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Brigitte S Waldorf

Agricultural Economics 

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Dr. Waldorf came to the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University in 2005. Prior to joining the Department, she held academic positions as assistant professor at Princeton University (1988-90) and Indiana University (1990-95), and as associate and full professor at the University of Arizona (1995-04).

 In her research, Professor Waldorf combines a topical interest in population, urban and transportation issues with a methodological interest in spatial and quantitative analysis. Among her research topics are immigration, regional demographic change due to migration and fertility, the growth of a knowledge-based workforce, the urban-rural interface, and access to health care. Together with Jacques Poot (University of Waikato, NZ) and Leo van Wissen (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute), she is co-editor of Migration and Human Capital (Edward Elgar 2008).

Throughout her career, Dr. Waldorf has regularly taught undergraduate and graduate courses on statistics and quantitative methods as well as on population issues. Currently she teaches AGEC 633: Advanced Topics in Space, Health and Population Economics and AGEC 691W: Global Issues in Health and Population Economics.

Dr. Waldorf serves on the editorial boards of the Journal in Regional Science, Papers in Regional Science, Annals of Regional Science and International Science Review.

Awards & Honors

(2015) Resilience to the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty. USDA Innovative Research Grants 2015, Economic Research Service.

Selected Publications

Saeed, T., Nateghi, R., Hall, T., & Waldorf, B. S. (2019). Statistical Analysis of Area-wide Alcohol-related Driving Crashes: A Spatial Econometric Approach. Geographical Analysis. doi:DOI:10.1111/gean.12216

Yun, S. D., & Waldorf, B. S. (2016). The Day after the Disaster: Forced Migration and Income Loss after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Journal of Regional Science, 56(3), 420-441. doi:10.1111/jors.12250

McClain, V., & Waldorf, B. S. (2018). Longitudinal Methods in Regional Science: A Review. Journal of Geographical Systems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10109-018-0275-4, 16.

Waldorf, B. S., & Yun, S. D. (2016). Labor Migration and Overeducation among Young College Graduates. Review of Regional Research, 36(2), 99-119. doi:10.1007/s10037-015-0101-0

Waldorf, B. S., & Kim, A. (2019). Baby Boomers' Paths into Retirement. In The Geographical Analysis of Population - Essays in Honor of David Plane. (225 - 247). Singapore: Springer Verlag.

Duncan, N. T., & Waldorf, B. S. (2016). Immigrant Selectivity, Immigrant Performance and the Macro-Economic Context. Review of Regional Science: Policy and Practice, Online First(DOI:10.1111/rsp3.12078). doi:DOI:10.1111/rsp3.12078

Pyrialakou, V. D., Waldorf, B. S., & Gkritza, K. (2015). Transport Challenges in Rural Indiana. Rural indiana Issues, (EC-776-W). Retrieved from edustore.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=EC- 796-W

Beckhusen, J., Florax, R. G., Poot, J., & Waldorf, B. (2013). Attracting Global Talent and Then What? Overeducation among Immigrants in the US. Journal of Regional Science, 53(5), 834-854. Retrieved from http://doi: 10.1111/jors.12030

Waldorf, B. S. (2018). Inhabitants of Earth. In How to Feed the World (5-23). Washington, DC: Island Press.

Mane, K., & Waldorf, B. (2013). Human Capital and Wages: A Comparison of Albanian and Italian Immigrants. Annalso of Regional Science, 51(1), 53-72.

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