Ph.D.: Michigan State University
B304 Clark Bldg.
Over the years, I have worked in research and teaching in econometrics, agricultural marketing and trade, and international and regional development. In econometrics, I have worked mainly with times series models and panel data approaches. In trade, my work has been often focused on foreign direct investment or the impacts of trade liberalization on agriculture (done most extensively in Pakistan and with Saudi Arabian students). My marketing publications have been based on a variety of industrial organization topics using both time series and panel data methods. I have looked at issues in this area focusing on potato demand, the market behavior of five brands of spaghetti sauce, duopoly models for black and green tea and canned fruit.
For the past decade, I have been working on regional development analyses using mainly CGE or input-output models. These have focused on issues of affordable housing, development of the oil and gas sector on public lands, regional economic returns to beef research, and subsidies to private investment (with an example of Hyundai’s decision not to locate in Fort Collins). Finally, some of my most recent work has examined the impacts of different types of productivity change on local economic growth, as well as how expansions in different sectors of an economy affect local growth and equity. In the near future, I plan to work on research related to the role of rural banks in the economic development process.
Selected Publications, Presentations and Projects:
Lowensohn,S, L. Johnson, R.J. Elder and S. P Davies. 2007. “Auditor Specialization, Perceived Audit Quality, and Audit Fees in the Local Government Audit Market.” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Forthcoming, November 2007.
Cutler, H. and S.P. Davies. 2007. “The Impact of Specific-Sector Changes in Employment on Economic Growth, Labor Market Performance and Migration.” Journal of Regional Science. Forthcoming, November 2007.
Cutler, H. and S.P. Davies. 2007. “The Economic Consequences of Productivity Changes: A CGE Analysis”, Regional Studies, Forthcoming, 2007.
S. Davies and A. Davies. “Country Specialization, Labor Productivity and Economic Growth: An Examination Using Panel Data” in Essays in Memory of Francisco Parrillo and Alfonso Giannone, a publication by the Institute for the Construction of National Accounts (ISCONA). Rome, Italy. 2005.
Byers, S., H. Cutler and S. Davies. Estimating Costs and Benefits of Economic Growth: A CGE-Based Study of Tax Incentives in a Rapidly Growing Region. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy. Vol. 34, No. 2 (2004):1-20.
Park, D., A. Seidl and S.P Davies. Environmental Policy and Industry Location: The Case of the US Livestock Production. Review of Regional Studies. Vol. 32, No.2 (2002): 293-307.
Johnson, L.J, S.P. Davies, and R. J. Freeman. The effect of seasonal variations in auditor workload on government audit fees and audit delay. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 21 (2002): p. 395-422.
Johnson, L.J, R. J. Freeman and S.P. Davies. Local Government Audit Procurement Requirements, Audit Effort, and Audit Fees. Research in Accounting Regulation, Vol. 16 (2002): 197-208.
H. J. Bardesi, S. P. Davies and T. Ozawa. Transnational Corporations-Cum Host Collaborative Growth Structural Transformation in Saudi Arabia. The Journal of Energy and Development, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2002): 41-57.
Vickner, S.S., and Davies, S.P. Estimating Strategic Price Response Using Cointegration Analysis: The Case of the Domestic Black and Herbal Tea Industries. Agribusiness: An International Journal. Vol. 18, No.2 (2002): 131-144.
Dakurah, H., S.P. Davies and R.K. Sampath. “Defense spending and economic growth: A causality analysis”, Journal of Policy Modeling , (23) 2001 651-658.
Makombe, G., R. Meinzen-Dick, S. P. Davies, and R.K. Sampath. “An Evaluation of Bani (Dambo) Systems as a Smallholder Irrigation Development Strategy in Zimbabwe”. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 49 (2001) 203-261.
Cutler, H., S.P. Davies and M. Schmidt. 2000. “Forecasting in a Large Macroeconomic System”. Applied Economics. Vol 32, pp. 1711-1718.
Cutler, H., S.P. Davies, R. Eichhorn, and W. Schwarm, Fall 2000, “Reply to ‘Testing Restrictions on Cointegrating Vectors”, Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 707-711.
Cutler, H. and S.P. Davies, “The Impact of Local Government Decisions on the Distribution of Income”, a paper presented at the Levy Economics Institute conference on “The Distributional Effects of Government Spending and Taxation”, October 15-16, 2004, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Thilmany, D., P. Watson, and S.P. Davies. “Economic and Environmental Aspects of Golf and the Green Industries in Colorado.” Selected Paper of the 2004 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, June 30-July 2, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.
