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ERIE Research Reports

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Allen, Sean T. and Martinelli, Brittany L. iPhones vs. Eye Doctors: What Attributes of Metropolitan Areas Entice People Age 25-29 or 65 and Over to Move There? Presented at the 2014 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, Edinboro PA, May 2014. 10 pages.

Kurre, James A. and Eiben, Dan F. Determinants of Labor Productivity for Detailed Manufacturing Industries. Presented at the 67th Annual Fall Meeting of the Association for University Business and Economic Research, Richmond, VA, October 2013. 22 pages.

Kurre, James A. and St. Andrews, Patrick J. What Determines Labor Productivity Differences for Manufacturing Industries Across U.S. Metro Areas? Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Arlington VA, April 2013. 35 pages.

Brunot, Justin A. and Kurre, James A. Manufacturing Productivity: How Much Does It Vary Across Metro Areas and Why? Presented at the 66th Annual Fall Conference of the Association for University Business and Economic Research, Honolulu HI, October 2012. 22 pages.

Kurre, James A. Building Erie by Buying Erie: An Import Substitution Strategy for Erie County. November 30, 2011. Sponsored by the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County. 39 pages.

Brunot, Justin. (Student researcher.) Causes of Poverty at the U.S. Metro Level. October 2011. 34 pages. Funded by the Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Yates, Travis M.G. (Student researcher.) Measuring Exports at the County Level: Is it Possible? December 2010. 55 pages. Funded by the Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Brunot, Justin (Student researcher.) The Economic Cost of Pediatric Patients Traveling Outside Northwest Pennsylvania for Subspecialty Treatment. November 2010. 41 pages. Funded by the Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program and The Shriners Hospitals for Children--Erie.

Balsiger, Jennifer. (Student researcher.) Which Foreign Trade Partners Will Best Help to Stabilize the Erie Economy. December 2008. 33 pages. Funded by the Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Gilson, Benjamin C. (Student researcher.) Creating a More Timely Measure of Erie's Standard of Living. December 2008. 38 pages. Funded by the Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Halapy, Michael. Identifying Metropolitan Areas that Lead Business Cycles. December 2008. 37 pages. Funded by the Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

McAndrew, William P. Brownfield Cause and Effect Analysis. November 2007. 37 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

King, Kerry A. and Nesbit, Todd M. The Potential Impacts of a Split-Rate Property Tax in the City of Erie. July 2007. 37 pages.

Kurre, James A. The Impact of Information Technology on Metro Manufacturing Productivity. June 2007. 37 pages.

Pflueger, Jason C.  The Effect of Declining Manufacturing Employment on the Distribution of Income in U.S. Metro Areas.  Penn State Erie: University Scholars Thesis, Spring 2007. 84 pages. 

Kazmierczak, Alexander J.  What Type of Products' Prices Vary More Across Space? An Initial Examination.   December 2006. 43 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program. 

Schlosser, Benjamin S.  Analysis of Spatial Variation in Prices through Time. September 2006. 45 pages. 

Riethmiller, Jeremiah R.  Follow the Leader: Creating an Index of Leading Economic Indicators for the Erie MSA.   Penn State Erie: University Scholars Thesis, Spring 2006. 150 pages. 

Kurre, James A.  Estimates of the Effect of a Potential 1% Sales Tax for an Erie County Regional Asset District.   May, 2006. 25 pages.

Pflueger, Jason C.  Income Inequality In Erie: How Much Is There and Why? October 2005. 89 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Riethmiller, Jeremiah R.  Follow the Leader: Finding Leaders of the Erie Economy. May 2005. 39 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Academic Year Research Grant Program.

Newcombe, Katharine J.  Social and Cultural Capital for "Creative" Economic Development.   Penn State Erie: University Scholars Thesis, Fall 2003. 37 pages. 

Kurre, James A. Philanthropy in Erie County, 2001: A Survey of 50 Bellwether Nonprofit Organizations. July 2003. Sponsored by The Erie Community Foundation. 19 pages.

Hunter, Amy. (Student researcher.) What Causes Manufacturing Productivity to Vary from Place to Place? Spring 2003. 28 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Academic Year Research Grant Program.

Gigliotti, Timothy D. (Student researcher.) Penn State Erie’s Contribution to Brain Drain and Brain Gain in Erie County, PA and the Penn State Erie Service Area. March 2003. 29 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Gonser, Travis. (Student researcher.) Productivity and Wages in Erie’s Industries. March 2003. 39 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Kurre, James A. “Is the Cost of Living Less in Rural Areas?” International Regional Science Review, v. 26, #1 (pp. 86-1116) January 2003. (Based on Differences in the Cost of Living Across Pennsylvania’s 67 Counties, listed above.)

