Mid-Continent Regional Science Association
 Annual Conference
June 9-11, 2021~ Virtual

2021 M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition
The deadline for submission is April 16, 2021

The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association announces the Student Paper Competition for our 2021 virtual conference June 9-11, 2021. All students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of January 1, 2021 are eligible. Student papers dealing with all aspects of regional development, including cultural, physical and economic processes, are welcome. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and the M. Jarvin Emerson Award. The winning entry will also be considered for publication in the Association’s journal, The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. The competition winner is expected to attend the conference to present the paper. The winner will be notified by May 10, 2021 to ensure timely registration. Inability to attend the conference to present the winning entry will require forfeiture of the cash prize and publication opportunity.

All contestants with papers suitable for presentation will be invited to attend the conference. Notification of acceptance for presentation of the submitted paper will be by May 10, 2021. Only papers authored solely by students (i.e., no faculty co-authored papers) will be eligible for the competition and resulting publication. A paper submission implies agreement the winning paper will be published in The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. Due to the publication opportunity that is part of this competition, submitted papers should not be concurrently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must be submitted electronically by e-mail. In addition to the electronic copy of the paper, competitors also must mail, e-mail, or fax a copy of their student ID and the publication agreement form.


Potential Topic Areas Include:

Regional Modeling
Tourism and Recreation
Labor Markets
Impact Analysis
Taxation and Public Finance
City Planning
International Trade
Transportation Systems
Regional Migration
Rural Economic Development
Land Use Planning/Regulation
Industrial Development
Resource Utilization
Environmental Quality
Location Analysis
Regional Development
Human Capital
Social Welfare

For Student Paper Competition information or for submission contact:

Dr. Sumei Zhang
Chair, Student Paper Competition
Department of Urban and Public Affairs
University of Louisville
426 W. Bloom Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: 502-852-7915
Fax: 502-852-4558