Alward Institute & University of Idaho article:  The new issue of The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy has been posted. It is freely available at:

Volume 45, Number 1 (2015) Regular Peer-reviewed Article:  A Method for Improving Economic Contribution Studies for Regional Analysis.  Philip Watson, Stephen Cooke, David Kay, and Greg Alward.


Watson, P., S. Cooke, D. Kay, G. Alward, and A. Morales. 2017. A Method for Evaluating the Economic Contribution of a Local Food System. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 42(2):180-194.

Lewin, P., P. Watson, and A. Brown. 2017. Surviving the Great Recession: The Influence of Inequality in U.S. Urban Counties. Regional Studies, forthcoming.

Deller, S., T. Conroy, and P. Watson. 2017. Women Business Owners: A Source of Stability During the Great Recession? Applied Economics, 49(56):5686-5697.  Watson, P. and S. Deller. 2017. Economic diversity, unemployment, and the Great Recession. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 64:1-11.

Winfree, J. and P. Watson. 2017. Welfare economics of “buy local”. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 99(4):971-987.

Decker, K. and P. Watson. 2017. Estimating willingness to pay for a threatened species within a threatened ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 60(8):1347-1346.

Small Community Level Social Accounting Matrices and their Application to Determining Marine Resource Dependency

This paper uses economic contribution framework (gross and base output from ASAM) to analyze the dependency of northwest coastal communities on marine-based resource industries. It provides a good application of the contribution framework.  

To read the entire paper, please select the following link:  Small Community Level Social Accounting Matrices

This document has been posted by permission of the author, Philip Watson.

Below you will find a list of papers and presentations addressing environmental issues.  The majority of these were presented at the 2014 International Input-Output Association Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Abdullah, Ambiyah and Xin Zhou. "Impact Assessment of Green Investment on Environmental Sectors in Japan Using Input-Output Analysis."
  • BHATTACHARJYA, SOUVIK and Co-Author: Saswata Chaudhury. "Impact of Carbon Based Unilateral Trade Measures on Exports from Developing Countries: A Case Study of India."
  • Bruckner, Martin and Stefan Giljum.   “Accounting for Global Biomass and Land Flows Embodied in Trade – a Comparison of Approaches and a Proposal for a Way Forward."