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RRI Publications

Papers are stored in the WVU Research Repository under collections, Regional Research Institute.


Araújo IUniversiade Federal de  Juiz de Flora; WM Bowen, RW Jackson and A Neto, West  Virginia University  (forthcoming). Proximate Causes of Worldwide Mega-Regional CO2 Emission Changes, 1995—2009. Development Studies in Regional Science: Essays in Honor of Kingsley E. Haynes. Z Chen, WM Bowen and D Whittington, Editors. Springer. 


Cohen JJJohannes Kepler University; L Elbakidze, and RW Jackson, West  Virginia University. Solar bait: How states attract solar investments from large corporations. Energy Journal, 41(2), 139-162.  2019. 

Court CD and E Erfanian. A Role for Regional Science in Analyzing Water Issues. The Review of Regional Studies. 49, 184-189. 2019.

Erfanian E, AR Collins and D Grossman. The Impact of Naloxone Access Laws on Opiod Overdose Deaths in the U.S. The Review of Regional Studies. 49:45-72. 2019

Jackson RW, AB Ferreira Neto, E Erfanian, and P Járosi. Woody Biomass Processing and Rural Regional Development. Economic Development Quarterly. Online February 2019.


Erfanian C and AR Collins. Charges for Water and Access: What Explains the Differences Among West Virginian Municipalities? Water Economics and Policy, 04(04).

Chen Jing and Randall Jackson. Coauthorship in Regional Science: A Case Study of the WVU RRI Research Community. International Regional Science Review. Vol. 41(4) pp. 387-409. DOI: 10.1177/0160017617719124.

AB Ferreira Neto. Charity and public libraries: Does government funding crowd out donations? Journal of Cultural Economics.18 pages.

Randall Jackson, AB Ferreira Neto, and E Erfanian. Woody biomass processing: Potential economic impacts on rural regions. Energy Policy. Vol 115 . pages 66-77.


Péter Járosi West  Virginia University. Modelling Network Interdependencies of Regional Economies using Spatial Econometric Techniques. Regional Statistics, 7(1).DOI: 10.15196/RS07101.2017.

Alkhweldi M, West  Virginia University; and NA Schmid. A Blind Transform Based Approach for the Detection of Isolated Astrophysical Pulses. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. 2017 IEEE Conference.

Jackson RW, S Rey, and P Járosi. Object Orientation, Open Regional Science, and Cumulative Knowledge Building. Regional Research Frontiers: Vol 2 – Methodological Advances, Regional Systems Modeling and Open Sciences. R. Jackson and P. Schaeffer (Eds). Springer International Publishing AG 2017. Chapter 16, pages 259-282.

Jackson, RW and PV Schaeffer (Eds). Regional Research Frontiers: Vol 1 – Innovations, Regional Growth and Migration. Springer International Publishing AG 2017. 346 pages.

Jackson, RW and PV Schaeffer (Eds). Regional Research Frontiers: Vol 2 – Methodological Advances, Regional Systems Modeling and Open Sciences. Springer International Publishing AG 2017. 306 pages.

AB Ferreira Neto. Looking Behind the Scenes: An Assessment of the Interdependence of Brazilian Cultural Industries. Review of Regional Studies. (Forthcoming)

Sayago-Gomez J, Gianfranco Piras, Randall Jackson and Donald J. Lacombe. Impact Evaluation of Investments in the Appalachian Region: A Reappraisal. International Regional Science Review. DOI: 10.1177/0160017617713822


Tian Z. Inter-city migration in China: a recurrent-event duration analysis of repeat migration. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. 2016.

Zhao X and RW Jackson. China’s Inter-Regional Trade of Virtual Water: A Multi-Regional Input-Output Table Based Analysis. Water Economics and Policy. 2(2). 2016.

Ferreira Neto AB and E Gonçalves y. Intersectoral flows of technological knowledge in emerging countries: An input-output analysis. Revista Cepal. (118). 2016.

Ferreira Neto AB, CD Hodges and Hyunwoong Pyun. Voting Dynamics and the Birth of State-owned Casinos in Kansas. Economics Bulletin. 36(1). 2016.

Ferreira Neto AB, WLR Correa and FS Perobelli. Energy Consumption and Economic Growth: an Analysis of Brazil in the period 1970-2009. Análise Econômica. 34(65). 2016.


Burnett W, RW Jackson and R Blobaum. The State of Play in Poland’s Unconventional Shale and Oil Development. Development Policy Review. 33(4):395-414. 2015.

Bivand R and G Piras. Comparing Implementations of Estimation Methods for Spatial Econometrics. Journal of Statistical Software63(18). 2015.

Bologna J, DJ Lacombe and AT Young. 2015. A Spatial Analysis of Incomes and Institutional Quality: Evidence from US Metropolitan Areas. Journal of Institutional Economics.

Court CD, M Munday, A Roberts and K. Turner. Can Hazardous Waste Supply Chain ‘Hotspots’ be Identified Using an Input-Output Framework? European Journal of Operational Research. 241(1): 177-187. 2015.

Hoffer A, BR Humphreys, DJ Lacombe and JE Ruseski. Forthcoming 2015.Trends in NCAA Athletic Spending: Arms Race or Rising Tide? Journal of Sports Economics.2015.

RW Jackson.Are Industry Clusters and Diversity Strange Bedfellows? The Review of Regional Studies. Volume 45, pages 113-129.

Jackson RW, Court CD and H Ghadimi. Linking Environment and Economic Frameworks to Model Technology Transitions. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Environmental Studies. Matthias Ruth (Ed). Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 13, 2015.

