Michael Carroll, Ph.D.


Michael Carroll, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: (419) 372-6053
Email: mcarrol@bgsu.edu
Address: 302 Business Administration




Ph.D. Colorado State University, 1997

M.S. Wright State University, 1990

B.S. Wright State University, 1982





Director, Center for Regional Development, Bowling Green State University, July 2005 to present

Professor of Economics, Bowling Green State University, May 2014

Associate Professor of Economics, Bowling Green State University, March 2007 to 2014

Assistant Professor of Economics, Bowling Green State University, August 2001 to April 2007

Assistant Professor, Economics, West Virginia State College, 1996 to 1997, 1998 to 2001

Assistant Professor, Economics, Accounting & Business, Muskingum College, August 1997 to August 1998

Senior Research Fellow, West Virginia Research League, 1996 to present

Temporary Instructor, Economics, Colorado State University, 1993-1996

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Economics, Colorado State University, 1991-1993





Bowling Green State University Libraries’ Artist and Authors Award, 2004

Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education, 2004



“Robert Heilbroner,” Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers. Thoemmes Press. (Forthcoming)


Creating Enterprise: Repositioning Local Economic Development. Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming. (Co-authored)


Local Economic Development: Analysis and Practice. 2nd edition.  Thousand Oaks CA and London: Sage Publications, forthcoming, summer 2008. (Co-authored with John P. Blair)


“Social Capital and Local Economic Development,” in Theories of Local Economic Development: Linking Theory to Practice, Ed. James Rowe. Ashgate. Submitted September 2007. (Co-authored) Accepted November 2007.


“Identification of Economic Clusters Using Local Indexes of Spatial Autocorrelation” in Tamasy, C. and Taylor, M. (eds) Globalising Worlds: Geographical Perspectives on New Economic Configurations. London: Ashgate Publishing. 2007, forthcoming (co-authored)


“Building Social Capital Through Branding: The Case of the Northwest Ohio Greenhouse Industry,” Stringer, C. and Le Heron, R. (editors) Agri-food Commodity Chains and Globalising Networks. London: Ashgate Publishing.  2007 forthcoming (co-authored)


“Location Quotients versus Spatial Autocorrelation In Identifying Potential Cluster Regions.”  Annals of Regional Science.  (10.1007/s00168-007-0163-1Springer Online FirstTM, October 2007). Print version forthcoming.  (Co-authored)


“Potential Cluster Regions:  The Case of the Floriculture Industry,” Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences.  Vol 30, Pp. 59-66, October 2007.  (Co-authored)


“Inner-City Neighborhoods and Metropolitan Development,” Economic Development Quarterly. Vol. 21 No. 3, Pp. 263-277. August 2007. (Co-authored)


“Identification of Economic Clusters Using ArcGIS Spatial Statistics,”Proceeding of ESRI International User Conference. June 2007 (Co-authored)


“Galbraith and Joan Robinson’s Second Crisis of Economic Theory,” Journal of Economic Issues, (Special Edition, forthcoming December 2007) (Co-authored)



“Robert L. Heilbroner,” Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Vol. 7. New York: Scribner. (ISBN: 0-684-31499-1) Pp. 235-237, October 2006.


“Cluster Development: The Case of the Northwest Ohio Greenhouse Industries from Concept to Implementation,” Enterprising Worlds: A Geographic Perspective on Economics, Environment & Ethics. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. Pp. 41-56, forthcoming, December 2006. ISBN: 1-4020-5225-1  (Co-authored).


“The State of Northwest Ohio’s Economy,” State of the Region: Northwest Ohio Perspectives, Center for Policy Analysis & Public Service. April, 2004, Pp.16-34.

“Karl Polanyi On The Limitations of Formalism In Economics,” Research in Economic Anthropology, vol. 25, forthcoming, 2006(Co-authored)


“The Role of GIS in Economic Impact Studies” Papers in Applied Geography, forthcoming, October 2006. (co-authored)


“Ohio’s High-Tech Industry: Measuring The Magnitude of Tech-Led Development” Journal of Economics and Politics, Vol. 17 , Pp. 45-53.


“Estimating the Economic Impact of Universities: The Case of Bowling Green State University,” The Industrial Geographer, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pp. 1-12, 2006.  (Co-authored)


“Estimating the Economic Impact of Universities: The Case of Bowling Green State University,” Industrial Geographer, May-June 2006, forthcoming. (Co-authored with Bruce Smith)


“Using Cluster-based Economic Development to Enhance the Economic Competitiveness of Northwest Ohio’s Greenhouse Industry,” Papers of Applied Geography Conferences, Vo. 28, Pp. 308-319. October 2005. (Co-authored with Neil Reid)


"The Instrumental Political Economy of Adolph Lowe" in K. Puttaswamaiah's,Essays in Honor of Prof. Paul A. Samuelson: Vol. III, Expanding Economics of the 20th Century. (Co-authored with James Ronald Stanfield) Transaction Publishers (forthcoming, April 2004, Pp. 270-283)


“Governance and the Legitimacy of Corporate Power: A Path for Convergence of Heterodox Economics?, Journal of Economic Issues, June, 2004, Pp. 363 – 370.  (Co-authored with J. R. Stanfield)


“Dollar Appreciation and Layoffs in Ohio Manufacturing: Time Series Evidence,”Journal of Economics and Politics. Vol. 16, No. 1, Pp.113-120, October 2003. (Co-authored with Alan Haight)


“Social Capital, Karl Polanyi, and American Social and Institutional Economics”Journal of Economic Issues. June 2003, Pp. 395-404.   (Co-authored with James Ronald Stanfield)