March 2014

William B. Beyers

Born: March 24, 1940 in Seattle, Washington

Family: Wife, Margaret L. Beyers

Academic Training

West Seattle High School, Seattle, Washington
University of Washington, B.A., 1962, Ph.D., 1967
Special graduate student participant, NSF Summer Institute on Computer Mapping, Northwestern University, August, 1963
Special graduate student participant, NSF Summer Institute in Regional Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1964

Teaching Fields
Economic Geography
Regional Analysis
Regional Science
Location Theory
Geography of the Pacific Northwest

Academic Employment

University of Washington, Department of Geography:
    Departmental Cartographer 1962-63;
    Teaching Assistant 1963-64;
    Research Assistant on Washington input-output study 1964-65
    Teaching Assistant 1965-66;
    Graduate School Fellow 1966-67;
    Assistant Professor 1967-74;
    Associate Professor 1974-81;
    Professor 1981-2010;         
     Professor Emeritus 2010-Present

    Department Chair, 1991-1995, 2005-2008

    Harvard University, l971, Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Associate, Regional Science
    Cornell University, l971, Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Urban Development Research
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Geographisches Institut, Eidgen?ssische Technische Hochscule Z?rich),
                1987-1988,  Guest Professor
    Hong Kong Baptist University, University Fellow, 1999

Publications

1965

"Some Comments on Plant Location and the Theory of Production," (with Morgan D. Thomas) Abstract in Annals, Association of American Geographers, 55(4): pp. 651-652, Dec. 1965.

1970

An Economic Impact Study of Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks, prepared for the National Park Service, Seattle: University of Washington, Dept. of Geography, Feb. 1970.

An Economic Impact Study of the North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas, prepared for the National Park Service, Seattle: University of Washington, Dept. of Geography, May 1970.

Input-Output Tables for the Washington Economy, 1967, (with Philip J, Bourque, Warren Seyfried and Eldon Weeks), Seattle: University of Washington, Graduate School of Business Administration, Dec. 1970.

"Priorities in Outdoor Recreation: Research in the North Pacific Slope Region." Pp. 160-62 in Resources, Recreation and Research, Western Geographical Series, Vol. 3, University of Victoria, Dept. of Geography, 1970.

1971

"Impacts of Tourist Consumption Functions," The Annals of Regional Science, 5:111-116, June 1971.

1972

"On Stability of Regional Interindustry Models: The Washington Data For 1963 and 1967," Journal of Regional Science, 12(3): 363-374, Dec. 1972.

1973

"Growth Centers and Interindustry Linkages," Proceedings, Association of American Geographers, 5:18-21, Apr. 1973.

"Wheat in the Washington Economy: An Input-Output Study," (with Leroy Blakeslee, Eldon Weeks, Philip J. Bourque, Warren R. Seyfried), Bulletin No. 775, Washington Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture, Washington State University, Pullman, Apr. 1973.

1974

"Multiple Products, Residuals and Location Theory," (with Gunter Krumme), pp. 77-104 in The Industrial Firm and Location Decisions, Ian Hamilton, ed., London: Wiley and Sons, 1974.

"On Geographical Properties of Growth Center Linkage Systems," Economic Geography, 50(3), pp. 203-218, July 1974.

H. W. Richardson, Input-Output Economics, in Professional Geographer 26(3):335, Aug. 1974 (review).

"Managing the Land Resource of the Central Puget Sound Region: A Preliminary Definition and Assessment of Current Growth Share Policy," Discussion Paper Series No. 74-1, University of Washington, Institute for Environmental Studies, May 1974.

1976

"Empirical Identification of Key Sectors: Some Further Evidence," Environment and Planning A, 1976, Vol. 8, pp. 231-36.

1977

The 1972 Input-Output Study, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Washington, June 1977 (in collaboration with Philip J. Bourque, Richard S. Conway, Jr., and other faculty).

"Social Science Perspectives on the Management of Puget Sound," in The Use, Study and Management of Puget Sound, Proceedings of a Symposium, published by Washington Sea Grant, WSG-WO-77-1, pp. 61-67.

1978

"On the Structure and Development of Multiregional Economic Systems," Papers, Regional Science Association, Vol. 40, pp. 109-133.

1979

"Contemporary Trends in the Regional Economic Development of the United States," Professional Geographer, Vol. 31(1), pp. 34-44.

"Economics of Marine Recreation in Washington State, 1977," Coastal Resources Program, Institute for Marine Studies, University of Washington (with Roy C. Ellis, Robert L. Stokes, and Darrell D. Brown).

"Patterns of Population Distribution, A Residential Preference Model and Its Dynamic," by David J. Morgan, in the Geographical Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, Oct. 1979, p. 472 (review).

1980

"Migration and the Development of Multiregional Economic Systems," Economic Geography 56(4), Oct. 1980, pp. 320-334.

"Shifting Housing Patterns in Seattle," Urban Trends, 2(5), 1980, pp. 8-10 (published by Rainier Bank).

1981

"Atlas of Social and Economic Regions of Europe," by Dr. Deiter Haring and Dr. Walter Menges, eds., in The Annals of Regional Science, 15(1), March 1981, pp. 108-109 (review).

"Seattle", in Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia.

"Spatial Analysis, Industry and the Industrial Environment, Progress in Research and Applications, Vol. I, Industrial Systems," F. E. Ian Hamilton and G.J.R. Linge, eds., The Professional Geographer, 33(3), August 1981, pp. 378-79 (review).

