Vita

Douglas P. Woodward

Professor of Economics and Director, Division of Research
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina

E-mail: woodward@moore.sc.edu

Web page: https://dougwoodward.wordpress.com/

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, (Economics) The University of Texas at Austin 1986

Masters of Arts (Economics) New York University 1981

Bachelor of Arts (Economics) State University of New York at Purchase 1978

Academic Career Experience

Fall 2005 – present, Professor of Economics, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Fall 1995 –  present, Director, Division of Research, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Fall 1993 – Fall 2005, Associate Professor of Economics and Research Economist, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Summer  2004 – Summer 2006, Research Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Travel and Tourism Industry Center, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Fall 1987 – 1993, Assistant Professor and Research Economist, Division of Research, College of Business Administration, The University of South Carolina, Fall 1986 – Spring 1987, Vassar College, Assistant Professor of Economics

1982 – 1985, The University of Texas-Austin, Department of Economics, Assistant Instructor and Coordinator of Assistant Instructors

1981 – 82, Research Associate, Research and Planning Consultants, Austin Texas

Honors and Awards

2012-13 President, North American Regional Science Council

2012-13 Governor Hodges Research Fellow

2011-12 President, Southern Regional Science Association

2000 World Economic Forum Fellow

1999-2000 – Excellence in Teaching – USC Mortar Board

1996 – Business and Economics Fellowship, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh

1992-93 – Faculty President, Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Honor Society, University of South Carolina

1991 – Thunderbird Award for the Outstanding Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Business Association of Latin American Studies

1989 – Business Week’s Top Ten Business and Economic Books of 1989, for The New Competitors with Norman J. Glickman

1989 – Fortune Books CEOs are Reading for The New Competitors with Norman J. Glickman

1985 – E. E. Hale Fellowship, The University of Texas-Austin

1978 – B.A. Honors, State University of New York, College at Purchase

Publications

Academic Journal Articles

“Industry Agglomeration, Distance Decay, and Knowledge Spillovers: Following the Patent Paper Trail,” Journal of Urban Economics, 89. 21-31 (2015) (with Octávio Figueiredo and Paulo Guimarães).

“Micro-Enterprise, Multinational Business Support, and Poverty Alleviation in South Africa’s Informal Economy,” Journal of African Business. 15 (1), 25-35 (2014) (with Robert Rolfe and André Ligthelm).

“Creative Clustering: The Location of Independent Inventors,” forthcoming in Papers in Regional Science (with Jonathan Munn and Paulo Guimarães).

“Firm-Worker Matching in Industrial Clusters,” Journal of Economic Geography, 14, 1-19 (2014) (with Octávio Figueiredo and Paulo Guimarães).

“Industry Location, Economic Development Incentives, and Clusters,” Review of Regional Studies, 42, 5-23 (2012).

“Accounting for Neighboring Effects in Measures of Spatial Concentration,” Journal of Regional Science, 51 (4), 678-693 (2011) (with Paulo Guimarães and Octávio Figueiredo).

“The Viability of Informal Microenterprise in South Africa,” Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 16, (1) (2011), 65-86 (with Robert Rolfe, André Ligthelm, and Paulo Guimarães).

“Vertical Disintegration in Marshallian Industrial Districts,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 40, (1): (January 2010) 73-78 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo).

“Localization Economies and Establishment Size: Was Marshall Right After All?” Journal of Economic Geography, 9, (6): (November 2009) 853-868 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo).

“Dartboard Tests for the Location Quotient,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 39, (3): (May 2009) 360-364 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo).

“Measuring the Localization of Economic Activity: A Parametric Approach,” Journal of Regional Science, 47 (4): (2007) 753-774 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo).

“Beyond the Silicon Valley: University R&D and High-Technology Location,” Journal of Urban Economics, 60 (1): (2006) 15-32 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo).

“African Apparel Exports, AGOA, and the Trade Preference Illusion,” Global Economy Journal, 5 (3): (2005) Article 6 (with Robert Rolfe).

“Spending Stabilization Rules: A Solution to Recurring State Budget Crises?” Public Budgeting and Finance, 25 (4): (Winter 2005) 105-124 (with Donald Schunk).

“Footloose and Tax Free: Incentive Preferences in Kenyan Export Processing Zones,” South African Journal of Economics, 72 (4): (2004) 784-807 (with Robert Rolfe, and Bernard Kagira).

“Industrial Location Modeling: Extending the Random Utility Framework,” Journal of Regional Science, 44 (1): (2004) 1-20 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo).

“Foreign Firm Entry in an Open Economy: The Case of Portugal,” Applied Economics, 36 (5): (2004) 465-72 (with Natália Barbosa, and Paulo Guimarães, 2004).

“Attracting Foreign Investment Through Privatization: The Zambia Experience,” Journal of African Business, 5 (1): (2004) 5-27 (with Robert Rolfe).

“A Tractable Approach to the Firm Location Decision Problem,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 85 (1): (February 2003) 201-204 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo).

“Home-Field Advantage: Location Decisions of Portuguese Entrepreneurs,” Journal of Urban Economics, 52, (2002) 341-361 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo).

“Coca- Cola as an Agent of Entrepreneurial Development in Emerging Economies,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship, 5, (2002) 1-18 (with Sandra Teel, and Richard Robinson).

“Agglomeration and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment in Portugal,” Journal of Urban Economics, 47 (1): (June 2000) 115-135 (with Paulo Guimarães, Octávio Figueiredo).

“A Better Red: The Transition from Communism to Coca-Cola in Romania,” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 2, (2): (Summer 1999) 43-49 (with Frank Hefner).

“US Regional Economic Indicator Models: An Introduction,” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 25 (3,4): (1998/1999) 111-117 (with Charles G. Renfro, Ricardo Cabral, and Delores Cabral).

“Regional Incentives and Industrial Location in Puerto Rico.” International Regional Science Review, 21 (2): (1998) 119-138 (with Paulo Guimarães, Robert J. Rolfe).

“Wealth and Income Effects of Natural Disasters: An Econometric Analysis of Hurricane Hugo.” The Review of Regional Studies, 23 (1993) 97-114 (with Paulo Guimarães, and Frank Hefner).

“The Location of Export-Oriented Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean Basin.” The Journal of International Business Studies, 24 (1): (Winter 1993) 121-145 (with Robert J. Rolfe).

“Locational Determinants of the Japanese Manufacturing Start-ups in the United States.” The Southern Economic Journal, 58 (3): (January 1992) 699-708.

“Adding a Stick to the Carrot: Economic Development Incentives with Clawbacks, Recisions, and Recalibrations.” Economic Development Quarterly, 4, 3 (August 1990) 221-237 (with Larry Ledebur).

“Japanese Investment and Southern Economic Development.” Southern International Perspectives (June 1990).

“How Foreign Investment Is Changing the U.S. Economy.” The Southern Business and Economic Journal, 13(2): (January 1990).

“The Regional Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S.” International Regional Science Review, II, 2 (1988) 137-154 (with Norman J. Glickman).

Books

Foreign Ownership and the Consequences of Direct Investment in the United States: Beyond Us and Them. Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 1998, pp. (with Douglas Nigh, co-editors, in print). 396 pages.

The New Competitors: How Foreign Investors Are Changing the U.S. Economy. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1989 (with Norman Glickman).

Paper back edition, with new introduction: Basic Books, 1990.

Translations:

Japanese translation: Yes or No? Are Foreign Investors Are Changing the U.S. Economy    1990.  478 pages.

Spanish translation: Los Nuevos Competitodores: Los Inversores Extranjeros Cambian La Economia Norteamericana, Barcelona, Spain, Gedisa, 1994.

Working Papers (Submitted for Peer-Reviewed Publication and Under Review)

 

Book Chapters and Other Published Papers

“Patterns and Determinants of Intra-African             Foreign Direct Investment, in I. Adeleye, K. Ibeh, A. Kinoti, L. White, eds., The Changing Dynamics of International Business in Africa, AIB-Sub Saharan Africa Book Series, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming  2015,  (with Robert Rolfe and Allesandro Perri)

“Latino Immigration,” in Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity, Raymond D’Angelo and Herbert Douglas, eds., 2010, pp.274-278 (with Paulo Guimarães).

