AEDE had a strong presence at the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) meetings, held February 8-11 in Kauai, Hawaii.
Carlianne Patrick, AEDE PhD student, received the 26th Annual Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science for the best graduate student paper. The Tiebout prize is one of the most prestigious student awards in regional science. Carlianne presented her paper, "Do More Economic Development Incentives Result in More Jobs? An Examination of the Influence of the Economic Development Incentives Environment on County Jobs in the U.S., 1970-2000" during the meetings.
Alessandra Faggian, presented two papers, "The Voice Panel: 'If I Ruled the World, I would...'" and "Evaluating the Effects of Federal Policy Changes on Human Capital: The Role of a Graduate Visa Scheme" with Jonathan Corcoran. She was also elected to the WRSA Executive Council for a three year term.
Amanda Weinstein, AEDE PhD student, presented her paper with Mark Partridge, "Rising Inequality in an Era of Austerity: The Case of the USA."
Mark Partridge organized a well attended session, "The New Urban World." Mark also presented his paper with Gordon Mulligan and John Carruthers, "Central Place Theory and its Reemergence in Regional Science" and "Geographic Determinants of High-Tech Employment Growth in U.S. Counties," which he co-authored with Belal Fallah and Dan Rickman.