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Ph.D., 1991, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics.

M.S., 1989, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics.

M.A., 1987, University of Wyoming, Economics.

B.A., 1985, University of Montana, Economics.



2006-: C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, Professor AED Economics, The Ohio State University.

2016-: Doctoral School Committee, in “Urban Studies and Regional Science”

Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy.

2015-: Adjunct Professor and Foreign Expert Visitor to the School of Economics, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

2012-: Board Member and Research and Policy Advisor, National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center.

2010-: Affiliate for the Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto.

2009-: Economic Consultant, Economic Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

2006-2012: Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan.

2008-: Faculty Research Affiliate, City-Region Studies Centre, University of Alberta.


2004-2006: Canada Research Chair in the New Rural Economy and Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan.

2001-2005: Professor of Economics, St. Cloud State University.

1998-2001: Associate Professor of Economics, St. Cloud State University.

1995-1998: Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Cloud State University.

1993-1995: Assistant Professor of Economics, Georgia Southern University.

1991-1993: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Montana.

1987-1991:  Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


1.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, M. Rose Olfert, and Ying Tang. (forthcoming) “International Trade and Local Labor Markets: Do Foreign and Domestic Shocks Affect Regions Differently?” Journal of Economic Geography. doi:10.1093/jeg/lbw006.

2.Détang-Dessendre, Cécile, Mark D. Partridge, and Virginie Piguet. (forthcoming) “Local Labor Market Flexibility in a Perceived Low Migration Country: The Case of French Labor Markets.” Regional Science and Urban Economics.

3.Kelsey, Tim, Mark D. Partridge, and Nancy White. (2016) “Unconventional Gas and Oil Development in the United States: Economic Experience and Policy Issues.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. doi: 10.1093/aepp/ppw005.

4.Li, Minghao, Stephan J. Goetz, Mark D. Partridge, and David A. Fleming. (forthcoming) “County Location Determinants of the INC5000s.” Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2015.1109003.

5.Lobao, Linda, Minyu Zhou, Mark D. Partridge, and Mike Betz. (forthcoming) “Poverty, Place and Coal Employment Across Appalachia and the United States in a New Economic Era.” Rural Sociology.

6.Faggian, Alessandra, Mark D. Partridge, Edward Malecki. (forthcoming) “Creating an environment for economic growth: creativity, entrepreneurship or human capital?” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

7.Rupasingha, Anil, Yongzheng Liu, and Mark D. Partridge. (2015) “Rural Bound: Determinants of Metro to Non-Metro Migration in the U.S.” American Journal of Agriculture Economics, 97: 680-700. DOI: 10.1093/ajae/aau113.

8.Betz, Michael, Mark D. Partridge and Belal Fallah. (2015, early view) “Smart Cities and Attracting Knowledge Workers: What Cities Attract Highly Educated Workers in the 21st Century?” Papers in Regional Science. DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12163.

9.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, M. Rose Olfert, and Ying Tang. (2015) “When Spatial Equilibrium Fails: Is Place-Based Policy Second Best?” Regional Studies. (49): 1303-1325. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2013.837999.

10.Betz, Michael, Michael Farren, Linda Lobao, and Mark D. Partridge. (2015) “Coal Mining, Economic Development, and the Natural Resources Curse.” Energy Economics. (50), 105-116.

11.Partridge, Mark D. Dan S. Rickman, M. Rose Olfert, and Ying Tang. (2015) “U.S. Regional Poverty Post-2000: The Lost Decade.” Economic Development Quarterly. (29): 38-48.

12.Stephens, Heather and Mark D. Partridge. (2015) “Lake Amenities, Environmental Degradation, and Great Lakes Regional Growth.” International Regional Science Review. (31): 61-91.

13.Partridge, Mark D. (2014) “Is Poverty Worth Fighting Wars Over?” Choices. (29) Available at:

14.Fallah, Belal, Mark D. Partridge, and Dan S. Rickman. (2014) “Geography and High-Tech Employment Growth in U.S. Counties.” Journal of Economic Geography. (14): 683-720. doi: 10.1093/jeg/lbt030.

