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 nercrd@psu.edu.

Predicting US county economic resilience from industry input-output accounts

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

Explaining the 2016 Vote for President Trump across U.S. Counties

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

The Effect of Mental Health on U.S. County Economic Growth

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

Intergenerational mobility of low‐income youth in metropolitan and non‐metropolitan America: A spatial analysis

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

Modelling testing mechanism for mitigating genetically modified wheat contamination risks

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

Outcomes and Economic Benefits of Penn State Extension’s Dining With Diabetes Program

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.

Where do entrepreneurs get information? An analysis of twitter-following patterns

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

Optimal locations of fresh produce aggregation facilities in the United States with scale economies

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

The Economic Status of Rural America in the President Trump Era and beyond

By Stephan J. Goetz, Mark D. Partridge, and Heather M. Stephens. Published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, February 16, 2018.

Human Capital and Intergenerational Mobility in U.S. Counties

By Minghao Li, Stephan J. Goetz, Bruce Weber. Published in Economic Development Quarterly, February 16, 2018.

Farm business financial performance in local foods value chains

By Mary Clare Ahearn, Kathleen Liang, Stephan Goetz. Published in Agricultural Finance Review, February 6, 2018.

Store profitability and public policies to improve food access in non-metro U.S. counties

By Rebecca Cleary, Alessandro Bonanno, Lauren Chenarides, and Stephan J. Goetz. Published in Food Policy, February 2018.

Health Insurance and National Farm Policy

By Shoshanah Inwood, Alana Knudson, Florence A. Becot, Bonnie Braun, Stephan J. Goetz, Jane M. Kolodinsky, Scott Loveridge, Katlyn Morris, Jason Parker, Bob Parsons, Rachel Welborn , and Don E. Albrecht. Published in Choices Magazine, January-March 2018.

Explaining Spatial Disparities in Drug Overdoses, 1970-2014

By Stephan J. Goetz and Meri Davlasheridze. Presented at the joint meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting, January 5-7, 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Using a market basket to explore regional food systems

By Kate Clancy, Alessandro Bonanno, Patrick Canning, Rebecca Cleary, Zach Conrad, David Fleisher, Miguel Gómez, Timothy Griffin, Ryan Lee, Daniel Kane, Anne Palmer, Kristen Park, Christian J. Peters, Nicole Tichenor. Published in Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, December 2017.

Engaging multiple audiences: Challenges and strategies in complex food systems projects

By Kathryn Z. Ruhf, Kristen Devlin, Kate Clancy, Linda Berlin, Anne Palmer. Published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, December 2017.

Between global and local: Exploring regional food systems from the perspectives of four communities in the U.S. Northeast

By Anne Palmer, Raychel Santo, Linda Berlin, Alessandro Bonanno, Kate Clancy, Carol Giesecke, C. Clare Hinrichs, Ryan Lee, Philip McNab, Sarah Rocker. Published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, December 2017.

Effects of scale economies and production seasonality on optimal hub locations: The case of regional fresh produce aggregation

By Houtian Ge, Patrick Canning, Stephan J. Goetz, and Agnes Perez. Published in Agricultural Economics, December 19, 2017.

Overlapping labour market areas based on link communities

By Yicheol Han and Stephan J. Goetz. Published in Papers in Regional Science, October 11, 2017.

The interactive effects of human capital and quality of life on economic growth

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.

Network Analysis of Farmer Groups: A Training Manual for Extension Educators

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Goetz, S.J., Y. Han, E. Hildabridle, L. Li, F. Tegegne, S. Tubene, and A. Wetherill. NERCRD Rural Development Paper No. 57. April 3, 2017. This document presents the content of a curriculum prepared for extension educators and others who are interested in conducting a network analysis of farmer groups.

The Local Foods Resource Mapping Project


By Chance McDavid, Stephan Goetz, Leslie Hossfeld, Steve Turner, Mark Skidmore, Don Albrecht, Stacey McCullough, Amanda P. Perez, Alison Davis, Tim Woods, Jairus Rossi, A. Lee Meyer, Susan Jakes, Becky Bowen, Joanne Lelekacs, Stephen Brown, Mark Apel, Trent Teegerstrom. Abstract published in The Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 48(1), 2017. (PDF)

Overlapping labour market areas based on link communities

By Yicheol Han and Stephan J. Goetz. Published in Papers in Regional Science, January 2017.

Supply chain complexity and risk mitigation: A hybrid optimization–simulation model

By Houtian Ge, James Nolan, Richard Gray, , Stephan Goetz, and Yicheol Han. Published in the International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 179, September 2016, Pages 228–238. (Access may be limited.)

Impact Indicators Tips Booklet

RDP55: This booklet, written by George Morse, Charles French, and Scott Chazdon, explores practical and credible methods for using the "but for" rule to document Extension Community Development Impacts.

The Roles of Agricultural Economists in Food System Research

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.

State-Level Cooperative Extension Spending and Farmer Exits

Written by Stephan Goetz and Meri Davlasheridze and published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, April 2016.

Word Networks in U.S. Rural Policy Discourse

by Adam Reimer, Yicheol Han, Stephan J. Goetz, Scott Loveridge, and Donald Albrecht. Published online in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 21 January 2016. (Access may be limited.)

Self-Employment and Trade Shock Mitigation

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

Location Determinants of High-Growth Firms

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By Minghao Li and Stephan Goetz, December 2015.