2019 SRSA: 2019 SRSA: 58TH MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
PROGRAM

Days: Thursday, April 4th Friday, April 5th Saturday, April 6th

Thursday, April 4th

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14:30-16:00 Session 1A: Regional Research at the Bureau of Economic Analysis - Data and Applications I

Organizers: Kyle Hood and Christian Awuku-Budu, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Chair:
Christian Awuku-Budu (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Location: Washington
14:30
Ledia Guci (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Development of Regional Satellite Accounts (abstract)
Discussant: Thomas Johnson
14:55
Susan Helper (Case Western Reserve University, United States)
Abdul Munasib (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Governing Global Value Chains: Evidence From Automotive Trade Data (abstract)
Discussant: Jiemin Guo
15:20
Dirk Van Duym (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Water Policy and the Common Pool: Examining Crop Choice in California (abstract)
Discussant: Daniel Bigelow
14:30-16:00 Session 1B: New Advances Regarding US Supplemental Poverty Measurement

Organizer: Thesia Garner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Session Discussant: Shelly Ver Ploeg, USDA Economic Research Service

Chair:
Thesia Garner (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States)
Discussant:
Shelly Ver Ploeg (USDA Economic Research Service, United States)
Location: Jefferson
14:30
Liana Fox (U.S. Census Bureau, United States)
Thesia Garner (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States)
Moving to the Median, Expanding the Estimation Sample, and Testing Equivalence Scales: Impact on SPM Thresholds and Poverty Statistics (abstract)
15:00
Trudi Renwick (U.S. Census Bureau, United States)
Incorporating Amenities Into the Supplemental Poverty Measure (abstract)
15:30
Liana Fox (U.S. Census Bureau, United States)
Lewis Warren (U.S. Census Bureau, United States)
Material Well-Being and Poverty: New Evidence Across Poverty Measures (abstract)
14:30-16:00 Session 1C: Regional/Spatial Aspects of the Opioid Crisis I

Organizer: Brian Cushing, West Virginia University

Chair:
David Peters (Iowa State University, United States)
Location: Georgetown C
14:30
Samia Islam (Boise State University, United States)
Kelly Chen (Boise State University, United States)
Well-Being, Job Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis (abstract)
Discussant: Devon Meadowcroft
15:00
David McGranahan (USDA Economic Research Service, United States)
Tim Parker (USDA Economic Research Service, United States)
Exploring the geography of the opioid epidemic: A walk on the supply side (abstract)
Discussant: Mike Shepard
15:30
Michael Betz (The Ohio State University, United States)
Lauren Jones (The Ohio State University, United States)
Contextual and Demographic Factors Influencing Naloxone Use on Overdose Decedents (abstract)
Discussant: Collin Hodges
16:00-16:30Break
16:30-18:45 Session 2A: State Forecasts

Organizer: John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte

 

Chair:
John Connaughton (UNC Charlotte, United States)
Location: Georgetown A
16:30
Joey Von Nessen (University of South Carolina, United States)
South Carolina Economic Outlook (abstract)
16:55
Michael Lahr (Rutgers University, United States)
New Jersey Economic Outlook (abstract)
17:20
Dan Rickman (Oklahoma State University, United States)
Hongbo Wang (Oklahoma State University, United States)
Oklahoma Economic Outlook (abstract)
17:45
Brian Lego (University of West Virginia, United States)
West Virginia Economic Outlook (abstract)
18:10
John Connaughton (UNC Charlotte, United States)
North Carolina Economic Outlook (abstract)
16:30-18:45 Session 2B: Energy
Chair:
David Swenson (Iowa State University, United States)
Location: Georgetown B
16:30
Kuan-Ming Huang (West Virginia University, United States)
Xiaoli Etienne (West Virginia University, United States)
Do Natural Hazards in the Gulf Coast Still Matter for State-Level Natural Gas Prices? Evidence After the Shale Gas Boom (abstract)
Discussant: David Swenson
16:55
John Winters (Iowa State University, United States)
Zhengyu Cai (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China)
Karen Maguire (Oklahoma State University, United States)
Who Benefits From Local Oil and Gas Employment? Labor Market Composition in the Oil and Gas Industry in Texas (abstract)
Discussant: Kuan-Ming Huang
17:20
Luyi Han (Oklahoma State University, United States)
John Winters (Iowa State University, United States)
Industry Fluctuations and College Major Choices: Evidence From an Energy Boom and Bust (abstract)
Discussant: Shishir Shakya
17:45
Shishir Shakya (West Virginia University, United States)
The Dark Side of the Shale Boom– Increased Crime Among Economically-Small, Relatively Rural American States Generalized Synthetic Control Approach (abstract)
Discussant: John Winters
18:10
David Swenson (Iowa State University, United States)
Emerging Energy Investments Economic Impact Challenges: The Interconnection Seam Study as a Case Example (abstract)
Discussant: Luyi Han
16:30-18:45 Session 2C: Analysis of Incentives
Chair:
Martin Romitti (Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, United States)
Location: Georgetown C
16:30
Jia Wang (University of Dayton, United States)
Weici Yuan (University of Central Arkansas, United States)
Economic Development Incentives (EDI) Spending in US States: Toward Convergence? (abstract)
Discussant: Doug Woodward
16:55
Adrienne DiTommaso (The Ohio State University, United States)
Robert Greenbaum (The Ohio State University, United States)
An Examination of the Use of State and Local Tax Incentives and Diversification of the Local Economic Base (abstract)
Discussant: Jia Wang
17:20
Jia Wang (University of Dayton, United States)
Weici Yuan (University of Central Arkansas, United States)
Cynthia Rogers (University of Oklahoma, United States)
Economic Development Incentives: What Can We Learn From Policy Regime Changes? (abstract)
Discussant: Terry Rephann
17:45
Doug Woodward (University of South Carolina, United States)
Alexandra Troidl (University of South Carolina, United States)
Incentives and the Location of Foreign Manufacturing Investment in the United States (abstract)
Discussant: Adrienne DiTommaso
18:10
Terry Rephann (Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia, United States)
Economic Development Incentive Program Deadweight: The Role of Program Design Features, Firm Characteristics, and Location (abstract)
Discussant: Cynthia Rogers
16:30-18:45 Session 2D: Intergenational Mobility, Poverty and Inequality

