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Economic & Community Development

ERG researchers contribute to the understanding of community and economic development from many perspectives. Recent topics explored include:
  • The role of neighborhoods and geospatial location
  • The Great Recession of 2007-2009
  • The neighborhood impact of foreclosures
  • Social capital as an input into economic development


Zhang, L., Leonard, T., Dias, R. 2017. Foreclosed and Sold: An Examination of Community and Property Characteristics Related to the Sale of REO Properties. Urban Affairs Review. 53(5): 924-949.

Higashi, R.T., Lee, S.J.C., Leonard, T., Pezzia, C., Pruitt, S.L. (In Press) Family and Social Context Contributes to the Interplay of Economic Insecurity, Food Insecurity, and Health. Annals of Anthropological Practice.

Leonard, T. 2016. Housing Upkeep and Public Good Provision in Residential Neighborhoods. Housing Policy Debate. 1-21.

Leonard, T., Powell-Wiley, T.M., Ayers, C. Murdoch, J.C., Yin, Wenyuan, Pruitt, S.L. 2016. Property Values as a Measure of Neighborhoods-- An Application of Hedonic Price Theory. Epidemiology. 27(4): 518-524

Carroll, M. et al. '"The Great Recession of 2007-2009," Economic Development Quarterly , May 2013, 27:87-89.

Caughy, Margaret O., Leonard, T., Beron, K., Murdoch, J. 2013. Defining Neighborhood Boundaries in Studies of Spatial Dependence in Child Behavior Problems. International Journal of Health Geographics. 12:24.

Leonard, T. 2013. The Impact of Housing Market Conditions on Residential Property Upkeep. Housing Studies. 28:1, 33-56.

Carroll, M. et al. "Local Economic Development and the Academy," Applied Geography, Volume 32, Issue 1, January 2012, Pp. 51-53.

Carroll, M. et al. "Exploratory Space-Time Analysis of Local Economic Development" Applied Geography. Volume 31, Issue 3, July 2011, Pp. 1049-1058.

Leonard T., Caughy M.O., Mays K., Murdoch J.C. 2011. Systematic neighborhood observations at high spatial resolution: Methodology and assessment of potential benefits. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20225. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020225.

Carroll, M. et al. "GIS and Economic Development" In Jay Gatrell's ed. Geo-Technologies and the Environment: Socio- Economic and Demographic Applications Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2009. ISBN: 1402096410

Carroll, M. et al. "Social Capital: A Local Development Tool" Economic Development Journal, Summer, Vol. 7, No. 3 Pp. 42-49. 2008.

Carroll, M. et al. "Cluster Regions: A Social Network Perspective" Economic Development Quarterly, November 2008 Pp. 345-352.

Carroll, M. et al. "Social Capital and Local Economic Development," in Theories of Local Economic Development: Linking Theory to Practice, Ed. James Rowe. ISBN: 970-0-7546-7305-7 Ashgate. Pp. 269-285. January 2009.

Carroll, M. et al. "Critical Steps in the Cluster Building Process" Economic Development Journal. Fall 2007 Volume 6, No. 4 Pp. 44-52.

Carroll, M. et al. "Inner-City Neighborhoods and Metropolitan Development," Economic Development Quarterly. Vol. 21 No. 3, Pp. 263-277. August 2007.

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