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«ANIL RUPASINGHA, Ph.D Community and Economic Development Dept. Phone: (404) 498-7511 Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Fax: (404) 498-8956 1000 ...»

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June 15, 2011

ANIL RUPASINGHA, Ph.D

Community and Economic Development Dept. Phone: (404) 498-7511

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Fax: (404) 498-8956

1000 Peachtree Street NE E-Mail: anil.rupasingha@atl.frb.org

Atlanta, GA 30309

AREAS OF INTEREST

• Community Economic Development

• Rural and Regional Economics

• Applied Spatial Analysis

• Applied Microeconomics

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, May 1997.

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

B.A., Economics, December 1986.

EMPLOYMENT

Community and economic Development Policy Advisor, Community and Economic Development, Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. January, 2011 – Present.

Research: Community and Economic Development Assistant Professor and Economic Development Specialist, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Business, New Mexico State University. August, 2007 – Present.

Extension and research: Community and economic development.

Teaching: In the Doctorate of Economic Development Program.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

September, 2003 – July 2007.

Teaching: Economic Development, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Social Science Analysis of Environmental Issues, Principles of Microeconomics Senior Research Associate, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Penn State University. November 2000 – August 2003.

Research: Conducted research on poverty, economic growth and development, social capital, environment, welfare policy, industrial location, and population migration issues.

Anil Rupasingha 2 Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky. February 1997 – October 2000.

Research: Conducted research on economic development issues in the rural areas of the United States. This research involved enhancing economic growth and development, alleviation of poverty, community-based development, and describing and analyzing the rural America.

Teaching: Economics of Food and Agriculture (Fall 1998), Agricultural Development in the Third World (Co-Instructor, Fall 1997).

GRANTS

1. CO-PI. Improving New Mexico Small Farm Sustainability through Farmers Markets, Western Center for Risk Management Education, 2009-2010, USD 33,641.

2. CO-PI. Afghanistan Water, Agriculture and Technology Transfer Program. USAID, 2008USD 20 Million.

3. PI. Do Institutional and Cultural Factors have an Environmental Pay Off? A Cross-Country Analysis, American University of Sharjah Faculty Research Grant, 2004-2005 Academic Year. (Declined).

4. Contributor. Wages, Jobs, Migration and the Environment: Policy Choices for Rural America, USDA/National Research Initiative, Competitive Grants Program, August 2003, USD 73,000.

5. Contributor. Structural Determinants of Poverty: An Expanded Analysis. USDA/National Research Initiative, Competitive Grants Program, September 2002, USD 78,800.

6. Contributor. Determinants of Spatial Variation in Food Stamp Program Participation Dynamics. The Joint Center for Poverty Research, Northwestern University/University of Chicago, Food Assistance Research, October 2001, USD 40,000.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Genc, I., Miller, J.R., and A. Rupasingha. “Stochastic Convergence Tests for U.S. Regional Per Capita Personal Income; Some Further Evidence: A Research Note.” Annals of Regional Science.

46(2011): 369-377.

2. Genc, I.H. and A. Rupasingha, “Time-series Tests of Stochastic Earnings Convergence across US Nonmetropolitan Counties, 1969-2004,” Applied Econometrics and

International Development, 9(2) (2009):

3. Rupasingha, A. “Value-Added Agricultural Enterprises (VAAE) and County Economic

Well-Being: an Empirical Investigation.” Review of Agricultural Economics 31(3)(2009):

511-534.

4. Rupasingha, A. and J.B. Chilton. “Religious Adherence and Economic Growth: Evidence

from the USA Counties.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 72(1)(2009):

438-450.

5. Goetz, S.J. and A. Rupasingha. “Determinants of Growth in County-Level Self-Employment Densities, 1990-2000.” Small Business Economics 32(4) (2009): 425-438.

6. Shrestha, S.S., S.J. Goetz, and A. Rupasingha. “Proprietorship Formations and US Job Growth.” Review of Regional Studies 37 (2007): 146 – 168.

7. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. “Social and Political Forces as Determinants of Poverty: A Spatial Analysis.” Journal of Socio-Economics 36(2007):650-671.