"The Italian Model and Its Significance for Regional Planning in Market-Oriented Economies," by Allan Rogers, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 71, p. 131 (March 1981) (Review)

"Alternative Spatial Linkage Structures in Multiregional Economic Systems," in Industrial Location and Regional Systems, Spatial Organization in the Economic Sector, John Rees, G.J.D. Hewings, and H.A. Stafford, Editors. J.F. Bergin, New York, pp. 73-90.

1983

"The Anatomy of Job Loss. The How, Why and Where of Employment Decline," by Doreen Massey and Richard Meegan. Economic Geography Vol. 59, pp. 330-332. (Review)

"Industrial Location, An Economic Geographic Analysis," 2nd Edition, by David M. Smith. Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 7, pp. 296-97 (Review).

"The Interregional Structure of the U.S. Economy, " International Regional Science Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 pp. 213-31.

1984

"Regional Conflict and National Policy," by Kent A Price, The Professional Geographer, Vol. 36: 129 (February 1984) (Review)

1985

The Service Economy: Export of Services in the Central Puget SoundRegion (with Michael J. Alvine and Erik G. Johnsen), Central Puget Sound Economic Development District, Seattle. (xxi plus 144 pp.)

"The Service Sector, A Growing Force in the Regional Export Base," with Michael J. Alvine and Erik G. Johnsen) Economic Development Commentary, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 3-7.

"Export Services in Postindustrial Society," with Michael J. Alvine Papers, Regional Science Association, Vol. 57 pp. 33-45

1986

"Changing Economy of the American West," in Soviet-American Horizon on the Pacific, (J.J. Stephan and V.P. Chichkanov, Ed.), Honolulu, Univesity of Hawaii Press, pp. 84-94.

The Service Economy: Understanding Growth of Producer Services in the Central Puget Sound Region, (with J.M. Tofflemire, H. Stranahan, & E. Johnsen), Seattle: Central Puget Sound Economic Development District. lv & 227 pp.

"Producer Services, Economic Development, and Job Creation: The Case of the Central Puget Sound Region." (with E. Johnsen), LMI Review; Part I, July 1986, pp. 20-22; Part II, November 1986 (pp.24-28)

1987

"Politics and Method," by Doreen Massey and Richard Meegan, Editors, Professional Geographer 39:506-507. Nov. 1987 (Review).

"Education and Economic Development: the Producer Services," Economic Development Commentary 11: No. 4 (Winter 1987), pp. 14-17. (with Erik Johnsen and Harriet Stranahan)

"Lands of Brighter Destiny: The Public Lands of the American West," by Elizabeth Darby Junkin. Northwest Environmental Journal, July 1987. (Review).

1988

"Growth of Producer Services in the Pacific Northwest: Implications for the Retail and Distribution Services," The Channel of Communications, Center for Retail and Distribution Management, Graduate School of Business Administration, Univ. of Wn., Summer 1988, pp.3-7.

"International Perspectives on Producer Services, The View from the United States," in Services and Uneven Development, (J.N. Marshall, Ed.), Oxford, Oxford University Press. pp. 259-262.

"Technology, Regions, and Policy" John Rees, Editor. Totowa, New Jersy: Rowman & Littlefield, 1986. Economic Geography Vol. 64, pp. 84-86 (January 1988) (Review).

"Advanced Industrial Development: Restructuring, Relocation, and Renewal." Donald A. Hicks. Boston: Oelgeschlager, Gunn, & Hain Journal of Comparative Economics, 12:454-455 (1988) (Review).

1989

"Speed, Information Exchange, and Spatial Structure," in Information Society & Spatial Structure (H. Ernste & C. Jaeger, Ed.) London, Bellhaven Press. pp.3-18.

"Industrial Geography," in Geography in America (Gary L. Gaile & Cort J. Willmott, Ed.) Columbus, Merrill. pp.290-315 (with S. Christopherson, R.A. Erickson, L.J. Gibson, G.J.D. Hewings, E.J. Malecki, J.E. McConnell, and J.Rees.)

"Structural Change in Interregional Input-Output Models: Form and Regional Economic Development Implications," in Frontiers of Input-Output Analysis, A.Rose, K. Polenske, & R. Miller, Ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press. pp. 180-192.

1990

"Service Economies in Europe, Opportunities for Growth," by Wolfgang Ochel and Manfred Wegner, Annals of Regional Science, (Review) Vol. 24, #1, pp.76-77.

"The contemporary role of producer services in the economic development of advanced economies: United States Evidence." in Networks and Regional Development, S. Illeris and L. Jakobsen, Ed. Copenhagen, University Press, 1990. pp. 212-235.

"Employment Trends in the American Economy: the current role of the Producer Services," LMI Review, October 1989, pp. 9-16.

"Technological Change in the Producer Services and its Policy Implications," in Role and Perspectives on Science and Technology Policy of The Government, Universities, and Industry. Proceedings of the Korea-U.S. Seminar on Science and Technology Policy, November 1989. Center for Science and Technology Policy/Kist, Korea & University of North Carolina at Greensboro, U.S.A. pp. 291-329

"Producer Services Development and the Role of Telecommunications: A Case Study in Rural Washington" Growth and Change (with Thomas J. Kirn & Richard S. Conway, Jr.), Vol. 21, No. 4 (Fall 1990), pp. 33-50.

1991

"Trends in the Producer Services in the U.S.: The Last Decade," in Services and Metropolitan Development: International Perspectives, Peter Daniels, Ed. Routledge Limited, London. pp. 146-172.

Revitalizing the Timber Dependent Regions of Washington, (with Matthew S. Carroll, David Holland, David Hughes, Kirk Johnson, Robert G. Lee, Joan Machlis, Christine Nasser, Roger Scott, Paul Sommers, Helen Birss, and Kristin Warren). Final Report for the Washington Department of Trade and Economic Development. Northwest Policy Center, Institute for Public Policy and Management, Univ. of Wn., February 1991.

"Locating Branch Campuses for the University of Washington," Journal of Geography in Higher Education," Vol 15, pp. 161-171 (with Richard L. Morrill).

"Geography of the Information Economy," by Mark Hepworth. Research & Exploration, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Summer 1991), pp.376-77. (Review)

"Trends in Service Employment in Pacific Northwest Counties: 1974-1986," Growth and Change, Vol. 22, No. 4 (Fall 1991), pp. 27-50.

"Regional Structural Change: Experience and Prospects in Two Mature Economies," edited by L. Gibson & R. Stimson, Economic Geography, Vol. 67, No.3, pp. 274-266. (Review).

1992

"Producer Services and Metropolitan Growth and Development," in Sources of Metropolitan Growth, Edited by Edwin S. Mills & John McDonald. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. pp. 125-146.

"Producer Services," Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 573-583.

1993

"Producer Services," Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 17, No 2, pp. 221-231.

"Deindustrialization and Regional Economic Transformation: The Experience of the United States," and "Industrial Change and Regional Economic Transformation: The Experience of Western Europe," by L. Rodwin & H. Sazanami, Ed., Book Review Essay, pp. 589-600, Growth and Change, Vol. 24, No. 4, Fall 1993.

1994

Regional Development and Contemporary Industrial Response: Extending Flexible Specialization. Edited by H. Ernste & V. Meier, Review, Economic Geography, Vol. 70, pp. 81-84. (January 1994).

"Deindustrialization and Regional Economic Transformation: The Experience of the United States," and "Industrial Change and Regional Economic Transformation: The Experience of Western Europe." by L. Rodwin & H. Sazanami, Ed. Book Review Essay, Growth and Change, Vol. 24, No. 4, Fall 1993, pp. 589-600.

"Manufacturing and Industries," Atlas of the Pacific Northwest. P. L. Jackson and A.J. Kimmerling, Ed. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press. pp. 128-139.

"Spatial Econometrics of Services," by A.S. Bailly, W.J. Coffey, J.H.P. Paelinck, and M. Pol?se. Review, Urban Studies (need to track down volume & page #)

"Seattle". World Book Encyclopedia. pp. 272-276.

1996

"Explaining the demand for producer services: is cost-driven externalization the major force," (joint with David P. Lindahl) Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 75, No. 3, pp. 351-374.

"Croissance et localisation des services aux entreprises aux ?tats-Unis," (The growth and location of business services in the American economy) (joint with David P. Lindahl) L’Espace Geographique, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 315-322.

"Lone Eagles and High Fliers in the rural Producer Services," (joint with David P. Lindahl) Rural Development Perspectives, Vol. 11, pp. 2-10.

"Trends in Producer Services Growth in the Rural Heartland," in Economic Forces Shaping the Rural Heartland, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, April 1996.

1997

"Strategic Behavior and Development Sequences in Producer Service Businesses," Environment and Planning A (with David P. Lindahl) Vol. 29: 887-912.

1998

"Using Economic Base Models to Explain New Trends in Rural Income," Growth and Change, Vol. 29, No.3 (summer), pp. 295-318. (with Peter B. Nelson).

1999

"The Creation of Competitive Advantage by Producer Service Eastablishments", (with David P. Lindahl) Economic Geography, Vol 75, pp. 1-20.

"Workplace Flexibilities in the Producer Services," The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1 (January), pp. 35-61.
"Employment Growth in the Rural West From 1985 to 1995 Outpaced the Nation," Rural Development Perspectives, Vol. 14, No. 2 (August), pp. 38-43.

"The Service Economy," in North America: A Geographical Mosaic.  Edited by Frederick W. Boal and Stephen A. Royle.  London: Arnold.  pp. 155-170.

"There's gold in them there producer services," Policy Options, Vol. 20, No. 9 (November), pp. 36-39.

"Service Industries and Employment Growth in the Nonmetro South: A Geographical Perspective," (with Peter B. Nelson) Southern Rural Sociology, Vol. 15, pp. 139-169.  A longer version also published as Contractor Paper 00-15 by the TVA Rural Studies Program.

2000

"Cyberspace or Human Space: Wither Cities in the Age of Telecommunications?" in Cities in the Telecommunications Age: The Fracturing of Geographies (J.O. Wheeler, Yuko Aoyama, and Barney Warf, Eds). Routledge: New York. February 2000.  pp. 161-180.

"Contemporary Development Forces in the Nonmetropolitan West: New Insights from Rapidly Growing Communities," (with Peter B. Nelson) Journal of Rural Studies.  Vol. 16: 459-474.

"Commentary: Assessing Demand for Industrial Land," in Monitoring Land Supply with Geographic Information Systems.  Edited by Anne Vernez Moudon and Michael Hubner.  New York: Wiley. pp. 145-146.

2001

"Changes in the structure of the Washington State Economy, 1963-1987: An investigation of the patterns of inputs and the mix of outputs," in Input-Output Analysis: Frontiers and Extensions, edited by Erik Dietzenbacher & Michael Lahr. Macmillan Press Ltd.  pp. 100-120.

