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

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.

Overlapping labour market areas based on link communities

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

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.

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.

The Economic Resilience of US Counties During the Great Recession

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

Identifying Labor Market Areas Based on Link Communities

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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.

Workplace-anchored migration in US counties

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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.

County-Level Determinants of Mental Health, 2002–2008

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.

The Determinants of Self-Employment Growth: Insights From County-Level Data, 2000-2009 (Economic Development Quarterly)

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

Linkages Between Community-Focused Agriculture, Farm Sales, and Regional Growth (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.

Estimating Employment-Related Migration from Overlapping Migration and Commuting Networks (Growth and Change)

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.

Self-employment and local economic performance: Evidence from US counties (Papers in Regional Science)

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.

The Determinants of Rural Self-Employment: Insights from County-Level Data

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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

The Economic Impacts of Self-Employment (Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics)

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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.

Sharing the Gains of Local Economic Growth: Race to the Top vs. Race to the Bottom Economic Development Policies

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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.

Does Local Firm Ownership Matter?

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

Energy Boomtowns & Natural Gas: Implications for Marcellus Shale Local Governments & Rural Communities

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

An Introduction to Natural Gas Development and Workforces

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

Targeting Regional Economic Development: An Outline of a National Extension Educational Program

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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

Final Report to The Kauffman Foundation, The Place-Based Structural Determinants and Effects of Self-Employment

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RDP33 - Stephan J. Goetz, September 2006

Evaluation Research and Strategy Development for the Tourism Enterprise Development: Activities of the Progress Fund

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RDP36 - Evaluation Research and Strategy Development for the Tourism Enterprise Development: Activities of the Progress Fund. Martin Shields and David W. Hughes, August 2006.

Economic and Community Development Issues and Priorities in the Northeastern US: Results of a Survey of Extension Educators

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RDP30 - Walter Whitmer et al., December 2005

Strategic Directions in Community and Economic Development Extension and Research in the Northeast: Building a Stronger Network in a Critical Time

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RDP32 - December 2005.

Rural Poverty in the Northeast: Global Forces and Individual Coping Strategies

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RDP28 - Diane McLaughlin, October 2005.

Food, Agriculture, and the Emergent Service Economy: Challenges for the Northeast Region

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RDP24 - Nelson Bills, September 2004.

The Causes of Enduring Poverty, An Expanded Spatial Analysis of the Structural Determinants of Poverty in the US

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RDP22 - Anil Rupasingha and Stephan J. Goetz, December 2003.

Critical Development Issues in Rural Economies

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RDP16 - Stephan J. Goetz, February 2003. Paper presented at the Agricultural Outlook Forum 2003, February 20, Arlington, Virginia.