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Ojai, California

Program
38th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, Ojai, California ~ February 21-24, 1999
Most recent changes / updates made:  February 10, 1999
(This version sent to the printers as our “Final Program”)



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Sunday, February 21
 
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, WRSA Turnbull Cup Golf Tournament
Organizer: Robert FORMAINI, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, USA
 
1:00 – 3:30 PM, WRSA Tennis Tournament
Organizer: Andrei ROGERS, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, USA
 
2:00 – 6:00 PM, Registration
(Topa Foyer)
 
4:00 – 5:15 PM, Opening Plenary Session
(Topa Center)
 
5:15 – 6:45 PM, Welcoming Reception for All Conference Participants
(Shangri La Pavilion)
  


Sunday, 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Opening Plenary Session
(Topa Center)
Chair: Anthony H. PASCAL, RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA
Presentations
“Southern California’s Riviera: A Landscape of Affluence”
David HORNBECK, Jr., California State Univ., Northridge, USA
“Ojai: A Surviving Slice of Old Southern California”
John BROESAMLE, California State Univ., Northridge, USA
Reception Follows Immediately
 


 
Monday, February 22, Morning
 
8:00 AM, Coffee Available (Topa Center)
 
8:00 AM and throughout the day, Registration (Topa Foyer)
 
8:15 or 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Six Concurrent Paper Sessions: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F
(10:30 – 11:00 AM, Coffee Break)
  


Monday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 1A
Regional Industrial Analysis
Chair: Keith R. PHILLIPS, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, USA
9:00 – 9:45
Market Rules and Spatial Outcomes: Insights from the Corporate Restructuring of U.S. Food Retailing
        Neil WRIGLEY, Univ. Southampton, England
Discussant: Sanjoy CHAKRAVORTY, Temple Univ., USA
9:45 – 10:30
This Little Piggy Went to Market: Will the New Pork Industry Call the Heartland Home?
        Mark DRABENSTOTT, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, USA
Discussant: Thomas R. HARRIS, Univ. Nevada, Reno, USA

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
Information Linkages in Local Economic Development: Private and Social Returns in the Colorado Micromalting Project
        Eric SCORSONE and Stephan WEILER, Colorado State Univ., USA
Discussant: Johannes TRAXLER, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
11:45 – 12:30
Where Are the New U.S. Information-Technology Jobs?
        R. D. NORTON, Bryant College, Smithfield, RI, USA
Discussant: Brian P. HOLLY, Portland State Univ., USA


Monday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 1B
Western States Economic Outlook
(Cosponsored by AUBER)
Chair: Timothy HOGAN, Arizona State Univ., USA
Description: Overviews and updates on economic/demographic trends and forecasts for western U.S. states. Discussion of factors underlying growth and comparison of sectoral trends. All conference participants welcome!
Presenters
Arizona
                    Lee MCPHETERS, Arizona State Univ., USA
California
                    Esmael ADIBI, Chapman Univ., Orange, CA, USA
Colorado
                    Richard WOBBEKIND, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, USA
Northern Mountain States
                    Paul POLZIN, Univ. Montana, USA

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

Nevada
                    R. Keith SCHWER, Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
New Mexico
                    Brian MCDONALD, Univ. New Mexico, USA
Utah
                    Thayne ROBSON, Univ. Utah, USA
Washington
                    Pete PARCELLS, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, USA


Monday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 1C
Policy and Perspectives
Chair: Robert FORMAINI, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, USA
9:00 – 9:45
Environmental Policy and Location Behavior of Firms: A Synopsis of the Micro and Regional Economic Literature
        Tim JEPPESEN, Odense Univ., Denmark, and Henk FOLMER, Tilburg Univ. and Wageningen Agricultural Univ., The Netherlands 
Discussant: A. MOLLARD, Univ. Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France
9:45 – 10:30
Science Policy for a Small Nation: Survey and Analysis of New Zealand
        Jack W. SOMMER, Univ. North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Discussant: Robert J. STIMSON, Univ. Queensland, Australia

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
An Analysis of Efficiency among Fields of Science in Major Research Universities of the United States
        Roger R. STOUGH, Mustafa DINC, Serdar YILMAZ, and Jean H. P. PAELINCK, George Mason Univ., USA
Discussant: Jon R. MILLER, Univ. Idaho, USA
11:45 – 12:30
Web-Based Learning Materials in Regional Science
        Scott LOVERIDGE, West Virginia Univ., USA
Discussant: Jack W. SOMMER, Univ. North Carolina, Charlotte, USA


Monday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 1D
Transportation I: Urban Policy and Planning Analysis
Chair: Y. H. FAN, Taiwan National Univ.
9:00 – 9:45
Private Toll Roads: An Economic Analysis
        Simon HAKIM and Erwin A. BLACKSTONE, Temple Univ., USA
Discussant: Koji SATO, Kanagawa Univ., Japan
9:45 – 10:30
The Trouble with Minimum Parking Requirements
        Donald C. SHOUP, Univ. California, Los Angeles, USA
Discussant: Spenser W. HAVLICK, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, USA

