Eckerd, Adam, Heather E. Campbell, and Yushim Kim, “Social Capital and Environmental Justice: An Agent-Based Model.” Presented, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) research conference, November 2013. Featured on the APPAM website as one of 33 papers out of over 700 presented at the national research conference (http://www.appam.org/appam-debuts-online-paper-collection-resource/) In review.
Al-Kohlani, Sumaia and Heather E. Campbell.* “Going Beyond Race in Environmental Justice Research: Does Air Quality Depend on Social Constructions?” Presented, Midwest Political Science Association research conference, April 2013. In preparation for submission.
Campbell, Heather E., Yushim Kim, and Adam Eckerd. “Cleaning Up Brownfields, Improving Environmental Justice: What Factors Affect Success in Minority Communities?”
*Indicates work with doctoral students.
Studying economic development in South America. The key variables include international trade, direct investment, economic policies, governance, and natural resources. This work is part of a larger research agenda on power transition that studies the relationship between the global leader and the “challenger” as evidenced in various regions such as Asia, Africa, Americas and Europe.
With CGU inter-field Ph.D.student, Zhijun Gao and Professor Wanjun Jiang of Peking University, currently working on two papers regarding Chinese contracts in Asia and Latin America. The study looks into the conditions and circumstances that attract Chinese contractors in the two regions. These two papers examine the similarities and differences of the environments for the Chinese contracts in the two continents. They follow on the recent publication of a paper on the patterns of Chinese contractual projects in Africa (Feng, Jiang, and Yu, Chinese Economy, 2015).
With Kristoffer Wikstrom, a CGU doctoral student, currently studying the causes of domestic conflict from the perspective of resources. The existing literature has investigated the relationship between conflict and diamond in the world. Our work covers all major commodities in a cross-country study of the relationship between natural resources and conflict. We focus on Sub-Saharan region as we believe that this area drives the results of the study of the world-wide data on conflict and diamond.
With Dr. Mahammad Azam of Universti Utara Malaysia, working on two papers studying the relationship between foreign aid and economic growth and investigating the relationship between external debt and economic growth in developing countries. The method is panel data analysis. The latter paper mentioned above follows on a recent publication (Azam and Feng, Peace and Defense Economics).
With Zhijun Gao, CGU Interfield Ph.D. student and Professor Helen Zhang of Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, investigating the relationship between official corruption and economic opportunities that give rise to corruption in China. The data include over 160 high-level government officials found corrupted by the Central Discipline Inspection Commission of China. Ours is a cross-province study.