Association for University
Business and Economic Research

A national association of regional
economic research centers

Award Winners

2020 Award Winners

Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of MontanaAward of Excellence in Print Publications for the Montana Business Quarterly.

University of Hawaii Economic Research OrganizationAward for Best Website.


2019 Award Winners

Award of Excellence for Print PublicationsFiscal, Economic, and Social Effects of Immigration in the Hoosier State by Ball State University, Center for Business and Economic Research

Award of Excellence for Electronic PublicationsMontana Business Quarterly by University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Award of Excellence for Websiteshttps://cber.culverhouse.ua.edu/ by University of Alabama, Center for Business and Economic Research

Polzin Prize for Best PaperMust Access Laws for Opioid Prescription and County Gross Domestic Product – by Pankaj Patel (Villanova), Srikant Devaraj and Michael Hicks (both from Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research)

Award of Excellence for Research Posters:  Phil Boyum, Georgia Southern University


2018 Award Winners

Award of Excellence for Print PublicationsUtah Informed: Visual Intellection for 2018 by University of Utah, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Award of Excellence for Electronic PublicationsIndiana Business Review by Indiana University, Business Research Center

Award of Excellence for WebsitesHoosiers by the Numbers by Indiana University, Business Research Center

AUBER Fellow Awards:  Carl Bonham, director of University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii, and Jerry Conover, director of Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University.


2017 Award Winners

Indiana University, Business Research Center – Timothy Slaper, director of Economic Analyis, won the 2018 Polzin Prize for Best Paper for  An Agglomeration Set on a Hill: Industry Clusters and the Magnetic Attraction of FDI

“I’m privileged to have won this prize,” said Timothy Slaper, director of Economic Analysis. “It is a testimony to the relevancy of AUBER that it attracts not only academically rigorous papers but research that is useful for economic development practitioners as well.”

West Virginia University, Bureau of Business and Economic Research – The West Virginia center won the Award of Excellence for Print Publications for the West Virginia Economic Outlook 2017 – 2021.

“AUBER members are typically the leaders in educating people about economic issues in their respective states,” said John Deskins, director of BBER. “To be recognized by such an important group of academics in applied economics research is quite an honor.”

University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Center for Business and Economic Research, The Award of Excellence for Electronic Publications went to the Nevada center for CBER Economic Indexes for Nevada and Southern Nevada

“The Nevada and Southern Nevada coincident and leading indicators provide a picture of the current state of these economies as well as an early warning system about the economies’ future developments,” said Stephen Miller, director of CBR. “Although many of the staff contributed to the report, Jinju Lee, economic analyst, headed the development and design of the report.”

Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana – Montana’s BBER won the Award of Excellence in Websites for the Montana Economic Outlook Seminar website.

“Our new site gives attendees of our outlook events across the state a place to learn and interact with seminar presenters throughout the year,” said Patrick Barkey, director of BBER. “We’re thrilled to see the talents of our publications director, Scott Hawk, recognized in this prestigious award.”

View the press release on 2017 award winners here.


Award Winners Over the Years


R. Thayne Robson Award

The Thayne Robson Award is the highest honor that AUBER awards to an individual for longtime commitment and service to the organization. To earn the Robson Award, individuals must be AUBER members for at least 15 years, be center directors, have served on the AUBER board of directors and be an economic and public policy leaders in their state.

2014 | Paul Polzin, University of Montana

2013 | Marshall Vest, University of Arizona

2012 | Tom Witt, West Virgina University

2008 | Richard Wobbekind, University of Colorado

2006 | Keith Schwer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2004 | Tim Hogan, Arizona State University


AUBER Fellow Award

2018 | Jerry Conover, Indiana University and Carl Bonham, University of Hawaii

2016 | Carol Rogers, Indiana University

2012 | Stephen Smith, University of Memphis

2009 | Marshall Vest, University of Arizona

2008 | Paul Polzin, University of Montana and Esmael Adibi, Chapman University

2006 | John Gnuschke, University of Memphis and John Knapp, University of Virginia

2004 | Lorena Akioka, University of Georgia and Keith Schwer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Newsletters, Brochures, and Other Printed Promotional Materials

2012 | The Virgina Newsletter – University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

2011 | Measuring Community: A Newsletter of Spokane’s Community Indicators Initiative – Eastern Washington University, Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis

