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									            NE-162 ACCOMPLISHMENTS REPORT                                                         1


            Format for Multi-state Research Activity

 Accomplishments Report

            Note: This report is submitted each year of an activity’s duration and is due 60 calendar
            days following the annual meeting. The SAES-422 is forwarded electronically by AA’s to
            their Executive Director. Annual reports for MRF projects are then forwarded to CRIS by
            the Executive Director.

 Project/Activity Number: NE-162

 Project/Activity Title:
 Rural Economic Development: Alternatives in the New Competitive

Period Covered: CY2000

Date of This Report: 12 April 2001

Annual Meeting Date(s): 5 April 2001, Driskill Hotel, Austin TX


        Provide a list of those who attended each meeting, and their employing institution. As an
alternative, list the URL for the meeting minutes, if that report contains the list of those who were
        And, if available, add the address for the list server as well. None.

List of NE-162 members

A     Adamson         Bill           South Dakota State Univ.       Dept. of Economics
A     Alwang          Jeff           Virginia Tech. Univ.           Dept of Agricultural & Applied
P     Barkley         David          Clemson University             Dept of Agricultural & Applied
P     Cooke           Steve          University of Idaho            Dept of Ag Economics & Rural
A     Coupal          Roger          University of Wyoming          Dept of Agricultural & Applied
P     Deller          Steve          University of Wisconsin,       Dept of Ag & Applied Economics

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A   Drabenstott    Mark           Federal Reserve Bank,         Ctr for Study for Rural America
                                  Kansas City
P   Fawson         Chris          Utah State Univ.              Dept of Economics
A   Findeis        Jill           Penn State University         Dept of Ag Economics & Rural
A   Foster         Howard         University of Rhode Island    Dept of Community Planning
P   Francis        Joseph         Cornell University            Dept of Agricultural Economics
A   Freshwater     David          University of Kentucky        Dept of Agricultural Economics
A   Goetz          Stephan        Penn State University         Dept of Agricultural Economcis
P   Goldman        George         University of California      Dept of Ag & Resource Economics
A   Goode          Frank          Penn State University         Dept of Ag Economics & Rural
P   Harris         Tom            University of Nevada, Reno    Dept of Applied Economics &
P   Hastings       Stephen        University of Delaware        Dept of Food & Resource
P   Henry          Mark           Clemson University            Dept of Agricultural & Applied
A   Holland        David          Washington State University   Dept of Ag Economics
P   Isserman       Andrew         University of Illinois        Dept of Ag and Consumer
A   Jansen         Edmund         University of New             Dept of Resource Ec &
                   Jr             Hampshire                     Development
P   Johnson        Tom            University of Missouri-       Dept of Ag Economics
P   Keith          John           Utah State University         Dept of Economics
P   Kilkenny       Maureen        Iowa State Univ.              Dept of Economics
A   Kraybill       David          Ohio State University         Dept of Ag Economics
P   Kriesel        Warren         University of Georgia         Dept of Agricultural & Applied
A   Leatherman     John           Kansas State University       Dept of Agricultural Economics
P   Leistritz      Larry          ND State Univ.                Dept of Agricultural Economics
P   Loveridge      Scott          Michigan State Univ.          Dept of Agricultural Economics
A   McConnon       Jim            University of Maine           Dept of Agricultural Economics
P   McDowell       George         Virginia Tech.                Dept of Agricultural and Applied
A   McNamara       Kevin          Purdue University             Dept of Agricultural Economics
P   Morris         Doug           Univ. of NH                   Dept of Resource Ec. &
P   Morse          George         Unviersity of Minnesota       Dept of Applied Economics
P   Rainey         Daniel         Univ. of Arkansas-Fay.        Dept of Ag Economics and
P   Renkow         Mitch          North Carolina State          Dept of Ag and Resource
                                  University                    Economics

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P     Rossi          Daniel         Rutgers University          New Jersey Ag Experiment Station
A     Schmidt        Fred           Unversity of Vermont        Center for Rural Issues
A     Shields        Martin         Penn State University       Dept of Ag Economics & Rural
P     Smith          Steve          Penn State University       Dept of Ag Economics & Rural
P     Stallmann      Judith         Texas A&M University        Dept of Agricultural Economics
P     Stenberg       Peter          USDA                        ERS-RED
A     Thilmany       Dawn           Colorado State University   Dept. of Ag and Resource
P     Tyrrell    Timothy  University of Rhode Island            Dept of Resource Economics
P     Weber      Bruce    Oregon State University               Dept of Ag & Resource Economics
           P=PRESENT; A=ABSENT

Brief summary of minutes of annual meeting:

           Provide information with a focus on the decisions made.
           As an alternative, list the URL for your meeting minutes.

