Conference Timetable

Thursday, March 29, 2007

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration

Mezzanine level

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Session 1A: State and Local Economic Development

Pinckney

 

Session 1B: Tourism

Laurens

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SRSA Executive Council Meeting

Calhoun

Friday, March 30, 2007

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

Mezzanine level

8:30 am - 10:15 am

Session 2A: Local Economic Growth and Spatial Systems

Laurens

 

Session 2B: Strategies and Policies in Local Public Finance

Drayton

 

Session 2C: Amenities and Migration

Calhoun

 

Session 2D: International Policy and Globalization Session

Pinckney

 

Session 2E: Land Reform Policies

Rutledge

10:15am - 10:30 am

Refreshment break

 

10:30am - 12:15 pm

Session 3A: Econometric Applications to Migration

Pinckney

 

Session 3B: New Economic Geography Approaches to Measuring Rural-Urban Interdependence

Calhoun

 

Session 3C: Modeling Innovations in Regional Science Research

Rutledge

 

Session 3D: South Carolina Economic Development

Drayton

 

Session 3E: Agriculture and Rural Entrepreneurship

Laurens

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Awards Luncheon

Gold Ballroom

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm (break 3:30 - 3:45)

Session 4A: The Impact of Rurality and Space on the Rural Healthcare System

Calhoun

 

Session 4B: Technology, Innovation, and Regional Development

Pinckney

 

Session 4C: Topics in Energy Markets

Laurens

 

Session 4D: Research Issues and Economic Development Strategies

Drayton

 

Session 4E: State and Local Economic Development

Rutledge

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reception

Gold Ballroom

Saturday, March 31, 2007

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration

Mezzanine level

8:30 am - 10:15 am

Session 5A: Methods and Modeling Techniques: Game Theory Applications to Regional Science

Middleton

 

Session 5B: Local Public Policy and Housing Decisions

Drayton

 

Session 5C: Topics in International Trade and Finance

Rutledge

 

Session 5D: Local Economic Development Policy

Pinckney

 

Session 5E: Topics in household migration

Laurens

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Refreshment break

 

10:30 am - 12:15pm

Session 6A: Symposium: South Carolina is Serious about Clusters:  An Overview of the SC

Industry Cluster Initiative

Pinckney

 

Session 6B: Recent Regional Accounts Research at BEA

Middleton

 

Session 6C: Methods and Modeling

Drayton

 

Session 6D: Local Economic Growth

Laurens

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Presidential Address & Business Meeting

Gold Ballroom

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm (break 3:30 pm- 3:45 pm)

Session 7A: Income Inequality and Poverty

Middleton

 

Session 7B: International Economic Growth and Development

Pinckney

 

Session 7C: Regional Economic Growth

Drayton

 

Session 7D: Energy and Regional Development

Laurens

 

Session 7E: Economic growth: The Interplay of Institutions and Geography

Rutledge


Session Descriptions

Thursday, March 29, 2007

4 – 5:45 pm

 

Pinckney

Session 1A

State and Local Economic Development

 

Organizer

Richard J. Cebula, Armstrong Atlantic State University

 

Chair

Richard J. Cebula, Armstrong Atlantic State University

 

Papers

 

Interstate Differentials in the Impact of Legislative Referenda on Political Participation

Richard J. Cebula, Armstrong Atlantic State University

 

No Child Left Behind and Georgia Schools

Richard McGrath, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Karen Stollon, Armstrong Atlantic State University

 

Intrastate Voter Participation Rate Differentials in Virginia ’s 2001 Gubernatorial Election

Michael Toma, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Holly Meads, Armstrong Atlantic State University

 

Discussants

 

Willie J. Belton, Georgia Tech

Luther Lawson, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Gerald Scott, Florida Atlantic University

 

Thursday, March 29, 2007

4 – 5:45 pm

 

Laurens

Session 1B

Tourism

 

Chair

Calvin Blackwell, College of Charleston

 

Papers

 

Demand for Road Races: A Regional Analysis

George D. Santopietro, Radford University

Phil Holleran, Radford University

 

Effects of Government on Growth of Local Tourism Industry: An Econometric Analysis of Pennsylvania and West Virginia Businesses

Rebekka M. Dudensing, Clemson University

David W. Hughes, Clemson University

Martin Shields, Colorado State University

 

The Economic Impacts of The Exhibition Industry in Dubai: An Uncommon Approach
Achmad Widjaja, United Arab Emirates University

Discussants

 

Martin Shields, Colorado State University

Georgeann Artz, University of Missouri--Columbia

George Santopietro, Radford University

 

Friday, March 30, 2007

8:30 – 10:15 am

 

Laurens

Session 2A

Local economic growth and spatial systems

 

Chair

Ken Peterson, Furman University

 

Papers

 

Human Capital and Productivity in a Spatial Economic System

Martin Anderson

Urban Grasjo

Charlie Karlsson, Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden

 

Collaborating to Respond and Win: Is Regional Upgrading Always Possible?

