Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 Crime and Natural Resource Booms: Evidence From Fracking Natural GasThe Annals of Regional Science.
2017 Fracking and Public Health: Evidence from Gonorrhea incidence in the Marcellus Shale RegionJournal of Public Health Policy. 464-481.
2017 Is the Light Rail “Tide” Lifting Property Values? Evidence from Hampton Roads, VirginiaRegional Science and Urban Economics.
2016 Capitalizing on Neighborhood Enterprise Zones: Are Detroit Residents Paying for the NEZ Homestead Exemption?Regional Science and Urban Economics. 18-25.
2016 Individual discount rates forecast county-level unemployment changeApplied Economics Letters. 1301-1304.
2016 Labor market dynamics and the unconventional natural gas boom: Evidence from the Marcellus regionResource and Energy Economics. 1-17.
2015 Firm Sizes and Economic Development: A Spatial GMM ApproachJournal of Regional Science. 262-279.
2015 Income and Employment Effects of Shale Gas Extraction Windfalls: Evidence from the Marcellus RegionEnergy Economics. 112-120.
2015 Is Religion and Environmentalism a Complement or Substitute? A human capital approachInterdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion.
2014 An Empirical Assessment of the Optimal Size Distribution of Firms in US Counties and RegionsEconomic Development Quarterly. 28-41.
2013 Influence of Energy Alternatives and Carbon Emissions on an Institution’s ‘Green’ ReputationJournal of Environmental Management. 335-344.
2012 Assessing Regional Attitudes about EntrepreneurshipJournal of Regional Analysis and Policy. 210-222.
2012 Residents Support Entrepreneurship by Policy LagsChoices.
2011 Valuing Energy Policy Attributes for Environmental Management: Choice experiment evidence from a research universityEnergy Policy. 5105-5115.


Year Title
2017 The BPOL: Is It Time to Move On?State of the Commonwealth Report 2017. Norfolk, VA: Center for Economic Analysis and Policy.
2016 Traffic Congestion in Hampton Roads: The Myths and RealitiesState of the Region Report 2016. Norfolk, VA: Center for Economic Analysis and Policy.
2012 Reviving Michigan's Economic Future: Assessing Michigan's Entrepreneurial AttitudesPolicy Directions. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Institute of Public Policy and Social Research.

Research Overview

  • Urban and Regional Economics, Public Finance, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, and Applied Econometrics
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Economics : Urban and Regional Economics, Public Finance, Energy Economics
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University 2012
  • M.S., Michigan State University 2010
  • B.A., Calvin College 2006
  • Full Name

  • Timothy Komarek