All Publications

A collection of all publications authored or co-authored by Center staff and/or partners. This collection is a work in progress—if you don't find a publication you're looking for, please search for it in the search box (upper right corner), or email us at

The NERCRD is releasing a series of issues briefs in response to the COVID-19 crisis, designed to provide information quickly or stimulate discussion. They have not undergone regular peer review. Any opinions are solely those of the authors.

By Stephan J. Goetz and Yicheol Han. Published in Research Policy, March 2020.

By Elizabeth A. Dobis, Heather M. Stephens, Mark Skidmore, and Stephan J. Goetz. Published in Social Science and Medicine, Volume 246, February 2020.

A collection of papers published in a special issue of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (Volume 48 - Special Issue 3 - December 2019). These papers were originally presented at a pre-conference workshop organized by the Northeast Center that took place in conjunction with the 2018 Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association conference.

By Elizabeth A. Dobis, Neil Reid, Claudia Schmidt, and Stephan J. Goetz. Published in the Journal of Wine Economics, November 2019.

By Zheng Tian, Paul D. Gottlieb, and Stephan J. Goetz. Published in Spatial Economic Analysis, October 21, 2019.

"Strengthening Economic Resilience in Appalachia" is a study identifying factors common across communities experiencing persistent economic growth in the aftermath of the 2008 Recession and other economic disruptions. The research was conducted by Downstream Strategies, Dialogue + Design and Associates, the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, and West Virginia University, on behalf of the Appalachian Regional Commission. The research includes a statistical analysis of key factors common to economic resilience. A companion Guidebook for Practitioners offers additional insight that can inform economic development strategies across Appalachia. Published in 2019.

By Minghao Li and Stephan J. Goetz. Published in the Journal of Labor Economics, October 2019.

by Yicheol Han Stephan J. Goetz. Published in PLOS ONE, July 24, 2019

By Brian E. Whitacre, Devon Meadowcroft, and Roberto Gallardo. Published in Entrepreneurship & Regional Development,


By Rebecca Cleary, Stephan J. Goetz, Dawn Thilmany McFadden, and Houtian Ge. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 44(1):141–163. (Links to PDF.)

By Aaron Berger, Timothy W. Kelsey, Stephan J. Goetz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., and Virginia A. Ishler. Published in Journal of Extension, 2019.

By Yicheol Han and Stephan J. Goetz. Published in Applied Economics October 30, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2018.1539806

By Stephan J. Goetz, Meri Davlasheridze, Yicheol Han, and David A. Fleming-Muñoz. Published online in Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy, October 10, 2018.

By Meri Davlasheridze, Stephan Goetz, Yicheol Han. Published in Review of Regional Studies, Vol 48 No 2 (2018).

By Bruce Weber, J. Matthew Fannin, Kathleen Miller, and Stephan Goetz. Published in Regional Science Policy and Practice, June 20, 2018.

By Houtian Ge, Stephan Goetz, Miguel Gómez, Richard Gray & James Nolan. Published in the International Journal of Production Research, May 10, 2018.

By Debra Griffie, Lynn James, Stephan Goetz, Brandon Balotti, Yau-Huo Shr, Marilyn Corbin, Timothy W. Kelsey. Published in Preventing Chronic Disease, May 3, 2018.

By Yasuyuki Motoyama, Stephan Goetz, and Yicheol Han. Published in Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, March 15 2018.

By Houtian Ge, Stephan Goetz, Patrick Canning, and Agnes Perez. Published in International Journal of Production Economics, March 2018.