I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and a faculty in the Public Policy Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte. My research interests are primarily focused on firm and household location behavior and transportation. In particular I am interested in the spatial distribution of economic impacts and the effects of public policy on firm and household location behavior.
Some of my recent research projects include explorations into the effects of zoning on retail firm location behavior; location behaviors and growth in the craft beer industry; the interactions between transit investments and low-income households in terms of location, accessibility and income mobility; the spatial distribution of employment impacts from economic development efforts; and neighborhood foreclosure rates on mortgage lending denial rates. My research is quantitative and often data intensive with theoretical grounding in economics as well as geography.
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Ph.D. (2015) Spatially Integrated Social Science (Geography/Economics), University of Toledo
M.A. (2011) Economics, University of Toledo
M.Sc. (2009) Economics, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
Regional Economic Development
Applied Regional Analysis
Transportation Analysis Methods