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
Analysis of Episodic Emission Controls for the Transportation Sector in the Chicago Region
        Tschango John KIM, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, and Gary DORRIS, Hagler Bailly Services, Inc., Boulder, CO, USA Discussant: Robert B. NOLAND, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA
11:45 – 12:30
Public Transport Access Efficiency and Coverage
        Alan T. MURRAY, Univ. Queensland, Australia
Discussant: David LEVINSON, Univ. California, Berkeley, USA


Monday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 1E
Migration and Economic Crisis
Chair: Dawn THILMANY, Colorado State Univ., USA
9:00 – 10:30
Out-migration, Depopulation, and Regional Economic Distress I: Theory and Measurement
        Stuart H. SWEENEY, Univ. California, Santa Barbara, USA, and Edward J. FESER, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Out-migration, Depopulation, and Regional Economic Distress II: Spatial and Temporal Sensitivity Analysis
        Stuart H. SWEENEY, Univ. California, Santa Barbara, USA, and Edward J. FESER, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Discussant: Suzanne Davies WITHERS, Univ. Washington, USA

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
Mobile Unemployment during Labor Market Crisis: The Case of Sweden
        Mats JOHANSSON, Swedish Inst. for Regional Research, Östersund, Sweden and Lars O. PERSSON, Nordic Centre for Spatial Development, Stockholm, Sweden
Discussant: Don MAR, San Francisco State Univ., USA
11:45 – 12:30
Finnish Economic Depression: Unemployment, Regional Migration and Job Search
        Olli KULTALAHTI, Tampere Univ., Finland, and Jack W. OSMAN, San Francisco State Univ., USA
Discussant: Rachel MARTIN, Univ. Arizona, USA


Monday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 1F
Underlying Factors in Regional Development around the World
Chair: Claude LACOUR, Univ. Montesquieu, Bordeaux IV, France
9:00 – 9:45
An Update on Singapore’s Current Economic and Other Conditions and the Retailing Sector
        Brenda J. MOSCOVE and Robert G. FLETCHER, California State Univ., Bakersfield, USA
Discussant: Juanita C. LIU, Univ. Hawaii, Manoa, USA
9:45 – 10:30
Governing Inter-provincial Conflicts: Planning for the Extended Kwangyang Bay Region in Southern Korea
        Soo-Young PARK, Woo-Bae LEE, and Dong-Ho SHIN, Hannam Univ., Taejon, Korea
Discussant: Jean-Marie HURIOT, Univ. Burgundy, France

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
The Role of Universities in Regional Development: Endogenous Human Capital and Growth in a Two-Region Model
        Charlie KARLSSON, Jönköping Univ., Sweden, and Wei-Bin ZHANG, Inst. for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden
Discussant: John M. QUIGLEY, Univ. California, Berkely, USA
11:45 – 12:30
On the Determinant of Regional Income Distribution
        Ermelinda LOPES, Univ. Minho, Braga, Portugal
Discussant: David E. CLARK, Marquette Univ., USA


Monday, February 22, Afternoon
 
12:30 – 2:00 PM, Lunch (on your own)
 
1:30 PM and throughout the afternoon, Registration (Topa Foyer)
 
2:00 – 5:30 PM
Five Concurrent Paper Sessions: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E
(3:30 – 4:00 PM, Coffee Break)
 
2:00 – 3:30 PM, Panel Session 2F: Critiques of Regional Planning
 
4:00 – 5:30 PM, Panel Session 2G: Issues Surrounding Agricultural Preservation and Urban Development
 
4:00 – 5:30 PM, WRSA Board Meeting (By Invitation Only)
 
5:45 – 7:15 PM, President’s Reception (For All Participants)
 


Monday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 2A
Transportation II: Mobility and Commuting
Chair: Bijan VASIGH, Embry-Riddle Univ., USA
2:00 – 2:45
Employing Welfare Recipients: Spatial and Transport Implications
        Katherine M. O’REGAN, Yale Univ., USA, and John M. QUIGLEY, Univ. California, Berkeley, USA
Discussant: C. Daniel VENCILL, San Francisco State Univ., USA
2:45 – 3:30
Sustainable Mobility in Europe: Problems in Defining and Implementing an Operational Measure
        Roger VICKERMAN, Univ. Kent, England
Discussant: Odile HEDDEBAUT, INRETS TRACES, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
Policies Promoting Telework
        Koji SATO, Kanagawa Univ., Japan
Discussant: Donald C. SHOUP, Univ. California, Los Angeles, USA
4:45 – 5:30
A Fatal Oversight in Regional Planning: The Child as Pedestrian
        Spenser W. HAVLICK, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, USA
Discussant: Dawn THILMANY, Colorado State Univ., USA


