Mark L Burkey


Mark L Burkey
College of Business & Economics


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


Dr. Mark L. Burkey is Professor of Economics. He is a Regional Scientist/Microeconomic Theorist who specializes in spatial modeling.

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

  • Mark Burkey, Stephen Croucher, Stephanie Kelly (2021). (A multi-national validity analysis of the Argumentativeness Measure). (1) 32, pp. 88-101 ). International Journal of Conflict Management.
  • Mark Burkey, Stephen Croucher, Stephanie Kelly (2020). (A multi-national validity analysis of the Self-Perceived Communication Competence Scale). 13, pp. 1-12 ). Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.
  • Mark Burkey, Phillip Wisocki (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, Stephen Croucher, Stephanie Kelly (2020). (A longitudinal examination of validity and temporal stability of organizational dissent measurement in France). Online First, pp. 107-118 ). Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.
  • Mark Burkey (2018). (A Short Course on Spatial Econometrics and GIS). (3) 5, pp. R13-R18 ). REGION (Journal of the European Regional Science Association).
  • Joy Bhadury, Mark Burkey, 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, Elsevier.
  • Mark Burkey, Mariama Sidibe (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, 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. Marinov, (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).
  • Mark Burkey, Jeffrey Edwards (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.
  • Joy Bhadury, Mark Burkey, HA Eiselt (2013). (An Optimization-Based Framework for Modeling Counterterrorism Strategies). (April) 26, pp. 7-31 ). OR Insight, Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Mark Burkey (2013). (Game Theory: Anticipating Reactions for Winning Actions). pp. 123 ). Business Expert Press.
  • Mark Burkey (2012). (Decomposing geographic accessibility into component parts: methods and an application to hospitals). (3) 48, pp. 783-800 ). Annals of Regional Science / Springer.
  • Mark Burkey (2012). (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.
  • Mark Burkey, Jeffrey Edwards, Lyubov Kurkalova (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, Hal Snarr (2011). (Unintended Migration Consequences of US Welfare Reform). (3) 41, pp. 231-251 ). Economic Analysis and Policy.
  • Mark Burkey, Alfredo Romero Aguirre (2011). (Debt Overhang and the Eurozone: A Spatial Panel Analysis). (1) 41, pp. 231-251 ). The Review of Regional Studies.
  • Mark Burkey (2011). (Transactions Costs and Readership: An 'Open' Letter to Our Readers). (1) 41, pp. 1-3 ). The Review of Regional Studies.
  • Mark Burkey (2011). (Voronoi Diagrams and Their Uses). In Eiselt and Marinov, (Foundations of Location Analysis) pp. 445-470 ). Springer-Verlag.