AEDE had a strong presence at the 5th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Summit on Regional, Population, Health, & Environmental (RPHE) Economics, held April 13th and 14th at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
At the 51st Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA) Meeting, held March 21-25 in Charlotte, NC, graduate student Amanda Weinstein presented her work titled, "Shale Gas Booms and Local Labor Market Restructuring."
Elena Irwin gave the J.W. Fanning Lecture at the Department of Agricultural Economics at University of Georgia on January 20, 2012. She presented joint work with Jill Clark entitled “The Implications of the Housing Bust and Other Recent Trends for Urban, Suburban, and Exurban Growth.” The annual J.W. Fanning lecture is sponsored by the Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia.
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.
Elena Irwin received a new competitive grants award from the National Science Foundation to develop new spatial dynamic models of urbanization and land use change. The two-year research project is joint with Yong Chen, former AEDE graduate student and now assistant professor at Oregon State University, and Ciriyam Jayaprakash, Professor of Physics, Ohio State University.
PhD candidate Doug Wrenn presented "Heterogeneous Effects of Regulation: A Nonparametric Model of Residential Land Development" at Camp Resources, August 7-9 at Wrightsville Beach, NC. Camp Resources is an annual workshop, organized by NC State University and the EPA, which focuses on environmental economics issues.