Dr. Pierre Desrochers


My Research Interests

I am an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga. My main research interests are economic development, technical innovation, business-environment interface, and energy policy and food policy. I have published on these and other subjects in a wide range of academic disciplines and outlets. I have been the recipient of several awards for my work on environmental policy and have authored over 200 columns on a variety of subjects in major international media including the Wall Street Journal and Le Monde. My work has been discussed in outlets ranging from Nature to the Washington Post. I co-authored The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet, the broadest case made on behalf of the economic, social and environmental virtues of the modern agri-business and transportation industries.

I participate in the following research clusters:

Economic Development
Human-Environment Interactions

Dr. Pierre Desrochers


EMAIL: pierre.desrochers@utoronto.ca

PHONE: 905 828 5206

Davis Building, Room 3273
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON. L5L 1C6

WEBSITE: https://geog.utm.utoronto.ca/desrochers