Luciano Kay, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

An Inquiry into State Competitive Advantage: Determining the Causes of the Shift Component in Shift-share Analysis

Steven R. Miller, Michigan State University

Russell W. McKenzie, Michigan State University

 

Discussants

 

Hamid Beladi, University of Texas at San Antonio

Carlos Carpio, Clemson University

Yanchun Liu, George Mason University

 

Friday, March 30, 2007

8:30 – 10:15 am

 

Drayton

Session 2B

Strategies and Policies in Local Public Finance

 

Organizers

Eric Scorsone and Kace Chalmers

 

Co-chairs

Eric Scorsone and Kace Chalmers

 

Papers

 

Local Option Sales Taxes: Impact on School Districts and Communities

Georgeanne Artz, University of MissouriColumbia

Judy Stallmann, University of MissouriColumbia

 

Do Growth Policies Really Matter? A Predictive Model of Economic Development

Kace Chalmers, California State University—Sacramento

 

Economies of Scale in Local Government Services—The Case of 911 Dispatch Centers

Eric Scorsone, Michigan State University

 

Discussants

 

Richard McGrath, Armstrong Atlantic State University

J. F. O’Connor, Eastern Kentucky University

Liesl Eathington, Iowa State University

 

 

Friday, March 30, 2007

8:30 – 10:15 am

 

Calhoun

Session 2C

Amenities and migration

Chair

Brian Cushing, West Virginia University

 

Papers

 

The Differential Importance of Locational Attributes on Urban and Rural Migrants: Evidence from the NLSY

Dwight Adamson, South Dakota State University

David E. Clark, Marquette University

Mark Partridge, Ohio State University

 

Are Urban Amenities Normal Goods? A Hedonic Wage Model Application

Frank Goetzke, University of Louisville

 

Estimating the Demand for Environmental Quality: Evidence from Seattle

John I. Carruthers, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

David E. Clark, Marquette University

Natasya Gray, Geomatrix Consultants, Inc.

 

Discussants

 

Brian Cushing, West Virginia University

David McGranahan, Economic Research Service, USDA

Frank Goetzke, University of Louisville

 

Pinckney

Session 2D

International policy and globalization

 

Chair

Lori Dickes, Clemson University

 

Papers

 

Testing for Market Integration in World Shrimp Markets

Ferdinand D. Vinuya, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group

 

Endogeneity and Tax H(e)aven Policy: An Empirical Note

Luisa Blanco Raynal, University of Oklahoma

Cynthia L. Rogers, University of Oklahoma

 

Discussants

 

Mark Henry, Clemson University

Justin M. Ross, West Virginia University

 

Rutledge

Session 2E

Land reform policies

 

Chair

Peter Kresl, Bucknell University

 

The Reform of Communal Land in Namibia : A Policy Suggestion

Arno Reichenvater, University of Joensuu, Finland

Kenneth Matengu, University of Joensuu, Finland

 

An Examination of Motives Underlying the Adoption of Farmland Protection Policies in West Virginia

Odd J. Stalebrink, West Virginia University

Samuel E. Wilkinson, West Virginia University

 

Discussants

 

Shahdad Naghshpour, University of Southern Mississippi

H. Bruce Throckmorton , Tennessee Technological University

 

Friday, March 30, 2007

10:30 am – 12:15pm

 

Pinckney

Session 3A

Econometric approaches to migration

 

Chair

David E. Clark, Marquette University

 

Papers

 

Applying the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition to Spatially Dependent Migration Data

James P. LeSage, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos

Dustin Kirby, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos

 

Conditional Logit, IIA, and Alternatives for Estimating Models of Interstate Migration

Christiadi, University of the Pacific

Brian Cushing, West Virginia University

 

Modeling Small Business Growth, Migration Behavior, Local Public Services and Household Income in Appalachia : A Spatial Simultaneous Equations Approach

Gebremeskel H. Gebremariam, West Virginia University

 

Discussants

 

Robert R. Dunn, West Virginia University

David Clark, Marquette University

Garen Evans , Mississippi State University

 

Calhoun

Session 3B

New Economic Geography Approaches to Measuring Rural-Urban Interdependence

 

Organizer

Dan Rickman, Oklahoma State University

 

Chair

Dan Rickman, Oklahoma State University

 

Papers

 

Employment Growth in the American Urban Hierarchy: Long Live Distance

M. Rose Olfert, University of Saskatchewan

 

The Geographic Diversity of U.S. Nonmetropolitan Growth Dynamics: A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach

Mark D. Partridge, Ohio State University

 

The Roles of Household Versus Firm Amenities in Nonmetropolitan Distance-Based Growth Dynamics: A Hedonic Approach

Dan Rickman, Oklahoma State University

 

Discussants

 

John Kort , U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Peter Schaeffer, West Virginia University

David Barkley, Clemson University

 

Rutledge

Session 3C

Modeling innovations in regional science research

 

Chair

Sarah Low, University of Illinois

 

Papers

 

Regional Science Meets Sabermetrics: Using Measures of Income Inequality to Examine Levels and Trends in the Competitive Balance of Major League Baseball: 1901-2006

William Levernier, Georgia Southern University

 