           1. NE- 162 Chair Stephen Cooke called the meeting to order at 9:05 am

           2. State Reports: Each state reported on one project activity during the last year with an
           "impact statement." An impact statement is a three sentence statement answering: What
           was the problem? What did you do? What was the impact/consequence? These will
           appear in this year’s NE-162 progress report.
           3. Each State's Impact Statement was classified under one of the Objectives of Current
           NE-162 Project. Each state's report has more complete information about how the work of
           each project relates to the objectives. The following listing shows which of the project
           objectives was addressed by the impact statements for each state, suggesting that the
           project is having impacts on all of the objectives addressed by the project:

    1. Implications of Industrial Restructuring for Non Metropolitan Communities
           A. Data Base: TX
           B. Econometric/IO Impact Models: IL, NH, MO
           C. Food Manufacturing Location: IA
           D. Strategic Impacts: ND, GA, UT, DE
    2. Socio-Economic Implications (Labor Market, migration, etc.) in Non Metropolitan Areas
           A. Labor Markets, Income Distribution: NC
           B. Migration: RI
    3. Policy Impacts (Including Fiscal) on Rural Economies
           A. Social Accounting Matrix Database: NY
           B. Local Fiscal: TX, AR, PA
           C. State Policy: ID, UT, NV, MN, ERS, CA, SC, OR

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4. Collaborations—Each member was asked which other states have you worked with
directly or indirectly, both the NE-162 and other researchers not NE-162 members? One
idea about communicating this network is to map links on a map of the United States.
    ID: WA, OR, CPAN
    NY: PA, NH
    AR: MS, IN, SC, OK
    ND: MS, TX, NV, ERS, NE, WY
    NC: CPAN, VA, SC
    RI: NH, DE, ERS
    UT: WY, OCC, CO, BLM, FS
    ERS: IL, IN, CA, TN
    NH: PA, NY
    VA: CPAN, IA, MO
    DE: PA, SC, NV
    GA: IN, MS
    MN: CPAN, IA, ND
    CA: FL, NV, OH, WY, FS
    PA: CPAN, WI, MN, OR, NY , SC, MO
    MO: CPAN, IA, WI, OK, NV, OH, NH, TX, SC, NB, KS, VA,
    OR: WA, OH, MN, ID, CPAN, SC, MS, PA,
    TX: CPAN, WI, PA, IA

It was suggested that our report on our networks should identify specific collaboration on
specific objective(s)—we could use co-authored articles from CRIS reports to establish.
There is a hierarchy of collaboration where top echelon is co-authors, next is people
whose works we read, and so forth.

4. Project Administrative Advisor Dan Rossi pointed out that the project is a network of
collaborations, but also sharing of common methodologies, theoretical framework. As
can’t set up experiments, we social sciences must achieve replication of our work by
repeating comparable studies in the states participating in the NE-162 multi-state project.
This observation led to some reflections on the project successes. This group has worked
with IMPLAN to develop comparable databases, methodologies, etc. In turn, that led to
CPAN. Lots of things happened which wouldn’t have happened without this group. New
objectives have evolved out of the collaborative work of the present format of the NE-162.

5. Discussion about the future of the project identified the need to communicate to
reviewers the ―bigness‖ of the problems of economic development and its import (to rural
America?). This is the only project that addresses the big issues of rural development.
Kind of policies coming out of state and local policy makers disadvantage rural areas
more than the market. Or they don’t consider the unintended consequences. There are
significant measurement problems, It was suggested that we forget the idea of pushing the
grand rural development policies or methods. Directors are interested in problem-answer

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focused research. However, implicit is development of principles and methods comes
along with solving the problems. Reliability and validity of pronounced solutions is at
issue. Understanding human capital with a sense of ―place.‖

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 Accomplishments and Impacts:

         In this section focus on intended outcomes and potential impacts. This information should be
built around the activity's milestones, as they were identified in the original proposal. The report
should also reflect on the items that stakeholders want to know, or want to see. Also, describe plans
for the coming year in no more than one or two short paragraphs.
         The following states submitted reports. These are available on the project web page
1. Clemson
2. Colorado State
3. Cornell
4. Iowa State
5. NC State
6. ND State
7. Oregon State
8. Penn State
9. Texas A&M
10. UC, Berkeley
11. U Delaware
12. U Idaho
13. U MinnesotaMN_Morse.htm
14. U Missouri (RUPRI/CPAN)
15. U Nevada, Reno
16. U NH
17. U RI
18. Utah State
19. Virginia Tech
20 Washington State

         At the Austin meeting, we went through an impact statement writing exercise. This exercise
was based on the ideas found in ― Making an Impact: A Primer on Impact Reporting‖ found at The NE-162 web page has
a link to this site. The members of the committee were asked to write three sentences about their
single best project during previous year: The sentences were first a problem statement, second a
statement of what they did to address the problem, and finally a description of the impact their efforts
had on the problem. The results of this process for ten states are provided below.