Monday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 2B
Population Change and Socioeconomics
Chair: Olli KULTALAHTI, Tampere Univ., Finland
2:00 – 2:45
Are Suburban Firms More Likely to Discriminate against African-Americans?
        Steven RAPHAEL, Univ. California, San Diego, USA, Michael A. STOLL, Univ. California, Los Angeles, USA, and Harry J.
        HOLZER, Michigan State Univ., USA
Discussant: Brigitte S. WALDORF, Univ. Arizona, USA
2:45 – 3:30
Social and Economic Change in Queensland Local Government Areas over the Decade 1986–1996
        Robert J. STIMSON and Rex DAVIS, Univ. Queensland, Australia
Discussant: Mats JOHANSSON, Swedish Inst. for Regional Research, Östersund, Sweden

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
In-migrants to North Dakota: A Socioeconomic Profile
        F. Larry LEISTRITZ and Randall S. SELL, North Dakota State Univ., USA
Discussant: Edward J. FESER, Univ. North Carolina, USA
4:45 – 5:30
Census from Heaven: An Estimate of the Global Human Population Using Nighttime Satellite Imagery and Regional Parameters
        Paul SUTTON, Univ. California, Santa Barbara, USA
Discussant: Seong Woo LEE, Seoul National Univ., Korea
 


Monday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 2C
Economic Structure and Change
Chair: Brian P. HOLLY, Portland State Univ., USA
2:00 – 2:45
Regional Requirements for Endogenous Development
        Leila KÉBIR and Denis MAILLAT, Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and Antoine S. BAILLY, Univ. Genève, Switzerland
Discussant: Scott LOVERIDGE, West Virginia Univ., USA
2:45 – 3:30
Credit Access in Rural Markets: The Role of Financial Innovation and Structural Transition in Rural Utah Economies
        Christopher FAWSON, Utah State Univ., USA, and José BLANCO, Saint Mary’s College of California, USA
Discussant: Thomas H. KLIER, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
How Does Structural Reform Affect Regional Development?
        Sanjoy CHAKRAVORTY, Temple Univ., USA
Discussant: Eric SCORSONE, Colorado State Univ., USA
4:45 – 5:30
From Global to Local: Regional Responses to a Changing World Economy
        Nicole MELLOW, Univ. Texas, Austin, USA
Discussant: Richard WOBBEKIND, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, USA


Monday, 2:00 – 4:45 PM
Paper Session 2D
Urban Planning and Urban Spatial Structure
Chair: Dong-Ho SHIN, Hannam Univ., Taejon, Korea
2:00 – 2:45
The Effects of the Greenbelt on Urban Spatial Structure: The Case of the Seoul Metropolitan Area
        Myung-Jin JUN, Chung-Ang Univ., Korea
Discussant: Koichi MERA, Univ. Southern California, USA
2:45 – 3:30
Diversity, Specialization, and Urban Stability: Some Results from a Regional Perspective (Aquitaine)
        Claude LACOUR, Univ. Montesquieu, Bordeaux IV, France
Discussant: Henk VAN HOUTUM, Univ. Nijmegen, The Netherlands

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
How Information Shapes Cities: Theory and Facts
        Rachel GUILLAN and Jean-Marie HURIOT, Univ. Burgundy, France
Discussant: Johannes TRAXLER, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA 


Monday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 2E
Public Policy
Chair: Anthony H. PASCAL, RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA
2:00 – 2:45
Regional Attributes of the Inability to Get Health Care: The Case of Nevada
        Martin BOYETT, Rennae DANESHVARY, Bruce PENCEK, and R. Keith SCHWER, Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas
Discussant: Lee MCPHETERS, Arizona State Univ., USA
2:45 – 3:30
Privatization of Penitentiaries: Economic Benefit or Public Peril?
        R. Pete PARCELLS and Ben LEITCH, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, USA
Discussant: Simon HAKIM, Temple Univ., USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
The Housing Market and the 1986 Tax Reform Act
        Andrew NARWOLD, Univ. San Diego, USA
Discussant: Charles L. LEVEN, Washington Univ., St. Louis, USA
4:45 – 5:30
Monetary Politics: A Sectional Analysis of Coalitions and Conflicts
        Jeffrey W. LADEWIG, Univ. Texas, Austin, USA
Discussant: Susan HINE, Colorado State Univ., USA


Monday, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Panel Session 2F
Critiques of Regional Planning
Convenor: Robert FORMAINI, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, USA
Presenters
Robert FORMAINI, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, USA
Sam STALEY, Reason Public Policy Inst., Los Angeles, USA
Commentator
Jack W. SOMMER, Univ. North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
    


Monday, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Panel Session 2G
Issues Surrounding Agricultural Preservation and Urban Development
Convenor: Robert G. FLETCHER, California State Univ., Bakersfield, USA
Panelists
Frank MITTELBACH, Univ. California, Los Angeles, USA
Dennis WAMBEM, Consultant, Riverside County, CA, USA
Alvin SOKOLOW, Univ. California, Davis, USA
Albert G. MEDVITZ, Farmer, Rio Vista, CA, USA
Description
Farm and open land conversion to urban use remains a controversial issue in California and elsewhere in the United States.  This panel discussion will examine arguments surrounding this issue from both sides of the controversy. 