Places Rated: The Sensitivity of Ranks to Attribute Weights

A. Emel Eff, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

E. Anthon Eff, Middle Tennessee State University

 

Approaches to Urban Competitiveness

Peter Karl Kresl, Bucknell University

 

Discussants

 

J. Matthew Fannin, Louisiana State University

Rebekka M. Dudensing, Clemson University

Michael Walsh, West Virginia University

 

Drayton

Session 3D

South Carolina economic development

 

Chair

David W. Hughes, Clemson University

 

Papers

 

Economic Incentives for Continuing Beachfront Development in Charleston County, South Carolina

Calvin Blackwell, College of Charleston

Susannah Sheldon

 

Linking Sustainable Agriculture and Community Economic Development

Kenneth L. Robinson, Clemson University

Carlos Carpio, Clemson University

Kathy Wilson, Clemson University

David W. Hughes, Clemson University

 

Neighborhood Characteristics and Social Capital: Results from a Community Survey

Ken Peterson, Furman University

David Redburn, Furman University

 

Discussants

 

Cezar Mamaril, University of Kentucky

Odd Stalebrink , West Virginia University

Robert Gibbs, ERS/USDA

 

Laurens

Session 3E

Agriculture and rural entrepreneurship

 

Chair

Sharon P. Kane, University of Georgia

 

Papers

 

Understanding Rural Entrepreneurs at the County Level : Data Challenges

Jason Henderson, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityOmaha Branch

 

Exploring County Level Farm and Farm-Related Data in Georgia

Sharon P. Kane, University of Georgia

 

Discussants

 

Paul McNamara, University of Illinois

Jason Henderson, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City—Omaha Branch

 

Friday, March 30, 2007

2:15- 5:00 pm (break 3:30- 3:45)

 

Calhoun

Session 4A

The Impact of Rurality and Space on the Rural Healthcare System

 

Organizer

J. Matthew Fannin, Louisiana State University

 

Chair

J. Matthew Fannin, Louisiana State University

 

Papers

 

Growth and Change in Rural America :  Implications for Rural Health Policies and Programs

Paul McNamara, University of Illinois

Andrew Isserman, University of Illinois

 

Integrating Transaction Costs and Spatial Theory: An Application of Two Conceptual Frameworks to the Rural Health System

J. Matthew Fannin, Louisiana State University

James N. Barnes, Louisiana State University

 

A Spatial Econometric Model of Local Healthcare Spending

Garen Evans, Mississippi State University

 

Discussants

 

Judith Stallmann, University of MissouriColumbia

Eric Scorsone, Michigan State University

Amy M. Wolaver, Bucknell University

 

Pinckney

Session 4B

Technology, Innovation, and Regional Development Session

 

Chair

E. Anthon Eff, Middle Tennessee State University

 

Papers

 

Relating Employment Diversity for States to Creativity and Technology

Edward Nissan, University of Southern Mississippi

George Carter, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Invention, Innovation, and Regional Characteristics

Songpyo Kim, Cleveland State University

 

Innovative Environments in the Nonmetro South: Implications for Nonmetropolitan Economic Development

David Barkley, Clemson University

Doo-Hee Lee, Clemson University

 

Examining Regional and Spatial Characteristics of Product and Process Innovations in the Canadian Food Processing Industry

Daniel Monchuk, University of Southern Mississippi

Mark Partridge, Ohio State University

Derek Brewin, University of Manitoba

 

Discussants

 

Mark Partridge, Ohio State University

Lei Ding, University of North CarolinaChapel Hill

Robert Gibbs, ERS/USDA

David Swenson, Iowa State University

 

Laurens

Session 4C

Topics in Energy markets

 

Chair

Joseph J. St. Marie, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Identification of the Factors Associated with Participation in a Public Energy Loan Program in Tennessee

Ferdinand DiFurio, Tennessee Technological University

Ferdinand Vinuya, The World Bank

   

Energy Use Differential Between Developed and Underdeveloped Countries

Sumesh Arora, University of Southern Mississippi

Shahdad Naghshpour, University of Southern Mississippi

Joseph J. St. Marie, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Application of Price-Elastic Supply Input-Output Model on Hurricane Katrina and Rita: Case of Disruption in U.S. Oil Industry

JiYoung Park, University of Southern California

 

Discussants

 

Joseph J. St. Marie, University of Southern Mississippi

JiYoung Park , University of Southern California

Stephen M. Smith, Pennsylvania State University

 

Drayton

Session 4D

Research issues and economic development strategies

 

Chair

Michael Toma, Armstrong Atlantic State University

 

Papers

 

Economic Development Strategies in the U.S. : A Typology and Illustrations

Wie Yusuf, University of Kentucky

Cezar Brian Mamaril, University of Kentucky

 

Urban-Rural Differences in Time Preferences for Economic Development: Results of a National Survey

Scott Loveridge, Michigan State University

Janet Bokemeier, Michigan State University

 

A Research Agenda for Business Incubators as an Economic Development Tool

Lori Dickes, Clemson University

David W. Hughes, Clemson University

 

Exploring Gap Analysis to Evaluate Participant Satisfaction with Economic Development Planning Programs

Peter V. Schaeffer, West Virginia University

Michael F. Walsh, West Virginia University

 

Discussants

 

David W. Hughes, Clemson University

M. Rose Olfert, University of Saskatchewan

George W. Hammond, West Virginia University

Roger Stough, George Mason University

 

Rutledge

Session 4E

State and local economic development

 

Chair

Raymond J. Rhodes, College of Charleston

 

Papers

 

Can the Median Voter Affect Other Governments?

