Undergrad Institution and Major: B.S. in Geography, emphasis in Urban & Regional Planning, Brigham Young University
Graduate Institutions and Major: M.A. in Geography & Urban Studies, Temple University
Relevant Professional Experience: Internship at Montgomery County (PA) Planning Commission, walkability studies
Research Interests: Andrew Van Leuven studies local governments’ efforts to revitalize their economies—from the local actors who pursue and implement these interventions to the impact of their efforts. Van Leuven’s dissertation focuses specifically on economic revitalization in small communities. He is also interested in the patterns of regional growth and decline experienced by metropolitan economies, especially those that are resilient to long-term structural changes.
Funded Appointments: Graduate Research Associate – Ohio Manufacturing Institute, Dr. Ned Hill
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.