            North Carolina – M. Renkow
                The population of most rural counties in North Carolina has grown substantially in
            recent years.
                Our research confirms that the bulk of this rural population growth is attributable to
            ex-urbanization related to a growing integration of rural and urban labor markets.

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    Dissemination of this information has greatly facilitated movement toward more
effective land use planning in rural counties.

Utah State University – Chris Fawson
    Rural communities claim that concentration in their local financial markets restrict
access to competitively priced capital market services thus restricting opportunities for
economic expansion.
    Developed a comprehensive data base of financial institution deposit structure at the
branch level to characterize relationships between financial market structure and indicators
of economic well-being.
    Fosters discussion about development strategies that enhance access to competitive
capital market services in rural regions.

University of Georgia - Warren Kriesel
     The typical U. S. coastal community has doubled its population in the last decade and
has experienced massive restructuring.
     This research effort in 12 states has modeled how property values and the community-
wide tax base will be impacted by (a) continued population growth, (b) federal policies,
e.g. flood insurance, and (c) natural hazards such as hurricanes.
     Results indicate that (a) future annual property losses will exceed $2 billion, (b) 9
percent participation in the flood insurance program indicates that continued subsidization
will be required.

South Carolina - David Barkley
    Entrepreneurs and small businesses in rural areas lack access to venture capital, thus
retarding new business formation and survival in non-metro communities.
    Researchers from South Carolina, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Missouri conducted case
studies of 22 public and private venture capital programs across the nation to determine
the characteristics and impacts of successful and unsuccessful programs.
    Research findings were used to assisting public officials in Kansas, Wyoming,
Missouri, and Arizona with the design of public venture capital programs, potentially
saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars that would be lost as a result of poorly
designed programs.

Idaho – Steve Cooke
    Tax initiatives in the Idaho and the West raised the question of offsetting economic
    We developed an economic model that divided Idaho economy into traded and non-
traded sectors to measure these offsetting effects.
    This approach allows for policy analysis of offsetting effect based on selective
elasticities of demand for traded and non-traded industries that is similar to the effect on
rural and urban areas.

   Oregon legislators have been concerned about the impact of tax policy on the
economy and the distribution of the tax burden, but have had no way to estimate this.

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     An OSU research team, including NE-162 participants from Washington and Ohio,
developed an ―Oregon Tax Incidence Model,‖ a computable general equilibrium model
with specific attention to distribution of tax burdens that estimates the impact of a change
in tax policy on personal income and output in the state and the distribution of tax burden.
     The legislature is using this model to estimate and design tax policy. The Revenue
Committee recently proposed reducing property taxes on low-income seniors on a reform
proposal that would impose a value-added tax because the Oregon Tax Incidence Model
showed high property tax burden on low income people and that this proposal would
improve the progressivity of the tax system.

Utah State University John Keith
    The elimination of snowmobiling in Yellowstone Park, local and state administrators
are interested in identifying local and state economic importance of that recreational
activity in order to forestall or plan for similar land use decisions on public land uses in
    We identified characteristics, expenditures and visitation patterns to apply to state and
regional impact models (IMPLAN-based).
    Attempted to highlight the appropriate use (and inappropriate misuse) of these
analysis, in addition to estimating local and state impacts of snowmobiling activities.

Rhode Island – T. Tyrrell
     Population migration from urban centers to suburbs and rural areas in the NE has lead
to significant changes in regional patterns of land use, increased costs of regional and
municipal services and a negative effect on environmental and social qualities.
     Project is applying spatial econometrics to relate the growth in sectoral employment
and number households and social economic and environmental characteristics of 527
municipalities from 1980 – 1999.
     Impacts will provide information to government and non-government organizations
on courses of migration and job growth in order to guide economic development policies.

University of Delaware – Steven E. Hastings
     The State of Delaware has a long-term aggressive economic development policy
focusing on attracting financial industries.
     A study was undertaken that documented the growth of financial and service sectors
and the decline of manufacturing and agriculture.
     Results provide background for more comprehensive analysis of the role of agriculture
in the changing Delaware economy.