Organizer: Bruce Weber, Oregon State University

Chair:
Bruce Weber (Oregon State University, United States)
Location: Jefferson
16:30
Vikash Dangal (Louisiana State University, United States)
J. Matthew Fannin (Louisiana State University, United States)
Structural Differences in the Neighborhood Characteristics Associated With Social Mobility by Race and Gender (abstract)
16:55
Tim Smith (Purdue University, United States)
Agricultural Transformation and Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1940-2000 (abstract)
17:20
Sarah Barrows (University of Idaho, United States)
Paul Lewin (University of Idaho, United States)
Low-Income Household Livelihood Strategies: Food Stamp Access and Private Aid (abstract)
17:45
Carlianne Patrick (Georgia State University, United States)
Heather Stephens (West Virginia University, United States)
Incentivizing the Missing Middle: The Role of Economic Development Policy (abstract)
18:10
Peter Han (USDA-ERS, United States)
John Cromartie (USDA-ERS, United States)
Variations in Rental Cost-Burden in Rural America: Factor Decomposition (abstract)
Discussant: J. Matthew Fannin
Friday, April 5th

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08:00-09:45 Session 3A: Leveraging the Census Bureau's Data Linkage Infrastructure for Evidence Building

Organizer: Scott Boggess, U.S. Census Bureau

Chair:
Scott Boggess (U.S. Census Bureau, United States)
Discussant:
Amy O'Hara (Georgetown University, United States)
Location: Georgetown A
08:00
Kathryn McNamara (U.S. Census Bureau, United States)
Access to Innovation: The Census Data Linkage Infrastructure (abstract)
08:30
Todd Gardner (U.S. Census Bureau, United States)
Research Resources for the Census Longitudinal Infrastructure Project (abstract)
09:00
Joseph Ferrie (Northwestern University, United States)
Catherine Massey (University of Michigan, United States)
Jonathan Rothbaum (U.S. Census Bureau, United States)
Do Grandparents Matter? Multigenerational Mobility in the US, 1940-2015 (abstract)
08:00-09:45 Session 3B: Metropolitan I
Chair:
Dan Rickman (Oklahoma State University, United States)
Location: Georgetown B
08:00
Michael C.Y. Lin (Milken Institute, United States)
Economic Performance Over Time: A Principal Component Analysis on U.S. Metros (abstract)
Discussant: Xiaochen Zhang
08:25
Rebekka Apardian (University of Toledo, United States)
Oleg Smirnov (University of Toledo, United States)
Defining the Urban Study Area for Mid-Sized Metropolitan Area (abstract)
Discussant: Luis Galvis
08:50
Luis Galvis (Banco de la República de Colombia, Colombia)
Gabriel Rodríguez (Universidad, Chile)
Sara Ovallos (Banco de la República de Colombia, Colombia)
Unemployment and Quality of Work Life in the Metropolitan Areas of Barranquilla, Cartagena and Santa Marta (abstract)
Discussant: Rebekka Apardian
09:15
Xiaochen Zhang (Nanjing Audit University, China)
Mark Partridge (The Ohio State University, United States)
How Does the Age Structure Affect Local Economy in the US? (abstract)
Discussant: Michael C.Y. Lin
08:00-09:45 Session 3C: Regional/Spatial Aspects of the Opiod Crisis II

Organizer: Brian Cushing, West Virginia University

Chair:
David McGranahan (USDA Economic Research Service, United States)
Location: Georgetown C
08:00
Mike Shepard (The Ohio State University, United States)
Madeleine Drost (The Ohio State University, United States)
Mike Betz (The Ohio State University, United States)
Opioids, Marriage, and Economics: Is Marriage Behavior Decreasing Through the Opioid Epidemic? (abstract)
Discussant: Shishir Shakya
08:25
Collin Hodges (West Virginia University, United States)
Heather Stephens (West Virginia University, United States)
West Virginia Death Certificate Analysis: Coal Country and the Opioid Crisis (abstract)
Discussant: Samia Islam
08:50
David Peters (Iowa State University, United States)
Shannon Monnat (Syracuse University, United States)
Andrew Hochstetler (Iowa State University, United States)
The Opioid Hydra: Identifying Opioid-Use Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across Space (abstract)
Discussant: Elham Erfanian
09:15
Brian Cushing (West Virginia University, United States)
Elham Erfanian (West Virginia University, United States)
Juan Tomas Sayago Gomez (Icesi University, Colombia)
The Impact of Oil and Gas Development on Opioid Overdose Deaths in the U.S. (abstract)
Discussant: Brian Lego
08:00-09:45 Session 3D: Agricultural and Food Supply Chains and Food Manufacturing: Dynamics Under Changing Market and Policy Environments

