Agricultural and Resource Economics
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.
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.
• 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
• BPBE 832.3: Rural Development