Kalenkoski DM and DJ Lacombe. Using Spatial Econometric Techniques to Analyze the Joint Employment Decisions of Spouses. Journal of Labor Research. 36(1): 67-77. 2015.

Lacombe, DJ and JP LeSage. 2015. Using Bayesian Posterior Model Probabilities to Identify Omitted Variables in Spatial Regression Models. Papers in Regional Science. 94(2): 365-384. 2015.

Zhao X, JW Burnett and DJ Lacombe. Province-level Convergence of China CO2 Emission Intensity: A Spatial Dynamic Panel Data Analysis. Applied Energy. 2015


Burnett, W and X Zhao. Forecasting U.S. State-Level Carbon Dioxide Emissions. The Review of Regional Studies. 44(3): 223-240. 2014.

Holloway GJ, DJ Lacombe and TM Shaughnessy. How Large is Congressional Dependence in Agriculture? Bayesian Inference about “Scale” and “Scope” in Measuring a Spatial Externality. Journal of Agricultural Economics.65(2): 463-484. 2014.

Court CD. Factors Affecting the Economic Viability of Carbon Capture and Storage in Power Generation. MEI Energy Perspectives. Winter 2014. online at

Sayago-Gómez, Juan Tomás. The Spatial Agglomeration of Educated People in Colombia. Cuadernos de Economía . 33(62): 297-317. 2014.

Eff EA and CD Jensen. The Integration of Periodic Markets in Mayan Guatemala: A Gravity Approach. Economic Anthropology. Volume 34, pages 349-374. 2014.

Schaeffer PV, S Loveridge, and S. Weiler. Urban and Rural: Opposites No More! Economic Development Quarterly: The Journal of American
Economic Revitalization
. 28(1). 2014.

Schaeffer PV and E Kouassi, editors. Econometric Methods for Analyzing Economic Development.IGI Global, Hershey, PA ISSN 2327-5677, eISNN 2327-5685.

Jackson RW and CD Court. Embedding New Technologies and Extending Time Horizons in Input-Output Analysis. Econometric Methods for Analyzing Economic Development. Edited by PV Schaeffer and E Kouassi. IGI Global.192-204. 2014.

Kelejian HK and G Piras. Estimation of Spatial Models with Endogenous Weighting Matrices and an Application to a Demand Model for Cigarettes.
Regional Science and Urban Economics. 46, 140-149. 2014

Lacombe DJ and JP LeSage. Using Bayesian Posterior Model Probabilities to Identify Omitted Variables in Spatial Regression Models. Papers in Regional Science. DOI doi:10.1111/pirs.12070.

Nondo C, PVSchaeffer and MS Kahsai . The Role of Governance in Teledensity and Economic Growth: GMM Estimation. Econometric Methods for Analyzing Economic Development. Edited by PV Schaeffer and E Kouassi. IGI Global.192-204. 2014.

Piras G. Impact Estimates for Statis Spatial Panel Data Models in R. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s12076-013-0113-8.

Piras G and IR Prucha. On the Finite Sample Properties of Pre-test Estimators of Spatial Models. Regional Science and Urban Economcis. 46, 103-115. 2014.

Tian Z. Measuring Agglomeration Using the Standardized Location Quotient with a Bootstrap Method. The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. 43(1): 186-197, 2014.

West GR and RW Jackson. Simulating Impacts on Regional Economies: A Modelling Alternative. Econometric Methods for Analyzing Economic Development. Edited by PV Schaeffer and E Kouassi. IGI Global.132-152. 2014.


Cooper J,  RW Jackson and NG Leigh. Computational Structure for Linking Life Cycle Assessment and Input-Output Modeling: A Case Study on Urban Recycling and Remanufacturing. In Giarattani F, G Hewings and P McCann. (eds.)  Handbook of Industry Studies and  Economic Geography , Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, 2013.

Court CD, RW Jackson and N White. The Role of Regional Science in Shale Energy Development.  The Review of Regional Studies. Volume 42, pages 99-105, 2013.

Duncan DT, I Kawachi, S Kum, J Aldstadt,  G Piras, SA Matthews, G Arbia, MC Castro, K White and DR Williams. A Spatially Explicit Approach to the Study of Socio-Demographic Inequality in the Spatial Distribution of Trees Across Boston Neighborhoods.  Spatial Demography. 1(4), 2013.

Duncan DT,  G Piras, EC Dunn, RM Johnson, SJ Melly and BE Molnar. The Built Environment and Depressive Symptoms Among Urban Youth: A Spatial Regression Study. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. 5:11-25, 2013.

Jensen CD, S McIntyre, M Munday and K Turner. Responsibility for Regional Waste Generation: A Single Region Extended Input-Output Analysis for Wales.  Regional Studies, 47(6):913-933, 2013.

Kalenkoski CM and  DJ Lacombe. Minimum Wages and Teen Employment: A Spatial Panel Approach.  Papers in Regional Science. 92(2):407-417, 2013.

Mulligan, G,  RW Jackson and A Krugh.Economic base multipliers: a comparison of ACDS and IMPLAN.  Regional Science Policy and Practice. 5, 289-303, 2013.

Piras, G. Efficient GMM Estimation of a Cliff and Ord Panel Data Model with Random Effects.  Spatial Economic Analysis, 8(3):370-388, 2013.

Schaeffer PVMS Kahsai and  RW Jackson. Beyond the Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Essay in Honor of Professor A.M. Isserman.  International Regional Science Review, 36(1):81-96, 2013.