José Lobo

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Research Professor, School of Sustainability
  • Faculty Associate, Department of Economics, W.P. Carey School of Business

Arizona State University
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287
USA
480-965-3747
Email: jose.lobo@asu.edu

Biography

José Lobo is interested in determinants of metropolitan economic performance and location-specific economic growth; the application of machine learning, data mining and spatial statistics methods to the study of socioeconomic data; causes and consequences of urban size and scale; and how the characteristics of individuals, organizations, institutions and social networks interact to create "regions of innovation." Lobo has acted as visiting researcher at the Santa Fe Institute and Italy's Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia. Currently, he is on the faculty steering committee for Arizona State University's Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity.

Expertise

metropolitan economic performance; location-specific economic growth; regions of innovation; social networks; urban size and scaling; machine learning; data mining; spatial statistics methods; socioeconomics; innovation

Education

    Ph.D., Regional Science, Cornell University, 1996

    M.S., Regional Science, Cornell University, 1992

    B.S., Physics, Cornell University, 1984

Journal Articles

2013

Muneepeerakul, R., J. Lobo, S. T. Shutters, A. Goméz-Liévano and M. R. Qubbaj. 2013. Urban economies and occupation space: Can they get "there" from "here"?. PLOS One 8(9):e73676. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073676. (link)

2007

Betancourt, L. M., J. Lobo, D. Helbing, C. Kuhnert and G. B. West. 2007. Growth, innovation, scaling and the pace of life in cities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 104(17):7301-7306.

Posters

2007

Shochat, E., J. Lobo, J. M. Anderies, P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and C. H. Nilon. 2007. Productivity, inequality, and biodiversity loss in human-dominated ecosystems. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)

Presentations

2005

Lobo, J. and S. E. van der Leeuw. 2005. Allometric scaling and urban systems. Presented at 7-12 August 2005 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada.