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Thomas R. Harris, Ph.D.
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Thomas R. Harris, Ph.D.
Dr. Thomas R. Harris is a Foundation Professor in the Department of Economics in the College of Business, has a research appointment in Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station in the College Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources; State Extension Specialists in Community and Economic Development in University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; and the Director of the University Center for Economic Development at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Harris has been at UNR since 1981 and his primary areas of teaching, research and extension are rural economic development, economic impact modeling, and local government finance. Dr. Harris has authored or co-authored over 100 journal articles and technical bulletins and publications. Dr. Harris' research covers the economic and fiscal impacts of changes in public land grazing policies and surface water reallocations. Also Dr. Harris has completed several studies on cluster targeting and analysis of local socio-economic trends. Recently, Tom was co-editor of a published book titled Targeted Regional Economic Development.
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