2009 | CBER Open House – Ball State University, Center for Business and Economic Research

2008 | Promotional Portfolio for the Regional Institute 10th Anniversary Symposium on Change – The Regional Institute, University of Buffalo – The State University of New York

2007 | IBRC promotional brochure – Indiana Business Research Center, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

2006 | Alabama Business – Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Alabama

2005 | Economic and Business Research Center, University of Arizona

2004 | AZB: Arizona Business, Arizona State University, Center for Business Research

2003 | Middle Tennessee State University, Business and Economic Research Center

2002 | University of West Florida, Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development

2001 | L. William Seidman Research Institute, Arizona State University

2000 | Lynn P. Reinke, West Virginia University


Abstracts and Other Data Publications

2012 | 2011 Nevada KIDS COUNT data book – University of Nevada Las Vegas, Center for Business and Economic Research

2011 | 2010 Montana KIDS COUNT data book – University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2010 | EBR Database Online – University of Arizona, Economic and Business Research Center

2009 | Florida Statistical Abstract 2008 – University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research

2008 | 2007 Montana KIDS COUNT data book – University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2007 | Policy Briefs – The Regional Institute, University at Buffalo – The State University of New York

2006 | San Fernando Valley Economic Report – California State University Northridge, San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center

2004 | Florida Statistical Abstract 2003 – Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida

2003 | University of Arizona, Economic and Business Research Program

2002 | University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Institute for Economic Advancement

2001 | University of Oklahoma, Center for Economics and Management Research

2000 | Janet Galvez, University of Florida


Economic Outlooks, Special Studies, Technical or Contract Reports

2014 | Economic Outlooks:  2014 Economic Outlook, West Virginia University, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2013 | Special Studies, Technical, or Contract Reports: Carbon Tax and Shift: How to Make It Work for Oregon’s Economy, Portland State University, Northwest Economic Research Center

2012 | Economic Outlooks:  Colorado Business Economic Outlook 2012, University of Colorado – Boulder, Leeds School of Business

2012 | Special Studies, Technical, or Contract Reports:  Economic Impact of the 2011 Western and Southern Open, University of Cincinnati, Economics Center

2011 | Economic Outlooks:  Forecast of Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia State University, Economic Forecasting Center

2011 | Special Studies, Technical, or Contract Reports:  Montana Manufacturers Survey, University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research,

2010 | Economic Outlooks:  Economic and Business Review, Chapman University, Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research

2010 | Special Studies, Technical or Contract Reports:  Structure and Economic Impact of Utah’s Coal Industry, University of Utah, Bureau of Economic and Business Research

2009 | Economic Outlooks:  Indiana Business Review: Outlook 2009, Indiana University, Business Research Center

2009 | Special Studies, Technical or Contract Reports:  Local Government Reform in Indiana, Ball State University, Center for Business and Economic Research

2008 | Economic Outlooks:  2008 Montana Economic Outlook Seminar booklet, University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2008 | Special Studies, Technical or Contract Report:  The Economic Importance of the Arts & Cultural Industries in Albuquerque and Bernalillo Counties, University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2007 | Special Studies, Technical & Contract Reports: Unlocking Rural Competitiveness: The Role of Regional Clusters, Indiana Business Research, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

2006 | Special Studies, Technical & Contract Reports: 2006 Orange County Executive Survey, A. Gary Anderson Center for Business and Economic Research, Chapman University

2005 | Economic Outlooks: University of Alabama, Center for Business and Economic Research

2005 | Special Studies, Technical & Contract Reports: University of Arkansas, Center for Business and Economic Research

2004 | Economic Outlooks:  Indiana Business Review, Indiana Business Research Center, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University

2004 | Special Studies, Technical & Contract Reports:  The Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Impacts of Closing Hill Air Force Base, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Utah

2003 | Chapman University, A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research

2002 | University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2001 | Deborah Hamilton, University of Alabama, Center for Business and Economic Research

2000 | Diana Hunter, University of Arizona


Website

2014 | Ball State University, Center for Business and Economic Research

2013 | University of Montana – Missoula, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2012 | University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Center for Business and Economic Research

