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Richard Reeder

Financial Economist
202-694-5360
Email: rreeder@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:

Richard Reeder leads the Rural Development Policy team in the Resource and Rural Economics Division, Farm and Rural Business Branch. His research topics include recreation and tourism, retiree attraction, enterprise zones and business assistance, infrastructure development, and policies that attempt to mitigate the problems associated with sprawl in rural areas. He also leads the team's research on the geographic distribution of Federal funding.

Background:

Richard began working for ERS in 1980. His early work at ERS was on rural local government finance issues. Prior to 1980, he was an analyst for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) where he performed public finance research covering a variety of topics, including countercyclical Federal assistance, local government fiscal stress, public employee pension systems, and the State fiscal implications of cigarette smuggling.

Education:

Richard did his undergraduate work at Emory University and received his graduate training in economics at Purdue University.

Professional Affiliations:

Richard is affiliated with the Southern Regional Science Association, the National Tax Association, and the American Economic Association.

Selected Publications:

Recent Publications on Rural Development Policy

Reeder, R. Regional Development Programs. Rural Development Strategies Briefing Room, Nov. 2008, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

D. Brown and R. Reeder. Agritourism Offers Opportunities for Farm Operators. Amber Waves, v. 6, no. 1, Feb. 2008, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

D. Brown and R. Reeder. Farm-Based Recreation: A Statistical Profile. ERR-53, Dec. 2007, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R. Designing an Effective Rural Development Strategy. Amber Waves, v. 4, no. 5, November 2006, p. 9, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R. and D. Brown. Recreation, Tourism, and Rural Well-Being. ERR-07, August 2005, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R. Rural Development Policy: Transition Year Brings Changes for Rural Development. Rural America, v. 17, no. 2, Summer 2002, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., coordinated by R.E. Heimlich and W.D. Anderson, with other authors. Development at the Urban Fringe and Beyond: Impact on Agriculture and Rural Land. AER 803, June 2001, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R. Rural Development Policy: New Assistance for Low-Income Areas and Infrastructure. Rural America, v. 16, no. 2, Summer 2001, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., F. Bagi, D. Brown, S. Calhoun, and P. Stenberg. Federal Programs. Rural Conditions and Trends, v. 11, no. 1, 2000, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., and E. Greenberg. Who Benefits from Business Assistance Programs? Results of the ERS Rural Manufacturing Survey. AIB 736-04, Sept. 1998, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R. Retiree-Attraction Policies for Rural Development. AIB 741, June 1998, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R. How Would Rural Areas Fare Under Block Grants?AIB 724-03, April 1996, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Recent Publications on Federal Funding in Rural Areas

R. Reeder and F. Bagi. Federal Funding in Rural America Goes Far Beyond Agriculture. Amber Waves, v. 7, n. 1, March 2009, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., and S. Calhoun. Federal Funding in Rural America: Who Gets What? Amber Waves, v. 2, no. 4, Sept. 2004, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., and S. Calhoun. Federal Funding in the Delta. Rural America, v. 17, no. 4, Winter 2002, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., F. Bagi and S. Calhoun. Federal Funding in Appalachia and Its Three Subregions. Rural America, v. 17, no. 4, Winter 2002, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., and S. Calhoun. Federal Funds in Rural America: Payments Vary by Region and Type of County. Rural America, v. 17, no. 3, Fall 2002, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., and S. Calhoun. Federal Funding in Nonmetro Elderly Counties. Rural America, v. 17, no. 3, Fall 2002, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., F. Bagi and S. Calhoun. Federal Funds in the Black Belt. Rural America, v. 15, no. 1, Jan. 2000, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reeder, R., F. Bagi and S. Calhoun. Which Federal Programs Are Most Important For the Great Plains? Rural Development Perspectives, v. 13, no. 1, June 1998, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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