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Welcome to the MCRSA Website

The purpose of the MCRSA website is to provide access to news and conference information and to enhance member services. Among the services offered is the posting of our new annual Conference Proceedings and conference presentations in the conference section of the website. If you have additional ideas for enhancing member services through the MCRSA website, contact John Leatherman.

2016 Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association will co-host the 2016 annual conference with the IMPLAN Group National IMPLAN User's Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 9-11, 2016 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in downtown Charlotte. The conference offers a stimulating mix of practitioners and academics, many of whom report a more satisfying professional learning experience with the diversity of offerings available. Aaron Lusby is the 2016 Program Chair.

We look forward to seeing you in Charlotte. Visit our Conference section for additional details.

Steve Deller is the inaugural MCRSA Distinguished Fellow

At the May, 2015 annual conference in St. Louis, Steven C. Deller was named the first MCRSA Distinguished Fellow. Deller is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Extension Community Development Specialist. He has given many years of service to professional organizations and has been a leading scholar within the realm of Regional Science. Congratulations to Steve Deller for this highest award MCRSA can bestow. It is well-deserved recognition of a stellar career. We look forward to many more years of his involvement and contributions.

New MCRSA Officers Named

MCRSA welcomed two new officers to the leadership ranks in 2015. Jason Jolley was named the new Vice President, and Kate Nesse was elected as the new MCRSA Representative to the North American Regional Science Council.
G. Jason Jolley is an Assistant Professor of Economic Development and MPA Director at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. At Ohio University, he also serves as a Research Fellow in the Center for Entrepreneurship and directs Ohio University’s portion of the US Economic Development Administration University Center (joint with Bowling Green State University).
Katherine Nesse is an Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning program at Kansas State University. Her research interests are generally at the intersection of economics and demographics of rural areas. She teaches classes in local economic development, statistics, economic and population forecasting, and planning principles.

The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy Free Online

The Association's journal, The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy (JRAP) is now an open-access journal. It is freely available online. This reflects our belief that much of the knowledge generated by Association members should be a public good for which we are willing to contribute our annual dues payment. We believe that in the foreseeable future, all such information will be delivered electronically and without cost to researchers. This will give your work maximum exposure to colleagues from around the world. You can obtain the entire catalogue of the Journal. Visit the JRAP Website to access this important resource.

MCRSA Member Listserv

The MCRSA has created a member listserv for the purpose of discussing important Association business and providing you an opportunity to disseminate information you believe to be on interest to members. Please feel free to use the listserv. To post to the listserv, address your email to: If your email address changes, you need any additional information about posting to the listserv, or have any difficulty posting a message, contact the listserv manager, John Leatherman, for assistance.


Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International

Canadian Regional Science Association

Southern Regional Science Association

Western Regional Science Association


Barry M. Moriarty Graduate Paper Competition

Benjamin H. Stevens Award

NARSC Awards and Prizes

Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science