Organizer: Sarah Low, University of Missouri

Chair:
Sarah Low (University of Missouri, United States)
Location: Jefferson
08:00
Martha Bass (University of Missouri, United States)
Sarah Low (University of Missouri, United States)
Dawn Thilmany (Colorado State University, United States)
Marcelo Castillo (USDA Economic Research Service, United States)
The Geography of Foodies: Exploring the Influence of Place-Based Factors on the Relocalization and Employment Dynamics of Food Manufacturing Establishments (abstract)
Discussant: Jeff O'Hara
08:25
Jeff O'Hara (USDA Ag Marketing Service, United States)
Dawn Thilmany (Colorado State University, United States)
Marcelo Castillo (USDA Economic Research Service, United States)
Do Cottage Food Laws Reduce Barriers to Entry for Food Manufacturers (abstract)
Discussant: Martha Bass
08:50
Dawn Thilmany (Colorado State University, United States)
Becca Jablonski (Colorado State University, United States)
Identifying and Framing Tradeoffs among Food System Interventions in Colorado (abstract)
Discussant: Sarah Low
08:00-09:45 Session 3E: Resilience
Chair:
Christa Court (University of Florida, United States)
Location: Washington
08:00
Brianne Firth (West Virginia University, United States)
Alan Collins (West Virginia University, United States)
Stephan Goetz (The Pennsylvania State University, United States)
The Influence of ARC Funding on Regional Economic Resilience in Appalachia (abstract)
Discussant: Sultana Fouzia
08:25
Timothy Slaper (Indiana Business Research Center, United States)
The True, the False and the Ugly: Rethinking Measures of Resilience in Light of U.S. Regional Experiences (abstract)
Discussant: Samuel Bell
08:50
Sultana Fouzia (Oregon State University, United States)
Jianhong Mu (Texas A&M University, United States)
Yong Chen (Oregon State University, United States)
Community Resilience in Climate Related Disasters: What Matters and What Does Not (abstract)
Discussant: Brianne Firth
09:15
Samuel Bell (Oregon State University, United States)
Mallory Rahe (Oregon State University, United States)
Paul Lewin (University of Idaho, United States)
Effects of Trade Patterns on County Economic Resilience (abstract)
Discussant: Timothy Slaper
08:00-09:45 Session 3F: Inequality I
Chair:
Mallory Rahe (Oregon State University, United States)
Location: Monroe
08:00
Oudom Hean (The Ohio State University, United States)
Nattanicha Chairassamee (The Ohio State University, United States)
Mark Partridge (The Ohio State University, United States)
Migration, Education and Technology-Induced Urban Inequality: Evidence From U.S. Patents (abstract)
Discussant: Jacob Manlove
08:25
Jacob Manlove (Tarleton State University, United States)
Assessing the Need for a Measure of Broadband Adoption Inequality (abstract)
08:50
Alfonso Díez-Minguela (University of Valencia, Spain)
Rafael González-Val (Universidad de Zaragoza & IEB, Spain)
Julio Martinez-Galarraga (University of Valencia, Spain)
M. Teresa Sanchis (University of Valencia, Spain)
Daniel A. Tirado (University of Valencia, Spain)
The Long-Term Relationship Between Economic Development and Regional Inequality: South-West Europe, 1860-2010 (abstract)
Discussant: Elizabeth Dobis
09:15
Elizabeth Dobis (Pennsylvania State University, NERCRD, United States)
Stephan Goetz (Pennsylvania State University, NERCRD, United States)
Mark Skidmore (Michigan State University, NCRCRD, United States)
Heather Stephens (West Virginia University, United States)
American Life Expectancy: Geographic Inequality and Community Interaction (abstract)
Discussant: Oudom Hean
10:15-12:00 Session 4A: Regional Research at the Bureau of Economic Analysis - Data and Applications II

