City Loop Bike Tour

City Loop Bike Tour

NARSC invites you to join other conference participants for a “City Loop” Bicycle Tour. The 1.5 hour tour will start at 3:00pm on Saturday, November 12. The tour will cover the downtown area and will focus on the development of the city, industry and recent changes. The tour cost is $39.50 (includes bicycle with helmet with speakers). To register please go to

Please note that you will have to sign a waiver to participate in this tour. A link to the waiver form will be sent to you in your confirmation e-mail after you register. However, you can also access the waiver form here – Please bring the waiver form with you when you arrive at the tour.

The starting point for this tour is Minneapolis by Bike which is located at 1621 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 – see map below. It is about a 15 minute walk from the hotel to the meeting point. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.



June 2016 Issue of the NARSC Newsletter

We proudly present the June 2016 issue of the NARSCNews. This June 2016 edition of the newsletter celebrates 50 years of the Regional Research Institute.  In addition there is an announcement for AERUS 2016  and profiles for recent publications in the regional science community.

Any questions or comments concerning the newsletter can be directed to the editors, Liz Mack or Ran Wei.

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Post Doc in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Regional Development- Central Michigan University

The Central Michigan University has an exciting new post-doc position on Environmental Economics and Sustainable Regional Development

If you are interested please see the following link;

Tenure Track Instructional Faculty – Economics (Public/Regional) California State University

Campus Information California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor’s degree in 58 disciplines, the master’s degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers. Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment. Hiring Dept. Information The Department of Economics is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 10 academic departments, four independent & interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The College is a congenial and cohesive unit academically and administratively. A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population. Duties/Responsibilities – Instruction in Economics core and elective courses. – Dissemination of research agenda through publication activity and/or conference activity. – Participation in service endeavors within the Department, on campus, and in the community. Qualifications REQUIRED: – Ph.D. in Economics. If ABD, preference will be given to those completing the doctorate by August 2017. Required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2018. – Candidates with specializations in Public Economics or General Regional Economics. – Interest and the ability to teach both core and elective classes, including principles of microeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, quantitative methods, and upper division and graduate courses appropriate to the candidates’ field of specialization. – Ability to work with a diverse student population. – Demonstrated teaching effectiveness. PREFERRED: – Teaching and research interests are in the areas of Microeconomics and upper division electives. – Teaching experience as either a teaching assistant or instructor. – Completion of one or more research papers in the field. – Recommendation letters indicate the candidate has ability to conduct scholarship for publication in peer-reviewed journals Appointment This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. Application Review To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 15, 2016. Interviews will be conducted at the Allied Social Science Association meetings or at an alternative location; position open until filled. Application Procedures Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State. Applicants must include the following attachments in the order specified: 1. Cover letter. 2. Current curriculum vita. 3. Recent research paper(s). 4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching evaluations (if available). 5. Unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if invited for an interview). In addition, please e-mail three (3)letters of recommendation DIRECTLY TO: and include in the SUBJECT LINE: Public/Regional Equal Employment Opportunity California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit Background Check A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. Child Abuse and Neglect Report The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101795, please send an email to Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email. For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

Chicago Harris Center for Municipal Finance Research Grants

Chicago Harris Center for Municipal Finance Research Grants

The Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago announces a Request for Proposals (RFP). The Center will fund academic research projects that bring innovative ideas and approaches to state and local government finance. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: state and local taxation, public sector pensions, the municipal bond market, infrastructure, and the politics of public finance. Preference will be given to projects with the potential to influence public policy.

Grant Awards

Two to three grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded in 2016. Funding is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.


The RFP is open to researchers in public policy, economics, political science, sociology, law, and related disciplines.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or J.D. and hold an academic appointment at a U.S. college or university.


Applicants should submit the following: (a) one- to two-page proposal summarizing the project idea, methodology, outputs, and impact; (b) budget; and (c) current C.V. of the principal investigator(s). Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2016. Finalists will be asked for an expanded proposal of not more than 5 pages.

Contact for Submissions and Questions and check out the website

Amanda Kass
Assistant Director, Center for Municipal Finance
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
773.834.1468 (o)

The Preliminary Program for NARSC 2016 is now available

The Preliminary Program for NARSC 2016 is now available. It can be found at

Please review the program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program please contact the Program Chair, Haifeng Qian at AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please note that this is PRELIMINARY Program and is therefore subject to change. This means that it is possible that your paper may, in a future iteration of the program, be moved to another session. If there is a need to shift the time of your presentation we will do our best to reassign it to a session occurring on the same day. However, please note we may have to reassign your presentation to a day different day from that shown in the preliminary program.

31st Annual Competition for The Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science

Attention Graduate Students!!

The Western Regional Science Association is proud to announce the 31st Annual Competition for the Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science.

See attachment:

Tiebout 31_2017 meeting

Western Regional Science Association- 56th Annual Meeting (Call for Papers)

Our 56th Annual Meeting will convene on Wednesday afternoon, February 15.  Paper sessions will be held all day Thursday, February 16; Friday, February 17; and Saturday, February 18.

See attached:

Santa Fe_Call For Papers

Call for Nominations- Isard Award, Boyce Award, and Hewings Award

The Honors Committee of the North American Regional Science Council is soliciting nominations for the following awards to be given at this year’s annual meeting. Please send your nomination by September 20 to Richard Church at

1.  Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement in Regional Science

The Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement is named in honor of Professor Walter Isard, father of Regional Science, founder of the Regional Science Association, and a leading scholar in the worldwide Regional Science community. Established in 1994, the award pays tribute to North American regional scientists who have made significant theoretical and methodological contributions to the field of Regional Science throughout their careers.

2.  The Boyce Award for Distinguished Service to Regional Science

This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long term success. The award acknowledges the service contributions that North American members have made to Regional Science organizations.

3.  The Hewings Award for Outstanding Achievement by a “Junior” Faculty

This award is named in honor of Professor Geoffrey J.D. Hewings who over the years introduced numerous graduate students to Regional Science and mentored them as young scholars. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by North American scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies (within ten years of receiving a Ph.D.).

The list of past awards is posted on the NARSC web site at

Richard Church

Chair, NARSC Honors Committee

SBCA- Call for Submissions

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is accepting abstracts and workshop proposals for participation in our 2017 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis.  If interested please refer to the link below.

SBCA17 Joint Call for Presentations and Workshops

Journal of Housing Economics Special Issue on research related to ‘Race and the City’

This special issue will feature research that sheds light on the experiences of minorities in U.S. cities and metropolitan areas.  Given the long history of racial segregation and discrimination that African-Americans have faced in the U.S., we expect that many of the submissions will focus on the experiences of African-Americans in U.S. cities. However, we are also very interested in submissions that examine Latino and Asian populations, especially given the increasing urbanization of Latinos within the U.S. in recent decades. While our own research focuses on contemporary issues, we are open to historical analyses, especially ones that shed light on contemporary discussions and debates. Finally, we also welcome studies that examine the experiences of minority groups in cities and metropolitan areas in other developed, higher income countries around the world.

Papers must be of sufficient analytical rigor to meet the customary standards of the journal. Timeliness is very important, as the editors and the journal seek to limit delays between the acceptance of manuscripts and eventual publication. Submissions should be made before January 31st, 2017 to

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select the name of the special issue “SI: Race and the City” when they upload their manuscripts. Early submissions will be dealt with promptly.

Special editors are Ingrid Gould Ellen ( and Steve Ross (

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