Professor, Economic Policy
Faculty Research Associate, Regional Research Institute
Internal Advisory Board Member, Regional Research Institute


Ph.D., University of Southern California, Economics, 1981
M.A., Economics, University of Southern California, 1979
lic.oec.publ. (licentiate), Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland, February 1975

Research Interests:

Regional economics and development and related issues in labor markets,
Human capital,
Geographic and occupational mobility,
Demographic change, and
Resource management

Publications fall mostly into one of the following three categories:
Regional economics (regional, rural, and local development)
Labor issues (human capital. labor mobility, demographic change)
Resource management (amenities, planning, and energy)

Honors and Awards:

Recipient of the Miernyk Award for Career Scholarly Achievement, 2008
President, Southern Regional Science Association, 2008 – 2009

Contact Information:

Tel: (304) 293-4832, ext. 4459
Fax: (304) 293-3752

RRI Contact Information:
Regional Research Institute
West Virginia University
886 Chestnut Ridge Road
Room 512

P.O. Box 6825
Morgantown, WV 26506-6825
Tel: (304) 293-8540

Fax: (304) 293-6699