"Geography of the Service Economy," in the International Encyclopaedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 20, pp. 13930-35.

"Reconceptualizing 'Industrial Geography:'  On My Service Industries Trajectory"  The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 192-194.

Business Services in European Industry: Growth, Employment and Competitiveness by Luis Rubalcaba-Bermejo (Review), Brussels: European Commission. The Service Industries Journal. Vol. 21, No 1, pp. 246-251.

2002

"Services and the New Economy, Elements of a Research Agenda," The Journal of Economic Geography. Vol. 2, pp. 1-29.

"Culture, Services, and Regional Development,"  The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1 (January), pp.4-34.

Gateways to the Global Economy.  Edited by ?ke Anderson and David E. Anderson.  Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar, 2000. IX & 399 pp.  Review in Papers in Regional Science, Volume 81, No. 2 (April 2002), pp. 298-299.

Wings of Power:  Boeing and the Politics of Growth in the Northwest.  By T.M. Sell.  Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2001.  Review in Pacific Historical Review, August 2002, pp. 509-510.

2003

Contributions to Economic Analysis, Volume 249, Regional Science Perspectives in Economic Analysis.  A Festschrift in Memory of Benjamin H. Stevens.  Edited by Michael L. Lahr and Ronald E. Miller. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2001.  Xlv & 441 pp.  Review, in Economic Systems Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 98-100.

"On the Geography of the New Economy:  Perspectives from the United States,"  Service Industries Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 4-26.

"Manufacturing and Services," 9th edition, Atlas of the Pacific Northwest.  J. Kimmerling & P. Jackson Editors.  Corvallis, Oregon State University Press, p. 127-138

"Implications of IT advances and E-commerce on Transportation in Producer Services," Growth and Change, Vol. 34, pp. 433-455.

Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Range by Fred Beckey.  Oregon Historical Society Press, Portland OR, 2003.  Review in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 104, pp. 600-601 (With Stephen J. Hyde).

2005

"Service industries and development trajectories in the Seattle metropolitan region," in Service Industries and Asia-Pacific Cities, Edited by Peter W. Daniels, K.C. Ho,  and Thomas A. Hutton  London, Routledge, pp. 265-282.

"Services and the Changing Economic Base of Regions in the United States," The Service Industries Journal , Vol 25, No 4, pp. 1-16 (June 2005)

2005 Study on Land Use and Local Government Finance.  (With Local Government Finance and Research Division of the Washington State Department of Revenue under the direction of the Washington State Office of Financial Management and Anne Bonds & Derik Andreoli).  Washington State Office of Financial Management, Olympia WA.  ix & 154 pp.

2006

“Input-output models,”  Encyclopedia of Human Geography.  Edited by Barney Warf.  Sage Publications, Thouasand Oaks CA.  pp. 259-260.

 

“Producer services,”  Encyclopedia of Human Geography.  Edited by Barney Warf.  Sage Publications, Thouasand Oaks CA.  pp. 382-383. 

 “Approaching research methods in economic geography,” Edited by Sharhistha Bagchi-Sen and Helen Lawton Smith.  Economic Geography: Past, Present and Future.  Routledge, London, pp. 186-196. 

2007

“Services and regional development in the United States," in The Handbook of  Service Industries, edited by Peter Daniels and John Bryson.  Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, pp. 126-148.

“Cultural and Recreational Industries in Rural America:  Opportunities for State Legislators,” The Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Vol 37, No 1, pp. 47-49

Economic Impact Assessment of Global on Washington State’s Economy (with Jennifer Devine, Sally Weatherford, and Amy Hagopian).  Office of Global Affairs, University of Washington.  August 2007.  38 pp.

 

2008

“Cultural and Recreational Industries in the United States,” The Service Industries Journal, Vol 28, No 3, pp. 375-391.

The 2002 Washington Input-Output Study (with Ta-Win Lin).  Olympia WA, Office of Financial Management  May 2008.  web address:  http://www.ofm.wa.gov/economy/io/2002/default.asp

Economic Geography, A Contemporary Introduction by N.M. Coe, P.F. Kelly and H.Y.C. Yeung, (Malden MA, Blackwell) (Review), Economic Geography, Vol. 84(4), pp. 471-472.

 

2010

“Determinants of Change in Service Employment in the United States, 1998-2005.  Findings Based On A New Classification of Industries,” The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4 (April); pp. 531-47.

“Identifying Clusters in the Central Puget Sound Region Economy,” (with Paul Sommers)   in (Blandine Laperche Ed).  (2010)  Innovation Networks and Clusters: The Knowledge Backbone.  Pp. 201-224 Peter Lang, Bern.

“Producer Services,” in (Barney Warf Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography  Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks CA.  Volume 5, pp. 2293-2295.

 

2011

“Regional Growth in the United States:  Correlates with Measures of Human, Social, and Creative Capital,” in (Peter Nijkamp, Roger Stough, and Karima Kourtit Ed.)  Drivers of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Dynamics  Pp. 307-333.  Springer-Verlag: Berlin Heidelberg

Knowledge Intensive Business Services: Geography and Innovation, by D. Doloreaux, M. Freel, and R. Shearmur (Eds).  (Review)  Economic Development Quarterly, Vol 25 (3), pp. 293-294.

“Introducing Seattle Geographies,” and “Economic Geography Of The Region Over Time,” in (Michael Brown and Richard Morrill Eds.).  Seattle Geographies.  Pp. 3-11 and pp. 19-28.  Seattle: University of Washington Press.

 

2012

“The Service Industry Research Imperative,” The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3 (March), pp. 657-682.

