Publications

Economic Implications of an Aging Community

This presentation was made at the Region 2000 Summit on Age Wave Planning at Lynchburg College on November 20, 2009.  It highlights regional characteristics of aging in Virginia over the period 1980-2030, reviews recent economic and planning literature concerned with the regional economic and fiscal impacts of aging, and reports the results of economic simulations of state and Region 2000 aging using REMI PI+ and IMPLAN.

The Other House that Jefferson Built: The Economic Contribution of Virginia Public Higher Education

This presentation was made at the 63rd annual meeting of the Association of University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) in Austin, TX on October 18, 2009 as part of a session called “Making University Economic Impact Studies Respectable: Lessons learned since Siegfried, Sanderson and McHenry.”  It describes methodological aspects of a statewide study of the economic impact of public higher study conducted at the Weldon Cooper Center for

Democratic Government Can Be Lost if Not Understood: The Case for Bolstering Civic Education in the Old Dominion

When tolerance and respect for others are forgotten, Americans are at risk of losing the civic virtues that undergird their very rights, a longtime political observer warns in the current issue of the Virginia News Letter, published online by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.