Mark L Burkey


Mark L Burkey
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College of Business & Economics


Merrick Hall 143
Ph.D.Economics / Duke University
MAEconomics / Duke University
OtherEconomics / Appalachian State University


Dr. Mark L. Burkey is Professor of Economics. He is a Regional Scientist/Microeconomic Theorist who specializes in spatial modeling. He was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for the Deese College of Business and Economics in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

Research Interests

Recent work combines Economic Theory, GIS, spatial econometrics, and Operations Research methods to analyze the accessibility of facilities (such as hospitals), and how accessibility can be most efficiently improved. He is also adept at applying spatial econometrics to answer research questions.
He has over 300 educational YouTube videos, indexed at http://www.burkeyacademy.com.

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Recent Publications

  • Stephen Croucher, Stephanie Kelly, Mark Burkey, Anthony Spencer, Oscar Gomez, Carmencita Del Villar, Nadirabegim Eskiçorapçı, 2021. A multi-national validity analysis of the Argumentativeness Measure. (1) 32, pp. 88-101. International Journal of Conflict Management.
  • Stephen Croucher, Stephanie Kelly, Cheng Zeng, Mark Burkey, Flora Galy-Badenas, 2020. A longitudinal examination of validity and temporal stability of organizational dissent measurement in France. (49) 2, pp. 107-118. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.
  • Stephen Croucher, Stephanie Kelly, Diyako Ramani, Mark Burkey, Talgat Subanaliev, Flora Galy-Badenas, Agnes Lando, Monica Chiba, Venantie Nyiranasbimana, Elira Turdubaeva, Nadirabegim Eskiçorapçı, Kelsea Jackson, 2020. A multi-national validity analysis of the Self-Perceived Communication Competence Scale. (13) 1, pp. 1-12. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.
  • Phillip Wisocki, Patrick Kennelly, Indira Rojas Rivera, Phillip Cassey, Mark Burkey, Daniel Hanley, 2020. The global distribution of avian eggshell colours suggest a thermoregulatory benefit of darker pigmentation. (1) 4, pp. 148-155. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
  • Mark Burkey, 2018. A Short Course on Spatial Econometrics and GIS. (3) 5, pp. R13-R18. REGION, Journal of the European Regional Science Association.
  • Mariama Sidibe, Mark Burkey, 2017. Geographic Accessibility to Hospitals in the United States: Rurality and Insurance Coverage. (2) 47, pp. 126-136. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.
  • Mark Burkey, Joy Bhadury, H.A. Eiselt, Hunkar Toyoglu, 2017. The Impact of Hospital Closures on Geographical Access: Evidence from Four Southeastern States of the United States. 4, pp. 56-66. Operations Research Perspectives.
  • Mark Burkey, Alexandra Kurepa, 2016. Spatial Nonlinear Pricing with Per-Trip versus Per-Unit Transportation Costs. (3) 46, pp. 237-255. The Review of Regional Studies.
  • Joy Bhadury, Mark Burkey, Samuel Troy, 2015. Location Modeling for Logistics Parks in H.A. Eiselt, V. Marianov (Eds.) Applications of Location Analysis. pp. 55-83. Springer.
  • Mark Burkey, 2015. Making Educational and Scholarly Videos with Screen Capture Software. (2) 2, pp. 2-10. REGION (Journal of the European Regional Science Association).
  • Jeffrey Edwards, Tara Wade, Mark Burkey, R. Gary Pumphrey, 2014. Forecasting the Public’s Acceptability of Municipal Water Regulation and Price Rationing for Communities on the Ogallala Aquifer. (1) 40, pp. 1-30. Journal of Economics.
  • HA Eiselt, Joy Bhadury, Mark Burkey, 2013. An Optimization-Based Framework for Modeling Counterterrorism Strategies. (April) 26, pp. 7-31. OR Insight.
  • Mark Burkey, 2013. Game Theory: Anticipating Reactions for Winning Actions, Business Expert Press.
  • Mark Burkey, J. Bhadury, H.A. Eiselt. A Location-Based Comparison of Health Care Services in Four US States with Efficiency and Equity. (2) 46, pp. 157-163. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier.
  • Jeffrey Edwards, Lyubov Kurkalova, Mark Burkey, 2012. Building a Simple General Model of Municipal Water Conservation Policy for Communities Overlying the Ogallala Aquifer. (1) 52, pp. 135-155. Natural Resources Journal.
  • Mark Burkey, 2012. Decomposing geographic accessibility into component parts: methods and an application to hospitals. (3) 48, pp. 783-800. Annals of Regional Science.
  • Alfredo Romero Aguirre, Mark Burkey, 2011. Debt Overhang and the Eurozone: A Spatial Panel Analysis. (1) 41, pp. 231-251. The Review of Regional Studies.
  • Mark Burkey (2011). (Spatial Pricing Models with Lumpy Transportation Costs: The Case for Travel Cost Subsidization). (3) 4, pp. 197-206. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences.
  • Mark Burkey, Michael Lahr, 2011. Transactions Costs and Readership: An 'Open' Letter to Our Readers. (1) 41, pp. 1-3. The Review of Regional Studies.
  • Hal Snarr, Mark Burkey, 2011. Unintended Migration Consequences of US Welfare Reform. (3) 41, pp. 231-251. Economic Analysis and Policy.
  • Mark Burkey, Joy Bhadury, H. A. Eiselt, 2011. Voronoi Diagrams and Their Uses. in H.A. Eiselt and V. Marinov (Eds.) Foundations of Location Analysis, pp. 445-470. Springer.
  • Mark Burkey, 2010. Geographic access and demand in the market for alcohol. (2) 40, pp. 159-179. The Review of Regional Studies.
  • Kofi Obeng, Mark Burkey (2008). (Explaining crashes at intersections with red light cameras: a note). (5) 42, pp. 811-817. Transportation Research: Part A.
  • Mark Burkey, 2008. “Selling the store” to the HMO: A life insurance contract for optimal provision of care. (1) 65, pp. 118-132. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
  • Hal Snarr, Mark Burkey, 2006. A preliminary investigation of welfare migration induced by time limits. (2) 36, pp. 124-139. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.
  • Kofi Obeng, Mark Burkey, 2006. Explaining property damage from crashes at signalized intersections. (3) 29, pp. 217-231. Transportation Planning and Technology.
  • Mark Burkey, 2005. On ‘arbitrage’and market efficiency: an examination of NFL wagering. (1) 36, pp. 13-28. New York Economic Review.
  • Mark Burkey, Scott Simkins, 2004. Factors affecting the location of payday lending and traditional banking services in North Carolina. (2) 34, pp. 191-205. The Review of Regional Studies.
  • Mark Burkey, 1998. The political economy of clean air legislation. (2) 11, pp. 119-134. Environmental and Resource Economics.