15.Irwin, Elena G., P. Wilner Jeanty, and Mark D. Partridge. (2014) “Amenity Values versus Land Constraints: The Spatial Spillovers of Natural Landscape Features on Housing Values.” Land Economics. 90: 61-78.

16.Olfert, M. Rose, Mark D. Partridge, Julio Berdegué, Javier Escobal, Benjamin Jara, and Felix Modrego. (2014) “Places for Place-Based Policies” Development Policy Review. 32: 5-32.

17.Stephens, Heather, Mark D. Partridge, and Alessandra Faggian. (2013) “Innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth in lagging regions.” Journal of Regional Science. 53: 778-812. DOI: 10.1111/jors.12019.

18.Partridge, Mark D., Stephen J. Goetz, and Maureen Kilkenny. (2013) “Why We Need Federal Statistical Data for States and Counties.” Choices. 28(3) 6 pages. Available at:

19.Chen, Anping and Mark D. Partridge. (2013). “When are cities engines of growth? Spread and Backwash Effects across the Chinese Urban Hierarchy.” Regional Studies. (47) 1313-1331. DOI:

 10.1080/00343404.2011.589831. Chosen for the Regional Studies: 2014 Virtual Issue of Regional Studies on China, Editors, Michael Dunford and Weidong Liu. Available at:

20.Betz, Michael and Mark D. Partridge. (2013) “Country Road Take me Home: Migration Patterns in Appalachia America and Place-Based Policy.” International Regional Science Review. (36) 267-295.

21.Partridge, Mark D. and Amanda Weinstein. (2013) “Rising Inequality in an Era of Austerity: The Case of the USA.” European Planning Studies. (21):388-410.

22.Fallah, Belal, Mark D. Partridge, and M. Rose Olfert. (2012) “Economic Growth and Sprawl: Evidence from a Stochastic Growth Approach.” Annals of Regional Science. (49): 589-617. DOI: 10.1007/s00168-011-0466-0.

23.Pirness, Arvin, M. Rose Olfert, Mark D. Partridge, and W. H. Furtan. (2012) “The Role of STEs in the World Wheat Trade.” International Economic Journal. (26) 4: 587-608.

24.Ali, Kamar, Partridge, Mark D., and Dan S. Rickman. (2012) “International Immigration and Domestic Out-Migrants: Are Domestic Migrants Moving to New Jobs or Away from Immigrants?” Annals of Regional Science. (49): 397-415. DOI 10.1007/s00168-011-0456-2.

25.Betz, Michael R., Mark D. Partridge, David S. Kraybill, and Linda Lobao. (2012) “Why do localities provide economic development incentives: Geographic competition, political constituencies, and government capacity.” Growth and Change. (43): 361-391.

26.Lobao, Linda; P. Wilner Jeanty; David Kraybill; and Mark D. Partridge. (2012) “Poverty and Place Across the United States: Does County Government Matter to Improving Socioeconomic Conditions?” International Regional Science Review. (35): 158-187. DOI: 10.1177/0160017611435356.

27.Faggian, Alessandra, M. Rose Olfert, and Mark D. Partridge. (2012) “Inferring Regional Well-being from Individual Revealed Preferences: The ‘voting with your feet’ approach.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. (5): 163-180. DOI:10.1093/cjres/rsr016.

28.Mulligan, Gordon F., Mark D. Partridge, and John I. Carruthers. (2012) “Central Place Theory and Its Reemergence in Regional Science.” Annals of Regional Science. (48): 405-431.

29.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, M. Rose Olfert, and Kamar Ali. (2012) “Dwindling U.S. Internal Migration: Evidence of a Spatial Equilibrium or Structural Shifts in Local Labor Markets?” Regional Science and Urban Economics. (42): 375-388. doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.10.006.

