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Winner of the 26th Annual Tiebout Prize is Carlianne Patrick!

Carlianne Patrick was awarded the 26th Annual Tiebout Prize at this year’s WRSA meeting in Hawaii. The title of her paper is, Do More Economic Development Incentives Result in More Jobs? An Examination of the Influence of the Economic Development Incentives Environment on County Jobs in the U.S., 1970-2000.
The Reading Committee also awarded a Second and Third Prize this year. Second Prize went to Viktor Venhorst of the University of Groningen for his paper, Human Capital Spillovers in Dutch Cities: Consumption or Productivity? Third Prize was awarded to Alexandra Tsvetkova of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte for her paper, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Regional Economic Outcomes: Empirical Test of Recent Theoretical Propositions.Tiebout Prize Reading Committee was composed of the following members: David Holland (Chair), Geoff Hewings, T. John Kim, and Bob Stimson.

Photos Posted from WRSA 2012 Annual Meeting

A gallery of photos taken during WRSA’s recent meeting in Kauai, Hawaii is now posted. The pictures can be found under the Annual Meeting tab or here. Take nice photos at the meeting? Feel free to send them along and I’ll be happy to post them!

Hawaii 2012 – Preliminary Program Posted!

The preliminary program has been posted for the 51st annual meeting of the WRSA, to be held February 8-11, 2012 – just click the tab for “Annual Meeting” above and look for the link on the left.

Program Participants: Please check your session assignments and let me know if you spot any errors. Due to the fullness of the Program we consider the Program final with respect to the scheduling of assignments. The Program Committee attempted to honor all scheduling requests received.

For those still undecided about attending the conference: There’s still time to make your plans (and even find a place on the program as a chair or discussant)!

If you’ve not already done so, now is the time to preregister for the meeting – rates go up after January 6! Please book your room at the Sheraton Kauai as soon as possible, as well. As you’ll see from the program, we’re expecting a pretty full house!

Absolute Last Call for Papers for WRSA 2012 Meeting

November 14 is the final date for submitting papers for the 51st annual meeting of the WRSA, to be held February 8-11, 2012 in Kauai, Hawaii. To be considered for the meeting program, simply email your paper submission (draft format is OK, as long as final version of paper is received by December 31) to wrsa@brown.edu. Questions? Contact WRSA Executive Director, Rachel Franklin, at rachel_franklin@brown.edu.

PENULTIMATE CALL FOR PAPERS! – WRSA 51st Annual Meeting in Hawaii

We are now less than two weeks away from the traditional October 15 deadline for paper submissions for the WRSA annual meeting. Now’s the time to get your papers submitted! If you plan to attend the meeting but won’t be presenting a paper, the program committee will be happy to assign you paper discussant and/or chair duties – just drop a line letting us know you’d like to be included in the program.

The deadline is also fast approaching for the Tiebout Prize – we’ve had several submissions but would definitely like to see a few more! The Tiebout Prize will be awarded for the best paper submitted by a full-time graduate student enrolled at an accredited academic institution (currently or having completed studies during Academic Year 2010–2011). To be considered, papers should be in the general multidisciplinary realm of regional science: topics in the fields of regional economics, urban economics, urban/regional planning, economic and quantitative geography, and local public finance are especially encouraged. The winning author will receive $1,000 to help defray the costs of attending the Meeting. The paper may be published in The Annals of Regional Science (published by Springer) following standard review/revision procedures. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2011. For further details, see the WRSA website at www.wrsa.info.

Finally, if you’ve recently completed your PhD studies (within the past five years), consider submitting your WRSA conference paper for the Springer Prize. This prize is awarded annually at the WRSA Annual Meeting for the best paper presented by an early career scholar (doctoral studies completed within the past five years) on a regional science topic. The prize consists of a certificate and selection of Springer books as chosen by the winner, worth $300. Following standard review/revision procedures, the paper may be published in The Annals of Regional Science and announced on the Springer Website. To have a paper considered for the Springer Prize simply inform me of this wish at the time of paper submittal for the conference (or no later than January 1).

Further details on paper submission and meeting logistics are available on the WRSA website: www.wrsa.info.

Prizes to be given at WRSA’s 51st Annual Meeting in Hawaii

26th Annual Charles M. Tiebout Prize: The Tiebout Prize will be awarded for the best paper submitted by a full-time graduate student enrolled at an accredited academic institution (currently or having completed studies during Academic Year 2010–2011). To be considered, papers should be in the general multidisciplinary realm of regional science: topics in the fields of regional economics, urban economics, urban/regional planning, economic and quantitative geography, and local public finance are especially encouraged.  The winning author will receive $1,000 to help defray the costs of attending the Meeting. The paper will be printed in The Annals of Regional Science (published by Springer) following standard review/revision procedures.  Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2011.  For further details, see the WRSA website at www.wrsa.info.

16th Annual Springer Award: The prize is awarded annually at the WRSA Annual Meeting for the best paper presented by an early career scholar (doctoral studies completed within the past five years) on a regional science topic. The prize consists of a certificate and selection of Springer books as chosen by the winner, worth $300.  Following standard review/revision procedures, the paper will be published in The Annals of Regional Science, official journal of the WRSA, and announced on the Springer Website.  To have a paper considered for the Springer Prize the author should inform Rachel Franklin, WRSA Executive Director, at the time of submittal for the conference (or no later than January 1) that he or she meets the eligibility criterion and would like to have the paper entered into the competition.

First Call for Tiebout Prize Submissions

The Tiebout Prize is presented annually to recognize the best paper presented at the conference by a graduate student (currently enrolled or having completed graduate studies during the 2010-2011 academic year).  Full entry details can be found on the WRSA site under the Tiebout tab.

Spring-Summer Newsletter Now Posted

The Spring-Summer WRSA Newsletter is now posted, under the Newsletter tab on this site.  Take a look – the Newsletter is chock full of preliminary information regarding next year’s meeting in Kauai, Hawaii, as well as a round-up of the 50th anniversary meeting earlier this year in Monterey.  A hearty thank you to outgoing WRSA Executive Secretary, Dave Plane, for this valedictory issue of the Newsletter (and twenty years of wonderful service to the Association)!

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).