“BMW in South Carolina: An Update,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 55(2) January-March 2009: 13-21 (with Paulo Guimarães).

“Porter’s Cluster Strategy and Industrial Targeting,” in Targeting Regional Economic Development, Stephan J. Goetz, Steven C. Deller, and Thomas R. Harris, eds.  New York, New York: Routledge Press, 2009, pp. 68-83 (with Paulo Guimarães).

“Latino Immigration,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 54(3) April-June 2008: 3-9 (with Paulo Guimarães).

“The New Face of South Carolina’s Labor Force,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 52(4) July-September 2006: 3-11.

“Incentives and Economic Development: The Case of BMW in South Carolina,” in Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century, Sammis B. White, Richard Bingham, and Edward W. Hill, eds. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2003, pp. 145-169 (with Donald L. Schunk).

“Adding a Stick to the Carrot: Economic Development Incentives with Clawbacks, Recisions, and Recalibrations.” in Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century, Sammis B. White, Richard Bingham, and Edward W. Hill, eds. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2003, pp. 70-91; reprinted from Economic Development Quarterly (with Larry Ledebur).

“Taxing and Spending: How Does South Carolina Rank?” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 49(4) July-September 2003: 3-8 (with Donald L. Schunk and Sandra J. Teel).

“2002: Recession or Recovery?” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 48(2) January-March 2002: 3-6 (with Donald L, Schunk).

“The Economic Impact of the University of South Carolina System,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 47(2) January-March 2001:3-10 (with Sandra J. Teel).

“Taxation and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment in Central Europe” in The New World Order: Internationalism and the Multinational Corporations, Khosrow Fatemi, ed., Pergamon Press (Elsevier Science), 46:192-203, 2000 (with Paulo Guimarães, Robert Rolfe, and Timothy Doupnik).

“Education and Economic Development in South Carolina,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 46(4) July-September 2000: 3-10 (with Harry Miley, Jr., and Holley Hewitt Ulbrich).

“Doing Business in South Africa,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 45(4) July-September1999: 3-9 (with Sandra J. Teel).

“Color Us Graying,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 45(2) January-March 1999: 3-11 (with Frank Hefner and Sandra Teel).

“Doing Business in Russia,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 44(1) October-December 1997: 3-8 (with Robert J. Rolfe).

“Whither Electricity Deregulation?” Business & Economic Review, 43, 4, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 43(3) July-September 1997: 3-7 (with John B. Chilton, Ronald P. Wilder).

“Foreign Direct Investment Linkages and Entrepreneurial Development in Poland: Two Case Studies,” Arieh Ullman and Alfred Lewis, eds., in Privatization and Entrepreneurship: The Managerial Challenge in Central & Eastern Europe, New York: International Business Press, pp. 155-166 1997 (with Frank L. Hefner).

“Attracting Retirees: Good for the Economy?” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 42(2) January-March 1996: 3-9 (with Frank L. Hefner).

“Regional and Local Determinants of Foreign Firm Location in the United States,” in Industry Location and Public Policy, Henry W. Herzog and Alan M. Schlottman, ed., University of Tennessee Press, 1991, pp. 190-220.

“The Foreign Investment Boom,” in Powernomics: Economics and Strategy after the Cold War, Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr., Ronald A. Morse, Alan Tonelson, eds., 1991, pp. 40-48.

“Europe 1992,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 37(1) October-December 1992: 3-9 (with Janice L. Boucher).

“The New Competitors,” Business & Economic Review, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 36(2) January-March 1990: 15-24 (with Norman J. Glickman).

With Norman J. Glickman. 1990.”Foreign Investment and American Jobs,” in Jobs, Earnings, and Employment Growth Policies in the United States, John D. Kasarda, ed., pp. 77-101.

“Foreign Investment and Economic Security,” in Foreign Investment, the U.S. Economy, and National Security, James K. Jackson, ed., June 1990.

“Japanese Investment and Southern Development,” The Economic Review 1990-91: A Guide to Japanese-American Economic & Cultural Relations in the South, B. Eugene Griessman, ed., 1990.

With Carol Conway, “Japanese Investment and Southern Economic Development,” Southern International Perspectives, No. 17, May 1990, pp. 1-27.

 

Conference Proceedings

“Modeling Industrial Location Decisions in the United States,” Proceedings of the European Regional Science Association Meetings, Dortmund, Germany, September 2002.

“The Locational Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Central Europe,” Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association: International Business in the New Millennium, May 1997, pp. 219-238. (with Timothy S. Doupnik, Paulo Guimarães, Robert J. Rolfe).

“Assessing Economic Development Incentives: Lessons from BMW,” Proceedings of the 87th Annual Conference of the National Tax Association, March 1995.

“Japanese Direct Investment in the United States: Understanding the Role of Keiretsu,” Proceedings of the Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS), Edwin Duerr and Manuel Serapeio, Jr., eds., 1992, pp. 9-17.

“The Influence of Tax Holidays on Plant Location in Puerto Rico,” Proceedings of the 1992 Business Association of Latin American Studies: Integration in the Americas, Juan M. Rivera and Xavier Aguilar Milanese, eds., 1992, pp. 227-232 (with Paulo Guimarães and Robert J. Rolfe).

“The Location of Export-Oriented Investment in the Caribbean Basin: A Conditional Logit Approach,” Proceedings of the Business Association of Latin American Studies, April 1991 (with Robert Rolfe).

Monographs and Special Studies

High Impact Firms in South Carolina, Division of Research monograph. July 2011. Report written with Paulo Guimarães and Veronica Watson.

http://www.moore.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/High%20Impact%20Firm%20Study%20FINAL%2020110718.pdf

The Economic Impact of South Carolina’s Automotive Cluster. Division of Research monograph, January 2011, report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff.

http://www.moore.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/rev1_19.pdf

The Economic Impact of Buying Local: Agribusiness in South Carolina. Division of Research monograph, September 2010, report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff.

http://www.moore.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/Presentations%20&%20Studies/MooreSchoolAgribusinessReport.pdf

Nuclear Energy University Programs Workforce Analysis. Division of Research monograph, November 2010, report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff.

http://www.moore.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/WorkforceStudyDraft1.pdf

The Economic Return on Investment in South Carolina’s Higher Education. Division of Research monograph, 2009, report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff.

http://www.moore.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/Division%20of%20Research/EconReturnHigherEdAugust09.pdf

Latino Immigration: Implications for Business. Division of Research monograph, 2009, report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff.

http://mooreschool.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/Division%20of%20Research/LatinoReportJune2009.pdf

The Economic Impact of the Dave Lyle Boulevard Extension in York and Lancaster Counties. Division of Research monograph, 2009, report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff.

Underappreciated Assets: The Economic Impact of South Carolina’s Natural Resources. Division of Research monograph, April 2009, report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff.

http://mooreschool.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/Division%20of%20Research/DNR%20Study%20Final.pdf

The Economic Impact of the South Carolina Research Authority. report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff. May 2008.

BMW in South Carolina: The Economic Impact of a Leading Sustainable Enterprise.  written with Division of Research (DOR) staff. September 2008.

http://mooreschool.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/Division%20of%20Research/BMWReportSept2008.pdf

The Economic Impact of the South Carolina Education Lottery, Division of Research monograph, September 2004, report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff.

The Economic Impact of BMW on South Carolina. Division of Research monograph, April 2002. Report written with Division of Research (DOR) staff. Available at http://research.moore.sc.edu.

The Economic Impact of Coca-Cola on China. Division of Research monograph, August 2000. Report written with DOR staff and colleagues at Beijing and Quinghua Universities. Available at http://research.moore.sc.edu.

The Economic Impact of the University of South Carolina. Division of Research Monograph, June 2000. Written with DOR staff. Available at http://research.moore.sc.edu and summarized in the Business and Economic Review (with Sandra Teel).

“The Economic Impact of the Village at Sandhill,” Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, November 2000.

“An Analysis of the Impacts of Property-Tax Based Economic Development Incentives on School Districts in South Carolina,” Division of Research, Moore School of Business, Summer, 2000, with Harry Miley and Randolph Martin.

