Regional Economic Analysis

The Regional Studies Program (RSP) supports government agencies by helping them predict, assess, monitor, and intervene when necessary to improve the regional impacts of national policies.  Through research, analysis, tool development, communications, and training, the RSP meets the need for credible and acceptable regional assessments in order to promote consistent decision-making processes across agency departments or offices, thus enhancing efficiency and effectiveness.

Examples of RSP Regional Economic Modeling and Decision Support Tools:

  • Regional Recruiting Potential Model, an easy-to-use tool employing a market area approach to analyze demographic, economic, and military personnel data for effective recruiting and retention by the US Army National Guard
  • On-Line Diversity Awareness Tool, a dynamic on-line tool that provides civilian and military demographic profiles
  • Erroneous Payments Estimator, a statistically valid and scientifically rigorous procedure that can be applied consistently across Department of Education programs to estimate the risk of erroneous payments
  • Institutional Assessment Model, a risk assessment tool to detect the need for intervention to improve institutional compliance; U.S. Department of Education
  • Maritime Input-Output Model, a model for predicting direct and indirect economic impacts associated with system-wide transportation infrastructure improvements
  • National Infrastructure Information System, a tool for predicting localized supply constraints for military organizations charged with disaster relief
  • Transportation-related economic impacts analysis, a comprehensive analysis of statewide economic impacts from transit activities in rural and urban areas

Learn more at the Regional Studies Website -

For more information, contact:
David Vogt (, 865-574-5192)