John P. Blair is Professor of Economics at Wright
State University. He lives near campus in Riverside, Ohio and has been at
Wright State since 1981.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia
University, specializing in regional economics and public finance. Prior
to joining the faculty of Wright State, Blair served as a Policy Analyst
in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. He
also taught real estate and urban economics at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee.
Dr. Blair received the Distinguished Alumni Scholar
award from West Virginia University's Regional Research Institute in 1995.
The College of Business and Administration at Wright State awarded him the
Belinda A. Burns Faculty Scholar Award for the years 1993-95. He also received
the Bloomberg Award for futures studies for his work on planning and urban
futures. Recently Blair was presented with the Roepke Award by the American Economic
Development Council for his article, "Local Economic Development and
Blair's long standing interest has been in urban
development, with a particular concern for the prospects of low and moderate
income individuals. Dr. Blair believes that futures analysis is essential
to planning and policy. His academic interests are indicated in Selected publications .
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