Division of Research, “Economic Impact of Medicaid on South Carolina,” Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, June 2000.

“Impact 2000: A Report on USC’s Statewide Economic Impact,” Division of Research, The Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, June 2000.

An Analysis of the Impacts of Property Tax-Based Economic Development Incentives on School Districts in South Carolina,” prepared for the South Carolina Schools Boards Association, March 2000 (with Frank L. Hefner, Randolph C. Martin, Harry W. Miley, Jr., Holley Hewitt Ulbrich).

“A Profile of the Diversified South Carolina Economy,” The Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, February 2000, with Donald Schunk.

“Fiscal Impacts of Clear Springs Development: Baxter and Bradley Park Communities,” The Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, January 2000 (with DOR staff).

“The Economic Status of Minority Business in South Carolina,” Report prepared for Flagstar Corporation, Division of Research, College of Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 1997 (with Leon Brunson).

Japanese Direct Investment in the Southeast: Status and Prospectives,” Division of Research, College of Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 1992.

“Columbia Metropolitan Housing Needs, 1990-2010,” Central Midlands Regional Planning, Division of Research, College of Business Administration, USC, December 1990.

“The Implications of European Integration for the South Carolina Economy,” Columbia, SC: Division of Research, College of Business Administration, USC, 1990 (with Randolph C. Martin).

“Manufacturing Linkages and Economic Development in South Carolina,” Division of Research, College of Business Administration, USC, 1989 (with Randolph C. Martin and DOR staff).

“The Economic Impact of Proposed Coastal Setback and Renourishment Legislation on South Carolina,” Division of Research, College of Business Administration, USC, January 1988 (with Caroline D. Strobel).

Regional Patterns of Manufacturing Foreign Direct Investment in the United States,” U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, May 1987 (with Norman Glickman).

 

Academic Conference Presentations, Government Testimony, and Other Public Presentations

“The Economic Impact of BMW,” Annual Economic Outlook Conference,” Darla Moore School of Business, December 16, 2014.

“Regional Automotive Clusters in the U.S. and China,” Renmin University, October 2014, Beijing, China. October 29, 2014.

“Regional Automotive Clusters in the U.S. and China,” Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. November 2, 2015.

“The Regional Competitiveness of Rochester, New York: Past, Present, and Future,” Gosnell Lecture, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, September 23, 2014.

“High Impact Firms In South Carolina,” Columbia Regional Power Breakfast, September 4, 2014.

“African Foreign Direct Investment in Africa,” Nairobi, August 2014

“The Economic Impact of BMW,” Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, Madison, WI, June 4, 2014.

“School Accountability Ratings and Housing Prices,” Southern Regional Science Association, San Antonio, TX, March 27, 2014.

“School Accountability Ratings and Housing Prices: Testing No Child Left Behind,” Western Regional Science Association, San Diego, CA, February 18, 2014.

“School Accountability Ratings and Housing Prices: Testing No Child Left Behind,” 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Atlanta, GA, November 15, 2013.

“Clusters’ Last Stand: The Automotive Sector in the Southeast and Great Lakes,” Presidential Address, 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Atlanta, GA, November 14, 2013.

“South Carolina’s Creative Arts Cluster: A Catalyst for Economic Development,” Community Development Society Conference, Charleston, SC, July 22, 2013.

“The Economic Outlook and the Future of Intermodal Transport in the Carolinas,” South Carolina Trucking Association, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 8, 2013.

“The South Carolina Economy: Short-term Outlook and Long-term Prospects,” Charlotte Economics Club. Charlotte, NC, March 20, 2013.

“Industry Agglomeration and Local Headquarters Effects on Establishment Survival in U.S. Regions,” Regional Studies Association Annual Meeting, Beijing, China, June 26, 2012.

“Industry Location, Clusters, and Economic Development Incentives in the U.S. South,” Presidential Address, Southern Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC,  March 24, 2012.

“Trajectory 2030: South Carolina’s Future Competitiveness,” Riley Institute, Furman University, One Carolina Conference, Hilton Head, SC,  February 25, 2012.

“The Economic Significance of the Arts in South Carolina,” South Carolina Arts Commission annual meeting, Columbia, SC, February 8, 2012.

“The Economic Outlook for South Carolina in 2012,” Capital City Rotary Club, Columbia, South Carolina, January 5, 2012.

“Economic Hotspots in South Carolina,” 31st Annual Economic Outlook Conference, Darla Moore School of Business, Columbia, South Carolina, December 7, 2011.

“High-Impact Firms and Small Business Job Creation,” Rotary Club of Five Points, Columbia, South Carolina, October 21, 2011.

“The Economic Outlook for the Southeast U.S.,” Executive Leadership Team Meeting, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, South Carolina, October 20, 2011.

“The Economic Outlook for African Americans” keynote speech presented at the African American Economic Summit, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, August 27, 2011.

“The Regional Employment Effects of High-Growth Firms in the United States,” paper presented at the 22nd Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization, Seoul, South Korea, July 4, 2011.

“South Carolina and the National Economy,” presented to the 77th Annual Convention, South Carolina Telecommunications Association, Charleston, South Carolina, April 26, 2011.

“Who’s Creating Jobs in South Carolina,” presented to “A Conversation on High-Impact Entrepreneurship,” Midland Technical College, Columbia, South Carolina, April 7, 2011.

“Incentives and the Migration of the U.S. Automotive Industry to the South,” Southern Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 26, 2011.

“The South Carolina Economic Outlook,” presented to the Corporate Funders Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina, March 15, 2011.

“The Impact of the Automotive Industry in South Carolina,” presented to the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association, February 22, 2011.

“The Economic Impact of Certified South Carolina Growth,” presented to the Agribusiness Economic Development Advisory Group, West Columbia, South Carolina, February 23, 2011.

“Nuclear Energy Workforce Study,” presented to the South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation, Board of Trustees, Aiken, South Carolina, February 18, 2011.

“The Economic Outlook for South Carolina,” Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Summerville, South Carolina, January 20, 2011.

“The U.S. Economy in 2011,” 30th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, Darla Moore School of Business, Columbia, South Carolina, December 9, 2010.

“The Location of Independent Inventors,” Regional Science Association International Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 12, 2010.

“Informal Trade and Economic Development in South Africa,” Center for International Business Education and Research, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado, November 10, 2010.

“Economic Development and Competitiveness in South Carolina,” South Carolina Economic Developers Association Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina, August 26, 2010.

“State Economic Development Policy,” The Council of State Governments, the Southern Legislative Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, August 2, 2010.

“The Economy: Current Observations,” presented to SCRA-Knowledge Sector Council Meeting, Columbia, SC, June 18, 2010.

“Estimating the Demand for the U.S. Nuclear Industry Workforce,” presented at the American Nuclear Society: 2010 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 15, 2010, with Joseph C. Von Nessen, and Sandra J. Teel.

The NEDHO Help Needed: Surveys of Graduates Related to Job Hiring,” presented to the Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 13, 2010.

“Economic Outlook” presented to the Palmetto AgriBusiness Council Meeting, Columbia, SC, May 10, 2010.

“The Viability of Informal Micro-Enterprise in South Africa,” presented at The Whitman School of Management Conference on Entrepreneurship in Africa, Syracuse, NY, April 3, 2010.

“2010 Economic Outlook for South Carolina,” presented at The Palmetto Business Forum Member/Guest Meeting, Columbia, SC, March 8, 2010.

“Do School Ratings Affect Housing Prices?  The Effects of No Child Left Behind,” presented at the 49th annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Sedona, AZ, February 24, 2010, with Paulo Guimarães, and Joseph Von Nessen.

“Economic Update: The 2010 South Carolina Economic Picture,” presented at the Women in Philanthropy, Food for Thought Luncheon, Columbia, SC, February 9, 2010.

“Outlook for the Economy, 2010: Recovery or Relapse?” presented at the 29th Annual SC Economic Outlook Conference, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, December 2, 2009.

“School Quality Ratings and Home Prices: The Effects of No Child Left Behind,” presented at the 56th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 18-23, 2009, with Paulo Guimarães, and  Joseph C. Von Nessen.

