August 2008

August 27th

Economists at Oregon State University have discovered that remoteness is the main cause of disparities between U.S. communities that flourish and those that do not. But access to natural amenities can offset the degree to which remoteness matters to people as they locate to rural communities. As companies consider their options when planning a move, they may be taking cues from these findings, which were reported in an article coauthored by OSU economists JunJie Wu and Munisamy Gopinath, and published in the May issue of <i>American Journal of Agricultural Economics</i>.