Olugbenga Ajilore, University of Toledo

 

Elected versus Appointed Property Tax Assessors

Justin M. Ross, West Virginia University

 

Interstate Spillovers of Private Capital and Public Spending

Brian W. Sloboda, U.S. Department of Transportation

Vincent W. Yao, Fannie Mae

 

The Resource Curse in the U.S. States

Leslie Dunn, West Virginia University

 

Discussants

 

Georg Grassmueck, The Pennsylvania State University

Cynthia Rogers, University of Oklahoma

Martin Shields, Colorado State University

Raymond J. Rhodes, College of Charleston

 

 

Saturday, March 31, 2007

8:30 – 10:15 am

 

Middleton

Session 5A

Methods and Modeling Techniques: Game Theory Applications to Regional Science

 

Chair

Justin M. Ross, West Virginia University

 

Papers

 

A Dynamic Bertrand Game Model of Trade, Threats, and Export Certification in Alien Species Management

Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Hamid Beladi, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Bank Branching Deregulation: A Spatial Competition Model

Jorge Guillen, Portland State University

Santiago Pinto, West Virginia University

 

Spatial Nonlinear Pricing with Nonconvex Transportation Costs

Mark L. Burkey, North Carolina A & T State University

Alexandra Kurepa, North Carolina A & T State University

 

Discussants

 

Perry Burnett, Colorado State University

Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Santiago Pinto, West Virginia University

 

Drayton

Session 5B

Local public policy and housing decisions

 

Chair

Inhyuck Ha, Western Carolina University

 

Papers

 

Government Fragmentation and Urban Sprawl

Georg Grassmueck, The Pennsylvania State University

Stephan J. Goetz, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Do Households Follow the Tiebout Hypothesis? Intra-County Migration in Pennsylvania

Georg Grassmueck, The Pennsylvania State University

 

City Expansion, Squatter Settlements and Policy Implications in Addis Ababa :  The Case of Kolfe Keranio Sub-City

Minwuyelet Melesse, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

 

Discussants

 

Kenneth Peterson, Furman University

Gebremeskel H. Gebremariam, West Virginia University

Joe Francis, Cornell University  

Rutledge

Session 5C

Topics in International trade and finance

 

Chair

Shahdad Naghshpour, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Papers

 

European Central Bank Inequality: Are Economic Indicators from Germany Driving Monetary Policy Decisions?

Greg Banach, University of Southern Mississippi

Shahdad Naghshpour, University of Southern Mississippi

Joseph J. St. Marie, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Financial Sector Reforms and Private Sector Investment in Africa : A Dynamic Panel Data Approach

Roseline Nyamisa Misati, University of Benin, Nigeria

 

Benchmarking of Global Seaport Efficiency and Sources of Efficiency Change

Sanghyun Cheon, University of CaliforniaBerkeley

 

Discussants

 

Peter Schaeffer, West Virginia University

Meaza Z. Demissie, University of Southern Mississippi

Hodjat Ghadimi, West Virginia University

 

Pinckney

Session 5D

Local economic development policy

 

Chair

Scott Loveridge, Michigan State University

 

Papers

 

Intentional Communities in Tennessee : 2007

H. Bruce Throckmorton, Tennessee Technological University

 

Estimating the Economic Impact of Local Arts and Sciences: The Charlotte Arts and

Science Council Example

John E. Connaughton, University of North CarolinaCharlotte

Ronald Madsen, University of North CarolinaCharlotte

Rob Roy McGregor, University of North CarolinaCharlotte

 

Redevelopment of Brownfields in Georgia : Three Case Studies

Warren Kriesel, University of GeorgiaAthens

 

Discussants

 

Warren Kriesel, University of GeorgiaAthens

Zoe Ambargis , U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

John E. Connaughton, University of North CarolinaCharlotte

 

Laurens

Session 5E

Topics in household migration

 

Chair

Thomas A. Knapp, Pennsylvania State University

 

Papers

 

Interstate Migration and Spending on Public Higher Education

Robert R. Dunn, West Virginia University

 

The Effects of Migrating Retirees on Economic Growth in Rural Communities

Dayton M. Lambert, University of Tennessee

C.D. Clark, University of Tennessee

M. D. Wilcox, University of Tennessee

W. M. Park, University of Tennessee

 

The Returns to Return Migration

Thomas A. Knapp, Pennsylvania State UniversityWilkes-Barre

Nancy E. White, Bucknell University

Amy M. Wolaver, Bucknell University

 

Discussants

 

Alex Marre, Oregon State University

Kenneth Robinson , Clemson University

Dan Rickman, Oklahoma State University

 

Saturday, March 31, 2007

10:30 am – 12:15 pm

 

