Michael C. Carroll, Ph.D.
Dr. Carroll is Editor-in-Chief of Regional Science Policy & Practice and Associate Editor of Economic Development Quarterly. He serves on a number of editorial boards and international advisory boards. He was a member of the Scientific Committee for the Regional Science Association International World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey for 2016. He held similar positions for the World Congresses in Romania in 2012; Bangkok, Thailand in 2014, and the 3rd Global Conference on Economic Geography in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Carroll is a former President and Treasurer of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists.
Dr. Carroll has published more than eighty academic articles, book chapters and policy monographs. He has delivered more than one hundred papers at academic conferences. His writings have appeared in a variety of academic journals including, the Journal of Economic Issues, Annals of Regional Science, Review of Social Economy, Applied Geography, and Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences. Dr. Carroll’s academic work has won numerous awards including the Springer Best Paper Award in 2010, the University Economic Development Association Research Award 2009 & 2011.
Dr. Carroll’s first book, A Future of Capitalism: The Economic Vision of Robert Heilbroner was published by Macmillan and St. Martin’s Press in 1998. His recent textbook Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices and Globalization is co-authored with John P. Blair. The book is published by Sage Publications and was released in July 2008.
Dr. Carroll has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has held economics faculty positions at Bowling Green State University, West Virginia State University, Muskingum College, and currently, the University of North Texas. Dr. Carroll earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Wright State University and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.
Visiting Scholars 2016-2017
Graham Clarke, University of Leeds, UK
Graham Clarke is Professor of Business Geography at the University of Leeds. He has worked extensively in various areas of GIS and applied spatial modelling, focusing on many applications within urban/social geography. Graham has significant experience in retail geography and model development in relation to retail store location planning. His major research interests focus on retail location planning in relation to the multi-channel growth strategies of retail organizations. This includes work on food deserts, retail saturation,
e-commerce, the growth of discounters and convenience retailing.Another research interest has been spatial modelling, especially spatial interaction modelling and spatial microsimulation. Graham’s work emphasizes estimating small-area patterns of income and wealth, and in applications relating to retail, crime and health.
Jeffrey Rous, Ph.D
Jeffery Rous is Associate Professor in the economics department at the University of North Texas. His research interests include health economics and urban economics. He received his B.A in Economics from Knox College and his PH.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Graduate Research Assistants
Christoper Carlyle (Department of Economics, UNT)
Christopher Carlyle is a Masters Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of North Texas. He attained a BS in Economics with a minor in Statistics in 2015 also at UNT. His areas of focus include econometric modeling and forecasting, data visualization, and data management. In addition to working with the Economics Research Group, he is also a Graduate Student Teaching Fellow within the Department of Economics.
Steven Nelson (Department of Economics, UNT)
Steven Nelson is an Economics graduate student at the University of North Texas, graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Wichita State University. He specializes in business analytics, research, and data manipulation.
Matthew Li (Texas Academy of Math and Science, UNT)
Matthew Li is a junior at the Texas Academy of Math and Science at the University of North Texas, and is interested in regional economics and business analytics.