Organizers: Kyle Hood and Christian Awuku-Budu, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Chair:
Kyle Hood (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Location: Georgetown A
10:15
Sharon Panek (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Frank Baumgardner (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Ralph Rodriguez (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Gross Domestic Product by County Statistics: A Project Update (abstract)
Discussant: Michael Lahr
10:40
Marina Giondelsky (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Jeremy Moulton (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States)
Scott Wentland (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Valuing Housing Services in the Era of Big Data: A User Cost Approach Leveraging Zillow Microdata (abstract)
Discussant: Michael Hicks
11:05
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Kyle Hood (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Persistent Shocks and Incomplete Regional Adjustment: A Model Averaging Approach (abstract)
Discussant: Santiago Pinto
10:15-12:00 Session 4B: Labor Market I
Chair:
Allison Forbes (Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, United States)
Location: Georgetown B
10:15
Philip Watson (Univiersity of Idaho, United States)
Liang Lu (Univiersity of Idaho, United States)
Good Job; Bad Job: Decomposing Regional Wage Differences Into Within and Across Sector Components (abstract)
10:40
Nattanicha Chairassamee (The Ohio State University, United States)
Oudom Hean (The Ohio State University, United States)
Impacts of Offshoring on Local Labor Market in the United States (abstract)
Discussant: Philip Watson
11:05
Annie Lee (Rutgers University, United States)
US Interregional Migration With Information From Discrete Regions (abstract)
Discussant: Brian Osoba
11:30
Brian Osoba (Central Connecticut State University, United States)
Religion, Risk Preferences, and Regional Occupational Concentrations (abstract)
Discussant: Annie Lee
10:15-12:00 Session 4C: Housing I
Chair:
Amanda Ross (University of Alabama, United States)
Location: Georgetown C
10:15
Susane Leguizamon (Western Kentucky University, United States)
David Christafore (Temple University, United States)
The Influence of Land Use Regulation on Gentrification (abstract)
Discussant: George Akpandjar
10:40
George Akpandjar (Wells Fargo & Company, United States)
Conrad Yelsong (Delta State University, United States)
A Survival Analysis of the Effect of Homeownership on Unemployment Spell: Evidence From US Data (abstract)
11:05
Rafael González-Val (Universidad de Zaragoza & IEB, Spain)
Miriam Marcén (Universidad, Spain)
The Effect of the 2012 Spanish Law Reform to Protect Mortgage Debtors on Regional Foreclosures and Mortgage Loans (abstract)
Discussant: Susane Leguizamon
10:15-12:00 Session 4D: Economic Impact
Chair:
Peter Jarosi (West Virginia University, United States)
Location: Jefferson
10:15
Leah English (University of Arkansas, United States)
Jennie Popp (University of Arkansas, United States)
Wayne Miller (University of Arkansas, United States)
Matthew Pelkki (University of Arkansas at Monticello, United States)
Trends in the Contribution of Agriculture to the Arkansas Economy (abstract)
Discussant: Caleb Stair
10:40
Caleb Stair (University of Florida, United States)
Christa Court (University of Florida, United States)
An Instigator of Economic Activity: The American Alligator's Economic Contributions in Florida (abstract)
Discussant: Leah English
11:05
Mallory Rahe (Oregon State University, United States)
Amy Hause (Rural Development Initiatives, United States)
Building Rural Wealth Through a Value Chain Approach (abstract)
Discussant: Roger Beck
11:30
Melody Muldrow (University of Arkansas at Little Rock|, United States)
Malcolm Glover (Webster University, United States)
Economic Growth Beyond Borders: An Analysis of Rural Transformation From Villages in Uganda to the Black Belt in the United States (abstract)
Discussant: Mallory Rahe
10:15-12:00 Session 4E: Environment/Sustainability I
Chair:
Mindy Crandall (University of Maine, United States)
Location: Washington
10:15
Shourish Chakravarty (University of Florida, United States)
Workfare Programs and Household Fuel Usage (abstract)
Discussant: Jordan Strater
10:40
Jordan Strater (University of New Hampshire, United States)
John Halstead (University of New Hampshire, United States)
Michael Durfor (Northeast Resource Recovery Association, United States)
Potential Solutions for a Recycling Crisis: The Case of Mixed Paper (abstract)
11:05
Hiroyuki Shibusawa (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)
Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Environmentally Friendly Vehicles: Input–Output Approach (abstract)
Discussant: Kamran Zendehdel
11:30
Kamran Zendehdel (University of the District of Columbia, United States)
The Educational and Behavioral Impacts of UDC Campus Sustainability Projects on Students (abstract)
Discussant: Hiroyuki Shibusawa
10:15-12:00 Session 4F: Topics in Regional Science
Chair:
Peter Schaeffer (West Virginia University, United States)
Location: Monroe
10:15
Johanna Manrique (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
Jaime Valencia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces in Local Economies Because of New Shopping Centers (abstract)
Discussant: Kevin Willardsen
10:40
Kevin Willardsen (Wright State University, United States)
Underestimating Your Neighbors: Reconsidering Tiebout in Municipal Expenditure Spillovers (abstract)
Discussant: Anqi Xu
11:05
Anqi Xu (University of Louisville, United States)
Haifeng Zhang (University of Louisville, United States)
Matthew Ruther (University of Louisville, United States)
A Spatial Analysis of the Impact of Foreign-Born Population on Home Values and Native Flight in Louisville, Kentucky (abstract)
Discussant: Peter Schaeffer
11:30
Peter Schaeffer (West Virginia University, United States)
Implications of the Tinbergen Principle (abstract)
Discussant: Johanna Manrique
14:00-15:45 Session 5A: Regional Research at the Bureau of Economic Analysis - Data and Applications III

Organizers: Kyle Hood and Christian Awuku-Budu, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Chair:
Mahsa Gholizadeh (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Location: Georgetown A
14:00
Christian Awuku-Budu (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Ledia Guci (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Distribution of Income in BEA’s Regional Accounts (abstract)
Discussant: Scott Boggess
14:25
Thomas Anderson (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Metropolitan Area Location Choice by Foreign Direct Investors in the United States (abstract)
Discussant: Anil Rupasingha
14:50
Gary Cornwall (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Beau Sauley (University of Cincinnati, United States)
Regression Discontinuity in Spatial Models (abstract)
Discussant: James LeSage
15:15
Mahsa Gholizadeh (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)
Experimental Sub-State Estimates of Personal Consumption Expenditures (abstract)
Discussant: Randy Jackson
14:00-15:45 Session 5B: Modeling Trade Flows
Chair:
Liesl Eathington (Iowa State University, United States)
Location: Georgetown B
14:00
Michael Lahr (Rutgers University, United States)
Joao Ferreira (Rutgers University, United States)
Intraregional Trade Estimates for Goods-Producing Industries: Tests of RPC Estimates Using EU Data (abstract)
Discussant: Xueting Zhao
14:25
Xueting Zhao (IMPLAN Group LLC, United States)
James Squibb (IMPLAN Group LLC, United States)
Modelling Inter-Regional Trade Flows: A New Method Based on Generalized Radiation Model and Multi-Regional GRAS Technique (abstract)
Discussant: Da Fei
14:50
Liesl Eathington (Iowa State University, United States)
The Gaps in Retail Gap Analysis (abstract)
Discussant: Joao Ferreira
15:15
Da Fei (Rutgers University, United States)
Who Pollutes for Who? Estimating CO2 Emissions Embodied in the U.S. Interstate Trade (abstract)
Discussant: Liesl Eathington
14:00-15:45 Session 5C: Gender Analysis I
Chair:
Emily Wornell (Ball State University, United States)
Location: Georgetown C
14:00
Annie Lee (Rutgers University, United States)
The Dual-Earner Households and Gender Differences in Commuting Time (abstract)
Discussant: Heather Stephens
14:25
Heather Stephens (West Virginia University, United States)
Sisi Zhang (Jinan University, China)
Measuring the Impact of Spouse’s Employment Risk on Women’s Self-Employment (abstract)
14:50
J. Sebastian Leguizamon (Western Kentucky University, United States)
Jonathan Darnell (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
The Effect of ACA's Medicaid Expansions on Pregnancies Among Poor, Single Women (abstract)
Discussant: Annie Lee
14:00-15:45 Session 5D: Poverty, Conflict, and Higher Education