The 2007 Washington Input-Output Model (with Ta-Win Lin & Marc Balwin). Washington State Office of Financial Management.  http://ofm.wa.gov/economy/io/2007/default.asp

2013

Economic Structure, Technological Change and Location Theory: the evolution of models explaining the link between cities and flows,” (with Christopher S. Fowler).  In Cities, Regions and Flows.  Edited by Peter V. Hall and Markus Hesse. Pp. 23-41 New York: Routledge

“Not beyond output-input!!  Evidence on services productivity change from input-output models,” The Service Industries Journal.  Vol. 33 (No. 3-4), pp. 320-336.

“The Great Recession and State Unemployment Trends, Economic Development Quarterly.  Vol. 27(2), pp. 114-123.

“Service Employment and Unemployment in the Great Recession: Trends in OECD Countries and U.S. States.” In  Service Industries and Regions: Growth, Location, and Regional Effects.  Edited by Juan Ramon Cuadrado-Roura   pp. 227-249.  Springer: Berlin-Heidelberg

 

Forthcoming

“Outsourcing Tendencies in the Producer Services in the United States,” The Dynamics of Outsourcing and Service Offshoring: Economic and Organizational Changes  (Edited by John Bryson)  To be published by Edward Elgar. 

Under Review and In Process

Structural Change in the Washington Economy: Evidence from Eight Input-Output Models

“Employment Opportunities in Lean Times: The Role of Proprietors Employment,” under review by The Service Industries Journal

 

University Activities

Computer Center Advisory Committee,1969-71
Urban and Regional Science Research Group, 1970-81
Urban Transportation Project Steering Committee, 1970-71
(Ad Hoc) Committee on Environmental Affairs, 1972
Search Committee, Dept. of Geography Chairmanship, 1972-73
(Ad Hoc) Committee on Environmental Affairs, 1972
Search Committee, Northwest Quarter Director (Sea Grant Program), 1972-73
Organized Dept. Colloquium, Dept. of Geography, 1973-74; 1976-78; 1981-82
Chairman, (Ad Hoc) Committee on Land-Use, Institute for Environmental Studies, 1973
Graduate School Research Fund Committee, 1974-81
Coastal Zone Management Planning Committee, Sea Grant Program, 1974-76
Graduate Program Advisor, Dept. of Geography, Feb. 1976-1983.
Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Dept. of Geography, 1975-1983
Participant, RIBCO faculty review panel, 1975, funded by RIBCO and METRO
Member, Landscape Architecture Graduate Program Review Committee (for the Graduate School), 1976
Member, Search Committee for Chairman, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, 1978-79
Member, Social Science Council, College of Arts and Sciences, 1979-81
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, 1982-1992
Member, Search Committee, Dept. of Sociology Chairmanship, 1982-83

Member, Academic Practices Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 1982-83

Member, College of Arts & Sciences General Education Committee 1984-85
Member, Graduate School Research Fund Committee 1984-1991

Member, University Public Exercises Committee 1984-present

Member, Advisory Board, Center for Retail and Distribution Management, Graduate School of Business, 1986 - 1994.

Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Geography, 1985-1988.

Member, Ocean Resources Advisory Panel, Washington Sea Grant Program, 1988
Member, Review Committee for Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration, 1987-88.

Member, Search Committee for Dean of the Graduate School of Business, 1988-89.

Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Geography, 1989-1991; 1996-1998

Member, Graduate School Council, 1989-1992

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public Affairs, 1991-to somewhere around 2000

Chair, Dept. of Geography, 1990-1995, 2005-2008

Member, Graduate School Groups on Growth Mangement (1991-1995) and Ph.D. Program in Urban Design & Planning (1992-present)

Chair, Search Committee for Chairman of the Economics Dept. 1994-1995

Member, Program Review Committee, College of Forest Resources, 1995

Member, President’s Task Force on Public Service and Outreach, 1996-1997

Member, Provost’s Task Force on Accountability, 1996-1997

Member of the Board, Program on Environment 1997-

Member, Graduate School Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Student Compensation and workloads, 1998-1999

Member, Search Committee for Chair of the Economics Dept., 2001.

Member, Steering Committee, Ph.D. Program Urban Design and Planning, 2000- 2008

Member, Committee on Environmental Management Certificate Program, Program on Environment, 2000-

Member, Review Committee, Department of Political Science Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, 2005.

Research Grants and Contracts

National Park Service, 1968-70, National Park Economic Study, a study of visitors to Mt. Rainier, Olympic, and the North Cascades National Parks, and the impact of their expenditures on regional economies, $35,000.

Office of Program Planning and Fiscal Management, State of Washington, 1970, for the 1967 Washington Interindustry Study (with Philip J. Bourque, Eldon Weeks, and Warren Seyfried), project funded jointly with the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Washington State Wheat Commission, and the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Estimated total cost: $50,000.

Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development, State of Washington, 1973-75, for the 1972 Washington Interindustry Study (with Philip J. Bourque). Approximately $120,000.

Sea Grant Program, U.S. Dept. of Commerce and State of Washington, for studies of shoreline land use development processes; impacts of Trident development on Kitsap County and Washington economy. With Professor Lewis J. Bledsoe, Center for Quantitative Science in Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife.

Sea Grant Program, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, State of Washington Oceanographic Institute, and Northwest Marine Trade Association, 1978, for studies of the marine recreation industry in the State of Washington. With Professor Robert Stokes and Mr. Robert Goodwin, Institute for Marine Studies, $25,000.

National Science Foundation, 1978-80, for research on spatial linkages and regional structural change, $89,128. Additional support for continued survey work, 1981-82, $25,000.

Economic Development Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, for research on the export of service activity from the Central Puget Sound region. $60,000, grant to Central Puget Economic Development District, 1984-1985.

State of Washington Department of Revenue, Office of Fiscal Management, Council for Vocational Education, and Department of Employment Security, for continued research on growth and development of the services. $20,000 matched by $20,000 local funds; Central Puget Sound Economic Development District, 1985-1986.

Graduate School of Business Administration, Center for Retail & Distribution Management, 6 months. R.A. support to analyze trends in producer services employment in counties of the Pacific Northwest. 1987 $5,000 est.

Economic Development Administration, for research on the development of the producer services in the American economy, 1974-1985. $91,500. funded in 1988-1990.

John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, for research on a team of U.W., Swedish, and Soviet Scholars on "Responding to Changes in the Timber Economy: An Interdisciplinary, International Approach." $56,183 (Paul Sommers, NPC, P.I.) 1991.

National Science Foundation, Producer Services Development Processes, $225,000 for a major survey of producer service businesses and development of a monograph reporting results. 1992-1995. Plus $5,000 increment for Research Experience for Undergraduates.

U.S.D.A. Economic Research Service. $45,455 for additional rural interviews complementing the NSF Producer Services Development Processes grant. 1993-1995

University of Washington Royalty Research Fund $26,000 for research on "Contemporary Development Forces in the Rural West: Exploring Bases of the New Economy." 1996

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research, "Securitization and Institutionalization in Commercial Real Estate Finance: Changing the Geography of Capital." $10,000 (for David P. Lindahl) 1995-1997

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research, "Flexible Specialization and Specialty Wood Products Clusters in the rural Northwest." $9,429 (for Harold M. Fossum) 1995-1998

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research, "A multithreaded approach to processes of change and development: social restructuring, consumption, and the construction of place and meaning." $9,985 (for Debra R. Ohman) 1997-1998

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research, "The emergence of 'multiple rurals': an examination of economic and cultural dimensions of rural restructuring"  $9,965 (for Peter B. Nelson) 1998-1999

National Science Foundation, SGER Program.  "Household impacts of the Nisqually Earthquake," $74,511. (with Stephanie Chang).  2001

Economic Development Administration.  "Project Impact, Estimating Business Impacts of Transportation System Disruption,"  $75,000  (Administered through Pierce County).  (With Stephanie Chang). 2001

Office of Financial Management, State of Washington.  Fiscal Impacts of the Growth Management Act.  $52,000. 2004-2005

Department of Trade, Community, and Economic Development, State of Washington.  Cluster Strategies Research.  $21,000.  2005-2006

Consulting Reports:
(most are collaborative efforts)

1972 "Preliminary Demand Forecast for the North Cascades Recreational Area," Northwest American Inc., Seattle, July 31, 1972.

The North Cascades Highway-Its Impact on Community Economies, Community Development Services, Inc., Nov. 1972.

1974 Recreation and Tourism in the Pacific Northwest, Mathematical Sciences Northwest, Inc., Seattle, June 1974; Chapter III, "The Economic Impact of Tourism Expenditures. "

1974 Feasibility Study of Offshore Terminal Systems for Petroleum Transfer in Washington State, Mathematical Sciences Northwest, Inc., Bellevue, Dec. 1, 1974.

1975 An Economic and Social Impact Study of Oil Related Activities in the Gulf of Alaska, Mathematical Sciences Northwest, May 5, 1975. See Ch. III, Appendix.

1975  Loads and Resources Forecast (for City Light Dept.), Mathematical Sciences Northwest, Inc., Bellevue.

1976 A Social and Economic Impact Study of Off-Shore Petroleum and Natural Gas Development in Alaska, 2 volumes, Mathematical Sciences Northwest, Inc., et al. See Chapter V, Vol. I, Chapter II of Vol. II.

1978 "Estimates of the Economic Impact of the Salmon Resource in the Case Region Upon the Washington Economy," typescript for U.S. Department of Justice, United States v. Washington, No. 9213, USDC WD Washington, Phase II.

Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission, Analysis and Recommendations, Snohomish River Basin Mediated Plan, Three Forks Recreation Site, October 1978.

1979 Kingdome Impact Study, by Virginia Johnson, Public Affairs Consultant, Seattle, June 1979

1979 Forests in the Development of the Pacific Northwest, Forest Policy Project, Washington State University, Module V, Interim Report No. 1, 1979.

1980 Nonstructural Approaches to the Management of the Snohomish River Basin Flood Hazard (with C. Calhoon, T. Hand, M. Palmer, T. Robinson, B. Singbeil, R. L. Morrill), Oct. 1980.

1985 Preliminary Socioeconomic Analysis: Second half of the Columbia Basin Project, by Economic & Engineering Services, Inc., in association with Parametrix, Inc., Charles Howard & Associates Ltd., Dr. Arthur Peterson. 2 Volumes. See Section VI, Economic Analysis, esp. sections 3-7. (For the State of Washington, Dept. of Ecology).

1985 Report of the Major League Baseball Commission, to Governor Booth Gardner, King County Executive Randy Revelle, and Seattle Mayor Charles Royer. Exhibit VIII-A, An Economic Impact Study of the Seattle Mariners, with Richard S. Conway Jr.

1985 The Economic Impact of the Anchorage International Airport, with Applied Economics Associates, Inc. and R.E. Hansen Research Associates.

