Publications

Growing Agribusiness: The Contribution And Development Potential Of Agriculture And Forest Industry In The Danville Metropolitan AreaTerance

This study examines trends in the Danville metropolitan area economy with particular attention to the changing size and composition of the agribusiness sector. Agribusiness is defined here as farms, nurseries and timber tracts and any business that harvests, processes, manufactures, generates power from, or warehouses and distributes products with a strong agriculture or forest raw material or product input component.

Oral Health in Virginia: Trends, Disparities and Policy Implications

Dental health across the U.S. has improved steadily in recent years and most Virginians receive more frequent preventive care than the national average. But some segments of Virginia’s population have clearly been left behind in access to dental care, according to the authors, Terance Rephann and Tanya Wanchek.

Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World

Climate change policy analysis has focused almost exclusively on national policy and even on harmonizing climate policies across countries, implicitly assuming that harmonization of climate policies at the subnational level would be mandated or guaranteed. We argue that the design and implementation of climate policy in a federal union will diverge in important ways from policy design in a unitary government.