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8. Goetz, S.J. and A. Rupasingha. “The Impact of Wal-Mart on Social Capital in US Counties.”

Principle paper, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88 (Number 5, 2006):

1304–1310.

9. Rupasingha, A., S.J. Goetz and D. Freshwater. “The Production of Social Capital in U.S.





Counties.” Journal of Socio-Economics 35 (2006) 83–101.

10. Goetz, S.J. and A. Rupasingha. “The Returns to Education in Rural Areas.” Review of Regional Studies 34 (No. 3, 2004), Special Issue: Education and Rural Development.

11. Goetz, S.J., A. Rupasingha and J. Zimmerman. “Spatial Food Stamp Program Participation Dynamics in US Counties.” Review of Regional Studies 34 (No. 2, 2004): 172-190.

12. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. “County Amenities and Net Migration.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 33(October 2004): 198-207.

13. Rupasingha, A., S.J. Goetz, D.L. Debertin, and A. Pagoulatos. “The Environmental Kuznets Curve for U.S. Counties: a Spatial Econometric Analysis.” Papers in Regional Science 83(2004): 407-424.

14. Goetz, S.J. and A. Rupasingha. “The Returns to Higher Education: Estimates for the 48 Contiguous States.” Economic Development Quarterly 17 (November 2003): 337-51.

15. Goetz, S.J. and A. Rupasingha. “High-Tech Firm Clustering: Implications for Rural Areas.” Principle paper, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(2002): 1229-36.

16. Rupasingha, A., S.J. Goetz and D. Freshwater. "Social and Institutional Factors as Determinants of Economic Growth: Evidence from the United States Counties." Papers in Regional Science 81(2002): 139-155.

17. Lackey, S.B., D. Freshwater, and A. Rupasingha. "Factors that Influence Local Government Cooperation: Evidence from the Tennessee Valley." Economic Development Quarterly 16(2002): 138-154.

18. Wojan, T. and A. Rupasingha. "Crisis as Opportunity: Local Context, Adaptive Agents and the Possibilities of Rural Development." Regional Studies 35(2001): 141-152.

19. Rupasingha, A., S.J. Goetz, and D. Freshwater. "Social Capital and Economic Growth: A County-Level Analysis." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 32(2000): 565Rupasingha, A. and D. Freshwater. "Economics of Religious Participation in the Rural South." Review of Regional Studies 29 (1999): 256-271.

21. Rupasingha, A., T. Wojan, and D. Freshwater. “Self-Organization and Community-Based Development Initiatives.” Journal of the Community Development Society 30(1999): 66Rupasingha, A. and F. O. Boadu. "Evolutionary Theories and the Community Management of Local Commons” Review of Agricultural Economics 20(Fall/Winter 1998): 530-546.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

1. Goetz, S.J. and A. Rupasingha. How the Returns to Education in Rural Areas Vary across the Nation? In The Role of Education: Promoting the Economic and Social Vitality of Rural America, Beaulieu, L.J. and R. Gibbs (eds.), Report issued by Southern Rural Development Center and USDA Economic Research Service, January 2005.

2. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. The Causes of Enduring Poverty, An Expanded Spatial Analysis of the Structural Determinants of Poverty in the US. The Northeast Regional

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Center for Rural Development. Rural Development Papers # 22, December 2003.

http://www.cas.nercrd.psu.edu/Publications/RDPAPERS/rdp22.pdf

3. Goetz, S., A. Rupasingha, J.N. Zimmerman. Food Stamp Program Participation Dynamics in US Counties and States, JCPR Working Paper 321, 01-13-2003. http://www.jcpr.org/ wpfiles/goetz.pdf?CFID=444071&CFTOKEN=82667385.

4. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. Land Use Research: Scientific Publications from 1986 to the Present, NERCRD RDP No. 8, August 2001. http://www.cas.nercrd.psu.edu/ Publications /RDPAPERS/LURrdp8.pdf.

5. Rupasingha, A., T.W. Ilvento, and D. Freshwater. Demand for Skills Training in the Rural South, TVA Rural Studies, February 2000: http://www.rural.org/publications /Rupasingha00-02.pdf.