30.Stephens, Heather and Mark D. Partridge. (2011) “Do small businesses matter for economic growth in Appalachia?” Growth and Change. (42): 431-465.

31.Dorfman, Jeffrey, Mark D. Partridge, and Hamilton Galloway. (2011) “Are High-tech Employment and Natural Amenities Linked: Answers from a Smoothed Bayesian Spatial Model.” Spatial Economic Analysis. (6): 397-422. Included in an article collection marking the publication of the 10th volume of Spatial Economic Analysis as making a “substantial” contribution. Available at:

32.Fallah, Belal, Mark D. Partridge, and M. Rose. Olfert. (2011) “New Economic Geography and the Wage Distribution of U.S. Metropolitan Wage Inequality.” Journal of Economic Geography. (11): 865-895. doi:10.1093/jeg/lbq016.

33.Partridge, Mark D. and M. Rose Olfert. (2011) “The Winners' Choice: Sustainable Economic Strategies for Successful 21st Century Regions.” Applied Economic Policy Perspectives. (33): 143-178. doi:10.1093/aepp/ppr006. [Featured Article that Issue].

34.Goetz, Stephan, Mark D. Partridge, Dan S. Rickman, and Shibalee Mujumdar. (2011) “Sharing the Gains of Local Economic Growth: Race to the Top vs. Race to the Bottom Economic Development.” Environment and Planning C. 29: 428-456. doi:10.1068/c1077r [Editor’s Choice Paper for Issue 3,]

35.Fallah, Belal, Mark D. Partridge, M. Rose Olfert. (2011) “Urban Sprawl and Productivity: Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan Areas.” Papers in Regional Science. 90: 451-472. doi:10.1111/j.1435-5957.2010.00330.x.

36.Ali, Kamar, M. Rose Olfert, and Mark D. Partridge. (2011) “Urban Footprints in Rural Canada: Employment Spillovers by City Size.” Regional Studies. 45: 239-260. DOI: 10.1080/00343400903241477).

37.Olfert, M. Rose and Mark D. Partridge. (2011) “Creating the Cultural Community: Ethnic Diversity vs. Agglomeration.” Spatial Economic Analysis. 6: 25-55. DOI: 10.1080/17421772.2010.540032.

38.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, Kamar Ali and M. Rose Olfert. (2010) “The Spatial Dynamics of Factor Price Differentials: Productivity or Consumer Amenity Driven?” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 40: 440-452. doi: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2010.05.003.

39.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. (2010) “CGE Modeling for Regional Economic Development Analysis.” Regional Studies, 44: 1311-1328. doi: 10.1080/00343400701654236.

40.Partridge, Mark D. (2010) The Dueling Models: NEG vs Amenity Migration in Explaining U.S. Engines of Growth. Papers in Regional Science. 89: 513-536. doi:10.1111/j.1435-5957.2010.00315.x.

41.Goetz, Stephan J., Mark D. Partridge, Steven Deller, and David Fleming. (2010) “Evaluating Rural Entrepreneurship Policy.”  Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy (40): 20-33.

42.Irwin, Elena G., Andrew M. Isserman, Maureen Kilkenny, and Mark D. Partridge. (2010) “A Century of Research on Rural Development and Regional Issues.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(2): 522–553; doi: 10.1093/ajae/aaq008. Featured in the 2015 AJAE Virtual Issue on Domestic Rural Development, available at:

43.Midmore, Peter; Mark D. Partridge, M. Rose Olfert, and Kamar Ali. (2010) “The Evaluation/ of Rural Development Policy: Macro and Micro Perspectives.” Euro Choices. 9(1): 24-29. DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-692X.2010.00155.x

44.Kinsella, Jim, Stephan J. Goetz. Mark Partridge, Steven C. Deller and David Fleming. (2010) “Evaluating RD Policies for Social and Human Capital Development.” Euro Choices. 9(1): 42-47. DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-692X.2010.00151.x

45.Olfert, M. Rose and Mark D. Partridge. (2010) “Best Practices in Twenty-First-Century Rural Development and Policy.” Growth and Change. 41: 147-164. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.2010.00523.x

46.Partridge, Mark D., Ali, Kamar, and M. Rose Olfert. (2010) “Rural-to-Urban Commuting: Three Degrees of Integration.” Growth and Change. 41: 303-335. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.2010.00527.x.