“Accounting for Neighboring Effects in Measures of Spatial Concentration,” presented at the 56th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 18-23, 2009, with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo.

“The Economic Update” presented at the Carolina First Midlands Advisory Board Meeting, Columbia, SC, October 15, 2009.

“The Economic Development” presented at the Palmetto Agribusiness Council Strategic Planning Retreat, Columbia, SC, October 06, 2009.

“The South Carolina Economy” presented at the South Carolina Home Builders Self Insurers Fund 2009 Agents Advisory Council Meeting, Highlands, NC, August 14, 2009.

“The Economic Development” presented at the South Carolina BIZ Magazine Midyear Forecast July 30 Power Forum, North Charleston, July 30, 2009.

“The Economic Development” presented at the South Carolina Realtors Association Meeting, Columbia, SC, July 29, 2009.

The Economic Outlook” presented at the 2009 Home Builders Association of South Carolina State Convention, Greenville, SC, July 23, 2009.

“SPAWAR Economic Contribution Study Results” presented at the South Carolina Research Authority Meeting, Charleston, SC, July 21, 2009.

“Economic Outlook” presented to the U.S. Government Accountability Office Expert Panel Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 2, 2009.

“The Economic Impact of South Carolina’s Natural Resources” presented at the South Carolina Department of Resources News Conference, Greenville, SC, May 27, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook: When Will We Recover?” presented at the South Carolina Bankers Association 2009 Asset Liability Conference, Columbia, SC, May 5, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook: When Will We Recover?” presented at the Carolinas-Virginias The Risk Management Association 2009 Spring Conference, Charleston, SC, April 24, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the South Carolina Municipal Finance Officers, Municipal Clerks, and Treasurers Association of South Carolina Meeting, Columbia, SC, April 23, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the Municipal Association of South Carolina Meeting, Columbia, SC, April 16, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook: When Will We Recover?” presented at the University of South Carolina Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Incorporated Meeting, University of South Carolina Swearingen Engineering Building, Columbia, SC, April 14, 2009.

“Spatial Clustering of U.S. Immigrants,” presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, San Antonio, TX, April 2-4, 2009, with Paulo Guimarães, and Jolison Dias.

“Estimate the Economic and Fiscal Impact of The Dave Lyle Boulevard Extension,” presented at the Joint Workshop – York County Council and Lancaster County Council, Rock Hill, SC, March 20, 2009.

“Economic Development,” presented to Carolina Business Review, Educational Television, as a Panelist, Columbia, SC, March 19, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook for the U.S., South Carolina and the Midlands:  Is There Good News Anywhere?” presented at the University Associates Luncheon Meeting, Columbia, SC, March 12, 2009.

“South Carolina: Jobless Rate Soars,” interviewed by CNNMoney.com for a story appearing March 11, 2009 about the bleak unemployment picture in South Carolina.

“The National Economic Crisis and Its Impact on State and Local Government Finances,” presented at the 22nd Annual Mid-Year Conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties, Columbia, SC, February 25, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the South Carolina Fellows of The American College of Trail Lawyers General Business Meeting, Sea Island, GA, February 21, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at The German-American Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Columbia, SC, February 17, 2009.

“Underappreciated Assets: The Economic Impact of Natural Resources in South Carolina,” presented at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Board Meeting, Charleston, SC, February 13, 2009.

“The Shape of South Carolina’s Economy and Where We are Headed,” presented at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Columbia, SC, February 11, 2009.

“The Economic Outlook for the U.S. and South Carolina:  Is There Good News Anywhere?” presented at the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association Membership Meeting, Columbia, SC, February 10, 2009.

“The State of the Economy and Impact on South Carolina,” presented at the South Carolina City and County Management Association 2009 Winter Meeting, Rock Hill, SC, January 23, 2009.

“The Economy – Now and Into the Future,” presented at the Capital Senior Center’s Monthly Lecture Series Wine & Unwind, Columbia, SC, January 21, 2009.

“Economic Development,” presenter to Carolina Business Review as a Panelist, Charlotte, NC, January 16, 2009.

Panelist at the State of South Carolina State Budget and Control Board ADO Fall Forum, Columbia, SC, December 9, 2008.

“The National Economic Situation and its Impact on State and Local Finances,” presented at the 2008 Legislative Conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties, Charleston, SC, December 4, 2008.

“Outlook for the U.S. and S.C. Economy 2009,” presented at the 28th Annual SC Economic Outlook Conference, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, December 3, 2008, with Paulo Guimarães.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Hilton Head Island, SC, December 2, 2008.

”The Economic Future,” presented at the Agency Directors Organization Fall Forum, Columbia, SC, December 1, 2008.

“Localization Economies and Establishment Scale: A Dartboard Approach,” presented at the 55th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International Conference, Brooklyn, NY, November 19-23, 2008, with Paulo Guimarães.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Hilton Head Island, SC, November 18, 2008.

“Understanding the Economic Climate,” presented at the 2008 Orangeburg County Economic Development Summit: “Going Global, Acting Local, Coming the Table – A Vision for 2020,” Orangeburg, SC, November 12, 2008.

“Economic Outlook for the State of South Carolina,” presented at the Palmetto Business Forum, ETV Telecommunications Center, Columbia, SC, November 10, 2008.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the Home Builders Association of South Carolina Meeting, Columbia, SC, October 27, 2008.

Panelist at the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon – Facing Challenges Generating Opportunities, South Carolina Hispanic Leadership Council, Columbia, SC, October 17, 2008.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at The Nexity Bank of Myrtle Beach, SC Seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 16, 2008.

“The Economic Outlook,” at The S&ME Fall Leadership Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, September 19, 2008.

“Doing Business in Southeast,” (Charlotte, Greenville, Atlanta, and Columbia) presented to the Regional Panels, IMBA, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, August 26, 2008.

“Condition of South Carolina’s Economy,” presented to Leadership South Carolina, Columbia, SC, August 21, 2008.

“The Economic Oulook,” presented at the Michelin Plant’s US2/8 Salaried Off-Site Event, Greenville, SC, June 20, 2008.

“The International Economy and the Upstate,” presented at the Joint Meeting of the International Center of the Upstate, The German-American Chamber of Commerce, Greer, SC, May 1, 2008.

Testimony before the South Carolina Ways and Means Subcommittee on S.C. Motion Picture Incentive Act of 2008, Columbia, SC, April 8, 2008.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the Central South Carolina Mensa Chapter Meeting, Columbia, SC, April 8, 2008.

“Statistical Tests Based on the Location Quotient,” presented at the 47th Southern Regional Science Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, March 27-30, 2008, with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the Carolina Film Alliance General Membership Meeting, Charleston, SC, March 19, 2008.

“Impact of Latino Immigrants on Labor Force,” presented at the Leadership Columbia Alumni Association, Columbia, SC, March 4, 2008.

Panelist at the Economic, Security & Development Policy Panel, 2008 Rudolph C. Barnes Sr. Symposium: Legitimacy, Economic Development & Change, University of South Carolina Law School, Columbia, SC, January 25, 2008.

“Clusters and Economic Development,” presented at the Sudan in Global Economy, Center for Global Strategies, Khartoum, Sudan, December 10, 2007, with Robert Rolfe.

“Macro-Economic Conditions for Global Competitiveness,” presented a the Sudan in Global Economy, Center for Global Strategies, Khartoum, Sudan, December 10, 2007.

“Economic and Labor Market Implications of the Growing Latino Population in South Carolina,” presented at the Construction Economics Research Network Working Group, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, Washington, DC, December 7, 2007, with Paulo Guimarães.

“Outlook for the Economy in 2008: Will the Economic Expansion Continue or Are We Headed for A Recession?  Implications-from Local to Global,” presented at the 27th Annual SC Economic Outlook Conference, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, December 3, 2007, with Paulo Guimarães.

Panelist at the Carolina Business Review, Educational Television, Columbia, SC, November 13, 2007.

“Localization Economies and Establishment Scale: A Dartboard Approach,” presented at the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International Annual Conference, Savannah, GA, November 7-10, 2007, with Paulo Guimarães.

“Sustainability of Microenterprise in South Africa: Urban vs. Rural,” presented at the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International Annual Conference, Savannah, GA, November 7-10, 2007, with Robert Rolfe.