University of Nevada, Reno – Tom Harris
    Numerous rural Nevada communities are concerned about the socio-economic
impacts of changes in natural resource management policies on public lands and
adjudicated surface water basins.
    Socio-economic models were developed to assess the potential impacts of changes in
natural resource management policies on communities of rural Nevada.
    Results of these studies have been used by the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land
Management, Forest Service, and rural Nevada communities as input for Environmental

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           Impact Studies on the socio-economic impacts of changes in natural resource management

           Missouri 1 – Tom Johnson.
               Many rural and small town residents are becoming alarmed at the growth of large
           scale confined animal feeding operations (CAFO).
               We gathered data, applied existing models, and measured the impacts of CAFOs on
           the local income, land values, water quality, and fiscal balances of a rural community.
               Residents learned the magnitude of the problem and that public policy was justified to
           protect the public interest. It also reduced the level of conflict.
           Objective: I
           Collaboration: IA.

           Missouri 2 – Tom Johnson
               Researchers in several states have developed similar policy analysis models (CPAN)
           but require a means of comparing and estimating their accuracy.
               We developed a series of indicators and a process to assess accuracy of these models.
               CPAN states now can assess the accuracy of their models in a comparable manner.
           Objective: III
           Collaboration: SC, PA, OH, OK, NV, IA, OR,…CPAN

Future plans for the NE-162 project were discussed at the afternoon session. A summary of that
discussion is provided below.

           6. Discussion of Question of future of project. The question was raised about whether we
           wanted to be a Regional Coordinating Committee or a Regional Project. The decision was
           to propose a regional project. The question was raised about whether the proposal needs
           one objective or three. Answer was not that it is better not to have sub-objectives: three
           objectives would be fine.

           7. The project needs to submit a letter of request for a new proposal to NE Directors—
           4000 characters—for their June meeting. The justification in the letter should address:
                Issues to be addressed
                The need as indicated by stakeholders—use input you have received in past years
                Importance of work and consequences of it not being done
                Technical feasibility of conducting the research
                Advantage of a multi-state research project as opposed to working alone
           The current project terminates in 2002. The next proposal should be ready by February
           2002 so that the Directors can review and comment on the proposal so we can revise
           before the present project expires in September 2002. In order to have time for external
           reviews before the February 2002 Directors meeting, the proposal will need to be in draft
           by September 2001. Some sources of stakeholder input are: CSREES’s fifth goal; ERS
           lists of priorities; Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Center for Study of Rural
           America publications. It will be useful to cite sources other than reports from this project
           in the literature review of the next proposal.

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8. There was a discussion of important issues that the project could address. Among these
Demographic changes (migration, age/sex/ethnicity structure); structure of rural
governments and consequences for rural communities (home rule vs Dillon) regulation,
deregulation; spatial issues, settlement patterns, fee based services provision, social
capital. macrodynamics of rural development; land use, urban sprawl, smart growth, rural
sprawl, gentrification of rural communities, farmland preservation and conversion;
finance, capital and financial markets; public and private infrastructure,
telecommunications; workforce labor market issues and inequality; restructuring in
agriculture and other rural economic sectors, e.g. prisons, tourism; transitions of rural
populations; characteristics of successful rural communities; quality of life

9 There was discussion of the theme of the importance of a vital rural community to the
survival of a vital agriculture sector. The project should perhaps address what makes for
successful, healthy rural communities? Why isn’t farm support a rural development
policy? What are the principles of rural development?

10. Members broke into subgroups to better define the specifics of four objectives, decide
who would chair the proposal writing efforts, and to gain some indication of who would
work on each of the four broad objectives and which sub-objectives in particular. What
follows is a list of the general objectives and subgroup chair (in bold) and those who
indicated an interest in working on particular objectives:

Objective 1: How Major Forces in the Global Economy are Affecting Rural Areas
(Or Death to the Tyranny of Distance)
Maureen Kilkenny, Steve Deller, David Barkley, Steve Smith, Peter Stenberg, Chris
Fawson, Warren Kriesel

Among the forces affecting rural economies are E-commerce, telecommunications, …

Objective 2: :Labor Markets and Migration
Mitch Renkow, Joe Francis, Tim Tyrrell, Mark Henry, Bruce Weber, [Jill Findeis,
Stephan Goetz signed up by Steve Smith]

Labor Market issues in rural areas, Low income Workforce, Welfare transitions,
   Demographic changes: ethnicity, age

Objective 3: Public Policy
T. Johnson, Martin Shields, Tom Harris, George Goldman, Dan Rainey
Steve Deller, Joe Francis, Doug Morris, Peter Stenberg, Maureen Kilkenny, Steve Cooke,
Judy Stallman.

