Richard Perkins

Associate Professor of Environmental Geography; Director of MSc Environmental Policy & Regulation

Department of Geography and Environment


Tel: [+44] (0)20 7955 7605

Room: STC 4.13, St Clement's Building, LSE

Dr Richard Perkins joined the Department in 2006, having previously lectured at the University of Plymouth. He received his PhD in Geography ('Environmental Leapfrogging in India') from the University of Cambridge in 2002.

Richard is Programme Director of the MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation.

  • Innovation diffusion and convergence
  • Economic globalization and environmental change
  • Environmental policy implementation and compliance
  • Corporate environmentalism
  • Venture capital and private equity
  • Geographies of education 

Selected recent publications:

  • 'The international diffusion of new technologies: A multitechnology analysis of latecomer advantage and global economic integration' (with Eric Neumayer), Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 2005, 95 (4): 789-808.

Additional information and links to papers can be found on Richard's personal webpage.

Teaching Excellence Awards

Geography & Environment academics take centre stage at Teaching Excellence Awards

Four academics from the Department of Geography and Environment have been recognised for their outstanding contributions at the annual LSE Teaching Symposium. Dr Antoine Paccoud was selected ahead of over 460 nominees to win the Award for Inspirational Teaching, while Dr Richard Perkins and Dr Alice Evans were Highly Commended in their categories, and Dr Carmen Marchiori won a Major Review Award. Read more.


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