1986 State of the Sound, 1986 Report, Puget Sound Water Quality Authority, co-author (with Carol Tobin) of the human uses section.

1987 "The Natural Environment of Washington State," for Washington State Historical Society, story-line for State Centennial Celebration. 20 pp.

1987 The Washington State Economy: An Assessment of Its Strengths and Weaknesses," Washington State Economic Development Board, A Report to the Legislature, Jan. 1987. (with Dick Conway & Assoc.) 113 pp.

1988 Rural Office Development in Washington State: Its feasibility and the role of telecommunications, Jan 1988, prepared for the Washington State Department of Community Development (with Dick Conway & Associates). 67 pp. + 30 pp. appendices

1988 A Survey of Employers Regarding Higher Education, June 1988. prepared for the Office of the Provost,
Univ. of Washington. 58 pp. + 12 pp. appendix.

1991 The Economic Characteristics of the North Seattle Industrial Area (with Dick Conway & Associates), prepared for the North Seattle Industrial Association and the City of Seattle Neighborhood Business Council, March 1991. 35 pp. + 11 pp. appendix.

1991 Seattle Mariners Baseball Club Economic Impact (with Dick Donway & Associates), prepared for the Washington State Department of Community Development. 11 pp. + 3 pp. appendix.

1993 An Economic Impact Study of Arts and Cultural Organizations in King County (with GMA Research Corporation), prepared for the Corporate Council for the Arts. 89 pp.

1994 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (with Paul Sommers) Frend Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Economic Impact Study.

1994 Seattle Mariners Baseball Club Economic Impact (with Dick Conway), for King County. 14 pp. + 7 pp. appendix.

1995 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Paper entitled "Riding the Tide of Emerging Industries: Can Rural Areas Export Producer Services," paper commissioned for a monograph entitled Economic Forces Affecting the Rural Hinterland.

1996 Seattle Seahawks Economic Impact (with Dick Conway), for HOK Sport and King County. 11 pp. + 5 pp. Appendix.

1997 The Economic Impact of Technology-based Industries in Washington State (with David P. Lindahl), for the Technology Alliance. 47 pp.

1997 The Economic Impact of a Bellevue Performing Arts Center (for AMS Planning and Research)

1998 The WaferTech Impact Study (with Len McComb), for the WaferTech Corporation

1998 The Economic Impact of the Leonardo Lives exhibit, for the Seattle Art Museum

1998 Economic Impact of Technology-based Industries in Washington State (for the Technology Alliance, with Peter B. Nelson).

1999 The Economic Impact of Arts and Cultural Organizations in King and Pierce Counties (for the Corporate Council for the Arts, with GMA Research Corporation).

2000 BNFL River Protection Project Economic Impact Study. (for British Nuclear Fuels Ltd). 35 pp. + 4 pp. introductory section.

2000 Impressionism Economic Impact Study, for the Seattle Art Museum. 36 pp. + 3 p. intro. section

2000 King County International Airport Economic Impact Study (for King County International Airport, with Shaun McMullin). 26 pp. + 3 pp. introductory section.

2000 Fiscal Impacts of The Cascades Conservation Partnership Land Acquisition Proposals on Kittitas County,
A report prepared for The Cascades Conservation Partnership.  27 pp.  (pro-bono work).

2001 The Economic Impact of Technology-Based Industries in Washington State 2000 (for The Technology Alliance, with David Lindahl).  54 pp. + 4 p. introductory section.

2001 Tacoma RV Show Economic Impact Study (for O'Loughlin Trade Shows, with David Lindahl).  30 pp. + 3 p. introductory section

2001 Creative Necessity:  An Economic Impact Study of Arts and Cultural Organizations in East King County, Washington.  Prepared for Eastside Arts Coalition.  Sept. 2001.  50 pp. + 11 p. introductory section.

2001  Port to Port Transportation Corridor Earthquake Vulnerability.  For Project Impact, a Partnership between King and Pierce Counties.  Section 4.4, Regional Economic Impact, pp. 63-71.

2002  Economic Impacts of the New Pacific Northwest Aquarium.  Prepared for the Seattle Aquarium Society.  24 pp.

2002  An Economic Impact Study of the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.  (with GMA Research Corporation).  ii & 34 pp.  Prepared for Weyerhaueser King County Aquatic Center.

2002  Evaluation of Blanchard Mountain Social, Ecological and Financial Values.  Prepared for Washington State Department of Natural Resources.  (with Cedar River Group and Mundy Associates LLC).

2003  Economic Impact Of The 2003 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show.  Prepared for O'Loughlin Trade Shows, Portland, OR.  43 pp.

2003  Seattle Music Industry Cluster Study.  Prepared for the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration).  (With Anne Bonds, Andrew Wenzl, and Paul Sommers). 63pp.

2003  Economic Impacts of An Expanded Seattle Art Museum.  Prepared for the Seattle Art Museum.

2003  Economic Impact of the King County International Airport.  Prepared for King County (with Stephen J. Hyde).

2004  Economic Impacts of the 2004 Portland Home & Garden Show.  Prepared for O'Loughlin Trade Shows, Portland, OR. 39 pp.

2004  An Economic Impact Study of Arts and Cultural Organizations Eastside King County 2003 (with GMA Research Corporation).  Prepared for ArtsFund.  69 pp.

2004 An Economic Impact Study of Arts and Cultural Organizations in Pierce County: 2003 (with GMA Research Corporation).  Prepared for ArtsFund.  83 pp.