PAPERS UNDER REVIEW

1. Ranjith, J.G.S. and A. Rupasingha. “Social capital and religious adherence as determinants of child poverty in the United States.”

2. Rupasingha, A. “Non-farm proprietorships and county income growth in the U.S.”

3. Goetz, S.J., A. Rupasingha and S. Loveridge. “Social Capital, Religion and Hate Groups in America.”

WORKING PAPERS

1. Arzaghi, M. and A. Rupasingha. “Migration as a Way to Diversify: Evidence from RuralUrban Migration in the United States.” Available at http://www.nber.org/ ~arzaghim/ migration07-10-30-NARSC2007.pdf

2. Rupasingha, A. Local Water Policy Framework for Afghanistan. Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer (AWATT) Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

3. Ranjith, J.G.S. and A.Rupasingha. Local Land Policy Framework for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer (AWATT) Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

4. Rupasingha, A. and T. McDonald. Annotated Bibliography on Water Right Issues in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer (AWATT) Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

5. Ranjith, J.G.S. and A.Rupasingha. Annotated Bibliography on Land Right Issues in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer (AWATT) Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

WORK IN PROGRESS

1. Factors Affecting Microenterprises in the U.S.: A county-level analysis

2. County-Level Determinants of Food Manufacturing Industries.

3. Social Divergence and Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from the USA Counties.

4. Spatial Variation of Nonemployers.

PRESENTATIONS (Research)

–  –  –

1. Rupasingha, A. “Do firm ownership and size matter for local economic well-being?” Paper presented at the Internal Research Symposium, 2011 Federal Reserve Community Affairs Research Conference, April 28-29, 2011, Arlington, Virginia.

2. Rupasingha, A. and S. Contreras. “Factors Affecting Spatial Variation of Microenterprises in the Rural U.S.” Paper presented at “Economic Development in Underserved Communities: Where Research and Practice Meet”, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, September 9-10, 2010, Kansas City, Missouri.

3. Rupasingha, A. “Non-farm proprietorships and local economic performance.” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association, Brooklyn, NY, November 19-22, 2008.

4. Rupasingha, A. “Value-Added Agricultural Enterprises (VAAE) and County Economic Well-Being: an Empirical Investigation.” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the Western Regional Science Association, Big Island, Hawaii, February 17-20, 2008.

5. Arzaghi, M. and A. Rupasingha. “Rural-Urban Migration in the US: Is Migration a Way to Diversify?” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association, Savannah, GA, November 7-10, 2007 (presented by M. Arzaghi).

6. Goetz, S.J. and A. Rupasingha. “The Impact of Wal-Mart on Social Capital in US Counties.” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Long Beach, California, July 23-26, 2006.

7. Stephan Goetz, Sundar Shrestha, and Anil Rupasingha. Proprietorship Formations and US Job Growth. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Regional Science Association, St. Augustine, Florida, March 30-April 1, 2006 (Presented by Sundar Shrestha).

8. Goetz, S. and A. Rupasingha. “Structural Determinants of Changes in Poverty Rates in Persistently Poor Rural Counties.” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Montreal, Canada, July 27-30, 2003.

9. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. “The Returns to Education in Rural Areas.” Paper presented at the ERS/SRDC/Rural Education and Community Trust Conference on Promoting the Economic and Social Vitality of Rural America: The Role of Education, New Orleans, LA, April 14-15, 2003.

10. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. “Structural Determinants of Poverty: An Extended Analysis.” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association and Regional Science Associations International, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 14-16, 2002.

11. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. “Modeling Food Stamp Program Participation Using Spatial Econometrics.” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Long Beach, CA, July 28-31, 2002.

12. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. “The Effect of Health and Environmental Factors on Migration Decisions.” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, Harrisburg, PA, June 9-11, 2002.

13. Rupasingha, A. and S.J. Goetz. “The Environmental Kuznets Curve for U.S. Counties: a Spatial Analysis.” Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association and Regional Science Associations International, Charleston, SC, November 15-17, 2001.

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