47.Jeanty, P. Wilner, Mark D. Partridge, and Elena Irwin. (2010) “Estimation of a Spatial Simultaneous Equation Model of Population Migration and Housing Price Dynamics.” Regional Science and Urban Economics. 40: 343-352. doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2010.01.002.

48.Partridge, Mark D., M. Rose Olfert, and Kamar Ali. (2009) “Lessons from the Evaluation of Canadian and U.S. Rural Development Policy.” Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy 39(2): 109-125.

49.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, and Kamar Ali. (2009) “Recent Immigration: The Diversity of Economic Outcomes in Metropolitan America.” Cityscape 11 (3): 29-57.

50.Kangayi, Chipo, M. Rose Olfert, Mark D. Partridge. (2009) “Co-operatives and Rural Community Population Growth: Evidence from a Canadian Study.” Review of Regional Studies. (39): 49-71.

51.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, Kamar Ali and M. Rose Olfert. (2009) “Agglomeration Spillovers and Wage and Housing Cost Gradients Across the Urban Hierarchy.” Journal of International Economics 78 (1): 126-140.

52.Kilkenny, Maureen and Mark D. Partridge. (2009). “Export Sectors and Rural Development.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (91): 910-929.

53.Irwin, Elena G., Kathleen P. Bell, Nancy E. Bockstael, David A. Newburn, Mark D. Partridge, and JunJie Wu. (2009). “The Economics of Urban-Rural Space.” Annual Review of Resource Economics. (1): 435-462.

54.Bakhshi, Samira, Mohammad Shakeri M. Rose Olfert Mark D. Partridge, and Simon Weseen. (2009). Do Local Residents Value Federal Transfers: Evidence from the Canadian Federation? Public Finance Review. 37 (3):235-268.

55.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, Kamar Ali and M. Rose Olfert. (2009). “Do New Economic Geography Agglomeration Shadows Underlie Current Population Dynamics across the Urban Hierarchy?” Papers in Regional Science. 88(2): 445-466.

56.Brewin, D., Daniel C. Monchuk, and Mark D. Partridge. (2009). “Are all Innovations Created Equally? Examining the Adoption of Product and Process Innovations in the Canadian Food Processing Industry.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57 (March, 1): 75-98.

57.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, and Hui Li. (2009) “Who Wins From Local Economic Development? A Supply Decomposition of U.S. County Employment Growth.” Economic Development Quarterly. 23: 13-27.

58.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. (2009) “Canadian Regional Evolutions: A Structural Vector Autoregression Analysis of Jobs vs. People and Labor Market Dynamics.” Applied Economics, 41(15): 1855 – 1871, DOI: 10.1080/00036840601131789.

59.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, and Kamar Ali (2008) “Recent Immigration and Economic Outcomes in Rural America.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 90 (December, 5): 1326-1333.

60.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 (November, 6): 727-757.

61.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Place-Based Policy and Rural Poverty: Insights from the Urban Spatial Mismatch Literature.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 1 (2008, 1): 131-156.

62.Chokie, Menghis and Mark D. Partridge. “Poverty Dynamics in Canadian Communities: A Place-Based Approach.” Growth and Change, 39 (June 2008, 2): 313-340.

63.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Does a Rising Tide Lift All Metropolitan Boats? Assessing Poverty Dynamics by Metropolitan Size and County Type,” Growth and Change, 39 (June 2008, 2): 283-312.

