Creative Class Guru Leaving GMU

Richard Florida, an economist known for his pioneering research into the "creative class", is leaving George Mason University to join the faculty of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Florida, who spent three years at GMU and was featured in recent advertisements touting the university, will serve as professor of business economics at Rotman and lead a newly established reseafch center that will study how jurisdictions become magnets for prosperity. See the statement from Rotman.

By Mike Shepard  |  July 20, 2007; 12:10 PM ET
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