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Advisory Board

The Regional Research Institute Advisory Board is a non-voting advisory board that helps the Director in setting priorities for the Institute.

Advisory Board Members

Brian J. Cushing, Professor Emeritus of Economics, West Virginia University

Erik Dietzenbacher, Professor of Economics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Rachel Franklin, Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

Kingsley Haynes, University Professor Emeritus, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Regional Science, Economics, and Urban and Regional Planning, and Emeritus Director of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elena Irwin, Professor of Environmental Economics, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Faculty Director of the Sustainability Institute, Ohio State

Sarah A. Low, Professor and Head of Agricultural & Consumer Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Anthony F. Pipa, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institute

Sergio J. Rey, Founding Director, Center for Geospatial Sciences, and Professor, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside

Dan Rickman, Regents Professor of Economics, OG&E Chair of Regional Economic Analysis and Professor of Economics, Oklahoma State University

Peter V. Schaeffer, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics, West Virginia University

Samuel Taylor, Director, WVU Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research, West Virginia University

Stephan Weiler, Professor of Economics, and Director of the Regional Economic Development Institute, Colorado State University

Previous External Advisory Board Members
Raymond J.G.M. Florax, Professor, Agricultural Economics Purdue University

Arthur Getis, Professor Emeritus, Geography, San Diego State University

T. R. Lakshmanan, Professor of Geography, Boston University

Edward Malecki, Professor of Geography; Director, CURA, The Ohio State University

Peter McGregor, Emeritus Professor of Economics and part-time Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland

Santiago Pinto, Senior Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

David A. Plane, Professor Emeritus of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona

Karen Polenske, Emeritus Professor of Regional Political Economy and Planning at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John Rees, Professor of Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

John Quigley, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Buysiness and Economics at UC Berkley

Kim Swales, Professor of Economics at the University of Strathclyde

Attila Varga, Professor of Economics and Regional Studies, University of Pecs, Hungary

Previous Internal Advisory Board Members
Ronald L. Lewis, Professor Emeritus, History

Roger Lohmann, Professor, Division of Social Work

Timothy T. Warner, Professor Emeritus of Geology and Geography