Session in Honor of Brian Cushing
Organizer: Frank Goetzke, University of Louisville

Chair:
Christa Court (University of Florida, United States)
Location: Jefferson
14:00
Buhong Zheng (University of Colorado-Denver, United States)
Stochastic Dominance and Decomposable Inequality and Poverty Measures (abstract)
Discussant: Zheng Tian
14:25
Juan Tomas Sayago Gomez (Universidad Icesi, Colombia)
Recruitment of Children in Colombian Municipalities an Spatial Probit Approach (abstract)
Discussant: Buhong Zheng
14:50
Zheng Tian (The Pennsylvania State University, United States)
Stephan Goetz (The Pennsylvania State University, United States)
The Effect of Federal and State Funding on College Students’ Earnings: A Multilevel Modeling (abstract)
14:00-15:45 Session 5E: Disasters
Chair:
Paul Lewin (University of Idaho, United States)
Location: Washington
14:00
Meri Davlasheridze (Texas A&M University at Galveston, United States)
Qing Miao (Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)
Natural Disasters, Public Housing, and the Role of Disaster Aid (abstract)
Discussant: Robert Greenbaum
14:25
Lathania Butler (Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, United States)
Robert Greenbaum (The Ohio State University, United States)
Fiscal Impacts of Natural Disasters on Local Government Budgets (abstract)
Discussant: Meri Davlasheridze
14:50
Meri Davlasheridze (Texas A&M University at Galveston, United States)
Stephan Goetz (The Pennsylvania State University, United States)
The Persistent Effects of Natural Disasters on Opioid Deaths (abstract)
Discussant: Paul Lewin
16:15-18:00 Session 6A: Recent and Forthcoming IMPLAN Developments
Chair:
Jenny Thorvaldson (IMPLAN, United States)
Location: Georgetown A
16:15
Jenny Thorvaldson (IMPLAN, United States)
Mark Taylor (IMPLAN, United States)
Xueting Zhao (IMPLAN, United States)
Recent and Forthcoming IMPLAN Data Developments (abstract)
16:15-18:00 Session 6B: Labor Market II
Chair:
Philip Watson (University of Idaho, United States)
Location: Georgetown B
16:15
Andrew Crawley (University of Maine, United States)
Sarah Welch (University of Maine, United States)
How Do Economic Cycles Effect State Level Labor Matching Efficiencies? (abstract)
Discussant: Brian Sloboda
16:40
William Prieto (Universidad, Colombia)
Johanna Manrique (Universidad, Colombia)
Quality in Labor Market Indices in a Region’s Peripheria as Projection of a Region’s Pole. The Case of Bogota and Two Nearby Provinces (abstract)
Discussant: Christopher Blake
17:05
Christopher Blake (Oxford College of Emory University, United States)
Daniel Walter (Oxford College of Emory University, United States)
Heritage Language Labor Market Returns: The Importance of Speaker Density at the State-Level (abstract)
Discussant: Johanna Manrique
17:30
Brian Sloboda (University of Phoenix and Dept Labor, United States)
Norris Krueger (University of Phoenix, United States)
Startup Fever: Vancouver, British Columbia Becomes Hot Spot for Entrepreneurs (abstract)
Discussant: Sarah Welch
16:15-18:00 Session 6C: Gender Analysis II
Chair:
Judy Stallmann (University of Missouri, United States)
Location: Georgetown C
16:15
Ye Yao (Rutgers University, China)
Factors Driving Regional Labor Force Participation Diversity Between Women in Chinese and Other Asian Communities in the U.S. (abstract)
Discussant: Amanda Weinstein
16:40
Amanda Weinstein (University of Akron, United States)
C. Lockwood Reynolds (Kent State University, United States)
What Women Want: Gender Differences in the Quality of Life and Preferences for Location-Specific Amenities Across Cities (abstract)
Discussant: Bonnie Bounds
17:05
Bonnie Bounds (The Ohio State University, United States)
Bachelor’s Degrees and Bachelorettes: Examining Gender (Im)balance in Higher Educational Attainment Across US Counties (abstract)
Discussant: Andrew Crawley
17:30
Andrew Crawley (University of Maine, United States)
Angela Hallowell (University of Maine, United States)
Assessing Gender Differences in the Opportunity Cost of Self-Employment Rates (abstract)
Discussant: Ye Yao
16:15-18:00 Session 6D: Transportation, Mobility and Urban Economics

(Session in Honor of Brian Cushing)

