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Call for Papers: Special Sessions on Casinos, Gambling, and Development at WRSA 2012 Meeting

Michael Wenz is organizing special sessions on casinos, gambling, and development at WRSA’s 2012 annual meeting in Kauai, Hawaii.  See below for further information.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Casinos, Gambling and Economic Development

We invite submissions of papers on the topic of Casinos, Gambling and Economic Development in conjunction with a special issue of Growth and Change and special paper sessions at the 2012 Western Regional Science Association meetings and the 2012 Southern Regional Science Association meetings.

The gambling industry in the United States and the world has undergone a significant transformation over the past two decades, and gambling policy remains a controversial topic in both the popular and academic press.  We invite submissions on topics in all areas broadly related to casinos, gambling and economic development.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Gambling and local quality of life
  • Market structures in the gambling industry
  • The economic impacts of video lottery terminals and other gaming devices
  • Tribal casinos and reservation shopping
  • Gambling and community health outcomes
  • On- and off-reservation impacts of tribal gambling
  • Gambling and local fiscal policy
  • Measuring the social costs of gambling
  • Gambling and crime
  • Gambling law and its spatial impacts
  • More

 

Please direct submissions or questions for the special issue and/or special sessions to:

Dr. Michael Wenz, Special Issue Editor

Assistant Professor, Economics

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

m-wenz@neiu.edu

 

We encourage papers presented in the special sessions at the 2012 WRSA or 2012 SRSA to be submitted for consideration in a special issue of Growth and Change after undergoing the standard peer review process.  Authors who wish to submit papers for the special issue but do not wish to present at the conferences may do so as well.

The 2012 Western Regional Science Association annual meetings will be held February 8-11 in Kauai, Hawaii.  Please send your submission to Dr. Wenz  by October 15, 2011 if you wish to present.

The 2012 Southern Regional Science Association annual meetings will be held March 22-24 in Charlotte, NC.  Please send your submission to Dr. Wenz by December 15, 2011 if you wish to present.

Completed submissions for the special issue of Growth and Change will be due in late Spring 2012.

Growth and Change is a broadly based forum for scholarly research on all aspects of urban and regional development and policy-making. Interdisciplinary in scope, the journal publishes both empirical and theoretical contributions from economics, geography, public finance, urban and regional planning, agricultural economics, public policy, and related fields. Growth and Change is edited by Dan Rickman and Barney Warf.

The Call for Papers is available for download (here).