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Monograph Series

Survey of Latino Business Owners in North Central & Northeast Washington

Monograph N0. 19, June 2014  Exec. Summary   Full Report

"This study reports on findings from interviews conducted with Latino business owners...."

Martín Meraz-Garcia, Ph.D.,
Chicano Education Program
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.2310
Email: mgarcia1@ewu.edu

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Spatial Income Inequality in the Pacific Northwest, 1970-2010

Monograph No. 18, June 2014  Exec. Summary  Full Report

"The purpose of this monograph is to enhance our understanding of local and regional shifts in relative well-being, at a time when inequality is a heated issue of debate."


Justin R. Bucciferro, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.2363
Email: jbucciferro@ewu.edu

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A Survey of Views of the Competing Users of River Water Resources in the Intermountain Province of the U.S. Columbia River Basin

Monograph No. 17, June 2012 Exec. Summary Full Report

"The purpose of this monograph is to understand the cultural politics of water resources in the region."

Vandana Asthana, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Goverment
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.2363
Email: vasthana@ewu.edu

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The Redistricting Process in Washington State   

Monograph No. 16, September 2011 Exec. Summary Full Report

"The purpose of this monograph is to review that the popular conception of the United States' electoral system is that the people come together and vote for their preferred candidates, and that when the ballots are counted, those with the most votes are elected."

Kevin Pirch, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Government
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.2413
Email: kpirch@ewu.edu 

 


Municipal Economies of Scale & Scope and Post-Consolidation Economic Performance: A Literature Review

Monograph No. 15, November 2010 Exec. Summary Full Report

"This study reviews the academic literature focused on the relationship between (1) the size and scope of municipal service providers and production costs, and (2) the post-consolidation development of counties that underwent consolidation."

 

Grant Forsyth, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Economics
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.6517
Email: gforsyth@ewu.edu

 


 An Analysis of Regional Goverment and Reforms  

Monograph No. 14, November 2010 Exec. Summary Full Report

"The purpose of this monograph is to review that in the United States of America there is ample opportunity for innovation and changes to local goverment and solutions to regional issues."

Kevin Pirch, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Government
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.2413
Email: kpirch@ewu.edu 


A Comparison of Cluster Formation in Spokane and Similar MSAs

Monograph No. 13, June 2009 Exec. Summary Full Report

"The purpose of this monograph is to profile cluster as well as economic development in Spokane and seven other comparable Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)."

Vince J. Pascal, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Management
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.358.2241
Email: vpascal@ewu.edu

Nancy Birch, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Accounting and Information Systems
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.358.2276
Email: nbirch@ewu.edu


Educational Experiences and Aspirations of American Indian High-School Students in the Spokane Area

Monograph No. 12, February 2008 Exec. Summary Full Report

"This monograph presents findings from a study designed to explore the most important influences determining American Indian/Alaska Native students' decisions to attend college."

Pui-Yan Lam, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology
pui-yan.lam@mail.ewu.edu

Raphael Guillory, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.2274
E-mail: raphael.guillory@mail.ewu.edu


An Exploration of Similarities between National and Regional Economic Activity in the Inland Northwest

Monograph No. 11, May 2006 Exec. Summary Full Report

"A common view is that the Inland Northwest does not follow the national economy very closely. However, most of the evidence put forth to support this view is largely anecdotal. Therefore, the purpose of this monograph is to examine whether or not this commonly held view is true."

Grant D. Forsyth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.6517


Community Social Profile of Airway Heights: A Community in Transition

Monograph No. 10, June 2005 Exec. Summary Full Report

"The purpose of this profile is to consider the community of Airway Heights including: the people who currently live in the city, its past, the type of community it has become, concerns that are important to residents and leaders, and its potential future. This research draws a number of conclusions about Airway Heights."

Pamela D. Elkind, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.6447
E-mail: pamela.elkind@ewu.edu

Assisted by:  Dale Lindekugel, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Sociology
Dick Winchell, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Students:  Lisa Rohrabacher, Kerry Holliday, Jon Manley, Chris Hanson, Mercy Aguilar


An Analysis of the Effect of Lower Medicare Reimbursement on Spokane and Kootenai Counties' Healthcare Sectors

Monograph No. 9,March 2005 Exec. Summary Full Report

"The goal of this study is to measure the impact of changing Medicare reimbursements in Spokane and Kootenai Counties' healthcare sector. Specifically the study seeks to:

  • Identify the change in total Medicare income to healthcare providers.
  • Examine the change in access to health care for Medicare enrollees.
  • Identify the change in the mix of physician specialties.
  • Determine the extent of physician "flight"."