Organizer: Frank Goetzke, University of Louisville

Chair:
Samia Islam (Boise State University, United States)
Location: Jefferson
16:15
Santiago Pinto (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, United States)
Urban Transportation and Inter-Jurisdictional Competition (abstract)
Discussant: Robert Dunn
16:40
Robert Dunn (Washington & Jefferson College, United States)
Mobility, Race, and Commute Time in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area (abstract)
Discussant: Frank Goetzke
17:05
Frank Goetzke (University of Louisville, United States)
Waldemar Marz (Ifo Institute of Economic Research, Germany)
Some Empirical Support for the Monocentric City Model (abstract)
Discussant: Santiago Pinto
18:00-19:00 Session 7: Undergraduate Poster Session
Chair:
Heather Stephens (West Virginia University, United States)
Location: Capital View
18:00
Holly Elisabeth Bossart (Boise State University, United States)
The Impact of Job Insecurity on Mental Wellbeing in the United States (abstract)
18:00
Dennis Carriere (Louisiana State University, United States)
Leaving or Staying: Implications of Migration on Intergenerational Mobility in the United States (abstract)
18:00
Luke Clahane (Washington and Jefferson College, United States)
Determinants of Performance in a Specialized Workplace: Evidence From Professional Soccer (abstract)
18:00
Abigail Eich (Washington and Jefferson College, United States)
The Effect of Pharmaceutical Expenditures on Life Expectancy (abstract)
18:00
Tatianna Evanisko (West Virginia University, United States)
The Impacts of Policies and Investments on the Transition to Renewable Energy (abstract)
18:00
Cian Kelly (Washington and Jefferson College, United States)
Economic and Financial Indicators to Predict Recovery Out of Recessions (abstract)
18:00
Joseph Ellis LaHaye (Louisiana State University, United States)
Commuting Error: Traversing Thresholds to Improve Rural and Urban Area Definitions (abstract)
18:00
Christopher Martinez (Weber State University, United States)
Marriage, Parenthood, and the Gender Wage Gap: A Utah Case Study (abstract)
18:00
Sebastian Martinez (Universidad_Icesi, Colombia)
Isabella Valencia (Universidad_Icesi, Colombia)
Public Policy and Crime: Improving Quality and Quantity of Nightlights and Effect on Crime (abstract)
18:00
Maya Nilkant (Washington and Jefferson College, United States)
An Economic Analysis of Medicaid Eligibility Expansions and Their Effect on Teenage Fertility in the United States From 1990 - 2016 (abstract)
18:00
Skyler Schneekloth (Iowa State University, United States)
Measuring Farm Size, 1959-2012 (abstract)
18:00
Isabella Valencia (Universidad_Icesi, Colombia)
Domestic Violence in Colombia (abstract)
18:00
Nathan Williamson (Louisiana Tech University, United States)
Percent Change in Farm Operation Sizes of the Southern United States: 2002-2012 (abstract)
18:00
Kylie Wilson (Weber State University, United States)
The Economic Impact of Refugee Resettlement on Host Cities (abstract)
Saturday, April 6th

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08:00-09:45 Session 8A: Quasi-Experimental Applications
Chair:
John Pender (USDA Economic Research Service, United States)
Location: Georgetown A
08:00
Thomas Krumel (University of Connecticut, United States)
Residential Homophily in Rural Minnesota Meatpacking Communities (abstract)
Discussant: Tyler Morin
08:25
Tyler Morin (The Ohio State University, United States)
The Economic Impact of Small Regional Commissions: Evidence From the Delta Regional Authority (abstract)
Discussant: Kichan Kim
08:50
Kichan Kim (The Ohio State University, United States)
The Impact of Refugees on the Housing Market in Receiving Countries: Quasi-Experimental Evidence From Mariel Boatlift (abstract)
Discussant: Bijeta Bijen Saha
09:15
Bijeta Bijen Saha (University of Florida, United States)
Christa Court (University of Florida, United States)
Conner Mullally (University of Florida, United States)
How Do Landfills Impact Surrounding Property Values? (abstract)
Discussant: Thomas Krumel
08:00-09:45 Session 8B: Inequality II
Chair:
Carlos Hurtado (University of Illinois Urbana-Champgaign, United States)
Location: Georgetown B
08:00
Carlos Hurtado (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States)
Understanding Sources of Wage Inequality: Additive Decomposition of the Gini Coefficient Using Quantile Regression (abstract)
Discussant: Yun Zhuang
08:25
Yun Zhuang (Jimei University, China)
The Analysis of the Disparity of Regional Economic Inequality in China Based on the Theil Index (abstract)
Discussant: John Connaughton
08:50
John Connaughton (UNC Charlotte, United States)
Caroline Swartz (UNC Charlotte, United States)
PCPI Trends (abstract)
Discussant: Carlos Hurtado
08:00-09:45 Session 8C: Regional/Spatial Aspects of the Opioid Crisis III

Organizer: Brian Cushing, West Virginia University

Chair:
Juan Tomas Sayago Gomez (Icesi University, Colombia)
Location: Georgetown C
08:00
Devon Meadowcroft (Oklahoma State University, United States)
Brian Whitacre (Oklahoma State University, United States)
Do Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Encourage Illicit Opioid Abuse? (abstract)
Discussant: David Peters
08:25
Shishir Shakya (West Virginia University, United States)
Impact of “Must Access” Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: A Generalized Synthetic Control Approach (abstract)
Discussant: Zheng Tian
08:50
Elham Erfanian (West Virginia University, United States)
Randall Jackson (West Virginia University, United States)
Shree Baba Pokharel (Joint Committee on Government and Finance, West Virginia Legislature, United States)
Regional Impacts of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) on U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths (abstract)
Discussant: Julie Marshall
08:00-09:45 Session 8D: Rural Broadband and Business Development for Underserved Populations

Organizers: Tessa Conroy and Steve Deller, University of Wisconsin

NE1749 Multi-State Project Session

Chair:
Tessa Conroy (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States)
Location: Jefferson
08:00
Tessa Conroy (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States)
Sarah Low (University of Missouri, United States)
Rural Broadband: The Connection to Entrepreneurship by Business Size and Gender (abstract)
Discussant: John Mann
08:25
John Mann (Michigan State University, United States)
Elizabeth Mack (Michigan State University, United States)
Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University, United States)
Influence of Broadband on the Native American Economy (abstract)
Discussant: Sarah Low
08:50
Elizabeth Mack (Michigan State University, United States)
John Mann (Michigan State University, United States)
Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University, United States)
Data Fusion Techniques for Spatio-Temporal Evaluations of Broadband Availability in Underserved Areas (abstract)
Discussant: Steve Deller
09:15
Steve Deller (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States)
Brian Whitacre (Oklahoma State University, United States)
Tessa Conroy (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States)
Broadband Speed and Business Startup Rates (abstract)
Discussant: Elizabeth Mack
08:00-09:45 Session 8E: Environment/Sustainability II
Chair:
John Halstead (University of New Hampshire, United States)
Location: Washington
08:00
Christa Court (University of Florida, United States)
Spiro Stefanou (University of Florida, United States)
Plastic Predicament: Regional Analysis of the Use and Disposal of LDPE Plastic in Agriculture (abstract)
Discussant: Eric Bowen
08:25
Nyakundi Michieka (California State University, Bakersfiel, United States)
Noha H. A. Razek (Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), UAE)
Richard Gearhart (California State University, Bakersfield, United States)
Exploring the Relationship Between Energy Consumption, Carbon Emissions and Economic Growth in Ethiopia (abstract)
Discussant: Christa Court
08:50
Eric Bowen (West Virginia University, United States)
The Effect of State Net Metering Policy Design on Distributed Solar PV Adoption (abstract)
Discussant: Amit Batabyal
09:15
Shiqi Xing (Rochester Institute of Technol, United States)
Amit Batabyal (Rochester Institute of Technol, United States)
A Safe Minimum Standard, and Elasticity of Substitution, and the Cleanup of the Ganges in Varanasi (abstract)
Discussant: Nyakundi Michieka
10:15-12:00 Session 9A: Metropolitan II
Chair:
Amit Batabyal (Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)
Location: Georgetown A
10:15
Mark Partridge (The Ohio State University, United States)
Alexandra Tsvetkova (OECD, United States)
Local Industrial Cohesion and Its Effects on Economic Performance and Business Dynamics in US Counties (abstract)
Discussant: Amit Batabyal
10:40
Rosa Hyun Kyong Lee (George Washington University, United States)
Middle Class Economics and Regional Economic Performance: Let the U.S. Metro-Level Data Speak (abstract)
Discussant: Oudom Hean
11:05
Oudom Hean (The Ohio State University, United States)
The Effect of Metropolitan Technological Progress on the Nonmetropolitan Labor Market: Evidence From U.S. Patent Counts (abstract)
11:30
Amit Batabyal (Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)
Hamid Beladi (UTSA, United States)
Preference Matching, Income, and Population Distribution in Urban and Adjacent Rural Regions (abstract)
Discussant: Mark Partridge
10:15-12:00 Session 9B: Spatial Statistical Applications
Chair:
Brid Hanna (Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)
Location: Georgetown B
10:15
Rebekka Apardian (University of Toledo, United States)
Alam Bhuiyan (University of Toledo, United States)
Exploring Spatial Patterns of Pedestrian Crash Fatalities in Ohio (abstract)
Discussant: Louis Sears
10:40
Louis Sears (Cornell University, United States)
C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell (Cornell University, United States)
David Lim (University of California, Davis, United States)
Interjurisdictional Spatial Externalities in Groundwater Management (abstract)
Discussant: Brid Hanna
11:05
Bríd Hanna (Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)
Estimating the Relationship Between Guns and Crime Using New Data (abstract)
Discussant: Rebekka Apardian
10:15-12:00 Session 9C: Trade
Chair:
Leslie Dunn (Washington and Jefferson College, United States)
Location: Georgetown C
10:15
Sharada Vadali (Economic Insights and Research, United States)
Marinos Tsigas (U.S. International Trade Commission, United States)
Effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on Partner and Non- Countries- a Computable General Equilibrium Analysis (abstract)
Discussant: Randy Jackson
10:40
Marinos Tsigas (U.S. International Trade Commission, United States)
U.S. Labor Adjustments to Trade Shocks (abstract)
Discussant: Leslie Dunn
11:05
Leslie Dunn (Washington & Jefferson College, United States)
The Convergence of Small Island Economies: The Role of Trade (abstract)
Discussant: Sharada Vadali
10:15-12:00 Session 9D: Agriculture and Rural
Chair:
Dayton Lambert (Oklahoma State University, United States)
Location: Jefferson
10:15
Jeffrey O’hara (U.S.Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Marketing Service, United States)
Sarah Low (University of Missouri, United States)
Has Broadband Availability ‘Flattened’ Direct Marketing Opportunities for Rural Farms? An Examiniation of Online Marketplaces (abstract)
Discussant: Samuel Taylor
10:40
Samuel Taylor (West Virginia University, United States)
Heather Stephens (West Virginia University, United States)
Daniel Grossman (West Virginia University, United States)
Contribution of Overdose Death and Economic Distress to Rural Out-Migration (abstract)
Discussant: Scott Lemos
11:05
Scott Lemos (University of New Hampshire, United States)
The Effects of Experience on Attribute Non-Attendance: Evidence From a Choice Experiment for a Market Good (abstract)
Discussant: Dayton Lambert
10:15-12:00 Session 9E: Public Policy
Chair:
Frank Hefner (College, United States)
Location: Washington
10:15
Tuyen Pham (West Virginia University, United States)
Shishir Shakya (West Virginia University, United States)
California Proposition 8: Voters Reject the "Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act" (abstract)
Discussant: Miriam Marcén
10:40
Rafael González-Val (Universidad de Zaragoza & IEB, Spain)
Miriam Marcén (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Do Spaniards Vote With Their Feet? The Case of the Spanish Inheritance Tax (abstract)
Discussant: Carsten Ochsen
11:05
Carsten Ochsen (University of Applied Labour Studues, Germany)
The Contribution of Age and Education for Unemployment Dynamics in Germany (abstract)
Discussant: Tuyen Pham
13:30-15:15 Session 10A: Arts and Culture

