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Regional Research Institute (RRI) 2005f
West Virginia University, 511 North High Street Morgantown, WV 26506-6825, United States
tel:1-304 293 2897 fax:1-304 293 6699

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1965.

General Description: RRI, affiliated with the West Virginia University, aims at the advancement of regional science-an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of geography, economics, and planning. RRI's research focuses on the theory and history of regional development, methods for studying regions, and policies for stimulating their development. The institute seeks to advance the understanding of socio-economic processes and the ability to explain regional differences in rates of growth and levels of development. RRI's activities are both national and international in scope, and its areas of interest cover the entire world, with a special focus on the Appalachian region.

Annual Budget:

Staff: 6 (4 research, 2 administrative/support), 1 visiting, 38 faculty research associate and graduate research assistant

Executive Officers:
Prof. JACKSON, Randall (Director)

Public Relations:
Ms. MYER, Mary Lou (Administrative Assistant)
Ms. MOSS, Sandra (Accounting Assistant)

(As of November, 2004)

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