D. Patrick Jones, PhD

Executive Director, Institute of Public Policy & Economic Analysis
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Expertise

  • COVID-19 Focus: Economic Impact
  • Regional Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Demography
  • Community Facilitation
  • Surveys

About

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Applied & Agricultural Economics, 1988, Dissertation: A Global Model of the World Oilseeds Markets
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Applied & Agricultural Economics, 1978
  • Vordiplom, Wirtschaftswissenschaft (Economics) Freie Universität, Berlin, 1976
  • BA, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA, History, 1971

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2002-present: Executive Director, EWU Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis (founding executive director)
  • 2001-2005: Director of External Affairs, Spokane Intercollegiate Research & Technology Institute (SIRTI)
  • 1999-2001: Director of the Biotechnology Association of the Spokane Region
  • 1986-1999: Owner and operator of a Spokane-based, family business

Professional Associations

  • American Economics Association, member
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, member
  • Association of University Business Economic Research (AUBER)

Selected Institute Publications (available on the Institute website: www.ewu.edu/policyinstitute)

  • “An Analysis of Low Income Heating Programs Administered by Cascade Natural Gas in its Washington State Service Area” (2017), with Brian Kennedy
  • “A Comprehensive Analysis of the Services Offered by SNAP on Housing Status & Household Income” (2016), with Kelly Cullen and Brian Kennedy
  • An Estimate of the Number of Households in Poverty Served by Avista in Washington State” (2015), with Brian Kennedy
  • A Survey of Latino Business Owners in North Central & Northeast Washington, 6.14, with Martin Garcia
  • A Look at Strategic Sectors in Spokane & Stevens Counties, September, 2013, with Mark Wagner
  • An Assessment of the Economic Impact of Spokane Facilities District, October, 2010, with Mark Wagner
  • Assessing Heating Assistance Programs in Spokane County, January 2010, with G. Forsyth & Mark Wagner
  • The Challenge of Providing Primary Care in Spokane County, January 2009, with D. Bunting & M. Wagner
  • Mid- and Long-term Enrollment Forecasts for Spokane Schools, with G. Forsyth and M. Wagner, August 2008
  • The Economic Impact of the Arts in Spokane County, February 2007, with D. Bunting & M. Wagner
  • The Economic Impact of Healthcare in Spokane County, May 2004, with D. Bunting

Meeting Facilitation & Focus Group Leadership Experience

  • Spokane Community Indicators, 2005-6, 2009, 2013, involving over 175 participants
  • City of Spokane Mayor’s Advisory Council on Economic Vitality, 2008-present, involving 50 participants on average semi-annually
  • Chelan Douglas Trends, 2008, involving close to 200 participants
  • Northeast Washington Trends, 2009, involving about 105 participants
  • Grant County Trends 2010, involving approximately 110 participants
  • Kootenai County Indicators, 2011,involving approximately 150 participants
  • Benton Franklin Trends, 2014-2015, involving about 175 residents
  • Skagit County Trends, 2016, involving approximately 150 residents
  • Priority Spokane, 2009, 2013-14, involving approximately 175 participants
  • Greater Columbia Accountable Communities of Health, 2014-present, involving approximately 95 residents
  • Washington Association of Public Health Officers board annual retreat, 2015
  • City of Spokane’s strategic plan for 2020, involving city administration and city council.

Community Positions – elected & appointed

  • City of Spokane Mayoral Council of Economic Policy & Forecasting, member 2003-2007; chair 2008 to present
  • Board member, Association of University Business & Economic Research bureaus, 2008-2010
  • Member, Washington State Data Center (U.S. Census)
  • Northeast Washington & Columbia Basin Hospital Council, member, 2005 to present
  • Spokane Entertainment, Arts, and Convention Advisory Board, 1997-2001; chair 2002-2003
  • St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Board, 1993-2000; chair 2001-2003
  • Spokane Area Economic Development Council board of directors, 2001-2003
  • Spokane Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors, 2001-2006
  • Washington Retail Association board of directors, 1994-1998; chair 1999-2000

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