Work with CPAN, and on issues such as the following: farm Bill impacts of rural
economies, devolution, public sector revenues and finance, changes in federal natural
resource policy, deregulation of electricity, E-governance and digital democracy,

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          Objective 4: What are the characteristics of a healthy, successful rural community?
          David Barkley, Steve Deller, George McDowell, George Morse, Joe Francis, Steve
          Smith, Scott Loveridge, Maureen Kilkenny

          11. There was discussion of next steps in proposal writing. The Secretary will write up
          minutes and distribute within the week. Chairs will request input in writing their sections.
          A draft of the preliminary proposal will be ready for internal review by the time of the
          August AAEA meetings and the writing committee will meet at that time

          12. Election of officers
              Bruce Weber elected Chair of NE-162 committee
              Martin Shields was elected Secretary of NE-162

          13. Location of next meeting—Monterey, CA in February if this meeting is after the
          Directors' February meeting; otherwise we will meet in Arlington, VA in April. The
          decision will be made by next fall and communicated to members so they can make their
          own decisions about their participation in the WRSA meetings.

          14. The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 pm

          Respectfully submitted,
          Bruce Weber, NE-162 Secretary, 2000-2001


         List the publications for current year only (with the authors, title, journal series, etc.).
Alberto B. Manalo, Douglas E. Morris, and Michael S. Garrepy. October 2000. " Food Processing in
    New Hampshire: Who, Where, How Big, and So What?", Abstract, Agricultural and Resource
    Economics Review, Volume 29, Number 2.
Goetz, Stephan J. and David L. Debertin. 2000. ―Why Farmers Quit: A County-Level Analysis,‖
    abstract in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 26(2):255.
Book chapters
Barkley, David L. and Mark S. Henry. Local Economic and Fiscal Impacts of a Planned Retirement
    Community. In Case Studies in Small Town and Rural Economic Development. Peter
    Schaeffer and Scott Loveridge (eds.), Praeger Press, Westport, Connecticut: 2000, pp. 69-80.
Leistritz, F. Larry. 2000. ―Agricultural Processing Facilities as a Source of Rural Jobs,‖ pp. 115-121
     in Small Town and Rural Economic Development: A Case Study Approach, P. Schaeffer and S.
     Loveridge, eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
Renkow, Mitch and A. Robert Rubin. ―Does Municipal Solid Waste Composting Make Economic
    Sense?‖ in R. Kerry Turner, Ian Bateman and Jane Powell (eds.), Waste Management and
    Planning, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., forthcoming.

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Institutional publications
Agapoff, Jeanmarie and Thomas R. Harris. ―Economic Impact of the University of Nevada, Reno
   on Nevada’s Economy.‖ UCED 2000/01-03. July 2000.
Barkley, David L., Christopher Ferland, David Freshwater, Deborah M. Markley, Julia S. Rubin,
    Ron Shaffer, and Sherri Wright. Equity Capital for Nonmetropolitan Businesses: An
    Introduction to Alternative Sources and Directory to Related Web Sites. PB99-3, Rural Policy
    Research Institute, University of Missouri, November, 1999, pp. 20.
Barkley, David L., Christopher Ferland, Ferdinand Di Furio, David Freshwater, Deborah M.
    Markley, Julia S. Rubin, and Ron Shaffer. Directory of State-Assisted Venture Capital
    Programs. 2000. Rural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri, 2000.
Barkley, David L., Deborah M. Markley, and Julia S. Rubin. A Critical Review of the IC2 Institute
    Report, The Certified Capital Companies Economic Development Innovation: Missouri’s
    Experience to Date. Rural Policy Brief, PB2000-2R*, Rural Policy Research Institute, March,
    2000, pp. 4.
Carl V. Phillips, George W. Morse, Steffanie Guess-Murphy and Patrick Welle, Generic
     Environmental Impact Statement on Animal Agriculture: A Summary of the Literature Related
     to External Benefits and Costs. Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, Minnesota Planning,
Cooke, S. ―Twelve Measures of Strong Local Government Finances.‖ Idaho Economics.
   Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. University of Idaho, Moscow,
   Idaho, May 2000.
Cornelius, Jim, David Holland, Edward Waters and Bruce Weber, Agriculture and the Oregon
    Economy, SR 1014, Oregon State University Extension Service, March 2000
Edmund F. Jansen, Jr, and Douglas E. Morris, June 2000. "Strafford County Jail Expansion Costs
   and Impacts," RED Paper, 2000-01, Department of Resource Economics and Development,
   University of New Hampshire.
Fawson, C., R. Herzberg, and M. Looney. ―Health Care in Rural Utah: Diagnosis and Treatment.‖
   Sutherland Institute Policy Study, September, 2000.
Harris, Thomas R., Tim Darden, Gerald Ackerman, Caroline Ford, Marianne Segurson and Zack
    Bunyard. ―The Importance of the Health Care Sector on the Economy of Churchill County,
    Nevada.‖ UCED 2000/01-11. September 2000.
Henry, Mark S., David L. Barkley, Yu Bai, and Jae Espey. Employment Growth in Rural TVA
    Counties: Does Establishment Size Matter? TVA Rural Studies Report 00-12,. Lexington, KY:
    University of Kentucky, September, 2000, pp. 36.
Henry, Mark S., Willis Lewis, Lynn Reinschmiedt, and Daren Hudson. 2000. Reducing Food
    Stamp and Welfare Caseloads in the South: Are Rural Areas Less Likely to Succeed than
    Urban Centers? Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform: A Research Conference on Poverty,
    Welfare and Food Assistance. Joint Center for Poverty Research Northwestern University and
    University of Chicago. May 4-5, Washington, D.C. Available as JCPR Working Paper 188.

