New Paper: Measuring the Impacts of Economic Development

A paper I wrote for the Rural Research Report, a publication of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, has been published. Titled Measuring the Impacts of Economic Development, it talks about reasons for measuring, measuring outputs vs. outcomes, measuring money vs. wealth, systems of measurement for multiple capitals, and examples from the field. The goal is to help practitioners and elected officials select measures and measurement practices that support their work and mission. You can find it at this link: