2007
Verdie Craig, Ph.D., 2005
Julie Silva, Ph.D., 2005
Robert Dare, Honors thesis, 2002
Alyson Mihalenko, Honors thesis, 2001
- Robin M. Leichenko and Karen O'Brien. 2008. Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming. June 2008.
- Robin M. Leichenko and William D. Solecki. 2008. Consumption, Inequity, and Environmental Justice: The Making of New Metropolitan Landscapes in Developing Countries. Society and Natural Resources 21.7. Forthcoming. Abstract.
- Solecki, William D. and Robin M. Leichenko. 2006. Urbanization and the Metropolitan Environment: Lessons from New York and Shanghai. Environment 48.4: 8-23.
- Robin M. Leichenko and William D. Solecki. 2005. Exporting the American Dream: The Globalization of Suburban Consumption Landscapes. Regional Studies 39.2: 241-253. Abstract.
- O'Brien, K, R. Leichenko, U. Kelkar, H. Venema, G. Aandahl, H. Tompkins, A. Javed, S. Bhadwal, S. Barg, L. Nygaard, and J. West. 2004. Mapping Vulnerability to Multiple Stressors: Climate Change and Economic Globalization in India. Global Environmental Change 14: 303-313. Abstract.
- Leichenko, R and J. Silva. 2004. International Trade, Employment, and Earnings: Evidence from Rural Counties. Regional Studies 38.4: 355-374.
- Silva, J. and R. Leichenko. 2004. Regional Income Inequality and International Trade. Economic Geography 80: 261-286
- Coulson, N. and R. Leichenko. 2004. Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Change: An Evaluation of Fort Worth, Texas. Urban Studies. 41.8: 1587-1600.
- Leichenko, R. 2003. Does Place Still Matter? Accounting For Income Variation Across American Indian Tribal Areas. Economic Geography 79.4: 365-386.
- O'Brien, K. and R. Leichenko. 2003. Winners and Losers in the Context of Global Change. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 93.1: 99-113.
- Leichenko, R. and K. O'Brien. 2002. The Dynamics of Rural Vulnerability to Global Change. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 7.1: 1-18.
- O'Brien, K. and R. Leichenko. 2000. Double Exposure: Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change within the Context of Economic Globalization. Global Environmental Change 10:221-232.
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