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.