BGSU economist to edit international journal

Dr. Michael Carroll, economics and director of BGSU’s Center for Regional Development (CRD), has been chosen to edit a new journal being published by the Regional Science Association International (RSAI).

Dr. Michael Carroll

The RSAI, based in the United Kingdom, will launch Regional Science Policy and Practice in 2009. The international journal will focus on the application of regional science approaches to public policy, regional development, planning and related fields. The new journal, to be issued through Blackwell Publishing, will contain papers and case studies demonstrating best practices, along with case studies and evaluations of significant regional policy and programs.

Carroll has served as associate editor of Economic Development Quarterly since 2006, as well as on the editorial boards of Industrial Geographer and the Journal of Economic Issues.

His research interests are in the areas of urban and regional economics, the history of economic thought, political economy and macroeconomic theory. Among his recent projects have been creating a cluster of greenhouse growers in northwest Ohio and conducting a study of the economic impact of the arts in the 27-county region.

In addition to numerous monographs and journal articles, Carroll is the author of the 1998 book A Future of Capitalism: The Economic Vision of Robert Heilbroner, published by Macmillan Press in London and St. Martin's in New York. His most recent book, Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices, and Globalization, is scheduled for release this summer and is coauthored by John P. Blair, a visiting scholar at the CRD.

February 18, 2008