Monday, 5:45 – 7:15 PM
President’s Reception
(For all Participants)


 
Tuesday, February 23, Morning
 
8:00 AM, Coffee Available
 
8:00 AM and throughout the day, Registration (Topa Foyer)
 
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Six Concurrent Paper Sessions: 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F
(10:00 – 10:30 AM, Coffee Break)
 


 
Tuesday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Paper Session 3A
Remote Regions / Northern Development I: Institutional Change and Northern Development
Chair: Lee HUSKEY, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
8:30 – 9:15
Institutional Response to Uncertainty: The Regional Effects of Global Change
        Matt BERMAN, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
Discussant: James ALLAWAY, Western Washington Univ., USA
9:15 – 10:00
Fishing on Firm Ground: The Evidence that the Tsimshian Have a Constitutionally Protected Right to Sell Salmon
        Margaret ANDERSON, Univ. Northern British Columbia, Canada
Discussant: Terrence COLE, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

10:00 – 10:30, Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15
Northern State versus Multinational Corporation: The Regulation of Oil and Gas Development in Alaska
        Jerry MCBEATH, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
Discussant: Lee HUSKEY, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
11:15 – 12:00
The Impact of Local Government on the Development of the Russian North: Problems and Prospects
        Greg PROTASEL, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
Discussant: Gigi BERARDI, Western Washington Univ., USA 


Tuesday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Paper Session 3B
Economic Impact Analysis
Chair: Brenda J. MOSCOVE, California State Univ., Bakersfield, USA
8:30 – 9:15
The Economic Impact of Silver State Industries on the State of Nevada
        George W. BORDEN, Robert R. FLETCHER, and Thomas R. HARRIS, Univ. Nevada, Reno, USA
Discussant: Thayne ROBSON, Univ. Utah, USA
9:15 – 10:00
The Economic Impact of Hawai’i Museums on the Local Economy
        Juanita C. LIU, Univ. Hawai’i, Manoa, USA
Discussant: Robert G. FLETCHER, California State Univ., Bakersfield, USA

10:00 – 10:30, Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15
The Impact of Economic Development Programs Supported by Targeted Local Sales Taxes: Evidence from Texas
        Chris KANE, Terry CLOWER, and Bernard WEINSTEIN, Univ. North Texas, USA
Discussant: R. D. NORTON, Bryant College, Smithfield, RI, USA
11:15 – 12:00
Trends in the Economic Impact of the Department of Energy on the State of New Mexico Over the Last Ten Years
        Robert R. LANSFORD and Matthew R. FALKENSTEIN, New Mexico State Univ., USA, and Larry D. ADCOCK, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Discussant: F. Larry LEISTRITZ, North Dakota State Univ., USA 


Tuesday, 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Paper Session 3C
Regional Modeling, I
Chair: Charles L. LEVEN, Washington Univ., St. Louis, USA
9:15 – 10:00
Input-Output Modeling for Economic Purposes and Ecological Usages
        Harry BOETTCHER and Axel SCHAFFER, Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany
Discussant: Geoffrey J. D. HEWINGS, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

10:00 – 10:30, Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15
Large Sample Analysis of the Two-Stage Data Envelopment Analysis Decomposition Technique
        James NOLAN, Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada, Pamela RITCHIE and John ROWCROFT, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada
Discussant: Heonsoo PARK, Anyang Univ., Korea
11:15 – 12:00
A Procedure to Estimate the Contemporaneous Quarterly Regional GNP
        Bernardí CABRER and Jose Manuel PAVIÁ, Univ. Valencia, Spain
Discussant: Michael L. LAHR, Rutgers Univ., USA 


Tuesday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Paper Session 3D
Labor Markets, Migration, and Employment Change
Chair: Andrei ROGERS, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, USA
8:30 – 9:15
Post-Migratory Employment Prospects: Evidence from Finland
        Hannu TERVO, Univ. Jyväskylä, Finland
Discussant: Paul E. POLZIN, Univ. Montana, USA
9:15 – 10:00
Changing Jobs and Changing Houses: Mobility Outcomes of Employment Transitions
        William A. V. CLARK, Univ. California, Los Angeles, USA, and Suzanne Davies WITHERS, Univ. Washington, USA
Discussant: B. Martin R. VAN DER VELDE, Univ. Nijmegen, The Netherlands

