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Barry M. Moriarty Student Paper Winner, 2011

Carlianne Patrick, Ph.D. candidate, Economics, The Ohio State University

Paper Title: “The Economic Development Incentives Game: An Imperfect Information, Heterogeneous Communities Approach”.

Faculty Sponsor: Mark Partridge, The Ohio State University,  Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Patrick has developed an independent doctoral research program through the support of the Susan L. Huntington Distinguished University Fellowship. Her research areas include economic growth and development policy, interjurisdictional competition for mobile capital, public finance impacts on the spatial allocation of economic activity, applied econometric methods, and consistency in the presence of unobserved heterogeneity and productivity shocks. Her current research centers on the economic development policy of using incentives to attract firms to an area. Patrick is also an International Council of Economic Development Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). Her experience as a local economic development practitioner helps to ground her research in a ‘real world’ institutional framework and gives it a decidedly policy-oriented focus.