Organizer: Thomas Johnson, University of Missouri

Chair:
Thomas Johnson (University of Missouri, United States)
Location: Georgetown A
13:30
Tim Wojan (Economic Research Service - USDA, United States)
Bonnie Nichols (National Endowment for the Arts, United States)
Peter Lenze (Dstillery, United States)
Timothy Slaper (Indiana University Bloomington, United States)
What’s Art Got to Do With It: Do Creative Hobbies Make STEM Workers More Inventive? (abstract)
Discussant: Thomas Johnson
13:55
Thomas Johnson (University of Missouri, United States)
J. Matthew Fannin (Louisiana State University, United States)
Emily Wornell (Ball State University, United States)
Charles Fluharty (Rural Policy Research Institute, United States)
Sam Cordes (Purdue University, United States)
Rural Arts and Culture Through the Lens of the Comprehensive Wealth Framework (abstract)
Discussant: Amit Batabyal
14:20
Amit Batabyal (Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)
Karima Kourtit (JADS, Netherlands)
Peter Nijkamp (JADS, Netherlands)
Using Local Public Goods to Attract and Retain the Creative Class: A Tale of Two Cities (abstract)
Discussant: Tim Wojan
13:30-15:15 Session 10B: Spatial Statistical Methods
Chair:
James LeSage (Texas State University, United States)
Location: Georgetown B
13:30
Olivier Parent (University of Cincinnati, United States)
Huibin Weng (University of Cincinnati, United States)
Estimation of a Social Interaction Model With Endogenous Network Formation (abstract)
Discussant: James LeSage
13:55
James Lesage (Texas State University, United States)
Yao-Yu Chih (Texas State University, United States)
Bayesian Model Comparison for Space-Time Dynamic Panel Models (abstract)
Discussant: Oleg Smirnov
14:20
Oleg Smirnov (University of Toledo, United States)
On the Importance of Good Measurement: Does Moran's I Measure Spatial Dependence? (abstract)
Discussant: James LeSage
14:45
James LeSage (Texas State University, United States)
Yao-Yu Chih (Texas State Uuniversity, United States)
Colin Vance (RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
Markov Chain Monte Carlo Estimation of Spatial Dynamic Panel Models for Large Samples (abstract)
Discussant: Olivier Parent
13:30-15:15 Session 10C: Housing II
Chair:
Doug Woodward (University of South Carolina, United States)
Location: Georgetown C
13:30
Michael Hicks (Ball State University, United States)
Asymmetry in Growth and Decline: Multipliers, Housing Prices and Rustbelt Decline (abstract)
Discussant: Tyler Morin
13:55
Tyler Morin (The Ohio State University, United States)
Rural Afforable Housing Issues in the United States (abstract)
Discussant: Doug Woodward
14:20
Doug Woodward (University of South Carolina, United States)
Joseph Von Nessen (University of South Carolina, United States)
Paulo Guimaraes (European Central Bank, Portugal)
Marian Manic (Whitman College, United States)
Neighborhood Identity and Housing Prices (abstract)
Discussant: Zachary Keeler
14:45
Zachary Keeler (West Virginia University, United States)
Heather Stephens (West Virginia University, United States)
The Capitalization of Metro Rail Access in Urban Housing Markets (abstract)
Discussant: Michael Hicks
13:30-15:15 Session 10D: Education
Chair:
Steve Deller (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States)
Location: Jefferson
13:30
Nattanicha Chairassamee (The Ohio State University, United States)
Out-of-State Enrollments in Public Universities: Crowd-Out or Cross-Subsidize Residents? (abstract)
Discussant: Amanda Ross
13:55
Amanda Ross (University of Alabama, United States)
Erik Johnson (University of Alabama, United States)
Michael Finnegan (Federal Reservel Bank of Richmond, United States)
Laura Razzolini (University of Alabama, United States)
A Second Stand in the Schoolhouse Door: Are Public Schools Resegregating? (abstract)
Discussant: Amir Ferreira Neto
14:20
Amir Ferreira Neto (West Virginia University, United States)
Do Public Libraries Impact Local Labor Markets? Evidence From Appalachia (abstract)
13:30-15:15 Session 10E: Health
Chair:
Mark Burkey (North Carolina A&T State University, United States)
Location: Washington
13:30
Paige McKibben (University of New Hampshire, United States)
Scott Lemos (University of New Hampshire, United States)
John Halstead (University of New Hampshire, United States)
Robert Mohr (University of New Hampshire, United States)
Robert Woodward (University of New Hampshire, United States)
Paul Susca (New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, United States)
Community Economic Impacts of Lowering the Drinking Water Standard for Arsenic in New Hampshire Municipal Water Supplies (abstract)
Discussant: Julie Marshall
13:55
Julie Marshall (Appalachian Regional Commission, United States)
Logan Thomas (Appalachian Regional Commission, United States)
The Impact of Social Capital on Health Outcomes in the Appalachian Region (abstract)
Discussant: Mark Burkey
14:20
Mark Burkey (North Carolina A&T State University, United States)
Regional Accessibility to Abortion Providers (abstract)
Discussant: John Halstead