10:00 – 10:30, Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15
Job Access and Urban Form: The Case of Unemployment in the Bordeaux and Chicago Metropolitan Areas
        Eamon C. BOYLE, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA, and Sylvette PUISSANT, Univ. Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France
Discussant: Peter DE GIESEL, Univ. Maastricht, The Netherlands
11:15 – 12:00
Are Worker’s Wages Driven by National or Local Factors?
        Dwight W. ADAMSON, South Dakota State Univ., USA, David E. CLARK, Marquette Univ., USA, and Mark D. PARTRIDGE, St. Cloud State Univ., USA
Discussant: Henk FOLMER, Tilburg Univ. and Wageningen Agricultural Univ., The Netherlands

 


Tuesday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Paper Session 3E
National Economies in Transition, I
Chair: Lawrence SOMMERS, Michigan State Univ., USA
8:30 – 9:15
Collapse or a New Dynamism? Russia Facing the 21st Century
        Hans WESTLUND, Swedish Inst. for Regional Research, Östersund, Sweden
Discussant: Daniel BERKOWITZ, Univ. Pittsburgh, USA
9:15 – 10:00
Socio-economic and Political Consequences of Privatisation in Central and Eastern Europe
        Jolanta Dziembowska KOWALSKA and Jan S. KOWALSKI, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany
Discussant: Jack OSMAN, San Francisco State Univ., USA

10:00 – 10:30, Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15
Targeting Industries for Regional Development in Israel and in Germany: A Comparative Study
        Daniel SHEFER and Amnon FRENKEL, Technion, Haifa, Israel, Knut KOSCHATZKY and Günter H. WALTER, Fraunhofer Inst. for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
Discussant: Darla K. ANDERSON, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
11:15 – 12:00
Economic Reform and China’s Coal Industry
        Mark G. HENDERSON, Univ. California, Berkeley, USA
Discussant: Theodore LANE, Thomas/Lane & Associates, Seattle, WA, USA

 


Tuesday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Paper Session 3F
Transportation III: Methodology and Theory
Chair: Roger VICKERMAN, Univ. Kent, England
8:30 – 9:15
Application of Space-Time Prisms for the Measurement of Accessibility
        Ming S. LEE and Michael G. MCNALLY, Univ. California, Irvine, USA
Discussant: David A. PLANE, Univ. Arizona, USA
9:15 – 10:00
Relationships between Highway Capacity and Induced Vehicle Travel
        Robert B. NOLAND, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA
Discussant: Marlon G. BOARNET, Univ. California, Irvine, USA

10:00 – 10:30, Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15
A Utility-Theory-Consistent System-of-Demand Equations Approach to Household Travel Choice
        Kara M. KOCKELMAN, Univ. Texas, Austin, USA
Discussant: Tschango John KIM, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
11:15 – 12:00
Tolling at a Frontier: A Game Theoretic Analysis
        David LEVINSON, Univ. California, Berkeley, USA
Discussant: Jean H. P. PAELINCK, Erasmus Univ., The Netherlands


 
Tuesday, February 23, Afternoon
 
12:15 – 1:45 PM, WRSA Annual Banquet Luncheon (For All Participants)
 
1:45 PM and throughout the afternoon, Registration continues (Topa Foyer)
 
2:00 – 5:30 PM
Five Concurrent Paper Sessions: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E
(3:30 – 4:00 PM, Coffee Break)
 
2:00 – 5:00 PM, Session 4F: NE-162/WRSA Workshop
 
8:00 – 9:30 PM, NE-162 Business Meeting
 


 
Tuesday, 12:15 – 1:45 PM
WRSA Annual Banquet Luncheon
(Shangri La Pavilion)
Chair: Lay James GIBSON, WRSA President (1998–99)
Presentation Ceremonies:
The Thirteenth Annual Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science
Presented by: Jon R. MILLER, Chair, 1998-99 Reading Committee
The Fourth Annual Springer-Verlag Prize
Presented by: T. John KIM, Coeditor, The Annals of Regional Science
Presidential Address:
“WRSA: A Spatial Association”
Arthur GETIS, WRSA President (1999–2000)
Discussant:  T. John KIM, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 


Tuesday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 4A
National Economies in Transition, II
Chair: Sylvette PUISSANT, Univ. Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France
2:00 – 2:45
European Monetary Union: Implications for the United States
        John OLIENYK and Susan HINE, Colorado State Univ., USA
Discussant: Ricardo GAZEL, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, USA
2:45 – 3:30
The Historiography of Transition: Two Perspectives on the Bulgarian Village during the Transition
        Bob BEGG, Indiana Univ. Pennsylvania, USA, and Mieke MEURS, American Univ., Washington, DC, USA
Discussant: Mark G. HENDERSON, Univ. California, Berkeley, USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
Russia’s Internal Border
        Daniel BERKOWITZ and David N. DE JONG, Univ. Pittsburgh, USA
Discussant: Jolanta Dziembowska KOWALSKA, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany
4:45 – 5:30
Peasant Farm Efficiency in Poland: A Spatial Econometric Analysis
        Darla K. ANDERSON, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Discussant: Hans WESTLUND, Swedish Inst. for Regional Research, Östersund, Sweden


Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:45 PM
Paper Session 4B
Transportation IV: Policy Analysis
Chair: James NOLAN, Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada
2:00 – 2:45
The Cross-Channel Support Strategy in Kent and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region: Between Specific Institutional Contexts and Timing Differences
        Odile HEDDEBAUT, INRETS TRACES, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Discussant: Kara M. KOCKELMAN, Univ. Texas, Austin, USA
2:45 – 3:30
Road Infrastructure, Economic Productivity, and the Need for Highway Finance Reform
        Marlon G. BOARNET, Univ. California, Irvine, USA
Discussant: Alan T. MURRAY, Univ. Queensland, Australia

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
An Empirical Analysis of Airline Safety: A Case of Regional Airlines
        Bijan VASIGH, Embry-Riddle Univ., USA, and Mehdi HARIRIAN, Bloomsburg Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
Discussant: Ming S. LEE, Univ. California, Irvine, USA

 


Tuesday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 4C
Immigration, Immigrants, and Regional Labor Markets
Chair: Brigitte S. WALDORF, Univ. Arizona, USA
2:00 – 2:45
The Wage Curve and Local Labour Markets in New Zealand
        Philip S. MORRISON and Jacques POOT, Victoria Univ., Wellington, New Zealand
Discussant: Keith R. PHILLIPS, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, USA
2:45 – 3:30
A Preliminary Analysis of the Regional Foreign-Born and Native-Born Population Geographies in the United States during the 20th Century
        Andrei ROGERS and James RAYMER, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, USA
Discussant: Eamon C. BOYLE, Indiana Univ. Pennsylvania, USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
Quality Based Investigation of Immigrants’ Housing Consumption, 1980–1990
        SeongWoo LEE, Seoul National Univ., Korea
Discussant: Steven RAPHAEL, Univ. California, San Diego
4:45 – 5:30
Regional Differences in Self-Employment among Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Americans
        Don MAR, San Francisco State Univ., USA
Discussant: Sandra HOLLAND, Univ. Arizona, USA 


 Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:45 PM
Paper Session 4D
Regional Modeling, II
Chair: Reginald GOLLEDGE, Univ. California, Santa Barbara, USA
2:00 – 2:45
When Quality Meets Territorialism: The Rent Theory Revisted in the Context of New Forms of Territorial Development
        A. MOLLARD and B. PECQUEUR, Univ. Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France
Discussant: Gordon F. MULLIGAN, Univ. Arizona, USA
2:45 – 3:30
Fuzzy ARTMAP Classification of World System Regions
        Sucharita GOPAL and Raymond DEZZANI, Boston Univ., USA
Discussant: Arthur GETIS, San Diego State Univ., USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
Structural Change and Regional Divergence: Simulations with a Multi-Period Two-Region CGE Model
        James GIESECKE, Univ. Tasmania, Australia
Discussant: Axel SCHAFFER, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany

 


Tuesday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 4E
Remote Regions / Northern Development II: Government and the Villages
Chair: Michael PRETES, Stanford Univ., USA
2:00 – 2:45
Isran and Minqaq: The Economic Potential of ‘Iglu-Industry’ Arts and Crafts in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska
        Molly LEE, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
Discussant: Chris SOUTHCOTT, Lakehead Univ., Canada
2:45 – 3:30
Community Function and Disfunction in Six Western Alaska Communities: Observations on Water and Sanitation Operations and Management
        Sharman HALEY, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
Discussant: Carolyn REDL, Keyano College, Ft. McMurray, Canada

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
Settlement, Sanitation, and Schools: Using Participatory Research Methods in Alaska Villages
        Gigi BERARDI, Western Washington Univ., USA
Discussant: Greg PROTASEL, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
4:45 – 5:30
Frozen Fantasies: Alaskan Movies in the 1920s
        Terrence COLE, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
Discussant: Steve COLT, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA 


Tuesday, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Session 4F
NE-162 / WRSA Workshop on Theory and Practice of Community Policy Analysis
Convenor: David W. HOLLAND, Washington State Univ., USA
Description
One in a series of workshops organized by NE-162 to develop community policy tools by a network of regional and community scientists. The workshop will continue the process of defining and redefining decision support tools and outreach programs for communities in urban and rural areas. All conference participants are welcome to participate.


