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Economic Development Publications

A collection of publications on economic development topics, authored or co-authored by Center staff and/or partners.

By Qin Fan, Stephan J. Goetz, and Jiaochen Liang. Published in Applied Economics, Volume 48, 2016 - Issue 53. (Access may be limited.) Published online May 19, 2017.

Written by Stephan J. Goetz and published May 31, 2016 in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. Abstract: Public interest in food systems has grown dramatically, and agricultural economists have important roles to play in contributing to and leading large-scale interdisciplinary studies of the subject. Key topics include understanding food system participants' behaviors and incentives and determining what food systems can and cannot achieve. I review a global food-security project funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture that illustrates the interactions between production, distribution, and consumption of food and regional self-reliance, as well as other important areas in which agricultural and regional economists can gainfully apply their tools and methods, including studies of the impacts of local food and network analyses.

Federal cooperative extension programs have helped more than 137,000 farmers stay in business since 1985, according to economists.

By Jiaochen Liang and Stephan Goetz. Published in Small Business Economics, January 2016, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 45–56.

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By Minghao Li and Stephan Goetz, December 2015.

By Yicheol Han and Stephan J. Goetz, published in the Review of Regional Studies, Vol 45, No 2 (2015). (Access may be limited.)

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By Yicheol Han and Stephan J. Goetz. Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2015 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26 - 28, 2015. PDF.

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By Stephan J. Goetz and Yicheol Han. Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2015 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26 - 28, 2015. PDF.

By Stephan Goetz (Penn State), Meri Davlasheridze (Texas A&M University at Galveston), and Yicheol Han (Penn State). Published online on October 22, 2014 in Social Indicators Research.

By Stephan Goetz (Penn State) and Anil Rupasingha (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta). Published in the 2014 edition of Economic Development Quarterly.

by Jason P. Brown (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City), Stephan J. Goetz (Penn State), Mary C. Ahearn (USDA-ERS), Chyi-lyi (Kathleen) Liang (University of Vermont). Published in the February 2014 edition of Economic Development Quarterly.

By Yicheol Han (Penn State), Stephan Goetz (Penn State), Taegon Kim (Seoul National University of Korea) and JeongJae Lee (Seoul National University of Korea). Published in the September 2013 issue of Growth and Change.

By Anil Rupasingha (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta) and Stephan J. Goetz (Penn State). Published in the March 2013 edition of Papers in Regional Science.

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RDP50 - The Determinants of Rural Self-Employment: Insights from County-Level Data. Stephan J. Goetz and Anil Rupasingha, October 17, 2011

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By Stephan J. Goetz (Penn State), David A. Fleming (Penn State), and Anil Rupasingha (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta). Published in the August 2012 edition of the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

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RDP49 - Sharing the Gains of Local Economic Growth: Race to the Top vs. Race to the Bottom Economic Development Policies. Stephan J. Goetz, Mark D. Partridge, Dan S. Rickman and Shibalee Majumdar. December 19, 2010.

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RDP48 - Does Local Firm Ownership Matter? David A. Fleming and Stephan J. Goetz, December 3, 2010.

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RDP43 - Energy Boomtowns & Natural Gas: Implications for Marcellus Shale Local Governments & Rural Communities. Jeffrey Jacquet, January 2009.

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RDP44 - An Introduction to Natural Gas Development and Workforces. Jeffrey Jacquet, January 2009.

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RDP38 - Targeting Regional Economic Development: An Outline of a National Extension Educational Program. Stephan Goetz, Steven Deller and Tom Harris, July 2007