2011 | University of Hawaii, Economic Research Organization

2010 | University of Arizona, Economic and Business Research Center

2009 | Ball State University, Center for Business and Economic Research

2008 | Indiana University, Business Research Center

2007 | University of Buffalo – The State University of New York, The Regional Institute

2006 | University of Arizona, Economic and Business Research Center

2005 | University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2004 | Indiana University, Business Research Center

2003  | University of Alabama, Center for Business and Economic Research

2002 | University of Oklahoma, Center for Economic and Management Research

2001 | University of Arizona, Economic and Business Research Program

2000 | Kenneth F. Wieand, University of South Florida, Center for Economic Development Research

1999 | Douglas P. Woodward, University of South Carolina

1998 | William L. Huth, University of West Florida

1997 | Jerry L. Wall, Northeast Louisiana University, Center for Business & Economic Research


Electronic Publications

2014 | Arizona’s Economy – Economic and Business Research Center, University of Arizona

2013 | Global Commerce – Business and Economic Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University

2011 | Alabama Business – Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Alabama

2009 | InContext – Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University

2008 | 2008 State of the Industry Report: Manufacturing and Logistics in Indiana National Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card – Ball State University, Bureau of Business Research


Magazines and Journals

2011 | Montana Business Quarterly – Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana

2010 | American Journal of Business – Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University

2009 | Indiana Business Review – Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University

2008 | Montana Business Quarterly – Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana

2007 | Tennessee’s Business – Business & Economic Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University

2006 | InContext – Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University

2005 | Montana Business Quarterly – Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana

2004 | Tennessee’s Business – Business and Economic Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University

2003 | Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University

2001 | Bureau of Business and Economic Research/Center for Manpower Studies, University of Memphis

2000 | Horace E. Johns, Middle Tennessee State University


Outstanding Conference Host

2019 | Georgia Southern University, Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research

2018 | University of Utah, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

2017 | University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

2016 | University of Arkansas, Center for Business and Economic Research

2015 | University of Central Florida, Institute for Economic Competitiveness

2014 | Portland State University, Northwest Economic Research Center

2013 | University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

2012 | University of Hawaii, Economic Research Organization

2011 | Ball State University, Center for Business and Economic Research; Indiana University, Business Research Center; and Purdue University, Center for Regional Development

2010 | Bureau of Business & Economic Research, West Virginia University

2009 | Bureau of Business Research, University of Texas at Austin

2008 | Center for Economics and Business Research, Western Washington University

2007 | Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, University of West Florida

2000 | Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University


Past Publication Award Winners

(categories changed in 2000)


Continuing Publication

1999 | Judy Corwin, Baylor University

1998 | Charles Little, St. Johns University

1997 | Stephen L. Tracy, University of South Dakota

1996 | Horace E. Johns, Middle Tennessee State University

1995 | Marlene Nesary and Shannon Furniss, University of Montana

1994 | Dolores Bell, University of Memphis

1993 | Diana Hunter, University of Arizona

1992 | Tom Woods, California State University,Los Angeles

1991 | Horace E. Johns, Middle Tennessee State University

1990 | Jeanne McDonald, University of Tennessee

1989 | Nan Beams, Arizona State University and Janis Ward, West Virginia University (co-winners)

1988 | Jan Stucker, University of South Carolina

1987  | Ann Cameron, Chapman University

1986 | Jeanne McDonald, University of Tennessee

1985 | Peggy Stanley, Georgia State University

1984 | Marilyn Bamberger, Oklahoma State University

1983 | Mary Lenihan, University of Montana


One-time Publication

1999 | Mark Berger, Eric Thompson and Steve Allen, University of Kentucky

1998 | Deborah Hamilton, University of Alabama

1997 | Lynn Reinke, West Virginia University

1996 | Paul R. Zelus, Idaho State University

1995 | Terry Creeth, Indiana University

1994 | Cindy DiPersio*, University of Colorado and Patricia Wickham*, University of Oklahoma (*co-winners)

1993 | Pia Montoya, University of Arizona

1992 | William Bryan and Lori Williamson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1991 | Lorena Akioka, University of Georgia

1990 | Carlene Hill-Forrest, Wichita State University

1989 | Center for Business Research, St. Cloud University

1988 | Jerry Hembd, University of Wisconsin, Superior

1987 | Deborah Hamilton, University of Alabama

1986 | Julia Martin, University of Virginia

1985 | Lorena Akioka, University of Georgia