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Lazarus, William F ., Diego E. Platas, and George Morse. "Evaluating Economic and Fiscal Impacts
    of an Evolving Swine Industry." CURA Reporter, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs,
    University of Minnesota, February 2001, pp. 16-22.
Leistritz, F. Larry, and Randall S. Sell. 2000. Agricultural Processing Plants in North Dakota:
     Socioeconomic Impacts. Agr. Econ. Rpt. No. 437. Fargo: North Dakota State University, 73
Reinschmidt, Lynn, Mark Henry, Bruce A. Weber, Elizabeth E. Davis and Willis Lewis, ―Welfare
    and Food Stamps Caseloads in Three States: Rural-Urban Contrasts‖, P99-10, Columbia MO:
    Rural Policy Research Institute, December 1999 [Available on website]
Renkow, Mitch. 2000. ―Explaining Rural Population Trends.‖ NC State Economist (June).
Wayne Purcell and Jeffrey Alwang, ―Taxation: No Simple Answers,‖ REAP Policy Paper No.
   11, April 2000. Virginia Cooperative Extension 2000 Publication 448-311/REAP P011.
Weber, B. and S. Bowman, Economic Well-Being and Poverty in Oregon and Its Counties, EM
   8751, Oregon State University Extension Service, December 1999
Zimmerman, John and Thomas R. Harris. ―Federal and State Land-Based Payments in Nevada.‖
   UCED 2000/01-06. September 2000.
Anna B. Cox, Jeffrey Alwang and Thomas G. Johnson, ―Local Preferences for Economic
   Development Outcomes: An Application of the Analytical Hierarchy Procedure,‖ Growth
   and Change, 31(3) Summer 2000, pp. 341-366.
Bradford Mills and Gautam Hazarika, ―Non-Metropolitan to Metropolitan Area Migration of Young
    Adults,‖ American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 82(2), 2001, pp. 329-340.
Bradford Mills, ―Are Spells of Unemployment Longer in Non-Metropolitan Areas: Non-Parametric and
    Semi-Parametric Evidence,‖ Journal of Regional Science, 40(4), 2000, pp. 697-718.
Bradford Mills, ―Job Search, Employment Density, and the Rate of Exit of Unemployment in Non-
    Metropolitan Labor Markets,‖ Southern Rural Sociology, 16, 2000, pp. 145-171.
Bradford Mills, ―Unemployment Duration in Non-Metropolitan Labor Markets.‖ Growth and
    Change, 32, 2001, pp. 174-192.
Bradford Mills, Jeffrey Alwang, and Gautam Hazarika, ―The Impact of Welfare Reform: A Semi-
    Parametric Analysis,‖ Review of Income and Wealth, 47(1), 2001, pp. 1-24.
Corsi, Alessandro, and Jill L. Findeis. 2000. ―True State Dependence and Heterogeneity in Off-
    farm Labour Participation.‖ European Review of Agricultural Economics 27(2):127-151.
Espey, M. and D. Thilmany. 2000. Farm Labor Demand: A Meta-Regression Analysis of Wage
    Elasticities. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 25 (July): pp. 252-266.
Harris, T.R., J.S. Shonkwiler and G.E. Ebai. ―Dynamic Nonmetropolitan Export-Base Modeling.‖
    The Review of Regional Studies, Vol 29, No. 2 (Fall 1999): 115-138. (Published March 2000).
Henry, Mark. New Directions in Regional Science CA View from Agricultural and Applied
    Economics. Review of Regional Studies 30(1):49-56, 2000.

