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Barry M. Moriarty Student Paper Co-Winner, 2014

Zheng Tian, Ph.D. Candidate, Economics, West Virginia University

Paper Title: “Exploring the Space-Industry Filter in Regional Industry Models"

Faculty Sponsor: Brian Cushing, Economics, West Virginia University


Tian is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Regional Research Institute, WVU, where he is currently working with Professor Randall Jackson on a project of Incorporating Energy Price Changes and Regionalization in an ECIO Model. His research interests are in regional and urban economics, spatial econometrics, and the input-output model. His current research focuses on integrating spatial econometrics and the input-output model to study inter-regional and inter-industry dependence of regional industry activity using the space-industry filter.