Department of Geography and GIS
University of Cincinnati
401 Braunstein Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0131
Ph: (513) 556-3421
Fax: (513) 556-3370
Research Areas: Regional economic development, industrial location, Latin America
Dr. Robert South attended Indiana University as an undergraduate and graduate student (B.A. Geology, M.A. Geography), and the University of Maryland (Ph.D. Geography). His research interests include economic geography, regional economic development, Colonial networks, and location problems-industrial location. Dr. South has a long-standing interest in Latin America. As an undergraduate he attended the University of Mexico (UNAM), was a Fulbright scholar (Mexico), conducted field work and research in Bolivia, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer (Chile). He was also a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory conducting research on socio-economic environmental impacts of industrial location. He has published numerous articles on themes of economic geography focusing on Latin America, and has been a consultant to several U.S. companies on industrial location decisions. His current research interest is focused on U.S. manufacturing closure (Mexico), and the repatriation of manufacturing (U.S.).