AEDE was well represented at the North American Regional Science Council conference in Miami, Florida, held November 9-12.
Alessandra Faggian and Heather Stephens organized 9 special sessions on economic development that were some of the most attended sessions at the conference. A number of papers from these sessions will form a special issue of the International Regional Science Review will be co-edited by Faggian and Stephens.
The following papers were presented at NARSC by AEDE graduate students:
“Do More Economic Development Incentives Result in More Jobs?: An Examination of the Influence of the Economic Development Incentives Environment on County Level Jobs in the US 1970-2000” by Carlianne Patrick.
“Explaining Economic Growth in the Great Lakes Region” by Heather Stephens and Mark Partridge.
“Time is Money: An Empirical Examination of the Dynamic Effects of Uncertainty on Residential Subdivision Development” by Douglas Wrenn.
“Searching for the Urban Fringe: A Nonparametric Model of Residential Land Development” by Douglas Wrenn and Elena Irwin.
Post-doctoral researcher, Michael Betz presented “Why do Localities Provide Ecoomic Development Incentives: Geographic Competition, Political Constituencies, and Government Capacity.”
AEDE faculty presented the following papers:
“Productivity and Broadband: The Human Factor” by Elizabeth Mack and Alessandra Faggian.
“Explaining Leapfrog Development with an Agent-Based Model of Exurban Land Markets.” by Yong Chen, Elena Irwin, and Ciriyam Jayaprakash.
“The Role of Water Access and Land Use Policy in Determining Locations of New Housing: The Housing Boom in Phoenix, AZ” by H. Allen Klaiber and Haoying Wang (PSU).
“Country Road Take Me Home: Migration Patterns in the Appalachia America and Place-Based Policy” by Mark Partridge, Dan Rickman, and Michael Betz.
“The Winners' Choice: Sustainable Economic Strategies for Successful 21st-Century Regions.” by Rose Olfert and Mark Partridge.
“Geographic Determinants of High-Tech Employment Growth in U.S. Counties” by Belal Fallah, Mark Partridge, and Dan Rickman.
Elena Irwin continued her service as a NARSC council member.
Alessandra Faggian and Mark Partridge continued their service RSAI counselors.