Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

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Weather patterns, farm income, other factors, may be influencing opioid crisis
The overprescribing of opioid-based painkillers may be the main driver of the increased abuse of opioids in rural America, but new research by Northeast Center Director Stephan Goetz and Meri Davlasheridze (Texas A&M) suggests that other factors, including declining farm income, extreme weather and other natural disasters, may affect a crisis that is killing thousands of citizens and costing the country billions of dollars.
The workshop will be held prior to the NAREA conference, which will take place in Philadelphia, PA in June 2018.
Call for papers: NAREA Pre-Conference Research Workshop on Advances in the Economic Analysis of Food System Drivers and Effects
The 2018 Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) Pre-Conference Workshop, co-sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, will be held on June 9-10, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA.

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development News

"Rural Housing and Economic Development" is new book from Regional Rural Development Centers
December 18, 2017
A newly published book co-edited by Don Albrecht, Scott Loveridge, Stephan Goetz, and Rachel Welborn includes chapters from nationally known experts from throughout the U.S. to provide insight to help understand and address the difficult housing concerns within rural areas.
Call for papers: NAREA Pre-Conference Research Workshop on Advances in the Economic Analysis of Food System Drivers and Effects
December 14, 2017
The 2018 Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) Pre-Conference Workshop, co-sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, will be held on June 9-10, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA.
New faces at the Northeast Center
November 10, 2017
We are pleased to welcome several new scholars to the Northeast Center!