Pinckney

Session 6A

Symposium: South Carolina is Serious about Clusters:  An Overview of the SC

Industry Cluster Initiative

 

Organizer

David Barkley, Clemson University

 

Chair

Frank Hefner, College of Charleston

 

Panelists

 

South Carolina Clusters According to Porter

Doug Woodward, University of South Carolina

 

The South Carolina Approach to Cluster Development

George Fletcher, Director, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

 

Local Initiatives to Promote Clusters:  The Charleston Region

Approach

Mary Graham, Senior Vice President, Charleston Metro Chamber of

Commerce

 

Lessons Learned from Cluster Initiatives Around the World

Mark Henry, Clemson University

 

Open Discussion

 

Middleton

Session 6B

Recent Regional Accounts Research at BEA

 

Chair

John Kort, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Papers

 

Trends in Productivity of the Southeast Region

John Sporing, Jr., U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Estimating County and State Price Levels Using the Consumer Price Index

Bettina H. Aten, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

A Note on the History of the BEA Regions

John Kort, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Discussants

 

Luciano Kay, Georgia Institute of Technology

Brian Sloboda, U.S. Department of Transportation 

Andrew Isserman, University of Illinois

Drayton

Session 6C

Methods and modeling

 

Chair

Mark Burkey, North Carolina A & T State University

 

Papers

 

The Stochastic Arrival of Alien Species and the Number of and the Damage from Biological Invasions

Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Peter Nijkamp, Free University, The Netherlands

 

Two Aspects of Waste Management from the Viewpoints of a Waste Generator and a Recipient

Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Peter Nijkamp, Free University, The Netherlands

 

Optimal Sector Growth of a Small Open City

Perry Burnett, Colorado State University

   

Discussants

 

James P. LeSage, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos

Mark Burkey, North Carolina A&T State University

Santiago Pinto, West Virginia University

 

Laurens

Session 6D

Local Economic growth

 

Chair

George Carter , University of Southern Mississippi

 

Papers

 

Local Decentralization and Economic Growth: Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Regions

George W. Hammond, West Virginia University

Mehmet Tosun, West Virginia University

 

Economic growth in the Upper South and Lower Midwest States 1969-2000: Sectoral and Spatial Aspects of Convergence and Divergence

J. F. O’Connor, Eastern Kentucky University

 

Have Empowerment Zones Incentives Promoted Economic Growth in the Mississippi Delta?

Glendscene H. Williams, Delta State University

Billy C. Moore, Delta State University

 

Discussants

 

George Carter, University of Southern Mississippi

Kace Chalmers , California State University—Sacramento

Scott Loveridge, Michigan State University

 

Middleton

Session 7A

Income inequality and poverty

 

Chair

Cynthia Rogers, University of Oklahoma

 

Papers

 

Education's Effect on Poverty: The Role of Labor Market Characteristics

Bruce Weber, Oregon State University

Alex Marre, Oregon State University

Monica Fisher, Oregon State University

Robert Gibbs, ERS/USDA

John Cromartie, ERS/USDA

 

Persistent Poverty: Winners versus Losers

Inhyuck Ha, Western Carolina University

 

Urban Poverty in California : Is it a Matter of Regional Context or Individual Ability?

JiYoung Park, University of Southern California

HyeJin Shin, Seoul National University

 

Discussants

 

Thomas A. Knapp, Pennsylvania State University

William Levernier, Georgia Southern University

Cynthia Rogers, University of Oklahoma

 

Pinckney

Session 7B

International Economic Growth and Development

 

Chair

Judith Stallmann, University of Missouri

 

Papers

 

Regional Manufacturing Employment in China : Extended Shift-Share Analysis

Yanchun Liu, George Mason University

Junyang Yuan, George Mason University

 

The Integration of Periodic Markets in Mayan Guatemala : A Gravity Approach

E. Anthon Eff, Middle Tennessee State University

Christa D. Jensen, West Virginia University

 

The Role of Telecommunications Infrastructure in Regional Economic Growth in China

Lei Ding, University of North CarolinaChapel Hill

Kingsley E. Haynes, George Mason University

 

Discussants

 

Steven R. Miller, Michigan State University

Sharon P. Kane, University of Georgia

Olugbenga Ajilore, University of Toledo

 

Drayton

Session 7C

Regional Economic Growth

 

Chair

Bettina Aten , U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Papers

 

Regional Implications of the 2001 Recession

John E. Connaughton, University of North CarolinaCharlotte

Ronald Madsen, University of North CarolinaCharlotte

 

The Empirical Dynamics of State Income Taxes and Economic Activity
Don Schunk, Coastal Carolina University

 

Entrepreneurship of Seniors? An Investigation on Elderly Entrepreneurship in the Knowledge Economy

Ting Zhang, George Mason University

Laurie Schintler, George Mason University

David Wong, George Mason University

 

Modeling Endogenous Regional Growth: Empirical Results from Australian and U.S. Analyses and Implications for Future Research

Roger R. Stough, George Mason University

Robert Stimson, University of Queensland, Australia

 