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Jones, Eluned, Judith I. Stallmann, and Craig Infanger. 2000. ―Free Markets at a Price.‖ Choices.
    (First Quarter):36-40.
Kilkenny, M., H. Jensen, S. Garasky, and J. Olmstead. Welfare and Food Assistance at the State and
    Substate Level: A Framework for Evaluating Economic and Programmatic Changes. American
    Journal of Agricultural Economics 82(3):649-655, 2000.
Kim, Yunsoo, David L. Barkley, and Mark S. Henry. Industry Characteristics Linked to
   Establishment Concentrations in Nonmetropolitan Areas. Journal of Regional Science Vol. 40,
   No. 2, 2000, pp. 231-259.
Lybbert, T. and D. Thilmany. 2000. The Influence of Olympic Games on Net Migration Rates: A
    Cross-Sectional Analysis of Olympic Host Regions. The Annals of Regional Science. 34. pp.
Renkow, Mitch and Dale M. Hoover. 2000. ―Commuting, Migration, and the Nonmetropolitan
   Turnaround.‖ Journal of Regional Science 40(2): 261-287.
Root, Ken, and F. Larry Leistritz. ―Community Concerns with the Threat of Job Loss.‖ Research in
    Community Sociology 10: 267-288, 2000.
Rupasingha, Anil, Stephan J. Goetz and David Freshwater. 2000. ―Social Capital and Economic
   Growth: A County-Level Analysis,‖ Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics,
Schmitt, B. and M. Henry. 2000. Size and Growth Employment Centers in French Labor Market
   Areas: Consequences for Rural Population and Employment. Regional Science and Urban
   Economics. 30(1):1-2(January).
Seung, C.K. and T.R. Harris. ―Impacts of Reduced Gaming Exports on the Economy of Nevada.‖
    Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2 (July 2000):109-119.
Seung, C.K., T.R. Harris, J.E. Englin and N.R. Netusil. ―Application of a Computable General
    Equilibrium (CGE) Model to Evaluate Surface Water Reallocation Policies.‖ The Review of
    Regional Studies, Vol 29, No. 2 (Fall 1999):139-156. (Published March 2000).
Seung, C.K., T.R. Harris, J.E. Englin and N.R. Netusil. ―Impacts of Water Reallocation: A
    Combined Computable General Equilibrium and Recreation Demand Model Approaches.‖
    Annals of Regional Science 34 (2000):473-487.
Shields, Martin, Judith I. Stallmann, and Steven C. Deller. ―Simulating the Economic and Fiscal
    Impacts of High and Low-Income Elderly on a Small Rural Region.‖ Review of Regional
    Studies, 29(2, Fall):175-196. 1999.
Stallmann, Judith I. ―Devolution and the Evolution of Regional Science.‖ Review of Regional
     Studies. 30(1):3-15. 2000.
Swanson, Michael J., George W. Morse, and Knut Ingar Westeren. "Regional Purchase Coefficient
   Estimates from Value-Added Tax Data" The Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Vol. 29,
   No. 2, 1999
Waters, Edward C., Bruce A. Weber and David W. Holland, ―The Role of Agriculture in Oregon’s
   Economic Base: Findings from a Social Accounting Matrix‖ Journal of Agricultural and
   Resource Economics, 24(1):266-280, July 1999.

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Journals (under review)
JunHo Yeo and David W. Holland. ―Economic Growth in Washington: An Examination of Labor
    Market and Fiscal Response,‖ Currently under second review at the Journal of Regional
    Analysis & Policy.
JunHo Yeo and David W. Holland. ―Economic Growth in Washington: An Examination of
    Migration Rsponse and A Test of Model Accuracy,‖ Currently under review at The Northwest
    Journal of Business and Economics.
JunHo Yeo and Sung K. Ahn, David W. Holland. ―Labor Market Behavior in Washington:
    Cointegration Analysis of Time Series,‖ will be submitted to American Journal of Agricultural
Root, Kenneth A., and F. Larry Leistritz. 2000. ―Rural Community Response to
    Closure/Downsizing of a Major Employer in the Upper Midwest.‖ Small Town (in press)
Tyrrell, Timothy and Andrada Toma, ―The Linkage between Interaction Models and Spatial Lag
    Models‖, International Regional Science Review (under review).
Papers and Posters
Bradford Mills, Everett Peterson, Sundar Dorai-Raj,* and Jeffrey Alwang, ―Determinants of Food
    Stamp Program Exits.‖ Paper presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association
    Annual Meetings, Forth Worth, Texas, January 27th-31st, 2001.
Bradford Mills, Everett Peterson, Sundar Dorai-Raj,* and Jeffrey Alwang, ―Food Stamp Program
    Caseload Declines: An Indirect Effect of Welfare Reform?‖ Paper presented at the Food
    Assistance And Nutrition Research Small Grants Programs Conference, USDA - Economic
    Research Service, Washington D.C. October 19-20, 2000.
Bradford Mills, Jeffrey Alwang, and Gautam Hazarika, ―The Impact of Welfare Reform in Non-
    Metropolitan Areas: A Semi-Parametric Analysis.‖ Selected Paper American Agricultural
    Economics Association Meetings, Tampa, Florida, July 31st - August 2nd 2000.
Bradford Mills, Jeffrey Alwang, and Gautam Hazarika, ―The Impact of Welfare Reform
    Nationally and in Non-Metropolitan Areas: A Non-Parametric Analysis.‖ Presented at the
    Joint Center For Poverty Research (Northwestern/University of Chicago) conference on
    Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform, Washington, DC, May 4, 2000.
Cooke, S. ―Panel on The Dynamic Impact of State Tax Policy on the Distribution of Tax Burdens:
   Who Responds and Who Benefits‖ Western Agricultural Economics Association, Vancouver,
   B.C., June 20, 2000.
Cooke, S. ―A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of a Property Tax Reform in the State of
   Idaho‖ NE-162/Southern Regional Science Association Joint Session, Miami Beach, Florida,
   April 13, 2000.
Davis, Elizabeth E. and Bruce A. Weber, ―Employment Stability and Earnings of the Working
    Poor in Rural and Urban Labor Markets,‖ selected paper presented at the annual meetings of
    the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington DC, November

