RESEARCH

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, Spring 2016-present

  • Objective: To explore the rural-urban innovation gap and the link between regional innovation and economic growth.
  • Topics: Firm behavior, regional and firm level innovation characteristics, innovation metrics and determinants, R&D and innovation; knowledge spillover; innovation system; innovation and growth

Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), Michigan State University, Spring 2013-Fall 2016

  • Objective: Meta-analysis of the elasticity of residential water demand in the USA and around the globe.
  • Data Experience: Construction of meta-data set including more than 200 peer-reviewed papers published during 2000-13
  • Modeling Experience: Truncated and censored regression models; Logit, Probit, and Tobit models

Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (AERS), University of Idaho, Fall 2011-Fall 2013 

  • Objective: Analyze the damage to potato industry by potato virus Y and its state-wide impact in Idaho economy.
  • Data and Modeling Experience: Modeling and analysis of experimental panel data at plot level combined with USDA data; Estimation of input-output model using IMPLAN 2011.

JOURNAL SUBMISSION AND RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS                             

Papers in Review/Pipeline for Journal Submission

  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. Drivers of Innovative Advantage in Urban and rural Regions. Submitted to Journal of Urban Affairs, 2017. Being reviewed for resubmission.
  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. Exploring Rural and Urban Firm Innovation: Analysis of National Survey of Business Competitiveness. In pipeline for submission to the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.
  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. Linking Regional Innovation and Economic Growth and Identifying the Determinants. In pipeline for submission to the Journal of Regional Science.

Peer-reviewed Abstracts/Conference Presentations

  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. “How Do Innovation and Economic Growth Drive Each Other? A County Level Analysis in the U.S.” Presented at 82nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Economics Association (MEA), Evanston, Illinois, March 23-25, 2018
  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. “Patterns in Rural Firm Innovation: Analysis of the National Survey of Business Competitiveness”. Paper presented at 64th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Vancouver, Canada, November 8-11, 2017.
  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. “Rural-Urban Divide in County Level Innovation Creation”. Presented at 2017 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July 30-August 1, 2017.
  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. (2017). “Innovation Creation and Rural-Urban Divide”. Presented at Mid-continent Regional Science Association 48th Annual Conference, Toledo, Ohio, June 7-9, 2017.

Papers Presented in Graduate Research Symposiums

  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. “The Rural-urban Divide in Innovation: Evidence from Patent Applications”. Presented at Regional Science Association International’s (RSAI) 10th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Summit on Applied Economics and Regional Science (AERS), Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 21-22.
  • Aryal, G.R., Mann, J., Loveridge, S., & Joshi, S. “The Rural-urban Divide in Innovation: Evidence from Patent Awards. Presented at Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) Grad Students Annual Symposium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, March 30-31, 2017.