“African Garment Exports under AGOA,” presented at the African Studies Association 50th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, October 18-21, 2007 with Robert Rolfe.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at the Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina 2007 Fall Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 17, 2007.

“The Economic Implications of Latino Immigration in South Carolina,” presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of (AUBER), Association for University Business and Economic Research, Pensacola, FL, October 15, 2007, with Paulo Guimarães.

“Economic Implications,” panelist for the Conference on Latino Immigration to New Settlement Areas, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, October, 11-13, 2007.

“Localization Economies and Establishment Scale: A Dartboard Approach,” presented at the Brownbag Seminars, Department of Economics, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, September 19, 2007, with Paulo Guimarães, and Octávio Figueiredo.

“The Latino Experience: National and State Perspectives,” presented at the 2007 Statewide Hispanic/Latino Issues Conference, SC Commission for Minority Affairs, Columbia, SC, August 30, 2007.

Panelist at the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research, Economic Indicators Focus Group, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, June 25, 2007.

Panelist at the Mock Review Panel for the SC Centers of Economic Excellence/Endowed Professorship Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, May 6, 2007.

“The Future of South Carolina: Globalization is Here to Stay,” presented at the S.C. Global Business Forum, S.C. International Trade Coalition, Columbia, SC, April 24, 2007.

“The Economic Outlook,” presented at The Greater Island Committee of Hilton Head and Bluffton, SC, April 5, 2007.

“The Chinese Threat to U.S. Manufacturing: Fact or Fiction,” presented at the 2007 (HPVA), Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association Spring Convention, Hilton Head Island, SC, March 26, 2007.

“Mexican Immigrants: The New Face of the South Carolina Labor Force,” presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Newport Beach, CA, February 21-24, 2007.

“Remittances and Regional Development in a New Immigrant Receiving Area: The Case of South Carolina,” presented at the Visiting Scholar Program, Department of Economics, Furman University, Greenville, SC, January 29, 2007.

“Outlook for the Economy in 2007: Status Report, New Carolina-S.C.’s Council on Competitiveness Panel Discussion: “Economic Development Opportunities,” presented at the 26th Annual SC Economic Outlook Conference, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, November 28, 2006.

Testimony before the Beaufort County Council on Latino Immigration, Beaufort, S.C., March 28, 2006.

Session Chair, Industry Structure and Dynamics, Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Annual Meeting. December 14-16, 2005.

“Outlook for the Economy in 2006,” presented at the 25th Annual SC Economic Outlook Conference, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, November 21, 2005, Donald L. Schunk.

“Urbanization and the Sustainability of Informal Trade in South Africa,” presented at the Regional Science Association International Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 10-12, 2005, with Robert Rolfe.

“Innovative Capacity as a Determinant of U.S. County Per Capita Income,” presented at the Regional Science Association International Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 10-12, 2005, with Donald Schunk.

“The Economic Outlook for South Carolina,” presented to Leadership South Carolina, Columbia, SC, September 1, 2005.

“Globalization and U.S. Economic Challenges,” presented to the American Studies Institute in U.S. Foreign Policy and the Walker Institute, June 2005.

“Determinants of Per Capita Income: Implications for South Carolina” presented to the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness Economic Summit, Greenville, SC, October 21, 2005.

“Economic Forecast for South Carolina,” presented to the South Carolina Bankers Association, Columbia, SC, February 10, 2005.

“Exchange Rates and the Outlook for the Dollar,” presented to the Midlands International Trade Group, Columbia, SC, February 17, 2005.

“The Economic and Financial Characteristics of Latinos in South Carolina,” presented to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC, August 29, 2005.

Panelist at the Carolina Business Review, Charlotte, NC, August 4, 2004.

“The Economic Impact of Hispanics in South Carolina,” presented to the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC, March 18, 2005.

“Beyond the Silicon Valley: University R&D and High-Technology Location,” presented at the Knowledge and Regional Economic Development Open Conference COST A17 (2005), June 9-11, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

“African Apparel Exports, AGOA, and the Trade Preference Illusion,” presented at the 5th International Conference, International Trade and Finance Association, Istanbul, Turkey, May 18-21, 2005.

Chair, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Panel on Outsourcing, Southern Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, April 7-9, 2005.

“African Apparel Exports, AGOA, and the Trade Preference Illusion,” presented at the Southern Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, April 7-9, 2005.

“Beyond the Silicon Valley: Patents, University R&D, and High-Technology Location,” presented at the 51st Annual Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Seattle, Washington, November 11, 2004.

“University R&D, and High-Technology Location,” presented at the Southern Regional Science Association, New Orleans, March 11-13, 2004.

“Footloose and Tax Free: Incentive Preferences in Kenyan Export Processing Zones,” presented at the Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 4, 2004.

“Clusters and Industrial Targeting,” presented at the Industry Targeting/Cluster Workshop, Orlando, Florida, December 3, 2004.

Speaker and Principal Organizer, 24th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, Moore School of Business, Columbia, S.C., December 13, 2004.

“Clusters, Competitiveness, and Economic Development,” presented to the Uganda Investment Promotion Agency, Kampala, Uganda, November 1, 2004, with Robert Rolfe.

“Clusters, Competitiveness, and Economic Development,” presented to the Kenya Export Promotion Agency, Nairobi, Kenya, October 25, 2004, with Robert Rolfe.

“Economic Prospects for South Carolina,” Leadership South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., September 9, 2004.

“Economic Outlook for South Carolina,” presented to the South Carolina Bankers Association, Columbia, S.C., March 16, 2004.

“World Economic Outlook,” Palmetto Forum, Palmetto Club, Columbia, S.C., February 4, 2004.

“Economic Outlook: Global, National, and State Perspectives,” presented to the Charleston Women on International Trade, Charleston, S.C., January 13, 2004.

Seminar on State Taxation and Budget Reform, Texas Legislature, Austin, TX, November 5, 2003.

“Spending Stabilization Rules: A Solution to Recurring State Budget Crises?” presented at the National Tax Association annual meeting, November 15, 2003, Chicago, Illinois.

Testimony before the South Carolina Joint Committee on Taxation, Columbia, SC, September 30, 2003.

“Footloose and Tax Free: Incentive Preferences in Kenyan Export Processing Zones,” presented at the 2003 Biennial Conference of the Economics Society of South Africa, West Somerset, South Africa, September 17-20, 2003.

“Local Economic Development,” presented to the Austin Economic Development Alliance, May 20, 2003.

“Footloose and Tax Free: Incentive Preferences in Kenyan Export Processing Zones,” presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Louisville, Kentucky, April 11, 2003.

Testimony before the South Carolina Task Force on State Budget Reform, January 30, 2003.

“University R&D and Technology-Intensive Plant Openings in U.S. Counties,” presented at the 49th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 15, 2002.

“Modeling Industrial Location Decisions in the United States,” presented at the European Regional Science Association Meetings, Dortmund, Germany, September 2002.

“The Impact of BMW on South Carolina, BMW, Greer, South Carolina, December 12, 2002.

“The Economic Impact of BMW on South Carolina,” presented to the U.S.C. Board of Trustees, Columbia, SC, April 26, 2002.

“The Economic Impact of BMW on South Carolina,” presented to the Press Conference, Daniel Management Center, May 7, 2002.

“The South Carolina Budget,” presented to the Panel Discussion, Palmetto Business Forum, Columbia, SC, November 11, 2002.

“The Outlook for Housing in South Carolina,” presented to the South Carolina Real Estate Association, Columbia, SC, December 4, 2002.

“The Impact of an Automotive Industry on the Community,” presented at the MDA/Nissan Community and Business Development Training Series, Jackson, MS, April 25, 2002.

“The Economic Outlook for Manufacturing,” presented to the South Carolina Manufacturers’ Annual Meeting, Hilton Head Island, SC, April 6, 2002.

With Paulo Guimarães, Octávio Figueiredo, “Information Costs and Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from Domestic Location Decisions in Portugal,” at the North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International, November 2001.

With Paulo Guimarães. “Uncertainty, Agglomeration, and Market Accessibility” presented at the 2001 Southern Regional Science Association, Austin, Texas, April 7, 2001.

