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Economic Development Quarterly

The Journal of American Economic Revitalization

eISSN: 15523543 | ISSN: 08912424 | Current volume: 38 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

The mission of Economic Development Quarterly is to promote research supporting the formulation of evidence-based economic development and workforce development policy, programs, and practice in the United States.

The focus of EDQ is high quality research in economic and workforce development policy and practice within the United States. This research can be scholarly, applied or practice-oriented.

EDQ takes a broad view of economic development policy and practice by encompassing both labor supply and demand-side research perspectives. Workforce development strategies, policies, programs, and practices are crucial components to regional economic development and therefore will remain a special focus for EDQ.

Case studies contribute to the body of economic development research. EDQ encourages cross-sectional or multi-site, comparative case studies rather than single case, single-site studies.

In selecting articles for publication, priority will be given to high quality research that contributes to the body of evidence discovering and/or substantiating effective economic development strategies, policies, programs, and practice. Each article published in EDQ will clearly identify the implications of the research for policy and practice within the United States and its contribution to the body of evidence on effective economic development strategies. Research based on other nations will be considered only if it has important and clearly-identified implications for policy and practice within the United States. 

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Economic development—jobs, income, and community prosperity—is a continuing challenge to modern society. To meet this challenge, economic developers must use imagination and common sense, coupled with the tools of public and private finance, politics, planning, micro- and macroeconomics, engineering, and real estate. In short, the art of economic development must be supported by the science of research. And only one journal—Economic Development Quarterly: The Journal of American Economic Revitalization (EDQ)—effectively bridges the gap between academics, policy makers, and practitioners and links the various economic development communities.

The journal is basically geared to North American economic development and revitalization. However, international perspective is welcome and encouraged. EDQ will consider studies of economic development in other countries if the article makes clear its relevance to the U.S. context. Relevance to the U.S. context is not established by adding on a short section at the end; it must be integral to the article.

Comprehensive Approach
Featuring timely, relevant, and practical essays, EDQ presents today’s most pivotal issues and details the programs and policies affecting development at every level. Regular areas of study include

  • Economic Development Theory
  • Methodology
  • Economic Development Policy & Practice
  • Globalization & Foreign Trade
  • Industrial Location
  • Industry Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Quality of Life
  • Institutional Roles: Economic, Political, Legal, Social
  • New Growth Theory
  • Community Development

Extensive Coverage
EDQ presents research and opinion in an articulate and readable manner. Each issue of the journal offers up to six sections to provide extensive coverage of American economic issues:

  • Research and Practice
  • Research Notes
  • Commentary
  • Forum
  • Review Essays
  • Book Reviews
Editors
Timothy J. Bartik W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA
George A. Erickcek W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA
Shawn Rohlin Kent State University, USA
Corresponding Editor
George A. Erickcek W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA
Managing Editor
Claudette Robey W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA
Senior Editorial Advisors
Randall W. Eberts W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA
Edward W. Hill The Ohio State Univeristy, USA
Larry C. Ledebur Cleveland State University, USA
Sammis B. White University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Wim Wiewel Portland State University, USA
Book Review Editor
Neil Reid University of Toledo, USA
Associate Editors
John Brennan University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
Michael C. Carroll University of North Texas, USA
Teresa Cordova Great Cities Institue - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Sabina Deitrick University of Pittsburgh, USA
Guy Downs Eastern Michigan University, USA
Akhlaque Haque University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Kevin Hollenbeck W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA
Iryna Lendel Cleveland State University, USA
Cathy Yang Liu Georgia State University, USA
John Magill Ohio Board of Regents, USA
David Merriman University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Michelle Miller-Adams W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA
Haifeng Qian University of Iowa, USA
James Robey W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA
Robert W. Wassmer California State University, Sacramento, USA
Editorial Board
Zoltan J. Acs George Mason University, USA
William R. Barnes National League of Cities (retired)
John P. Blair Wright State University, USA
Evelyn Blumenberg University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Karen Chapple University of Toronto, Canada
Steven C. Deller University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Margaret Dewar University of Michigan, USA
Paul D. Gottlieb Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
James F. Hettinger JH Urban Development Services, USA
Keith R. Ihlanfeldt Florida State University, USA
Nancey Green Leigh Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Michael I. Luger University of Manchester, UK
Ann Markusen University of Minnesota, USA
Heike Mayer University of Bern, Switzerland
Richard McGahey New School University, USA
Joseph Persky University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Kenneth E. Poole Council for Community/Economic Research, USA
Phillip A. Singerman National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
William Testa Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA
Frederick Treyz Regional Economic Models, Inc., USA
Fritz Wagner University of Washington, Seattle, USA
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