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M. Rose Olfert Emeritus Professor

Address
3E70 - Agriculture Building

Department

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research Interests

My research focuses on the economies of rural areas and communities, especially the relationship between rural and urban areas. My empirical work uses population and labour force change as the metrics of rural community health and vitality.

Education

B.A. (Hons), M.Sc. (University of Saskatchewan)

Selected Recent Publications

Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, Kamar Ali, and M. Rose Olfert. (forthcoming). “Agglomeration Spillovers and Wage and Housing Cost Gradients across the Urban Hierarchy.” Journal of International Economics

Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, Kamar Ali and M. Rose Olfert. (2008). “Lost in Space: Population Dynamics in the American Hinterlands and Small Cities.” Journal of Economic Geography 8(6):727-757

Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, Kamar Ali and M. Rose Olfert. (2008) “The Geographic Diversity of U.S. Nonmetropolitan Growth Dynamics: A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach.” Land Economics, 84(2): 241-266.

Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, Kamar Ali and M. Rose Olfert. 2008.“Employment Growth in the American Urban Hierarchy: Long Live Distance.” Berkeley Journal of acroeconomics—Contributions 8 (1). Available at: ttp://www.bepress.com/bejm/vol8/iss1/art10.

Partridge, Mark D., M. Rose Olfert and Alessandro Alasia. 2007. “Agglomeration or Amenities: Canadian Cities as Engines of Growth.” Canadian Journal of Economics, 40: 39-68.

Courses

Lecture courses:

• BPBEconomics 492: Research Project and Technical Writing—the undergraduate thesis
• BPBEconomics 494: Research and Technical Writing (Honours Thesis)
• BPBE 432.3: Rural Development Theory Policy and Case Studies

Graduate courses:

• BPBE 832.3: Rural Development