With Paulo Guimarães. “A Tractable Approach to the Firm Location Decision Problem,” presented at the 2001 Southern Regional Science Association, Austin, Texas, April 6, 2001.

With Paulo Guimarães. “A Tractable Approach to the Firm Location Decision Problem” presented at the 2001 European Regional Science Association annual meetings, September 1, 2000.

“Entrepreneurial Development in Southern Africa,” World Economic Forum, Southern Africa Conference, Durban, South Africa, June 23, 2000.

Presentation at the League of Women Voters, Columbia, SC, October 2001.

“SC and the Global Economy” panelist for the 10th South Carolina Environmental Symposium, October, 2001.

“A Simple Guide to World Trade and Finance,” for the Milliken Luncheon Series, June 27, 2001.

“SmartGrowth and Its Implications for S.C.” at the S.C. Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ annual meeting and expo, June 14, 2001.

“Creating Wealth: The Case for a Technology-Driven Entrepreneurial Economy in South Carolina,” at the S.C. Economic Development Association’s Annual Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 3, 2001.

“A Tractable Approach to the Firm Location Decision Problem” and “Information Costs and Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from Domestic Location Decisions in Portugal” at the Southern Regional Science Association Conference, Austin, Texas, April 7, 2001.

“The Economic Impact of the University of South Carolina on the Midlands,” presented at the meeting of the Committee of 100, a Partner with the Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance, Columbia, SC, February 20, 2001.

“The Economic Impact of the University of South Carolina System,” on Lancaster County, Lancaster, SC, February 15, 2001.

“Perspectives on China,” at the weekly simulcast, Voice of America, Washington, DC, January 18, 2001.

Panelist at the Carolina Business Review, Charlotte, NC. December 15, 2001.

“The Economic Impact of Trade with China,” at Seabrook Island, October 29, 2000.

“Foreign Investment,” at International Night, International Food Service Executive’s Association, South Carolina Palmetto Branch, October 9, 2000.

“The Global Economy: Prospects of Trade and Investment,” for the S.C. Bar Association, August 2000.

“The South Carolina Economy,” at the Capital Investment Corporation Staff Retreat, August 2000.

“The Economic Impact of the Coca-Cola System on China,” August 2000.

“The Economic Impact of the University of S.C. on Columbia,” speech presented at the Leadership Columbia Conference, The Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, March 14, 2000.

“Education and Economic Development,” S.C. School Administrator’s/Superintendent’s Annual Meeting, Charleston, S.C., January 21, 2000.

“Financing Human and Physical Capital: Reassessing Economic Development Incentives,” S.C. School Boards Association Legislative Workshop, Hilton Head, S.C., December 4, 1999.

“Foreign Firm Entry in Portugal: An Application of Event Count Models,” presented at the Academy for International Business, November 21, 1999.

“Global Outlook For Foreign Direct Investment,” CMS Energy Conference, Morocco, September 11, 1999.

“Multinational Enterprise, Employment, and Local Entrepreneurial Development: Coca-Cola in South Africa,” World Economic Forum, Durban, South Africa, July 7, 1999.

“Rethinking Agglomeration,” Conference on Regions and Cities in the European Union: What Future? July 5, 1999.

“Seniors and the S.C. Housing Market,” S.C. Realtors meeting in Myrtle Beach, May 4, 1999.

With Rob Rolfe, “Energy Infrastructure and Economic Development: The Need for Public-Private Partnerships,” Corporate Council on Africa Symposium: Attracting Capital to Africa, Houston, April 25, 1999.

“Jobs and Entrepreneurial Development in South Africa: The Impact of Coca-Cola,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1999.

“The Economic Impact of Hurricane Hugo,” S.C. Hurricane Conference, March 17, 1999.

“Multinational Enterprise, Employment, and Entrepreneurial Development: Coca-Cola in South Africa,” World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 29, 1999.

“Education and Economic Development,” S.C. School Superintendent’s Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 1999.

“Exports, International Investment and Regional Development,” the Regional Economic Development Symposium, Best Practice Strategies for Economic Development, University of Memphis, TN, May 22, 1998.

“Evaluating the Impact of Investment in Emerging Markets,” Southern Regional Science Association Annual Meetings, Memphis, TN, April 18-19, 1997.

“The Location of Foreign Direct Investment in Central Europe,” presented at the International Trade and Finance Association Annual Meetings, Porto, Portugal, May 21-24, 1997.

“The Impact of FDI on Transitional Economies: The Case of Coca-Cola in Poland and Romania,” Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Seoul, November 1995.

“Is Nationality Irrelevant? Reassessing Foreign Direct Investment,” the 5th International Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association, San Jose, Costa Rica, May 1995.

With William R. Folks, Jr. , Jeffrey S. Arpan, Frank L. Hefner, James A. Kuhlman, “Foreign Direct Investment in Transitional Economies: The Coca-Cola System in Poland and Romania,” March 1995.

“Roundtable Discussion,” South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, September 1992.

With Paulo D. Guimarães, Frank L. Hefner, “An Econometric Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Hurricane Hugo,” presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Charleston, S.C., April 1992.

“How to Resolve Trade Friction Between the United States and Japan, with Special Emphasis on the Electronics Industry,” Japanese Electronics Industrial Development Association, Tokyo, 1992.

With Sandra J. Teel, “The Economic Impact of South Carolina Hospitals,” Division of Research, College of Business Administration, University of South Carolina, February 1992.

“Japanese Investment in the Carolinas,” Charlotte World Affairs Council, Charlotte, N.C., May 27, 1992.

With Robert J. Rolfe, “Tax Holidays and Industry Migration: A Nested Logit Analysis,” 1992 Annual Conference of the Business Association of Latin American Studies, Mexico City, April 2-4, 1992.

“Japanese Direct Investment in the United States: Understanding the Role of Keiretsu,” Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS) Annual Meeting, Denver, January 3-4, 1992.

“The New Global Competition: Changes for the 1990s,” Charlotte World Affairs Council (Distinguished Speakers’ Series), Charlotte, N.C., February 26, 1992.

“The Location of Export-Oriented Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries,” Southern Regional Science Association Meetings, Miami, FL, April 12, 1991.

“The Strategy and Structure of Japanese Manufacturing Investment in the United States,” American Economic Association, Washington, D.C., December 28, 1990.

“European Integration and Regional Export Stimulus in the United States,” University of Pennsylvania/Rutgers University Colloquium on the European Integration of 1992, Philadelphia, PA, November 16, 1990.

“Japanese Investment,” The Economic Strategy Institute Conference, Dealing With Japan, Washington, DC, November 29, 1990.

“Site Selection Determinants of Japanese-owned Manufacturing Start-ups in the United States,” 37th North American Regional Science Meetings, Boston, November 10, 1990.

“The Local and Regional Site Selection of Japanese Manufacturing Start-Ups in the United States,” 37th North American Regional Science Meeting, November 1990.

“Europe 1992 and Its Impact on State Economic Development,” The Federation of Tax Administrators 1989 Revenue Estimating and Tax Research Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 23, 1990.

“The New Foreign Ownership in the United States: Its Causes and Implications,” Annual Auburn University/Montgomery Business Economics Forum, October 19, 1990.

With Morris J. Blachman, Robert J. Rolfe, “Competitive Advantage and the Apparel Industry in Puerto Rico,” Puerto Rico Economic Development Administration, June 1990.

“Closing the Data Gap: In Support of the 1990 Foreign Investment Policy Improvements Act,” U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., June 13, 1990.

“Foreign Investment in the United States,” South Carolina Rotary Club, Sumter, S.C., January 8, 1990.

“Foreign Investment in the United States and the Bryan Bill,” U.S. House of Representatives, Task Force on Trade Competitiveness, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1990.

“Global Foreign Direct Investment and Its Impact on U.S.-European Community Relations,” Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1990.

“Japanese Manufacturing Investment in the United States: State and County Level Determinants,” Southern Regional Science Association, March 24, 1990.

“Foreign Investment and Economic Security,” Members and staff of U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C., October 12, 1989.

“Japanese Investment in the South,” The Southern Growth Policies Board Conference, Setting a Southern International Research Agenda, December 7, 1989.

