Jean-Paul Rodrigue

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Jean-Paul Rodrigue
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Born (1967-07-20) July 20, 1967 (age 53)
Alma materUniversité de Montréal
OccupationTransportation geographer, author
EmployerHofstra University

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[1] 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. In 2019 the Association of American Geographers granted Rodrigue the Edward L. Ullman Award for outstanding contribution to the field of transport geography.

Rodrigue's "phases of a bubble" chart

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.[2]

The chart was widely syndicated during the late-2000s financial crisis.[citation needed]


  • 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.


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  2. ^ Keenan, Mark. A bubble under the microscope, Sunday Times 26 June 2011

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