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

65.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman.  “Distance from Urban Agglomeration Economies and Rural Poverty.” Journal of Regional Science, 48 (May 2008, 2): 285-310.

66.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, Kamar Ali and M. Rose Olfert. “Employment Growth in the American Urban Hierarchy: Long Live Distance.” Berkeley Journal of Macroeconomics—Contributions. 8 (2008, Issue 1). Available at:

67.Ali, Kamar, Mark D. Partridge and M. Rose Olfert. “Can Geographically Weighted Regressions Improve Regional Analysis and Policymaking?” International Regional Science Review, 30 (July 2007, 3): 300-329.

68.Fallah, Belal and Mark D. Partridge. “The Elusive Inequality-Economic Growth Relationship: Are there Differences between Cities and the Countryside?” Annals of Regional Science, 41 (2007): 375-400.

69.Partridge, Mark D., Ray Bollman, M. Rose Olfert and Alessandro Alasia. “Riding the Wave of Urban Growth in the Countryside: Spread, Backwash, or Stagnation,” Land Economics, 83 (May 2007, 2): 128-152.

70.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Persistent Pockets of Extreme American Poverty and Job Growth: Is there a Place Based Policy Role?” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 32 (April 2007): 201-224.

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

72.Ferguson, Mark, Kamar Ali, M. Rose Olfert, Mark D. Partridge. “Voting with their Feet: Jobs Versus Amenities.” Growth and Change 38 (Winter 2007, 1): 77-110.

73.Partridge, Mark D. “Rural Economic Development Prospects in a High Energy Cost Environment.” Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy 37 (#1, 2007): 44-47.

74.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Fluctuations in Aggregate U.S. Migration Flows and Regional Labor Market Flexibility.” Southern Economic Journal 72 (April 2006): 958-980.

75.Partridge, Mark D. “The Relationship between Inequality and Labor Market Performance: Evidence From U.S. States.” Journal of Labor Research 27 (Winter 2006): 1-20.

76.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Persistent High-Poverty in Nonmetropolitan Counties in America: Can Economic Development Help?” International Regional Science Review 28 (October 2005): 415-440.

77.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Why Some U.S. Nonmetropolitan Counties Moved out of Persistent High-Poverty Status in the 1990s.” Applied Economic Letters 12 (June, 2005): 473-478.

78.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Is the U.S. an Optimal Currency Area? An Analysis of Asymmetric Shocks Using U.S. State Data.” Oxford Economic Papers 57 (July 2005): 373-397.

79.Partridge, Mark D. “Does Income Distribution Affect U.S. State Economic Growth?” Journal of Regional Science 45 (May 2005): 363-394.

80.Adamson, Dwight, David Clark and Mark D. Partridge, “Do Urban Agglomeration Economies and Amenities Have a Skill Bias?” Journal of Regional Science 44 (May 2004): 201-224.

81.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Do We Know Economic Development When We See It?” Review of Regional Studies 33 (Summer 2003): 17-39.

82.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “The Waxing and Waning of U.S. Regional Economies: The Chicken-Egg of Jobs Versus People.” Journal of Urban Economics 53 (January 2003): 76-97.

83.Partridge, Mark D. “Part-Time Workers and Economic Expansion: Comparing the 1980s and 1990s.” Papers in Regional Science 82 (January 2003): 51-73.

84.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. “Did the New Economy Vanquish the Regional Business Cycle?” Contemporary Economic Policy 20 (October 2002): 456-469.

85.Partridge, Mark D. Moonlighting in a High-Growth Economy: Evidence From U.S. State-Level Data. Growth and Change 33 (Fall 2002): 424-453.

86.Partridge, Mark D. Exploring the Canadian-US Unemployment and Nonemployment Rate Gaps: Are there Lessons for Both Countries? Journal of Regional Science 41 (November 2001): 701-734.

