Faculty Biography

Jacqueline Geoghegan

Jacqueline Geoghegan, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Adjunct Associate Professor
Graduate School of Geography
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jonas Clark Hall room 126
Phone: (508) 793-7709
Email: jgeoghegan@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Geoghegan received a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York in 1987, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and 1995, respectively. She has been at Clark since 1996.

Geoghegan, currently Chair of the Economics Department, is affiliated with the George Perkins Marsh Institute.

Geoghegan has been a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massashusetts, and has served as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and President for the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association.

Her research has been funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the National Areonautics and Space Administration (including a New Investigator Program award), and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Geoghegan specializes in teaching environmental and natural resource economics at the undergraduate level (ECON 257) and spatial environmental analysis at the graduate level (ECON 359), she also teaches a unique course entitled "Not Your Mother's Home Economics:  The Economics and Policy of Food" (ECON 258), as well as principles of microeconomics (ECON 11) and  intermediate microeconomic theory (ECON 204/205).

Dr. Geoghegan's early research focused on developing spatially explicit econometric models of land use change using Geographical Information System (GIS) data and technology. She has established three large interdisciplinary research projects in this broad area of inquiry:  first, at the University of Maryland, in a post-doctoral position, focusing on urban sprawl and agricultural land preservation in Maryland; and subsequently two projects at Clark University, concentrating on agricultural development and tropical deforestation in Southern Mexico; and a project that investigates the urban renewal of the neighborhood surrounding Clark University in Worcester, MA. She continues to use spatial analysis in her recent research including investigation of healthy food access in Worcester, MA and Manhattan, NY as well as the locations of craft breweries in New England. Each of these projects involves working with a number of Clark University doctoral students and resulted in many co-authored publications with them.

She co-authored (with Kathleen Bell and Elena Irwin) the "Article of the Year" in 2004 for Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.  Her 1996 Ecological Economics publication (co-authored with Nancy Bockstael and Lisa Wainger) was the first economics journal article to use spatially explicit GIS data in an econometric model, helping to establish the field spatial environmental economic analysis, and has been cited almost 650 times.  

Work in Progress

"New England Craft Brewery Clusters:  The Effect of Demographic and Locational Attributes on Spatial Spillovers."  Keenan Marchesi and Jacqueline Geoghegan. The Professional Geographer. (Revise and resubmit).

"Pivot and Flow: Constructing Modes of Resilience in the Craft Brewing Industry." Mary-Ellen Boyle and Jacqueline Geoghegan.  Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. (Under review).

Selected Publications

"The Effect of New Grocery Store Development on Inner-City Neighborhood Residential Prices." Belkis Cerrato Caceres and Jacqueline Geoghegan. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 46(1):87-102, 2017.

"Two-Stage Determinants of the Organic Food Retailing Landscape:  The Case of Manhattan, NY." Carolyn Dimitri, Jacqueline Geoghegan, and Stephanie Rogus. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 23(2):221-238, 2016.

"The Economics of Land Use Change"  Advancing the Frontiers.:  Lori Lynch and Jacqueline Geoghegan.  Agricultural Resource Economics Review, 40(3):iii-viii, 2011.  (Introduction to special issue.)

"Spatially-Delineated Public Goods and Spatially-Located Public Bads: A Hedonic Approach to Measuring Urban Revitalization."John Brown and Jacqueline Geoghegan. Agricultural Resource Economics Review, 40(3): 360-374, 2011.

"Labor Scarcity as an Underlying Cause of the Increasing Prevalence of Deforestation due to Cattle Pasture Development in the Southern Yucatan Region." Christopher Busch and Jacqueline Geoghegan. Regional Environmental Change, 10(3): 191-203, 2010.

"Accounting for Carbon Stocks in Models of Land Use Change: An Application to Southern Yucatan." Jacqueline Geoghegan, Deborah Lawrence, Laura Schneider and Katie Tully. Regional Environmental Change, 10(3): 247-260, 2010.