Dudensing, Rebekka individual record
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

Dr. Rebekka Dudensing's research and extension responsibilities include community and regional economic development, rural-urban alignment, social and physical infrastructure of rural communities, and socioeconomic and fiscal impact analysis. She provides economic analysis for industries, tourism events, and natural disasters and specializes in adapting impact models to unique circumstances. She also works with communities to evaluate opportunities for local and regional economic development and studies the roles of business and social structures in development. She is particularly interested in the quality-conscious and cost-effective provision of services, including education, healthcare, and transportation, in rural areas. Much of her research is driven by the concerns of Extension clientele; she strives to find solutions to local concerns while projecting these issues to a wider audience through applied research and methodological improvements.

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Academic Articles19
  • Carpenter, C. W., Van Sandt, A., Dudensing, R., & Loveridge, S. (2022). Profit Pools and Determinants of Potential County-Level Manufacturing Growth. International Regional Science Review. 45(2), 188-224.
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  • Van Sandt, A., Carpenter, C. W., Dudensing, R., & Loveridge, S. (2021). Estimating determinants of healthcare establishment locations with restricted federal administrative data.. Health Econ. 30(6), 1328-1346.
  • Mjelde, J. W., Dudensing, R. M., Battista, G., Brooks, J., Carrillo, M., Counsil, B., ... Pyrialakou, V. D. (2020). Rural Transportation Conference Participants Opinions and Concerns Pertaining to Transit for Older Adults. SAGE Open. 10(2), 215824402092403-215824402092403.
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  • Carpenter, C. W., Anderson, D., & Dudensing, R. (2019). The Texas Drilling Boom and Local Human Capital Investment. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 51(02), 199-218.
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  • McCorkle, D., Hellman, E. d., Hanselka, D., & Dudensing, R. (2019). The long-term viability of U.S. wine grape vineyards: Assessing vineyard labour costs for future technology development. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 36(1), 1-1.
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Conference Papers1
  • Dudensing, R., Richardson, J., & Lu, R. (2013). Development and validation of a stochastic disaster impact model. WIT Transactions on The Built Environment, DISASTER MANAGEMENT 2013. 1, 335-346.
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  • Dudensing, R. M., Park, J., Robinson, J., Hanselka, D., & Martinez, C. C. (2016). A Framework for Estimating the Linked Economic Contribution of Cotton Production, Ginning, Oilseed Milling, and Warehousing.
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Division of Academic & Strategic Collaborations; Economic Development & Community Impact; 1245 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1245