We are pleased to provide a forum for disseminating works-in-progress that support our mission to promote excellence in interdisciplinary, scholarly research on the economic and social development of lagging regions. These research papers focus on theories and history of regional development, methods for studying regions, and policies for stimulating their development. Where possible, we provide links to the original Working Paper in the repo and, once published, also to the publishing journal.
Papers are stored in the WVU Research Repository under collections, Regional Research Institute.
Submissions for 2020
WP2020-05 Extending the Macroeconomic Impacts Forecasting Capabilities of the National Energy Modeling System. Christa D. Court, Randall W. Jackson, Justin Adder, Gavin Pickenpaugh, Charles Zelek, and Amanda J. Harker Steele.
WP2020-04 The Political Economy of Vermont's Abortion Bill. Shishir Shakya, Elham Erfanian, and Alexandre R. Scarcioffolo.
WP2020-03 Consistent Regional Commodity-by-Industry Input-Output Accounts. Randall W. Jackson and Péter Járosi.
WP2020-02 Enhancing Our Understanding of a Regional Economy: The Complementarity of CGE and EIO Models. Andrew Crawley and Geoffrey J.D. Hewings.
WP2020-01 Solar Bait: How U.S. States Attract Solar Investments from Large Corporations. Jed J. Cohen, Levan Elbakidze, and Randall W. Jackson. Published in The Energy Journal (2020) 41:2, 167-190.
Submissions for 2019
WP2019-02 Drinking Water Quality Impacts on Health Care Expenditures in the United States. Fahad Alzahranu, Alan R. Collins, and Elham Erfanian.
WP2019-01 Air Quality and Asthma Hospitalization: Evidence of PM2.5 Concentrations in Pennsylvania Counties. Elham Erfanian and Alan R. Collins.
Submissions for 2018
WP2018-04 Environmental Costs of European Union Membership: A Structural Decomposition Analysis. Inácio Araugo, Randall W. Jackson, Amir Borges Ferreira Neto, and Fernando Perobelli.
WP2018-03 The Impact of Naloxone Access Laws on Opioid Overdose Deaths in the U.S. Elham Erfanian, Alan R. Collins, and Daniel Grossman.
WP2018-02 Interpreting Economic Diversity as the Presence of Multiple Specializations. Jing Chen.
WP2018-01_R1 Value Chains: Production Upstreamness and Downstreamness Revisited. Patricio Aroca and Randall W. Jackson.
Submissions for 2017
WP2017-15 B&E The Effect of Health Care Entrepreneurship on Local Health: The Case of MedExpress in Appalachia. Amir Borges Ferreira Neto and Joshua C. Hall.
Submissions for 2016
WP 2016-01 What is Near and Recent in Crime for a Homeowner? The Cases of Denver and Seattle. Adam Nowak and Juan Tomas Sayago Gomez.
Submissions for 2015
WP2015-01 Toward Consistent Cross-Hauling Estimation for Input-Output Regionalization. Christa D. Court and Randall W. Jackson.
Submissions for 2014
WP2014-03 Cross-Hauling and Regional Input-Output Tables: The Case of the Province of Hubei, China. Yongming Huang, Anthony T. Flegg, and Timo Tohmo.
WP2014-02 Cross-Hauling in Input-Output Tables: Comments on CHARM. Randall W. Jackson.
WP2014-01 An Integrated Environmental and Economic Modeling Framework for Technological Transitions. Randall W. Jackson.
Submissions for 2013
Submissions for 2012
WP2012-05 An Analysis of Administrative "Best Practices" in the Administration of Business Incubators. Mark Middleton, Peter V. Schaeffer, and Randall W. Jackson.
WP2012-03 Metro and Non-Metro Business Incubators: Similarities and Critical Differences. Randall W. Jackson Peter V. Schaeffer, and Mark Middleton.
WP2012-02 Estimation of Spatial Models with Endogenous Weighting Matrices and an Application to Demand Model for Cigarettes. Harry H. Kelejian and Gianfranco Piras.
Submissions for 2011
Submissions for 2010
WP2010-02 Obesity Prevention: A Review of the Interactions and Interventions, and Some Policy Implications. Anura Amarasinghe and Gerard D'Souza.
WP2010-01 Energy Consumption and Economic Growth: Evidence from COMESA Countries. Chali Nondo.
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Submissions for 2007
2007-07 Farmland Preservation Programs in West Virginia: A Preliminary Inquiry into the Merits of Purchase Development Rights. Odd Stalebrink and Samuel E. Wilkinson.
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Submissions for 1996
WP1996-22 Industry Structure and Earnings Growth During National Business Cycles in Appalachia. F. Carson Mencken.