Hammill, Michael L. (Student researcher.) Productivity Growth In Erie Manufacturing through Time. December 2002. 31 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Kurre, James A. and Weller, Barry R. No Room at the Inn? Forecasting Hotel-Motel Revenues for a Local Area. Presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Forecasting, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, June 23-26, 2002. 25 pages.

Kurre, James A. Background Information on Economic Development Studies of the Erie Area. June 2002. Prepared for the Civic Coordinating Committee. 16 pages.

Washburn, James A. and Sadiarin, Hazel Garcia. (Student researchers.) Brain Drain In Erie County. November 2001. 30 pages. Funded by the The Behrend College Undergraduate Student Summer Research Grant Program.

Kurre, James A.; Warner, Jennifer K. (student researcher) and Weller, Barry R. Can Foreign Trade Help to Stabilize a Metro Economy? Paper presented at the 48th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Charleston SC, Nov 15-17, 2001. 25 pages.

Kurre, James A. Philanthropy in Erie County, 1998: A Survey of Non-religious Charitable Institutions. November 2000. Sponsored by The Erie Community Foundation. 53 pages.

Warner, Jennifer K. Identifying Foreign Trade Partners to Stabilize the Erie Economy. October 2000. 46 pages.

Michel, Tricia L. (Student researcher.) Erie Retail Sales: A Disaggregated Approach. August 2000. 38 pages.

Kurre, James A. Differences in the Cost of Living Across Pennsylvania’s 67 Counties. March 2000. Prepared for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. 78 pages.

Weller, Barry R. and Kurre, James A. A Leading Index for Small Metropolitan Areas. Presented at the 19th International Symposium on Forecasting, Washington, DC, June 27-30, 1999.

Kurre, James A. Philanthropy in Erie County, 1995: A Survey of Non-religious Charitable Institutions. March 1997. Sponsored by the Erie Community Foundation, The Erie Conference on Community Development and United Way of Erie County. 51 pages.

Alexander, Shawn M. (student researcher); Kurre, James A.; Louie, Kenneth K.T.; and Weller, Barry R. “Forecasting Occupational Trends for a Small Metro Area.” Pennsylvania Economic Review, v. 5, #2 (Spring 1996). pp. 10-30.

Kurre, James A. and Weller, Barry R. “Interindustry Covariance Patterns: Too Unstable for Portfolio Variance Analysis to Be a Useful Tool?” Economic Development Quarterly, v. 10, #1 (February 1996), pp. 91-103.

Risjan, Randy D. (Student researcher.) Retail Sales and the Erie Economy. August 31, 1995. 60 pages.

Kurre, James A and Louie, Kenneth K.T. The Impact of Industrial Diversification of Exports on Export Stability. Presented at the Fourth International Meeting of the International Trade and Finance Association, Reading England, July 13-16, 1994. 17 pages.

Louie, Kenneth K.T. and Kurre, James A. The Effect of Export Destination on the Volatility of the Export Sector. Presented at the Fourth International Meeting of the International Trade and Finance Association, Reading England, July 13-16, 1994. 19 pages.

Kurre, James A. The Cost of Living in Rural Pennsylvania. June 1992. Prepared for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. 81 pages.

Kurre, James A.; Louie, Kenneth K.T.; and Weller, Barry R. With Adrienne Shrawder. “Tell Me Your Industries and I’ll Tell Your Fortune”: A Study of Income Levels in the Erie Economy. ERIE Technical Report Number 8. September 1991. 38 pages.

Kurre, James A. Property Tax Reassessment in Erie County: Is It Needed and What Would Its Effect Be? ERIE Technical Report Number 7. February 1990. 25 pages.

Kurre, James A. Cyclical Adjustments in Wages, Employment and Hours Worked in the Erie Economy. ERIE Technical Report Number 6. April 1987. 24 pages.

Weller, Barry R. Recent Developments in Business Forecasting: A Survey of Methods and an Illustrative Application to the Erie Economy. ERIE Technical Report Number 5. April 1987. 60 pages.

Kurre, James A. and Weller, Barry R. The Effect of Individual Industry Cycles on Erie Regional Employment Stability. ERIE Technical Report Number 4. April 1985. 26 pages.

Weller, Barry R. Forecasting Erie Regional Employment Cycles: A Leading Indicator Approach. ERIE Technical Report Number 3 April 1985. 27 pages.

Kurre, James A. A Shift-Share Analysis of the Erie Economy: 1970-1980. ERIE Technical Report Number 2. December 1983. 24 pages.

Weller, Barry R. Impact of the National Business Cycle on Regional Employment: A Study of the Erie SMSA. ERIE Technical Report Number 1. December 1983. 25 pages

Nolen, John. Greater Erie: Plans and Reports for the Extension and Improvement of the City . Prepared for the City Planning Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade, Erie PA USA. Erie PA: Ashby Printing CO, 1913. (Available on Google Books.)

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