Allison Bramwell

Allison Bramwell

Senior Associate, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro


Room 370S, 1 Devonshire Place

Allison Bramwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her current research focuses on collaborative urban governance and the political economy of restructuring with an emphasis on regional economic development and employment in renewable energy industries. Allison has published studies in various policy areas such as local labour market planning and workforce development, the role of post-secondary institutions in regional economic development, and the interaction effect of innovation, creativity, and economic performance in urban regions. Recent work includes publications in Urban Affairs Review and Research Policy, and her book, Governing Urban Economies: Innovation and Inclusion in Canadian City-Regions (co-edited with Neil Bradford) was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2014.

Selected Publications:

Bramwell, A. forthcoming. “Who Speaks for the Toronto Region? Collaborative Governance and the Civic Action Alliance”, in Kirk Emerson and Tina Nabatchi, Eds. Collaborative Governance Regimes. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Bradford, N. and A. Bramwell, Eds. 2014. Governing Urban Economies: Innovation and Inclusion in Canadian City-Regions. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Bramwell, A. 2012. “Networks Are Not Enough…But They Do Matter: Urban Governance and Workforce Development in Three Ontario Cities”, Urban Affairs Review, 48(3): 295-321.

Bramwell, A. 2012. “Training Policy for the 21st Century: EI Reform, Decentralization and Workforce Development in Canada”, in Keith Banting and Jon Medow, Eds. Making EI Work: Research from the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force. Queen’s Policy Study Series No. 89. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Bramwell, A. and D. Wolfe. 2008. “Universities and regional economic development: The entrepreneurial University of Waterloo”, Research Policy, 37(8): 1175-1187.