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Davis, Elizabeth E. and Bruce A. Weber. ―Employment and Earnings of the Working Poor in Rural
    and Urban Labor Markets,‖ selected paper presented at the annual meetings of the Western
    Agricultural Economics Association, Fargo ND July 1999
Davis, Elizabeth E., Laura S. Connolly and Bruce A. Weber, ―Employment Outcomes for Low-
    Income Adults in Rural and Urban Labor Markets,‖ selected paper presented at the annual
    meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Nashville TN, August
Foster, H.H. 2000. Relationships of Knowledge and Expertise to Rural County Economic
    Development: Indicators of Growth and the Variables of knowledge Transfer. Southern
    Regional Science Association Conference. Miami Beach.
Gautam Hazarika, Bradford Mills, and Jeffrey Alwang, ―Benefit Banking: An Alternative
    Explanation of Welfare Caseload Declines.‖ Selected paper Southern Economic Association
    Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C., November 10th-12th, 2000.
Jason Beddow,* Jeff Alwang, Joydeep Ghosh,* Gautam Hazarika, Bradford Mills, ―The Context
    of a Land Grant University in the Local Economy.‖ Poster Paper American Agricultural
    Economics Association Meetings, Tampa, Florida, July 31st - August 2nd 2000.
Joydeep Ghosh, Bradford Mills, and Jeffrey Alwang, ―Economic Impacts of a Virginia Tech
    Football Game on the Local Economy,‖ Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science
    Association, Miami, Florida, April 14-16, 2000, 11 pp.
Kay, David and Joe D. Francis, 2000. "Poverty, Wealth and the NY Canal Corridor." Poster Session
    presented at the 2nd Annual Cornell University GIS Expo. Ithaca, NY. May 2000.
Kay, David, Joe D. Francis and Ragendra De Sousa, 2000. "Economic Development in the Canal
    Corridor: Trends, Perceptions, Concerns." Paper presented at the 8th Annual Research-in-
    Progress Conference of the New York State Network of Economic Research. The Nelson A.
    Rockefeller Institute of Government. Albany, NY. December 2000.
Renkow, Mitch and Daniel G. Hallstrom. 2000. ―Infrastructure Investment, Transactions Costs, and
    Rural Poverty Alleviation.‖ Poster presented at the 24th International Association of Agricultural
    Economists meeting, Berlin, Germany, August 13-18, 2000.
Tokgoz, Simla, Mitch Renkow, and Leon Danielson. 2000. ―Incorporating Commuting into a Fiscal
    Impact Model.‖ Paper presented at the 2000 Southern Regional Science Assn. meeting, Miami,
Weber, Bruce and Greg Duncan, ―Welfare Reform and Rural America‖, paper prepared for a
   Congressional Briefing on Welfare Reform and Rural Poverty, co-sponsored by the
   Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center on Poverty Research and the
   Rural Policy Research Institute, June 21, 2000
Oluwole, Tokumbo. 2000. An Econometric Analysis of Off-farm Labor Participation and Farm
    Exit Decisions Among Farm Families, 1977-1998. M.S. thesis in Agricultural Economics,

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    The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural
Platas Rosado, Diego Esteban ""Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Different Sizes of Swine
     Operations on Minnesota Counties" Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Applied Economics,
     University of Minnesota, August 2000
Shangguan Zhaoyun. 2000. ―Food Stamp Participation and Welfare in the Non-Metropolitan United
    States.‖ M.S. Thesis, July, 87 pp.
Sharon E. Maher. 2000. ―An Analysis of Changes in Delaware’s Economy: 1969-1997‖. Degree
    with Distinction Thesis, University of Delaware.


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