“Comparative Regional Research: Setting the Post-1992 Agenda,” The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, July 24-25, 1989.

“Foreign Ownership and the U.S. Economy,” Annual Meeting of the Multistate Tax Commission, July 26, 1989.

“Monitoring Foreign Investment: An Economist’s Assessment of Proposed Legislation,” U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Washington, D.C., July 11, 1989.

“State Programs to Attract Foreign Direct Investment,” American Political Science Association, September 3, 1989.

“Prospects for the South Carolina Economy,” Columbia Postal Customer Council, May 27, 1989.

“An Economic Report Card for South Carolina,” Leadership Greenwood Conference, Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, SC, December 6, 1988.

“Foreign Investment in the United States: Are There Data Gaps?,” Association for Investment in America Conference: Foreign Investment in the U.S.: Diagnosis and Prognosis, October 6, 1988.

“Inward Foreign Investment: Implications for US-Japanese Relations,” US-Japan Business Council, US Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, October 6, 1988.

“The Economic Forecast for South Carolina,” The South Carolina League of Savings Institutions, Columbia, SC, December 6, 1988.

“The Short-term Economic Outlook for South Carolina,” 1988 Fall Economic Outlook Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, November 22, 1988.

“Foreign Direct Investment and the Information Age,” U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade, September 22, 1988.

“Friend or Foe: Foreign Investment in the United States,” California Assembly Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Relations, Los Angeles, September 27, 1988.

“Economic Development in Batesburg-Leesville,” Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce, June 1988.

“State Economic Development Policy and Foreign Direct Investment,” Industrial Location and Public Policy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, April 27, 1988.

“Comparison of Greenwood County Economy with That of Surrounding Counties,” Leadership Greenwood Conference, Lander College, Greenwood, SC, February 4, 1988.

“Economic Impact of the South Carolina Cultural Industry,” South Carolina Joint Legislative Committee on Cultural Affairs, Columbia, SC, March 23, 1988.

“Economic Outlook for Columbia and South Carolina,” Columbia Board of Realtors Million Dollar Award Banquet, Columbia, SC, March 3, 1988.

“Economic Outlook for South Carolina,” South Carolina Association of Realtors, Columbia, SC, March 30, 1988.

“Future of the Construction Industry in Columbia,” Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, SC, March 8, 1988.

“South Carolina: Where’s the Beach?” South Carolina Sierra Club, Columbia, SC, February 6, 1988.

“State Economic Outlook,” The Columbia Finance Association, January 13, 1988.

“The Economic Effects of Beachfront Management on South Carolina,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee, South Carolina House of Representatives, Columbia, SC, January 27, 1988.

“1987 Fall Economic Outlook,” Fall 1987 Economic Outlook Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, November 24, 1987.

“Assessment of ‘Cutting Edge’ Tax Proposals,” South Carolina State Commission on Higher Education, October 1987.

“How the Stock Market Crash Will Effect the South Carolina Economy,” The International Credit Bureau Adjusters, Inc, November 17, 1987.

“Short-term State Economic Forecast,” The State Board of Economic Advisors, Columbia, SC, October 1987.

“State and Local Influences on Foreign Investors’ Site Selection,” Regional Science Association, Baltimore, November 6, 1987.

“Regional Location Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States,” Regional Science Association, Columbus, Ohio, November 3, 1986.

“Japanese Direct Investment in the South,” Southern Regional Science Association Meetings, New Orleans, March 28, 1986.

“The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on U.S. Regions,” Regional Science Association, Denver, November 14, 1984.

Grants and Contracts

Co-PI, “The Regional Economic Impact of SPAWAR,” U.S. Navy, September 2012-March 2012.

PI, “MGS: The Panama Canal and Implications for South Carolina,” Funded by the South Carolina Research Foundation (SCRF), May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013.

Co-PI, “The Regional Economic Impact of Nuclear Recycling in the United States,” Ariva, February 2012 – December 2012.

Co-PI, “The Economic Impact of Sonoco in South Carolina,” August 2012 – January 2013.

PI, “High Impact Firms in South Carolina,” Funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, November 2010-August 2011.

PI, “The Economic Footprint of the Automotive and Ground Transportation Manufacturing Cluster in South Carolina,” Funded by the South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance (SCMA), June 15, 2010 – January 30, 2011.

PI, “MGS: Microenterprise Development and the World Cup in South Africa,” Funded by the South Carolina Research Foundation (SCRF), May 1, 2010 – April 30, 2011.

Co-PI, “Indian Investment and Trade in Africa: The Role of the Indian Diaspora” Funded by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), University of South Carolina, October 1, 2009–September 30, 2010.

PI, “Nuclear Energy Workforce Analysis” Funded by the South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation, September 18, 2009 – September 14, 2010.

PI, “The Economic Impact of Certified South Carolina,” Funded by South Carolina Department of Agriculture, June 20, 2009–December 31, 2009.

PI, “Housing Market and Home Building Research,” Funded by Home Builders of South Carolina, June 15, 2009–June 14, 2010.

PI, “The Economic Impact of SPAWAR,” Funded by South Carolina Research Authority, February 1, 2009–August 31, 2009.

PI, “The Return on Educational Investment in South Carolina,” Funded by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, October 24, 2008–June 30, 2009.

PI, “The Economic and Fiscal Impact of The Dave Lyle Boulevard Extension,” Funded by York County, July 1, 2008–December 30, 2008.

PI, “Academia Cluster Development in the United Arab Emirates,” Funded by University of South Carolina Research Foundation, May 1, 2008–April 30, 2009.

PI, “Latino Immigrants and the U.S. Economy,” Funded by South Carolina Farm Bureau, April 1, 2008–December 31, 2008.

PI, “The Economic Impact of The South Carolina Research Authority,” Funded by South Carolina Research Authority, March 1, 2008–December 31, 2008.

Co-PI, “Chinese Investment and Trade in Sudan,” Funded by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), October 1, 2007–September 30, 2008.

PI, “Economic Impact Analysis of Department of Natural Resources,” Funded by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, June 1, 2007–January 12, 2009.

PI, “The Economic and Fiscal Impact of BMW in South Carolina,” Funded by BMW Manufacturing Company, November 29, 2007–July 31, 2008.

PI, “African Business and Economic Development,” Funded by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), University of South Carolina, October 1, 2006– September 30, 2007.

Co-PI, “Chinese Investment and Trade in the Horn of Africa” Funded by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), University of South Carolina, October 2006–September 2007.

PI, “Latino Immigration in South Carolina,” Funded by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), University of South Carolina, October 2006–September 2007.

Co-PI, “The Economic Implications of Latino Immigration in South Carolina,” Funded by South Carolina Commission on Minority Affairs, January 2007– August 2007.

Co-PI, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Travel and Tourism Industry Center, 2004-2005.

PI, “The Economic Impact of Coca-Cola on South Africa,” Funded by Coca-Cola Southern and Eastern Africa, 2003-2004.

PI, “The Economic Impact of Coca-Cola on Kenya,” Funded by Coca-Cola Southern and Eastern Africa, 2003-04.

PI, “African Business and Economic Development,” Funded by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), 2002-2004.

PI, “The Economic Impact of Medicaid on South Carolina,” Funded by the South Carolina Hospital Association, 2002-03.

PI, “The South Carolina Budget: A Comprehensive Study,” Funded by the Palmetto Business Forum, 2001-03.

PI, “The Economic Impact of BMW,” Funded by BMW Manufacturing Corporation, 2001-2002.

PI, “The Impact of Coca-Cola in Morocco,” Funded by The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, 1999-2000.

PI, “The Impact of Coca-Cola in China,” Funded by The Coca-Cola Company, 1999-2000.

PI, “The Impact of Coca-Cola in South Africa,” Funded by The Coca-Cola Company, 1998-2000.

PI, “The Impact of Coca-Cola in the Czech Republic,” Funded by The Coca-Cola Company, 1998-99.

PI, “Joint Workshop and Implementation for Regional Economic Indicator Models,” Funded by Tinker Foundation, 1997-98.

PI, “Collaborative Workshop on Regional Economic Indicator Models,” Funded by National Science Foundation, 1997-98.

