|Born||July 20, 1967|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Alma mater||Université de Montréal|
|Occupation||Transportation geographer, author|
Jean-Paul Rodrigue (born July 20, 1967) is a Canadian scholar of transportation geography. He has a PhD in transport geography from the Université de Montréal (1994) and has been part of the Department of Global Studies and Geography at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, since 1999. His work, L'espace économique mondial: les économies avancées et la mondialisation, (The Global Economic Space: Advanced Economies and Globalization) won the PricewaterhouseCoopers "Best Business Book" award in 2000.
More recently, in 2008, Rodrigue achieved notability with his model of economic bubbles, charting four "phases of a bubble". While the "smart money" has purchased during the earlier "stealth phase", institutional investors begin to buy during "take off". Following media coverage, the general public begins to invest leading to steep rise in prices as "enthusiasm" and then "greed" kick in. "Delusion" precedes the peak.
- Rodrigue, J-P; Comtois, C.; Slack, B. (2009). The Geography of Transport Systems (2nd ed.). London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-48324-7.
- Rodrigue, J-P (2000). L'espace économique mondial: les économies avancées et la mondialisation [The Global Economic Space: Advanced Economies and Globalization]. Collection géographie contemporaine. Sainte Foy: Université du Québec. ISBN 2-7605-1037-9.
- Keenan, Mark. A bubble under the microscope, Sunday Times 26 June 2011