Lynne Bownds, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Lori Geddes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Mary Ann Keogh Hoss, Ph.D., Lecturer, Health Services Administration
Eastern Washington University
Cheney WA 99004
Telephone:509.359.2422
E-mail:lynne.bownds@mail.ewu.edu


Benchmarking University-Industry Technology Transfer in the Inland Northwest

Monograph No. 8, January 2005 Exec. Summary Full Report

"This monograph presents the first of a two-part research study focused on technology transfer in the Inland Pacific Northwest. This part presents benchmark findings about technology transfer at the Inland Northwest research centers: Eastern Washington University (EWU), University of Idaho (UI), Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)."

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departmentof Management
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.358.2283
E-mail:harm-jan.steenhuis@mail.ewu.edu


Culture and Economic Development in the Spokane Region

Monograph No. 7,September 2004 Exec. Summary Full Report

"Through in-depth interviews with leading commercial, political, academic research and university persons, the research described in this report undertook to identify the main characteristics of economic culture in the Spokane region. In addition, a smaller number of similar interviews were conducted with industrial leaders in the Boise, Idaho area. Findings from both of these regions were then compared with the benchmark economic-cultural traits displayed in the Silicon Valley."

Shane E. Mahoney, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Government
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.2417
E-mail: shane.mahoney@mail.ewu.edu


Transfer Payments, Personal Income, and Taxes: A Comparison Between Spokane and Kootenai Counties

Monograph No. 6,August 2004 Exec. Summary Full Report

"This report explores the trends in transfer payments and personal income for Spokane and Kootenai Counties over a 31-year period from 1971 to 2001. This allows us to see the role the government plays in providing economic support to the area and how dependent the two counties are on federal transfer payments."

Lori A. Geddes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.7044
E-mail: lori.geddes@mail.ewu.edu


An In-Depth Socioeconomic Profile of Asian Americans in Spokane County, Washington and Kootenai County, Idaho

Monograph No. 5, June 2004 Exec. Summary Full Report

"This monograph presents the first research study that specifically investigates the current status of Asian Americans in the Inland Northwest. Using data from the 2000 Census, it provides an in-depth socioeconomic analysis of the seven largest Asian American populations in Spokane County, Washington and Kootenai County, Idaho."

Pui-Yan Lam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.7933
E-mail: pui-yan.lam@mail.ewu.edu


An Analysis of Population Change in Spokane County, Washington and Kootenai County, Idaho

Monograph No. 4, December 2003 Exec. Summary Full Report

"The purpose of this study is to chronicle the growth in Spokane and Kootenai Counties over the past three decades, analyze the components of this growth and provide forecasts of future growth over this next decade."

Fred A. Hurand, Ph.D., FAICP
Department of Urban Planning, Public and Health Administration
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.358.2230
E-mail: fred.hurand@mail.ewu.edu


Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Spokane County, Washington and Kootenai County, Idaho

Monograph No. 3,October 2003 Exec. Summary Full Report

"This study presents census data on racial and ethnic inequality in Spokane and Kootenai Counties for the major racial and ethnic groups defined in the U.S. Census. It examines racial and ethnic inequality in education, labor force participation, full-time employment and earnings, income and poverty."

Steven Neufeld, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.6207
E-mail: steven.neufeld@mail.ewu.edu


Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Spokane County, Washington and Kootenai County, Idaho

Monograph No. 2,August 2003 Exec. Summary Full Report

"This study presents Census data on racial and ethnic diversity in Spokane and Kootenai Counties, especially for the major racial and ethnic groupings as defined in the U.S. Census. It examines the racial and ethnic makeup of the population for the tow counties, including data on ancestry and foreign-born populations in the two counties."

Steven Neufeld, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.6207
E-mail: steven.neufeld@mail.ewu.edu


A Demographic and Economic Analysis for the City of Spokane Valley

Monograph No.1, July 2003 Exec. Summary Full Report

The purpose of this analysis is to provide an overall socio-economic picture of the City of Spokane Valley's economy. The analysis is divided into three parts. The first part analyzes sources of employment and data on employers, employees, the pattern of small business lending and export markets. The second part analyzes population demographics and presents data on age, race, family size, housing characteristics and educational attainment. The third part analyzes incomes, the distribution of incomes and poverty rates."

Grant D. Forsyth,Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Telephone: 509.359.6517
E-mail: grant.forsyth@ewu.edu

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