Fiscal, Economic, and Social Effects of Immigration in the Hoosier State

View Study This study details the current realities and implications of immigration in Indiana as a whole, including effects on demographics, education, wealth and poverty, employment, and the labor market. Study sponsored by Conexus Indiana. Written at Ball State University by Emily J. Wornell, PhD and Michael J. Hicks, PhD; published May 13, 2019. To […]

RUPRI Scholar, Matt Fannin, to Participate in National Acadamy of Sciences Panel

RUPRI Scholar, Matt Fannin, from Louisiana State University, will participate in a National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Board Advisory Panel on Community Resilience on Tuesday, September 25. During this session, Dr. Fannin will participate in a conversation about metrics and data to track resilience in a multi-stressed environment. View Additional Information

2018 Small Cities Conference

May 11, 2018 – May 12, 2018 Theme: “Vulnerable Communities: Research, Policy, & Practice” The 2018 Small Cities Conference at Ball State University examines the economic and social challenges facing vulnerable communities from a variety of perspectives. Join us for conversation and scholarship focusing on economic and policy dimensions of community problems, social and cultural factors that […]

LIVESTREAM National Conference: Multidisciplinary social science conference on rural poverty in the United States on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 report of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty entitled The People Left Behind.

March 21, 2018 – March 22, 2018 An Invited conference lifting up multidisciplinary social science research on rural poverty in the United States on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 report of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty entitled The People Left Behind. This report focused attention on the economic and social conditions of the 14 million […]

Rural Poverty, Fifty Years After The People Left Behind – A Research Conference. Looking Backward and Forward.

An Invited conference lifting up multidisciplinary social science research on rural poverty in the United States on the 50thAnniversary of the 1967 report of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty entitled The People Left Behind. This report focused attention on the economic and social conditions of the 14 million rural people living in poverty, […]

Written Statement for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

This statement discusses the structural challenges in the current agricultural economy and how farm programs address the challenges facing farms as well as the structural challenges facing the rural economy and how rural development programs address these inherent challenges. The takeaway is that place-based Federal rural investments stimulated income and job growth and reduced poverty […]

Oral Comments Accompanying Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

This testimony discusses the structural challenges in the current agricultural economy and how farm programs address the challenges facing farms as well as the structural challenges facing the rural economy and how rural development programs address these inherent challenges. The takeaway is that place-based Federal rural investments stimulated income and job growth and reduced poverty […]

RUPRI Scholars to present at Southern Regional Science Association

March 31, 2016 – April 2, 2016 Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA): An association for the advancement of regional analysis and related spatial and areal studies. It operates as an objective, scientific organization without political, social, financial, or nationalistic bias. Its main objectives are to foster the exchange of ideas and to promote studies focusing on regional […]

The Applied Economics Department at Oregon State University recently honored Dr. Bruce Weber, Professor Emeritus and Director of the OSU Rural Studies Program

Bruce Weber, Professor Emeritus and Director of the OSU Rural Studies Program, on the occasion of his retirement. Bruce continues his leadership role on the RUPRI Analytic and Academic Programs team.  View Article

USDA/RUPRI Conference: Expanding Capital in Rural America through the Intermediary Relending Program

January 26, 2016 – January 27, 2016 Please join USDA Rural Development and RUPRI for a two day conference and technical assistance training event focused upon capital expansion in Rural America. The Intermediary Relending Program is an important resource for rural communities. Join established leaders in the field, who will provide perspectives on challenges they have overcome, […]

Webinar Series: The Great Plains In Focus – Featuring RUPRI State Policy Panel Member Dr. Michael Fortunado, Director of the Center for Rural Studies, Sam Houston State University

January 13, 2016 Starting January 13, 2016, the Rural Business Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio – Institute for Economic Development is teaming up with the University of Nebraska, Sam Houston State University and the University of Minnesota to bring you a quality rural webinar series. This no-cost webinar series will focus […]

Featured RUPRI Leader: Dr. Bruce Weber

Bruce has been a professor of applied economics at Oregon State University since the 1970s, where he teaches courses on rural community economics and policy on rural poverty. He is also the director of the OSU Rural Studies Program and does applied research on rural poverty and the U.S. social safety net. He has been […]

Rural Wealth Creation Team receives USDA Abraham Lincoln Honor Award

LINCOLN HONOR AWARD: For leading a national research program on rural wealth creation that incorporates a broader conception of wealth into efforts to achieve and measure rural prosperity. RUPRI Team: Dr. Bruce Weber, Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Rural Studies Program, Oregon State University Dr. Matthew Fannin, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University […]

New RUPRI Policy Brief released: Micropolitan America – for the Future of Rural Regional Innovation

Over one-half of the population of nonmetropolitan statistical areas of the United States live in a subset of nonmetropolitan geographies classified as Micropolitan areas. Over 27 million people live in these larger rural places, which are often anchor communities serving as regional hubs for commerce, employment and services. However, these areas are largely unexplored and […]

Featured RUPRI Leader: Dr. Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson has been with RUPRI since it’s early years at the University of Missouri.  Since his research, teaching and outreach have been focused on factors that affect the quality of life for farm families and other rural residents, Tom’s interests fit nicely within RUPRI’s developing mission. He served as the first RUPRI fellow in […]