Discussants

Mark Henry, Clemson University

George W. Hammond, West Virginia University

Ronald Madsen, University of North Carolina—Charlotte

Glendscene Williams, Delta State University

 

Laurens

Session 7D

Energy and regional development

 

Chair

John Sporing, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Papers

 

Dude, Where's My Corn? Constraints on the Location and Impact of Ethanol Production in the Corn Belt

Liesl Eathington, Iowa State University

Dave Swenson, Iowa State University

 

Ethanol Plants, Public Policy, and Rural Regional Development

Sarah A. Low, University of Illinois

Andrew M. Isserman, University of Illinois

 

Global Impact of Energy Use in Oil Economies of the Middle East : A Modeling Framework for Analyzing Technology-Energy-Environment-Economy Chain

Hodjat Ghadimi, Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University

 

Evaluating Regional Economic Resilience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the Wake of a Hurricane

Daniel Monchuk, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Discussants

 

Ferdinand DiFurio, Tennessee Technological University

Leslie Dunn, West Virginia University

Daniel Monchuk, University of Southern Mississippi

Songpyo Kim, Cleveland State University

 

Rutledge 

Session 7E

Economic growth: The Interplay of Institutions and Geography

 

Chair

W. Vincent Yao, Fannie Mae

 

Papers

   

Ethnic Fractionalization, Natural Resources, Debt and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Markus A. Turkopuls, University of Southern Mississippi

Meaza Z. Demissie, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Public Works Puzzles in South Africa

M. E. Biyase, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

N. Bromberger, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

 

Religion and Criminal Justice Spending

Scott Blough, University of Southern Mississippi

Shahdad Naghshpour, University of Southern Mississippi

Joseph J. St. Marie, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Discussants

 

Roseline Nyamisa Misati, University of Benin , Nigeria

Markus Turkopuls, University of Southern Mississippi

Nancy White, Bucknell University


Participant Index

Name Affiliation Email Author Discuss Chair
Adamson, Dwight South Dakota State University bill.adamson@sdstate.edu 2C    
Ajilore, Olugbenga University of Toledo gbenga.ajilore@utoledo.edu 4E 7B  
Ambargis, Zoe U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Zoe.Ambargis@bea.gov   5D  
Andersson, Martin N/A martin.andersson@ihh.hj.se 2A    
Arora, Sumesh University of Southern Mississippi   4C    
Artz, Georgeanne University of Missouri ArtzG@missouri.edu 2B 1B  
Aten, Bettina U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Bettina.Aten@bea.gov 6B   7C
Banach, Greg University of Southern Mississippi   5C    
Barkley, David Clemson University dbrkly@CLEMSON.EDU 4B 3B  
Barnes, James Louisiana State University jbarnes@lsu.edu 4A    
Batabyal, Amitrajeet Rochester Institute of Technology aabgsh@rit.edu 5A,6C 5A  
Beladi, Hamid University of Texas--San Antonio hamid.beladi@utsa.edu 5A 2A  
Belton, Willie J. Georgia Institute of Technology     1A  
Biyase, M.E. University of Johannesburg Byase-me@rau.ac.za 7E    
Blackwell, Calvin College of Charleston blackwellc@cofc.edu 3D   1B
Blough, Scott University of Southern Mississippi   7E    
Bokemeier, Janet Michigan State University   4D    
Brewin, Derek University of Manitoba   4B    
Bromberger, N. University of Kwazulu Natal   7E    
Burkey, Mark L. North Carolina A & T State University burkeym@ncat.edu 5A 6C 6C
Burnett, Perry Colorado State University Perry.burnett@colostate.edu 6C 5A  
Carpio, Carlos Clemson University ccarpio@CLEMSON.EDU 3D 2A  
Carruthers, John U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development John_I._Carruthers@hud.gov 2C    
Carter, George University of Southern Mississippi George.Carter@usm.edu 4B 6D 6D
Cebula, Richard Armstrong Atlantic State University cebulari@mail.armstrong.edu 1A   1A
Chalmers, Kace California State University--Sacramento chalmers@csus.edu 2B 6D 2B
Cheon, Sanghyun University of California--Berkeley hcheon@berkeley.edu 5C    
Christiadi University of the Pacific   3A    

Clark, C. D.