87.Partridge, Mark D. Changes in U.S. and Canadian Wage Dynamics in the 1990s: How Unique are Favorable U.S. Labor Market Developments? Review of Regional Studies 31 (Summer 2001): 71-93.

88.Bodvarsson, Örn and Mark D. Partridge. Co-Worker, Employer, and Customer Discrimination: A Model and Test of the NBA. Labour Economics 8 (May 2001): 389-416.

89.Dalenberg, Douglas and Mark D. Partridge. An Empirical Analysis of State Labor Markets: Has Worker Insecurities Shifted Wages in the 1990s? Quarterly Review Economics and Finance 40 (Fall 2000): 303-323.

90.Levernier, William, Mark D. Partridge, and Dan S. Rickman. The Causes of Regional Variations in Regional Poverty: A Cross County Analysis.  Journal of Regional Science 40 (August 2000): 473-498.

91.Partridge, Mark D. and Jamie S. Partridge. Do Minimum Wage Hikes Raise Long-Term Unemployment: Evidence Using State Minimum Wage Rates. Regional Studies 33 (November 1999): 713-726.

92.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. Static and Dynamic Externalities, Industry Composition, and State Labor Productivity: A Panel Study of States. Southern Economic Journal 66 (October 1999): 319-335.

93.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. Which Comes First: Jobs or People? An Analysis of Recent Stylized Facts. Economic Letters 64 (July 1999): 117-123.

94.Partridge, Mark D. and Jamie S. Partridge. Do Minimum Wage Hikes Reduce Employment: State-Level Evidence from the Low-Wage Retail Sector. Journal of Labor Research 20 (Summer 1999): 393-414.

95.Partridge, Mark D. and Jamie S. Partridge. Do Low Income Families Benefit from Minimum Wage Increases? Evidence from State-Level Minimum Wage Laws. Review of Regional Studies 29 (Summer 1999): 37-51.

96.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. A Note on the Benefits to Current Residents of State Employment Growth: Is There an Industry Mix Effect on Migration. Journal of Regional Science 39 (February 1999): 167-181.

97.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. Regional Computable General Equilibrium Modeling: A Survey and Critical Appraisal. International Regional Science Review 21 (#3, 1998): 205-250.

98.Brown, John H. and Mark D. Partridge. Death of a Market: Standard Oil and the Demise of 19th Century Crude Oil Exchanges. Review of Industrial Organization 13 (October 1998): 569-587.

99.Levernier, William, Mark D. Partridge and Dan S. Rickman Differences in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan U.S. Family Income Inequality: A Cross-Country Comparison. Journal of Urban Economics 44 (September 1998): 272-290.

100.Partridge, Mark D. and Jamie S. Partridge. Are Teen Unemployment Rates Influenced by State Minimum Wage Laws? Growth and Change 29 (Fall 1998): 359-382.

101.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. Regional Differences in Chronic Long-Term Unemployment. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 38 (Summer 1998), 193-215.

102.Partridge, Jamie S., Mark D. Partridge and Dan S. Rickman State Patterns in Family Income Inequality: Is it More Cultural or Can State and Local Policy Affect It? Contemporary Economic Policy 15 (July 1998): 277-294.

103.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. Generalizing the Bayesian Vector Autoregression Approach for Regional Interindustry Employment Forecasting. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 16 (January 1998): pp. 62-72.

104.Dalenberg, Doug, Mark D. Partridge, and Dan Rickman. Public Infrastructure: Pork or Jobs Creator? Public Finance Review 26 (January 1998): 24-52.

105.Levernier, William, Mark D. Partridge and Dan S. Rickman. Metropolitan-Nonmetropolitan Distinctions in the Determinants of Family Income Inequality. Review of Regional Studies 28 (Winter 1998): 85-106.

106.Partridge, Mark D. Is Inequality Harmful for Growth? Comment. American Economic Review 87 (December 1997): 1019-1032.