PI, “Collaborative Workshop on Regional Economic Indicator Models,” Funded by CIBER, University of South Carolina, 1997-98.

PI, “Aging and the Housing Market in South Carolina,” Funded by Center for Applied Real Estate Education and Research, University of South Carolina 1998.

PI, “Palmetto Economic Perspective Funded by Carolina First, 1998-99.

Co-PI, “Foreign Direct Investment in Transitional Economies: The Coca-Cola System in Poland and Romania,” Funded by Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1996.

Co-PI, “American Competitiveness and Multinational Corporations,” Funded by CIBER, University of South Carolina, 1992-1995.

PI, “Retirees and Economic Development: A Public Policy Perspective,” Funded by S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, 1995.

PI, “Economic Impact of U.S. Private Direct Overseas Investment,” Funded by Ernst & Young/Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)/AID; October 1993 – August 1994.

Co-PI, “The Economic Impact of the Spoleto Festival and the Arts in South Carolina,” Funded by South Carolina Arts Commission; 1992 – 1993.

PI, “Japanese Direct Investment in the Southeast: Status and Prospectus,” Funded by Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO); 1992.

Co-PI, “Manufacturing in South Carolina,” Funded by Milliken & Company; April 1992 – October 1992.

Co-PI, “Evaluation of the South Carolina Ports Authority 1990 Economic Impact Study,” Funded by South Carolina Ports Authority; 1991.

Co-PI, “The Economic Impact of South Carolina Hospitals in 1990,” Funded by South Carolina Hospital Association; 1991.

Co-PI, “The Implications of European Integration for the South Carolina Economy,” Funded by Cutting Edge Funds, University of South Carolina; September 1989 – June 1990.

Co-PI, “Evaluation of the South Carolina Ports Authority 1987 Economic Impact Study,” Funded by South Carolina Ports Authority; 1989.

Co-PI, “Manufacturing Linkages and Economic Development in South Carolina,” Funded by Cutting Edge Funds, University of South Carolina; December 1988 – June 1989.

Co-PI, “The Economic Impact of the South Carolina Beachfront Management Act,” Funded by South Carolina Coastal Council and S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism: November 1987 – August 1988.

Co-PI, “The Economic Impact of South Carolina Hospitals in 1986,” Funded by South Carolina Hospital Association; 1987.

Co-PI, “Regional Patterns of Manufacturing Foreign Direct Investment in the United States,” Funded by Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; 1985.

Academic Service

President, North American Regional Science Council, 2013

President, Southern Regional Science Association, 2010-2011.

Program Chair, 2007 North American Regional Science meetings of the Regional Science Association International.

Executive Committee, Southern Regional Science Association in 2003-06.

Editorial Board member, Journal of Regional Science.

Editorial Board member, Review of Regional Studies

American Economic Review, ad hoc reviewer

Journal of Urban Economics, ad hoc reviewer

Regional Science and Urban Economics, ad hoc reviewer

Current Academic Professional Memberships:

American Economic Association

North American Regional Science Council

Regional Studies Association

Southern Regional Science Association

Western Regional Science Association

Association of University Business and Economic Research

Directed Student Learning

Dissertation Committee Chair, “Essays in International Migration and Remittances,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (Expected completion  2013-14).
Advised: Marian Manic.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (December 2012).  Advised: Dustin Rogers.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (December  2011).  Advised: Patrick Smith.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “A Look into the Informal Sector of South Africa,” South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (May 2009).  Advised: John Passen.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “Avoiding the Oil Curse: An Analysis of the Azerbaijani Business Environment and Opportunities for Cross-Cultural Economic Development,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (May 2009).  Advised: Andrew J. Schwark.

Dissertation Committee Chair, “Essays in the Economics of Residential Housing,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (April 2009).
Advised: Joseph Von Nessen.

Dissertation Committee Member, “Proposed Topic: Does Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Reduce Conflict?  The Intertwined Linkages between Multinational Corporations (MNCs) and Nation States,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (November 2008 – Present).  Advised: Eric Yi-hung Chiou.

Dissertation Committee Member, “Institutional Distance in Emerging and Developing Countries: The Global Growth and Adaptation of the Microfinance Business Model,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (2008 – Present).  Advised: Joshua Ault.

Master’s Thesis Committee Member, (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (July 2008).  Advised: Nicole Quick.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “Trade Policy and Competitiveness in Cotton, Textiles, and Apparel: China and the United States,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (2008). Advised: Si Wang.

Dissertation Committee Chair, “The Determinants of the Distribution of Innovation:  Lessons from Independent Inventors,” (Moore, School of Business, University of South Carolina). (June 4, 2008).  Advised: Johnathan Munn.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (May 2008).  Advised: John Rupp.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “Post-Mining Land Use: Economic Benefits in Central Appalachia,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (2007).
Advised: Margaret Goldsmith.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “An Investigation of Innovation and Per Capita Income: Evidence from U.S. Counties,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (2005). Advised: Edward Pettigrew.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “The Capital Expansion at Chesterfield Lumber Company, Inc.” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (May 2006).  Advised:  Alice Pusser Howle.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement: An Empirical Investigation of its Impact,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (August 2004).  Advised: Meredith Dukes.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “Dollarization in Ecuador: A Follow-up on the Economy’s Performance,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (December 2003).  Advised: Maria Alicia de la Rocha.

Dissertation Committee Member, “Agency Costs and the Determinants of the Capital Structure of Reits,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina.  (2002).
Advised: John Kilpatrick.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “Reconsidering Causes of Financial Crises and Governmental Responses: The Mexican and Malaysian Cases in the 1990s,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (2002).  Advised: Fahrettin Sumer.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “Expectations and the Theory of Investment,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (2001).  Advised: Thomas Larkin.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “The Political Economy of Ecuadorian Dollarization,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (May 2001).  Advised: William Norton.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “The Informal Economy of South Africa,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (April 2000).  Advised: Robert Lindsay.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “German Automobile Manufacturing: The United States Laboratory,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (April 1998).
Advised: L. Adam Bowman.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “Growth and Debit in Developing Countries and Polish Debt Crisis,” (Moore School of Business, South Carolina). (1997).  Advised: Ryan Atkinson.

Master’s Thesis Committee Member, “South Carolina Economic Indicators,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1997).  Advised: Lynn Stewart Kier.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “Japanese Direct Investment in the U.S. Auto Industry and its Link to Trade,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (April 1997).
Advised: Jason Green.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “Market Reform Within Chinese Socialism,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (April 1997).  Advised: Jonathan Simon.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “A Critique of the Horstmann and Markusen Model of the Multinational Enterprise Exploring a New Market: Contractual Relations and Direct Investment,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (February 1997).
Advised: Robert Bradley.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “Assessing the Modernization and Training Needs of Small South Carolina Manufacturers,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1996).  Advised: Amy Flamme.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “A Structural and Institutional Analysis of the Japanese and United States Monetary Regimes,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1996).  Advised: William Jordan, Jr.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “The Cause and Composition of the U.S. Trade Deficit with Japan,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1995).
Advised: Leon Brunson.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Analysis of German Manufacturers and Locational Determinants at the State Level,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1994).  Advised: Michael Heeney.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “An Analysis of Business Tax Structures in the Southeast,”  (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1994).  Advised: Ronald de Roos.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “Worker Retraining Programs: Where Do We Go From Here?”  (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (May 1994).

Advised: Tracy Joyner.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “The Economics of Beach Renourishment,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1993).  Advised: Jeanne Welsh.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “General Motors and Team-Based Mass Production,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1993). Advised: John Dantzler.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “A Study of Japanese Direct Investment in the United States and the Implementation of Lean Production.” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina).  (May 1993).  Advised: Aaron Knowlton.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, “An Empirical Analysis of Housing Price Variation in the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Area,” (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina). (1992).  Advised: Alice Perritt.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “The Road to Competitiveness: The European Automobile Industry and the Japanese Challenge,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (May 1992).  Advised: Marc Rivers.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, “Japanese Corporate Structure and its Relationship to the Performance of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States,” (South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina). (May 1990).  Advised: Dean Foreman.

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