K. Johnson, A. Ziehl, S.P. Davies and D. Thilmany. “Analyzing Pork Cut Demand with the USDA Retail Meat Scanner Data.” Selected Paper of the 2004 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, June 30-July 2, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.
S. Vickner and S. Davies. “An EC3SLS Model of Corporate Governance in the US Restaurant Sector.” A paper for the Organized Symposium on Advances in Panel Data at the 2004 American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, August 1-4, 2004, Denver, Colorado.
S. Davies, D. Thilmany, W. Umberger and K. Johnson. “Price Behavior of Retail Cuts of Beef, Pork and Poultry.” A paper for the Organized Symposium on Advances in Panel Data at the 2004 American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, August 1-4, 2004, Denver, Colorado.
Cutler, H. and S.P. Davies, “The Economic Implications of Retail versus Manufacturing Expansions: A CGE Analysis”, Selected Paper of the 2003 North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International, Philadelphia, PA, November 20-22, 2003
J. Casterella, S. Davies, L. Johnson and B. Lewis. “Government Vs. Private Sector Audit Fees: An Empirical Comparison.” Selected Paper of the American Accounting Association 2003 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 3-6, 2003.
J. Casterella, S. Davies, L. Johnson and B. Lewis. “Government Vs. Private Sector Audit Fees: An Empirical Comparison.” Selected Paper of the American Accounting Association 2003 Annual Meeting, Western Region, Breckenridge, Colorado, April 24-26, 2003.
M. Al-Sultan and S. Davies. “Using Trade Data And Import Demand Models To Assess Domestic And International Policy Issues: A Case Study Of Saudi Arabian Agriculture.” Selected Paper of the 2003 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, July 11-15, 2003, Denver, Colorado.
L. Nahuelhual, J. Breidt and S. Davies. “Changing Seasonal Patterns in Domestic and Import Supply for US Fresh Grapes: An Examination of Seasonal Unit Root Processes.” Selected Paper of the 2003 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, July 14-16, 2003, Denver, Colorado
S. Davies, J. Breidt and L. Nahuelhual. “Identifying Non-Stationary Components in Seasonal Unit Roots. ” Selected Paper of the 2003 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, July 14-16, 2003, Denver, Colorado
D. Thilmany, P. Watson and S. Davies, “Assessing the Economic Contributions of Colorado\’s Green Industry: Empirical Issues and Challenges.” Presented at the 2003 Western Regional Science Association meetings in Rio Rico, AZ, February 2003.
H. Lagae, K. Barberick and S. Davies. “Soil Organic Matter–The Missing Pieces of the Productivity Puzzle?” Selected paper of the 2003 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, July 14-16, 2003, Denver, Colorado.
S. Davies, T. Ozawa and S. Scheierling, “The Role of FDI in Structural Upgrading: Openness and Multinationals”, Selected Paper of the Allied Social Sciences Association/ International Trade and Finance Association Annual Meeting, January 3-5, 2003, Washington D.C.
D. Park, S. Davies, and A. Seidl. “Livestock Industry Location and Residential Property values in Weld County, Colorado: A Spatial Hedonic Model”. Selected Paper of the 2002 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, July 28-31, 2002, Long Beach, California; abstract published in Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, December 2002.
“A multiregional CGE model of the Denver Regional Economy (with H Cutler). Dec 2007-Dec 2008, Denver Council of Governments.
“Economic Impacts of Private Sector Aquaculture-Based Recreational Fishing in the Western USA” (with D. Larson, S. Davies, A. Davies, J. Loomis, C. Myrick, F. Conte, J. Boren, K. Fitzsimmons, G. Fornshell, and A. Seidl), WRAC-USDA, Sep., 2007 – Sep., 2008.
Davies S.P, and A. Davies. September 2007. “A Consumer Analysis of the Demand for RAW Potato Products.” A contract report for farm Fresh Direct, LLC.
Davies, S.P., A. Davies, L. Ellingson, J. Loomis, A. Seidl, July 2007. “Draft EIS for the Little Snake Field Office Resource Management Plan: Chapter 3, Affected Environment”. A report for the Bureau of Land Management, Little Snake field Office, Craig Colorado.
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