107.Luksetich, William and Mark D. Partridge. Demand for Museum Services. Applied Economics 29 (December 1997): 1553-1559.

108.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. The Dispersion of U.S. State Unemployment Rates: The Role of Market and Nonmarket Factors. Regional Studies 31 (August 1997): 593-606.

109.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. Has the Wage Curve Nullified the Harris-Todaro Model. Economics Letters 54 (July 1997): 277-282.

110.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. U.S. State Unemployment Differentials in the 1990s: The Role of Equilibrium Factors Versus Differential Employment Growth. Growth and Change 28 (Summer 1997): 360-379.

111.Dalenberg, Douglas and Mark D. Partridge. Public Infrastructure and Wages: Public Capital's Role as a Productive Input and Household Amenity. Land Economics 73 (May 1997): 268-284.

112.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. Long-Term Unemployment and US State Wages. Applied Economics Letters 4 (August 1997): 465-468.

113.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. County Unemployment in Georgia: The Causes and Potential Role for Economic Development Policy. The Review of Regional Studies 26 (Summer 1996): 17-40.

114.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman and William Levernier. Trends in U.S. Income Inequality: Evidence from a Panel of States. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 36 (Spring 1996): 17-37.

115.Blumenfeld, Stephen and Mark D. Partridge. The Long-Run and Short-Run Impacts of Global Competition on U.S. Union Wages. Journal of Labor Research 17 (Winter 1996): 149-171.

116.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. The Role of Industry Structure, Costs, and Economic Spillovers in Determining State Employment Growth Rates. The Review of Regional Studies 26 (Winter 1996): 235-264.

117.Dalenberg, Douglas and Mark D. Partridge. The Effects of Taxes, Expenditures, and Public Infrastructure on Metropolitan Area Employment. Journal of Regional Science 35 (November 1995): 617-644.

118.Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. Differences in State Unemployment Rates: The Role of Labor and Product Market Structural Shifts. Southern Economic Journal 62 (July 1995): 89-106.

119.Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman and William Levernier. Variation in State Income Inequality: 1960-1990. International Regional Science Review 18 (#3, 1995): 355-378.

120.Partridge, Mark D. International Trade and the U.S. Wage Structure. Journal of Economics and Finance 19 (Summer 1995): 123-144.

121.Partridge, Mark D. The Effect of International Trade on Worker Union Choice. The Journal of Economics 20 (Spring 1994): 63-71.

122.Partridge, Mark D. High-Tech Employment and State Economic Development Policies. The Review of Regional Studies 23 (Winter 1993): 287-306.

123.Partridge, Mark D. Technology, International Competitiveness, and Union Behavior. Journal of Labor Research 14 (Spring 1993): 133-149.

124.Morgan, William, John Mutti and Mark D. Partridge. A Regional General Equilibrium Model of the United States: Tax Effects on Factor Movements and Regional Production. Review of Economics and Statistics 71 (November 1989): 626-635.

125.Mutti, John, William Morgan and Mark D. Partridge. The Incidence of Regional Taxes in a General Equilibrium Framework, Journal of Public Economics 39 (June 1989): 83-108.


Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. (2006) The Geography of American Poverty: Is there a Role for Place-Based Policies?, Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 354 pages. (Peer Reviewed).


Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), 2016. Available at:

David Boyce Award, North American Regional Science Association, 2013.

Fellow of the Southern Regional Science Association. 2013.

Research ranked first in the world among Regional Scientists over the 2010-2014 period according to the paper: Rickman, Dan S. and John V. Winters. (2015) “Ranking authors and institutions by publications in regional science journals: 2010-2014.” Available at: and published in Growth and Change, DOI: 10.1111/grow.12152.

My work is listed as among the most-cited work in regional science in Durden, G. and P. Gaynor. (2015) “Publishing in The Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy and an Evaluation (via Citation Counts) of JRAP’s Influence on Scholarship in Regional Science.” J. Regional Analysis and Policy. (45). Available at: