|Present||Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago|
- Planning for Innovation
- Urban Policy Analysis
- Planning Skills
- Economic Analysis Techniques
- Economic Development Theory and Policy
|2002 - 2008||PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|1998 - 2000||MRP, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|1993 - 1998||BS, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor|
|1997 - 1997||The University of New South Wales|
Department of Urban Planning and Policy (MC348)
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Planning Support Methods: Urban and Regional Analysis and Projection (2018)
Planning Support Methods offers the only practical guide to the key methods of urban and regional planning. The authors apply and critically assess the most important methods for demographic and economic analysis and projection and land ...
Reconsidering the Regional Economic Development Impacts of Higher Education Institutions in the United States. Regional Studies (2016)
This study models relationships between United States higher education activities and regional economic performance, 2001 – 2011. Advances include incorporating all degree-granting institutions; estimating spatial spillovers; and comparing multiple economic outcomes, including production and entrepreneurship. ...
An evaluation of competitive industrial structure and regional manufacturing employment change. Regional Studies (2015)
This paper examines the relationships between several aspects of regional industrial structure and employment change in the United States manufacturing sector and 19 subsectors from 1987 to 1997. Economic diversity, industrial specialization, and competitive structure ...
Economic impact analysis amid rapid change: challenges, strategies, and examples from defense communities. Journal of Planning Education and Research (2015)
This paper examines issues in conducting economic impact analyses in regions undergoing substantial or rapid transformations. Economic impact analyses, like many other analytical techniques, employ methods predicated on relative economic stability, yet commonly are conducted ...
Industrial structure and the sources of agglomeration economies. Growth and Change (2013)
The impacts of agglomeration and local industrial structure are examined through an analysis of establishment-level productivity. Using micro-level data, measures of regional industrial specialization, economic diversity, and industrial competitive structure are incorporated together into a ...
Does economic diversity enhance regional disaster resilience? Journal of the American Planning Association (2013)
Problem, Research Strategy, and Findings: Economic diversity is a widely practiced economic development strategy, yet no research has examined how diversity affects regional resilience to shocks caused by natural disasters. We examine whether diversity helps ...
Regional industrial structure and agglomeration economies: An analysis of productivity in three manufacturing industries. Regional Science and Urban Economics (2012)
We investigate whether a more concentrated regional industrial structure – the dominance of a few large firms in a given industry in a region – limits agglomeration economies and ultimately diminishes the economic performance of ...
Regional industrial concentration in the United States: Trends and implications. Economic Geography (2011)
In a seminal article, Chinitz (1961) considered the effects of industry size, structure, and economic diversification on the performance of firms and regional economies. His inquiry suggested a related but conceptually distinct issue: how does ...
Which indicators explain metropolitan economic performance best? Traditional or creative class. Journal of the American Planning Association (2008)
Problem: As Richard Florida’s writings about the creative class garnered attention across the globe, planners and local government officials responded by enacting policies to attract and retain creative workers, often favoring spending for amenity and ...
Assessing the regional economic development impacts of universities: A review of current approaches. International Regional Science Review (2007)
Research universities in the United States have increasingly become involved in economic development since the mid-1980s. There has been a corresponding growth of interest in measuring the impacts of higher education on regional economies. This ...
The Economic Development Impacts of Universities on Regions: Do Size and Distance Matter? Economic Development Quarterly (2006)
As American colleges and universities have increasingly become involved in economic development since the mid-1980s, there has been a concomitant growth of interest in measuring the impacts of higher education on regional economies. This study ...
The propensity to work from home: Modeling results from the 1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey. Transportation Research Record (2000)
Working from home is regaining its popularity because of the advantages it presents for both employees and employers. Telecommunications technologies are enabling the new work-at-home phenomena. This study expands the existing body of work-at-home and ...
Working Papers (8)
Innovation Districts: Economic Development Innovation or Shiny New Bottle? version prepared for Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference (2015)
Innovation districts are fast gaining attention as a new strategy in urban economicdevelopment, perhaps becoming an incipient fad. They have been promoted energetically by theBrookings Institution’s Bruce Katz among others (Katz and Bradley 2013; Katz ...
Military Installations as Regional Economic Anchor Institutions version prepared for North American meetings of the Regional Science Association International (2014)
Military bases both provide significant benefits and impose distinctive costs upon the regionsthat host them. The evaluation of the local economic impacts of military installations takes onimportance due to federal mandates to expand, contract, or ...
The spatial extent of agglomeration economies: Evidence from three U.S. manufacturing industries. Center for Economic Studies, United States Census Bureau (2012)
The spatial extent of localized agglomeration economies constitutes one of the central current questions in regional science. It is crucial for understanding firm location decisions and for assessing the influence of proximity in shaping spatial ...
How does size matter? Investigating the relationships among plant size, industrial structure, and manufacturing productivity. Center for Economic Studies, United States Census Bureau (2011)
Industrial concentration and market power have been studied extensively at the national scale, in fields ranging from economics and industrial organization to regional science and economic development. At the regional scale, however, industrial structure and ...
Concentration, diversity, and manufacturing performance. Center for Economic Studies, United States Census Bureau (2010)
(earlier version of Growth and Change 2013) Regional economist Benjamin Chinitz was one of the most successful proponents of the idea thatregional industrial structure is an important determinant of economic performance. Hisinfluential article in the ...
Trends in regional industrial concentration in the United States. Center for Economic Studies, United States Census Bureau (2009)
(earlier version of Economic Geography 2011) In a seminal article, Benjamin Chinitz (1961) raises the question of the effects that industry size,structure, and economic diversification may have on firm performance and regional economies.His line of ...
Regional industrial dominance, agglomeration economies, and manufacturing plant productivity. Center for Economic Studies, United States Census Bureau (2007)
(earlier version of Regional Science and Urban Economics 2012) In a seminal article, Benjamin Chinitz (1961) focused attention on the effects thatindustry size, structure, and economic diversification have on firm performance and regionaleconomies. He also ...
Economic Impact Study of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Launch System, and Michoud Assembly Facility. Prepared by the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2018)
Update and revision of 2016 economic impact study of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and associated facilities and programs.
McCormick Place: Economic Impact Study. Prepared by the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Chicago, Illinois. (Joshua Drucker advisor, reader, reviewer.) (2016)
Economic impact analysis of McCormick Place, the convention and exposition center of the City of Chicago.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Launch System, and Michoud Assembly Facility Economic Impact Study. Prepared by the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2016)
This study assesses the economic impact of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama; the Space Launch System; and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and Space Launch System: Economic Impact Study 2013. Prepared by the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2014)
This study assesses the economic impact of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and, separately, its Space Launch System.
NASA Michoud Assembly Facility: Economic Impact Study. Prepared by the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2014)
This study assess the economic impact of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.