Andrew Guinn

Andrew Guinn

Assistant Professor


3213 Faculty Administration Building

Curriculum vitae

Andrew Guinn


Urban Studies and Planning


Dr. Andrew Guinn's work focuses on policies and institutions that promote inclusive and equitable economic development processes at the local, national and transnational levels. He conducts research in two overarching areas of economic development: industrial value chains and sectoral development strategies; and labor markets and workforce development.

Dr. Guinn's work has spanned several countries, including Brazil, India, Burundi, Rwanda, Canada and the United States, and it has been funded by various organizations including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, Oxfam GB, and the National Industry Confederation (Brazil). His research has examined topics such as policies to expand access to technical education and higher education in Brazil, regional food systems in North Carolina, the shipbuilding industry in Nova Scotia (Canada), skills training for green infrastructure projects in San Francisco, and industrial planning for a rail corridor in Andhra Pradesh (India).





  • Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019
  • Master of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
  • B.A. in International Studies and Spanish Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007

Currently teaching

UP 6510 Urban and Regional Systems