The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics was well represented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA), which was held from April 4-6 in Washington D.C.
At the meeting Dr. Mark Partridge, AEDE Professor and C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, was named a Southern Regional Science Association Fellow. In accepting this recognition, Professor Partridge gave the SRSA Fellows Address at the conference. His presentation focused on his research “America’s Job Crisis and the Role of Regional Development Policy”.
AEDE students also attended the gathering and presented their research. AEDE PhD student Amanda Weinstein presented “Recession Skills” and “Labor Market Restructuring in Shale Gas Booms”. Additionally, AEDE PhD student Michael Farren presented research that was authored with AEDE’s Amanda Weinstein, Michael Betz, and Mark Partridge titled “Too Many Heads and Not Enough Beds: Will Shale Development Cause a Housing Shortage?”
The SRSA is devoted to the advancement of regional analysis. The Association’s objectives are to foster the exchange of ideas and to promote studies focusing on regional topics and issues. The Association is an interdisciplinary organization located in the southeastern United States with members in approximately 40 U.S. states and 7 countries.
In being named a SRSA Fellow, Professor Partridge joins a prestigious group of individuals with an outstanding record of scholarship and service to the Association in the advancement of regional analysis. The position of Fellow is an honorary position of the Association in recognition of the achievements and contributions of the selected individual; Fellows are appointed by the organization’s Executive Board.
Following the SRSA conference Partridge traveled to Detroit, Michigan to present “Measuring the Economic Value of Shale Energy Development” to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit branch.
April 16, 2013