Mark Partridge is the C. William Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University and a Professor in the AED Economics Department. He is also an economic consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Adjunct Professor at Jinan University, Guangzhou China; and Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy. Prior, he was the Canada Research Chair in the New Rural Economy at the University of Saskatchewan. Professor Partridge has published over 125 peer-reviewed journal papers. His work has been ranked number one in regional science and among the top-1000 economists in the world. He has published in many journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. He co-authored the book The Geography of American Poverty: Is there a Role for Place-Based Policy? Dr. Partridge frequently gives keynote addresses to academic and practitioner groups. He has received research funding from many sources including the Appalachian Regional Commission, Brookings Institution, European Commission, U.S. NSF, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, USDA, and World Bank.
Dr. Partridge’s current research interests include investigating regional economic growth, urban spillovers on rural economies, why regions grow at different rates, and spatial differences in income equality and poverty. Dr. Partridge is President-Elect of the Regional Science Association and is a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International. Professor Partridge was awarded the prestigious Isard Award for lifetime scholarship and Boyce Award for professional service from the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). He has also served as NARSC Chair and will serve as NARSC President in 2018. Professor Partridge was President of the Southern Regional Science Association and is an SRSA Fellow. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Regional Science and Co-editor of the Springer Briefs in Regional Science. He is also on the editorial boards of Annals of Regional Science, Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science, Growth and Change, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Papers in Regional Science, Review of Regional Studies, and Region et Development. Dr. Partridge has consulted with OECD, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and various governments in the U.S. and Canada, as well as with the European Commission. He has presented to the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament on regional issues. Professor Partridge received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois.
Recent Citations: Work cited by one of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Goetz, Stephen, Mark Partridge, and Heather Stephens (2017). “The Economic Status of Rural America in the Trump Era,” MPRA Paper 77830. Munich: Munich Personal RePEc Archive, March, https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/77830.