2004 An Economic Impact Study of Arts and Cultural Organizations in King County: 2003 (with GMA Research Corporation).  Prepared for ArtsFund

2005  The Economic Impact of Technology-Based Industries in Washington State (with Stephen J. Hyde and Derik Andreoli).  Prepared for the Technology Alliance.

2005  Economic Impact of the Van Gogh to Mondrian Exhibition.  Prepared for the Seattle Art Museum.

2005/2006  Economic Impacts of An Expanded Seattle Art Museum.   Prepared for the Seattle Art Museum

2006  The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in Washington State.  (with Matt Dadswell, Tetratech Corporation)  Technical Report  Prepared for: Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.  61 pp & a11 & iv & ES5.

2006  Key Arena Economic Impact Assessment  (With GMA Research Corporation).  Prepared for the Seattle Center.  Iii & 40 pp.

2006  Seattle Center Economic Impact Assessment (With GMA Research Corporation).  Prepared for the Seattle Center.  Ii & 50 pp.

2006  Comments on “The Returns on Education Investments”  Prepared for Washington State Office of Financial Management  By  Dr. Paul Sommers, Seattle University  & Dr. William Chance, NORED  Part of Washington Learns

            project of Governor Gregoire

 

2006   Drivers for a Successful Technology-Based Economy:  Benchmarking Washington’s Performance  (with Bryan Chee of the Technology Alliance).  Prepared for the Technology Alliance

2006  Regional Employment and Economic Impact Study, with Lloyd O’Carroll and Paul Sorensen.  Prepared for the Bonneville Power Administration through the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.  22 pp.

2006    Economic Impacts of I-933 related to Real Property and Land Use in Washington State. (with Paul Sommers, Steve Hyde, and Derik Andreoli.)  U.W. Northwest Center for Livable Communities.

2007   Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls Economic Impact Study, Prepared for the Pacific Science Center.  March 2007, ii & 44 pp.

2007            Economic Impact of Cultural, Scientific, Zoo, and Botanic Organizations in the Central Puget Sound Region.  Prepared  for ArtsFund and the Puget Sound Regional Council, August 2007.  ii & 41 pp.

2007    Economic Impact of the Husky Athletic Program on the Washington Economy.  Prepared for the University of Washington Department of Athletics.  December 2007   I & 11 pages.

2008    Industry Cluster Analysis for Washington State Workforce Development Areas.  (With Andrew Wenzl and Paul Sommers)  Prepared for the Washington State Workforce Board.  iv & 116 pp.

2008            Economic Impact of Technology Based Industries in Washington State, for the Technology Alliance  iv & 51 pp.

2008    Economic Impact of the Seattle Music Industry.  (with Derik Andreoli & Chris Fowler).  For the City of Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film and Music  iii &50 pp.

2009    Economic Impact of King County International Airport  (with Mike Babb).  For King County  ii & 31 pp.

2010    The Economic Impact of Technology Based Industries in Washington State.  Prepared for the Technology Alliance.  iv & 54 pp.

 

2010    Indicators for the Washington Economy (with Paul Sommers and Andrew Wenzl).  Prepared for the Washington State Economic Development Commission.  76 pp.

 

2011    An Economic Impact Study Of Arts, Cultural, and Scientific Organizations In King County (with GMA Research Corporation)  Prepared for ArtsFund, Seattle

 

2011    An Economic Impact Study Of Arts, Cultural, and Scientific Organizations In The Central Puget Sound Region: 2009  (with GMA Research Corporation)  Prepared for ArtsFund, Seattle

 

2011  An Economic Impact Study of Selected Scientific Organizations in the Puget Sound Region: 2009.  (With GMA Research Corporation)  Prepared for The Burke Museum, IslandWood, The Pacific Science Center, The Museum of Flight, Woodland Park Zoo, and Seattle Aquarium.  66 pp.

2010    Economic characteristics of Puget Sound region counties, Prepared for the Puget Sound Partnership (with Doug Mercer and Dick Morrill)

2011    Economic Impacts of Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee Picasso, Paris.  Prepared for the Seattle Art Museum.  22 pp.

2011    California’s Arts and Cultural Ecology.  (with Ann Markusen, Anne Gadwa, Elisa Barbour, Maria Rosario Jackson, Amy Kitchener, Deborah Wong, Carolina Sarmiento, Kate Alexander, and Teresa Sanchez).  San Francisco: The James Irvine Foundation.  Main report: 54 pp., Technical Appendix 27 pp.

2011    Arts, Cultural and Californians  (with Ann Markusen, Anne Gadwa and Elisa Barbour).  San Francisco, The James Irvine Foundation. 12 pp.

2012    The Economic Impact of Technology Based Industries in Washington State.  Prepared for the Technology Alliance.  Iv. & 58 pp.

2012    Economic Impact of the Seattle Art Museum Gauguin and Polynesia Exhibition.  Prepared for the Seattle Art Museum.  Ii. & 20 pp.

2013    Drivers For A Successful Innovation Economy: Benchmarking Washington’s Performance. (with Kristin Osborne).  A Technology Alliance Report, May 2013

2013  King Tut Economic Impact Estimate prepared for Pacific Science Center

2013 Picasso Economic Impact Estimate prepared for the Seattle Art Museum

2014    Economic Impact of King County International Airport 2013.  Prepared for King County International Airport.  Ii. & 35 pp.

In Process:

2014  Economic Impact of Technology Based Industries in Washington State (For the Technology Alliance)

Public Service and Academic Activities Outside University

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