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NERCRD well-represented at North American Regional Science Council conference

Posted: November 16, 2019

The North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) held its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, this year, and the Center was well-represented. Center Director Stephan Goetz, the 2019 president-elect of NARSC, delivered the presidential address, titled "Network Applications in Regional Science: New Insights from Old Tools." In addition, Postdoctoral Scholars Elizabeth Dobis, Devon Meadocroft, and Zheng Tian presented on their research.
Northeast Center Director Stephan Goetz delivered the 2019 presidential address at the NARSC conference.

Northeast Center Director Stephan Goetz delivered the 2019 presidential address at the NARSC conference.

(The presidential address PowerPoint file is available here.)

NERCRD-related presentations included:

  • Detecting Agricultural Clusters with the Spatial-IO Location Quotient, by Zheng Tian, Penn State; Paul Gottlieb, Rutgers University; Elizabeth Dobis, Penn State; Andy Hira, Simon Fraser University; Neil Reid, University of Toledo; Stephan Goetz, Penn State
  • Do Urban-Rural Interactions Matter for Economic Vitality in U.S. Regions? by Heather Stephens, West Virginia University; Elizabeth Dobis, Penn State
  • Do Recessions Kill? Impacts of the Great Recession and Post-Recessionary Period on Rural Mortality Rates, by Cristina Miller, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Elizabeth Dobis, Penn State
  • Local Economic Development Impacts of Agritourism, by Claudia Schmidt, Zheng Tian, and Stephan Goetz, Penn State.
  • The Relationship Between Innovative Business Practices and Geographic Clustering for a Large Sample of US Agricultural Commodities, by Paul D. Gottlieb, Rutgers University; Stephan Goetz, Penn State; Neil Reid, University Of Toledo; Andy Hira, Simon Fraser University; Elizabeth Dobis, Penn State; and Zheng Tian, Penn State.
  • Trends in the Co-location of Grapes and Wineries vs Hops and Breweries: 2002 to 2017, by Elizabeth Dobis, Penn State; Neil Reid, University of Toledo; Andy Hira, Simon Fraser University; Paul D Gottlieb, Rutgers University; Stephan Goetz, Pennsylvania State University
  • Thoroughbred Stallions and Their Role in the Geography of Equine Clusters, by Paul D Gottlieb, Rutgers University; Karyn Malinowski, Rutgers University; Jennifer Weinert, Rutgers University; Elizabeth Dobis, Penn State
  • Understanding the Effect of State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Local Opioid Mortality, by Devon Meadowcroft, Penn State; David Peters, Iowa State University; Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State University
  • U.S. Farm Size Distribution and Local Economic Growth, by Zheng Tian, Stephan Goetz, and Claudia Schmidt, Penn State.