 
Wednesday, February 24, Morning
 
8:00 AM, Coffee Available
 
8:00 AM and throughout the morning, Registration (Topa Foyer)
 
8:15 – 10:30 AM, Panel Session 5A: New Directions in Regional Science
 
8:15 or 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Four Concurrent Paper Sessions: 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E
(10:30 – 11:00 AM, Coffee Break)
 


Wednesday, 8:15 – 10:30 AM
Panel Session 5A
New Directions in Regional Science
Convenors: Antoine BAILLY, Univ. Genève, Switzerland, and Lay J. GIBSON, Univ. Arizona, USA
Panelists:
Martin CLARKE, GMAP Ltd., Leeds, England
Geoffrey J. D. HEWINGS, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Denis MAILLAT, Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland
David A. PLANE, Univ. Arizona, USA
Bernard WEINSTEIN, Univ. North Texas, USA
 


Wednesday, 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 5B
NE-162/WRSA Joint Session: Analysis of Rural Public Policy
Chair: Bruce WEBER, Oregon State Univ., USA
8:15 – 9:00
Do Commuters Free-Ride? A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Net Fiscal Effects of In-commuters
        Martin SHIELDS, Pennsylvania State Univ., USA
Discussant: Thomas R. HARRIS, Univ. Nevada, Reno, USA
9:00 – 9:45
Local Privatization Trends: Survey Results from Municipalities in Illinois and Wisconsin
        Steven DELLER, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Discussant: Stephen C. COOKE, Univ. Idaho, USA
9:45 – 10:30
Interregional Spillovers under ‘The Contract on America’: A Fiscal SAM Analysis
        Maureen KILKENNY, Iowa State Univ., USA
Discussant: Garth TAYLOR, Univ. Idaho, USA

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
Amenities and Rural Economic Development and Growth
        Steven DELLER, Tsung-Hsiu TSAI, and David MARCOUILLER, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, USA, and Donald ENGLISH, U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, GA
Discussant: David HUGHES, Louisiana State Univ., USA
11:45 – 12:30
The Benefits of Beach Management Policy on the Georgia Coast
        Craig LANDRY, Warren KRIESEL, and Andrew KEELER, Univ. Georgia, USA
Discussant: David BARKLEY, Clemson Univ., USA 


Wednesday, 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 5C
Regional Modeling, III
Chair: Bernardí CABRER, Univ. Valencia, Spain
8:15 – 9:00
The Fuzzy Logic of Accessibility
        Eric J. HEIKKILA, Univ. Southern California, USA
Discussant: Stuart SWEENEY, Univ. California, Santa Barbara, USA
9:00 – 9:45
On the Accuracy of Exponential Smoothing Methods for Updating Untimely Data: A Study of Northwest U.S. Regions
        Jon R. MILLER, Univ. Idaho, USA, and Julia M. DICKSON, Andersen Consulting, Seattle, WA, USA
Discussant: Neil WRIGLEY, Univ. Southampton, England
9:45 – 10:30
Expenditure Based Inter-area Cost-of-Living Indexes
        Alexander VOICU and Michael L. LAHR, Rutgers Univ., USA
Discussant: Mark DRABENSTOTT, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, USA

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
A GIS Based Model to Evaluate Policy Impact and Voter Behavior
        Rex DAVIS and Robert J. STIMSON, Univ. Queensland, Australia
Discussant: Serge REY, San Diego State Univ., USA
11:45 – 12:30
Exports at the Subnational Level: How Reliable Are the Data?
        Ricardo GAZEL, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, USA, and Ron CRONOVICH, Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Discussant: Luis-Eduardo VILA, Univ. Valencia, Spain


Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 5D
Remote Regions / Northern Development III: Travel and Tourism in the North
Chair: Matt BERMAN, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
9:00 – 9:45
Regional Planning for Compatible Development: The Gulf of Alaska North Coast as an Example of Opportunities and Obstacles
        James ALLAWAY, Western Washington Univ., USA
Discussant: Jerry MCBEATH, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
9:45 – 10:30
Women Going North
        Carolyn REDL, Keyano College, Ft. McMurray, Canada
Discussant: Molly LEE, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
Mining the Tourists, Touring the Mines in Potosi, Bolivia
        Michael PRETES, Stanford Univ., USA
Discussant: Sharman HALEY, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
11:45 – 12:30
The Alaska Highway and a Proposed Trans-Canada-Alaska Railroad
        Claus-M. NASKE, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
Discussant: Matt BERMAN, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
 


Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Paper Session 5E
Environmental Assessment
Chair: Joe MCCLURE, McClure Associates, Phoenix, AZ, USA
9:00 – 9:45
Political Decisions and Economic Externalities: The Perverse Dynamics of the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway Project
        Paul C. HUSZAR, Colorado State Univ., USA, and Sigrid ANDERSEN, Consultoria Ambiental, Curitiba, Brazil
Discussant: Bob BEGG, Indiana Univ. Pennsylvania, USA
9:45 – 10:30
The SynCon Project: Arctic Environmental Contamination Assessment
        Kara L. NANCE, Sharon W. GEORGE, and Mahla STROHMAIER, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks
Discussant: Peter TREUNER, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany

10:30 – 11:00, Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
Assessing the Financial and Economic Feasibility of Rural Water System Improvements
        Steven PIPER, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA
Discussant: L. Michael FARRELL, Univ. Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
11:45 – 12:30
Conservation Estimation through December 1997 for the Las Vegas Valley Water District
        Chris MEENAN, Las Vegas Valley Water District, USA
Discussant: R. Bruce BILLINGS, Univ. Arizona, USA
 


