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Alexander Marre

Research Agricultural Economist
202-694-5338
Email: amarre@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:

Alex is a Research Agricultural Economist for the Rural Economy Branch in the Resource and Rural Economics Division. His primary areas of research and outreach include: rural human capital, rural labor markets, and migration along the rural-to-urban continuum.

Current Projects

  • Rural education and economic well-being,
  • Employment, unemployment, and economic recovery in rural America,
  • Wealth creation in rural communities and regions
Background:

Alex joined ERS in 2009. From 2004 to 2009 he worked in a variety of roles at Oregon State University, including Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and Instructor. He grew up in Clatskanie, a small town next to the Columbia River in northwest Oregon.

Education:

Alex received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University in 2009, M.A. in Economics from Fordham University in 2004, and B.A.E. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from Seattle University in 2003.

Professional Affiliations:

Alex is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), the AAEA Community Economics Network, and the Western Agricultural Economics Association since 2005. He is a member of the Southern Regional Science Association since 2007.

Selected Publications:

Marre, A. and J. Pender. 2013. "The Distribution of Household Wealth Within and Across Rural Areas: Are There Links to the Natural Resource Base?" American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Proceedings), forthcoming.

Pender, J., R. Reeder and A. Marre. 2012. " Creating Rural Wealth: A New Lens for Rural Development Efforts." Amber Waves, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, September.

Pender, J., A. Marre and R. Reeder. 2012. Rural Wealth Creation: Concepts, Strategies and Measures. Economic Research Report, ERR-131, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, March, 87 pp.

Pender, J., A. Marre and R. Reeder. 2012. "Rural Wealth Creation: Concepts, Measures and Strategies." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(2-Proceedings):535-541.

Marre, A. 2011. "Nonmetro Areas Close in on Metro Areas in High School Completion Rates" in Rural America at a Glance, 2011 Edition, L. Kusmin, editor. Economic Information Bulletin, EIB-85, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, September, 6 pp.

Marre, A. and B. Weber. 2010. "Assessing Community Capacity and Social Capital in Rural America: Lessons from Two Rural Observatories." Community Development 41(1):92-107.

Parker, T., L. Kusmin and A. Marre. 2010. " Economic Recovery: Lessons Learned from Previous Recessions." Amber Waves, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, March, pp. 42-47.

Marre, A. 2008. Review of Welfare Reform in Persistent Rural Poverty: Dreams, Disenchantments, and Diversity by K. Pickering et al. Journal of Regional Science 48(3):671-673.

Weber, B., A. Marre, M. Fisher, R. Gibbs, and J. Cromartie. 2007. "Education's Effect on Poverty: The Role of Migration." Review of Agricultural Economics 29(3-Proceedings):437-45.

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