Andrew Cumbers is Professor of Regional Political Economy at the University of Glasgow. He has previously worked at Universities of Durham, Middlesex and Aberdeen. He has held visits at Universities of Cologne and Frankfurt and the Leibniz Institute for Urban and Regional Planning in Berlin. He has written extensively on local and regional development and more recently on economic democracy and alternative economic strategies. He is currently principal investigator for ‘Global Remunicipalisation and the post neo-liberal turn’, funded by the European Research Council, and has been recipient of many research grants. He is editor in chief of the journal Urban Studies, and has served on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society. His 2012 book Reclaiming Public Ownership: Making Space for Economic Democracy won the Myrdal Prize from the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy. His forthcoming book The Case for Economic Democracy is scheduled for publication in 2020.