Yong Chen

Associate Professor
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2591 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fields: Regional Development, Resource and Environmental Economics, Land Use

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Dr. Chen’s area of expertise is spatial/rural economics with a focus on the sustainability of rural economic development from the perspective of coupled human-natural system interactions. His current research projects focus on how rural economic development is affected by environmental policies and the exposure to natural hazards.  His research area also includes dynamic and spatial simulation of land use change.

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Affiliated with: 
Applied Economics
Courses Taught: 

AREC 313 Welfare Economics and Resource Policy (undergraduate)

AREC454/554 Rural Development and Policy (undergraduate)

AEC612 Advanced Microeconomics Theory (graduate)

AEC 615 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (graduate)

AEC 627 Applications of Computational Economics (graduate)

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My Publications


Journal Article

J. J. Wu and Chen, Y., The Evolution of Municipal Structure, Journal of Economic Geography, p. lbv022, 2015.


Journal Article

Y. Chen, Jayaprakash, C., and Irwin, E., Threshold management in a coupled economic–ecological system, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 442 - 455, 2012.


Journal Article



E. G. Irwin, Jayaprakash, C., and Chen, Y., A Dynamic Model of Household Location, Regional Growth and Endogenous Natural Amenities with Cross-Scale Interactions, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association), 2007.