Publications

Publications

Major Projects (Special initiatives on high-priority topics)
Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption: Evidence, Policy Challenges, and Options – Gallardo, Strover, and Whitacre (MAR 2013)

Natural Gas Issues and Policy Options – Ferrell and Sanders (MAR 2013)

Policy Briefs
Policy Options for Keeping Farmers on the Farm – Goetz and Davlasheridze (APRIL 2016)
What Factors Drive Local Regulation of Fracking? – Walsh, Bird, and Heintzelman (AUG 2015)
How Large is the Rural Cost Advantage? A Big Mac Index for the United States – Paredes and Loveridge (DEC 2014)
Not Enough Work: Access to Full-Time Jobs with Decent Pay and Benefits Varies by Race/Ethnicity and Place of Residence – Mattingly and Young (DEC 2014) 
Refugees in Rural Communities: A Win-Win? – Bloem (NOV 2014)
Regional Water Management Institutions and Unconventional Gas Development in the Northeast/Central U.S. – Abdalla (AUG 2014) 
Implications of a Greater Sage-Grouse Listing on Western Energy Development – Stoellinger (JUNE 2014) 
Water Scarcity and the California Economy – Hanak (JUNE 2014)
The Future of Jobs in America – Moretti (JUNE 2014)
Local and Non-Local Employment Associated with Marcellus Shale Development in Pennsylvania – Hardy and Kelsey (JULY 2014)
Shale Gas Drilling and Farm Real Estate Values – Weber and Hitaj (JUNE 2014)
Property Rights for Hydraulic Fracturing – Fitzgerald (JUNE 2014)
Quantifying the Risks of Underground Natural Gas Storage – Jellicoe and Delgado (JUNE 2014)
Drilling Booms and Housing Shortages: Is the Market Nimble Enough to Replace Gov’t Intervention? – Farren (JUNE 2014)
Unconventional Shale Oil & Gas Production and Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Can we have both? – Tyner and Taheripour (JUNE 2014)
Facing An Uncertain Colorado River Basin Future – Sharon Megdal (JUNE 2014)
Ranching Economics and Sage-Grouse in the West – Tanaka, Rimbey, and Torell (MAY 2014)
Socioeconomic Issues and Biofuel Energy – de Groeter and Drabik (NOV 2013)
Wind and Solar Energy in the U.S. – Policy Recommendations for Rural American Krannich, Robertson and Olson (NOV 2013)
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency – Interrelationships and Possible Policy Approaches – McCarl and Wlodarz (NOV 2013)
Economic Implications of Unconventional Fossil Fuel Production – Partridge and Weinstein (NOV 2013)
Socioeconomic Implications of Nuclear Power – Schuelke-Leech (NOV 2013)
Rural Energy Use and the Challenges for Energy Conservation and Efficiency – Muratori (NOV 2013)
Confronting an Uncertain Future – How U.S. Communities are Responding to Shale Gas and Oil Development – Christopherson and Rightor (NOV 2013) 
National Trends in Income Inequality – S. Albrecht (OCT 2013)
Coordinating U.S. Water Policy – Reimer (OCT 2013)
The Impact of the USDA Broadband Loan Program on U.S. Agriculture
 – APPENDIX – Kandilov and Renkow (AUG 2013)
How Rural Areas Can Adapt to Declining Rural Latino Immigration – Carpenter (AUG 2013)
Natural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery – Skidmore (AUG 2013)
Lessons Learned From the Greater Sage – Grouse – Messmer (JUL 2013)
Trends in U.S. Agricultural Conservation Programs – Reimer (JUL 2013)
Immigration and Farm Labor in the U.S. – Martin and Jackson-Smith (APR 2013)
Policy Options for Broadband in Rural Regions – Whitacre, Gallardo, and Strover (MAR 2013)
Natural Gas Extraction Brief (PDF)  – Ferrell and Sanders (MAR 2013)
Addressing Rural Economic Disadvantage – Albrecht (JAN 2013)

Data Briefs
Diabetes and SNAP: An Opportunity for Change? – Loveridge and Reimer (JUN 2013)
Changes in Energy Production, Employment, and Business Between 2001-2010 – Albrecht, Goetz, and Loveridge (MAY 2013)
Where the Jobs Went After 2007 – Goetz, Loveridge, and Albrecht (MAR 2013)

Peer-Reviewed Research Papers


Webinars
Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption: Evidence, Policy Changes, and Options  (MAR 2013)
Natural Gas Extraction: Issues and Policy Options (FEB 2013)
If Congress Passes It, Will Farmers Sign Up? (DEC 2012)

Working Papers
Predicting the Economic Resilience of U.S. Counties from Industry Input-Output Accounts – Han and Goetz (APR 2013)
Current Federal Rural Policy Issues: Internet and Social Media Analysis – Reimer (JUL 2013)
Who Influences National Rural Policy? Identification and Description of Rural Interest Groups – Reimer (JUL 2013)        
U.S. Agricultural Conservation Programs: Trends and Effects on Farmer Participation – Reimer (MAY 2013)
U.S. Water Policy: Trends and Future Directions – Reimer (OCT 2013)