About Me

Dr. Mark L. Burkey is a Professor of Economics at North Carolina A&T State University.  He is a Regional Scientist/Microeconomic Theorist who specializes in spatial modeling.  His recent work combines Economic Theory, GIS, and Operations Research methods in order to analyze the accessibility of facilities (such as hospitals), and how accessibility can be most efficiently improved.    He is also adept at applying spatial econometrics to answer research questions.

Dr. Burkey has been a PI on grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Transportation, and the UNC System.  His research has been published in journals such as Annals of Regional Science, Transportation Research Part A, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, The Review of Regional Studies, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Economic Analysis and Policy, OR Insight, Natural Resources Journal, and Environmental and Resource Economics.

Dr. Burkey is also the co-editor of The Review of Regional Studies.

On a more personal note, Dr. Burkey is married to Angela, and has a wonderful son named Pierce (see "Class Photos").  They live in beautiful Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

See my Academic CV for more information.

Education:   Ph.D. in Economic Theory, Duke University

                         BS in Banking, Economics, and Mathematics (minor), Appalachian State University

My Latest Publications (all of these are open access- free!):

1)         Burkey, M.L. Bhadury, J., Eiselt, H.A., and Toyoglu, H. “The Impact of Hospital Closures on Geographical Access: Evidence from Four Southeastern States of the United States,” Operations Research Perspectives, 4, April 2017, 56-66. Link

2)         Burkey, Mark L. and Alexandra Kurepa. “Spatial Nonlinear Pricing with Per-trip Transportation Costs,” The Review of Regional Studies, 46(3), Winter 2016 (November), 237-255. Link

3)         Burkey, Mark L. “Making Educational and Scholarly Videos with Screen Capture Software,” REGION (Journal of the European Regional Science Association), 2(2), 2015, R2-10. (Invited, Editorially Reviewed, Pedagogical) Link