About me

Professor Andrew Cumbers


Andrew Cumbers is Professor of Urban and Regional Political Economy at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. His research interests span the broad field of urban and regional development as well as labour geography and increasingly an interest in alternative forms of ownership and economic democracy. He is Managing Editor of the journal Urban Studies has written and collaborated with a number of civil society think tanks and organisations including UNRISD, OECD, CLASS, the Jimmy Reid Foundation and the New Economics Foundation. He has held Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Cologne and Frankfurt and at the Leibniz Institute, Berlin. He has recently authored two highly acclaimed monographs. Global Justice Networks (with Paul Routledge) in 2009 (Manchester University Press) and Reclaiming Public Ownership: Making Space for Economic Democracy (2012 Zed). The latter book was awarded the 2015 Gunnar Myrdal Prize in Evolutionary Political Economy.

He is a shareholder in a new cooperative enterprise to build a hydro-electric power scheme in the Scottish Highland community of Applecross.

Twitter: @acumbers