 
Wednesday, February 24, Afternoon
 
12:30 – 2:00 PM, Lunch (on your own)
 
2:00 – 5:30 PM
Five Concurrent Paper Sessions: 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 6E
(3:30 – 4:00 PM, Coffee Break)
 
5:30 PM, Close of Conference
  


Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:45 PM
Paper Session 6A
Special Session on International Borders
Chair: B. Martin R. VAN DER VELDE, Univ. Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2:00 – 2:45
Search Behavior on a Cross-Border Labor Market
        B. Martin R. VAN DER VELDE, Univ. Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Discussant: Hannu TERVO, Univ. Jyväskylä, Finland
2:45 – 3:30
Cross-border Labor Markets in the EU: Observed versus Potential Mobility in Germany and The Netherlands
        Peter DE GIJSEL, Univ. Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Manfred JANSSEN, Univ. Osnabrueck, Germany
Discussant: John SPINDLER, Univ. Arizona, USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
Do Borders Matter in International Economic Networking?
        Henk VAN HOUTUM, Univ. Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Discussant: Kingsley E. HAYNES, George Mason Univ., USA
 


Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:45 PM
Paper Session 6B
Remote Regions / Northern Development IV: Views of the North
Chair: Claus-M. NASKE, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
2:00 – 2:45
Two Views of the New Harpoon: Economic Analysis of Alaska’s Native Regional Corporations
        Steve COLT, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage
Discussant: Michael PRETES, Stanford Univ., USA
2:45 – 3:30
Shifting Paradigms on the Last Frontier: Remoteness and the Alaska Village Economy
        Lee HUSKEY, Univ. Alaska, Anchorage, USA
Discussant: Margaret ANDERSON, Univ. Northern British Columbia, Canada

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
Canada’s North and the Definition of Region: Towards a More Productive Categorization of Canada’s Regions
        Chris SOUTHCOTT, Lakehead Univ., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Discussant: Claus-M. NASKE, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks
 


Wednesday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 6C
Regional Modeling III
Chair: José Manuel PAVIÁ, Univ. Valencia, Spain
2:00 – 2:45
Regional Dynamic Forecasting through Error Correction Mechanisms
        Luis-Eduardo VILA and Rosa BADILLO, Univ. Valencia, Spain
Discussant: James NOLAN, Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada
2:45 – 3:30
Economic Disturbances and Regional Employment Fluctuations: A Structural VAR Approach
        Heonsoo PARK and Kyuyoung CHO, Anyang Univ., Korea
Discussant: Serge REY, San Diego State Univ., USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
New Extensions to Tinbergen-Bos Systems
        Jean H. P. PAELINCK, Erasmus Univ., The Netherlands
Discussant: Charlie KARLSSON, Jönköping Univ., Sweden
4:45 – 5:30
The Role of Income in Welfare Evaluations with RUM
        Anders KARLSTRÖM, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Discussant: James GIESECKE, Univ. Tasmania, Australia
 


Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:45 PM
Paper Session 6D
Urban Environmental Issues and Analysis
Chair: Kara L. NANCE, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks
2:00 – 2:45
Integration of Socio-Economic and Ecological Objectives in Critical Land Use Decisions
        Peter TREUNER, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
Discussant: Chris MEENAN, Las Vegas Valley Water District, USA
2:45 – 3:30
Urban Air Quality and Residential Property Values
        G. Rod ERFANI, Transylvania Univ., Lexington, KY, USA
Discussant: Timothy HOGAN, Arizona State Univ., USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
Apartment Complex Characteristics as Determinants of Apartment Water Demand in a Desert City
        Donald E. AGTHE, Economic Consultant, Tucson, AZ, USA, and R. Bruce BILLINGS, Univ. Arizona, USA
Discussant: Steven PIPER, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA
 


Wednesday, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Paper Session 6E
State and Local Policy Analysis
Chair: Bob MONAHAN, Western Washington Univ., USA
2:00 – 2:45
The Impact of Airport Operations on Land Values: A Case Study of Seattle Tacoma International Airport
        Ted LANE, Thomas/Lane & Associates, Seattle, WA, USA
Discussant: Joe MCCLURE, McClure Associates, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2:45 – 3:30
Budgeting by Ballot: Regional Variations in Recent California Statewide Referenda
        Jack W. OSMAN and C. Daniel VENCILL, San Francisco State Univ., USA
Discussant: Stephen C. COOKE, Univ. Idaho, USA

3:30 – 4:00, Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45
The Mexican Border Cities: An Alternative Approach for Urban Poverty’s Reduction
        César Fuentes FLORES and Mahyar AREFI, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte–Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Discussant: Lay James GIBSON, Univ. Arizona, USA
4:45 – 5:30
Fraud, Insider Abuse and Illegal Real Estate Flips
        L. Michael FARRELL, Univ. du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
Discussant: Andrew NARWOLD, Univ. San Diego, USA


Wednesday, 5:30 PM

Close of Conference