University of Tennessee   5E    
Clark, David Marquette University david.clark@marquette.edu 2C 3A 3A
Clifton, Eric V. IMF--European eclifton@imf.org 7E    
Connaughton, John University of North Carolina--Charlotte jec@email.uncc.edu 5D, 7C 5D  
Cromartie, John ERS/USDA   7A    
Cushing, Brian West Virginia Universty Brian.Cushing@mail.wvu.edu 3A 2C 2C
Demissie, Meaza Z. University of Southern Mississippi meaza_z@yahoo.com 7E 5C  
Dickes, Lori Clemson University ldickes@clemson.edu 4D   2D
DiFurio, Ferdinand Tennessee Technological University fdifurio@tntech.edu 4C 7D  
Ding, Lei University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Lei_ding@unc.edu 7B 4B  
Dudensing, Rebecca Clemson University rebekkm@CLEMSON.EDU 1B 3C  
Dunn, Leslie West Virginia Universty LJMorris@mail.wvu.edu 4E 7D  
Dunn, Robert West Virginia Universty rrdunn@mail.wvu.edu 5E 3A  
Eathington, Liesl Iowa State University leathing@iastate.edu 7D 2B  
Eff, A. Emel Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth Emel.Eff@state.tn.us 3C    
Eff, E. Anthon Middle Tennessee State University eaeff@mtsu.edu 3C, 7B   4B
Evans, Garen Mississippi State University gevans@ext.msstate.edu 4A 3A  
Fannin, J. Matthew Louisiana State University mfannin@lsu.edu 4A 3C 4A
Fisher, Monica Oregon State University   7A    
Fletcher, George Director of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness   6A    
Francis, Joe D. Cornell University jdf2@cornell.edu   5B  
Gebremariam, Gebre West Virginia Universty Gebre.Gebremariam@mail.wvu.edu 3A 5B  
Ghadimi, Hodjat West Virginia Universty Hodjat.Ghadimi@mail.wvu.edu 7D 5C  
Gibbs, Robert ERS/USDA RGIBBS@ers.usda.gov 7A 3D,4B  
Goetz, Stephan Pennsylvania State University sgoetz@psu.edu 5B    
Goetzke, Frank University of Louisville f0goet01@louisville.edu 2C 2C  
Graham, Mary Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce   6A    
Grasjo, Urban N/A urban.grasjo@hv.se 2A    
Grassmueck, Georg Pennsylvania State University ggg117@psu.edu 5B 4E  
Gray, Natasya Geomatrix Consultants ngray@geomatrix.com 2C    
Guillen, Jorge Portland State University   5A    
Ha, Inhyuck (Steve) Western Carolina University iha@wcu.edu 7A   5B
Hammond, George West Virginia Universty ghammond@wvu.edu 6D 4D, 7C  
Haynes, Kingsley George Mason University khaynes@gmu.edu 7B    
Hefner, Frank College of Charleston hefnerf@cofc.edu     6A
Henderson, Jason Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City--Omaha Branch jason.henderson@kc.frb.org 3E 3E  
Henry, Mark Clemson University mhenry@CLEMSON.EDU 6A 2D, 7C  
Holleran, Phil Radford University   1B    
Hughes, David W. Clemson University dhughe3@CLEMSON.EDU 1B,3D,4D 4D 3D
Isserman, Andrew University of Illinois isserman@uiuc.edu 4A,7D 6B  
Jensen, Christa West Virginia Universty Christa.Jensen@mail.wvu.edu 7B    
Kane, Sharon University of Georgia spkane@uga.edu 3E 7B 3E
Karlsson, Charlie Jonkoping International Business School charlie.karlsson@jibs.hj.se 2A    
Kay, Luciano Georgia Institute of Technology luciano.kay@gatech.edu 2A 6B  
Kim, Songpyo Cleveland State University c2288368@urban.csuohio.edu 4B 7D  
Kirby, Dustin Texas State University--San Marcos   3A    
Knapp, Thomas A. Pennsylvania State University kzu@psu.edu 5E 7A 5E
Kort, John U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis John.Kort@bea.gov 6B 3B 6B
Kresl, Peter Bucknell University kresl@bucknell.edu 3C   2E
Kriesel, Warren University of Georgia wkriesel@uga.edu 5D 5D  
Kurepa, Alexandra North Carolina A & T State University   5A    
Lambert, Dayton University of Tennessee dmlambert@tennessee.edu 5E    
Lawson, Luther University of North Carolina--Wilmington     1A  
Lee, Doohee Clemson University   4B    
LeSage, James P. Texas State University--San Marcos jlesage@spatial-econometrics.com 3A 6C  
Levernier, William Georgia Southern University wlevernier@georgiasouthern.edu 3C 7A  
Liu, Yanchun George Mason University yliua@gmu.edu 7B 2A  
Loveridge, Scott Michigan State University loverid2@msu.edu 4D 6D 5D
Low, Sarah University of Illinois salow2@uiuc.edu 7D   3C
Madsen, Ronald University of North Carolina--Charlotte ramadsen@uncc.edu 5D,7C 7C  
Mamaril, Cezar B. University of Kentucky cbmamaril@uky.edu 4D 3D  
Marre, Alex Oregon State University marrea@onid.orst.edu 7A 5E  
Matengu, Kenneth University of Joensuu kenneth.matengu@joensuu.fi 2E    
McGranahan, David ERS/USDA dmcg@ers.usda.gov   2C  
