AEDE Faculty and Graduate Students Participate in 2011 NARSC conference in Miami

Nov. 16, 2011
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.