McGrath, Richard Armstrong Atlantic State University mcgratri@mail.armstrong.edu 1A 2B  
McGregor, Rob Roy University of North Carolina--Charlotte rrmcgreg@uncc.edu 5D    
McKenzie, Russell Michigan State University   2A    
McNamara, Paul University of Illinois mcnamar1@uiuc.edu 4A 3E  
Meads, Holly N/A   1A    
Melesse, Minwuyelet Addis Ababa University minwuyelet123@yahoo.com 5B    
Miller, Steven Michigan State University mill1707@anr.msu.edu 2A 7B  
Misati Roseline N.A University of Benin rosenyamisa@hotmail.com 5C 7E  
Monchuk, Daniel University of Southern Mississippi daniel.monchuk@usm.edu 4B,7D 7D  
Moore, Billy Delta State University bmoore@deltastate.edu 6D    
Naghshpour, Shahdad University of Southern Mississippi S.Naghshpour@usm.edu 4C,5C,7E 2E 5C
Nijkamp, Peter Free University pnijkamp@feweb.vu.nl 6C    
Nissan, Edward University of Southern Mississippi Nissan@cba.usm.edu 4B    
O'Connor, J. Frank Eastern Kentucky University frank.oconnor@eku.edu 6D 2B  
Olfert, M. Rose University of Saskatchewan rose.olfert@usask.ca 3B 4D  
Park, JiYoung University of Southern California jiyoungp@usc.edu 4C,7A 4C  
Park, W. M. University of Tennessee   5E    
Partridge, Mark Ohio State University partridge.27@cfaes.osu.edu 2C,3B,4B 4B  
Peterson, Kenneth Furman University ken.peterson@furman.edu 3D 5B 2A
Pinto, Santiago West Virginia Universty Santiago.Pinto@mail.wvu.edu 5A 5A, 6C  
Raynal, Luisa University of Oklahoma   2D    
Redburn, David Furman University   3D    
Reichenvater, Arno University of Joensuu reichenv@cc.joensuu.fi 2E    
Rhodes, Raymond College of Charleston RHODESR@cofc.edu   4E 4E
Rickman, Dan Oklahoma State University rdan@okstate.edu 3B 5E 3B
Robinson, Kenneth Clemson University krbnsn@CLEMSON.EDU 3D 5E  
Rogers, Cynthia University of Oklahoma crogers@ou.edu 2D 7A,4E 7A
Ross, Justin West Virginia Universty jmross@mail.wvu.edu 4E 2D 5A
Santopietro, George Radford University gsantopi@radford.edu 1B 1B  
Schaeffer, Peter V. West Virginia Universty Peter.Schaeffer@mail.wvu.edu 4D 3B,5C  
Schintler, Laurie George Mason University lschintl@gmu.edu 7C    
Schunk, Don Coastal Carolina University
dschunk@coastal.edu 7C    
Scorsone, Eric Michigan State University scorsone@msu.edu 2B 4A 2B
Scott, Gerald Florida Atlantic University     1A  
Shelton, Susannah N/A   3D    
Shields, Martin Colorado State University Martin.Shields@ColoState.EDU 1B 1B, 4E  
Shin, HyeJin  Seoul National University   7A    
Sloboda, Brian U.S. Department of Transportation Brian.sloboda@dot.gov 4E 6B  
Smith, Stephen M. Pennsylvania State University smsmith@psu.edu   4C  
Sporing, John U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis John.Sporing@bea.gov 6B   7D
St. Marie, Joseph J. University of Southern Mississippi jjstmarie@cableone.net 4C,5C,7E 4C 4C
Stalebrink, Odd West Virginia Universty Odd.Stalebrink@mail.wvu.edu 2E 3D  
Stallmann, Judith University of Missouri StallmannJ@missouri.edu 2B 4A 7B
Stimson, Roger University of Queensland   7C    
Stollon, Karen Armstrong Atlantic State University   1A    
Stough, Roger George Mason University rstough@gmu.edu 7C 4D  
Swenson, David Iowa State University dswenson@iastate.edu 7D 4B  
Thorat, Amit IFPRI   2D    
Throckmorton, H. Bruce Tennessee Technological University bthrockmort@tntech.edu 5D 2E  
Toma, Michael Armstrong Atlantic State University tomamich@mail.armstrong.edu 1A   4D
Tosun, Mehmet West Virginia Universty   6D    
Turkopuls, M. University of Southern Mississippi akhenaten2112@msn.com 7E 7E  
Vinuya, Ferdinand The World Bank fvinuya@worldbank.org 2D, 4C    
Walsh, Michael West Virginia Universty Michael.Walsh@mail.wvu.edu 4D 3C  
Weber, Bruce Oregon State University   7A    
White, Nancy E. Bucknell University nwhite@bucknell.edu 5E 7E  
Widjaja, Achmad United Erab Emirates University

awidjaja@uaeu.ac.ae

1B    
Wilkinson, Samuel West Virginia Universty   2E    
Williams, Glendscene Delta State University gwillims@deltastate.edu 6D 7C  

Wilcox, M. D.

University of Tennessee   5E    
Wilson, Kathy Clemson University   3D    
Wolaver, Amy M. Bucknell University awolaver@bucknell.edu 5E 4A  
Wong, David George Mason University dwong2@gmu.edu 7C    
Woodward, Douglas University of South Carolina   6A    
Yao, W. Vincent Fannie Mae vincent_w_yao@fanniemae.com 4E   7E
Yuan, Junyang George Mason University yjunyang@gmu.edu 7B    
Yusuf, Wie University of Kentucky wie@uky.edu 4D    
Zhang, Ting George Mason University tzhang@gmu.edu 7C