Dr. Larry Libby was the former interim director of the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy and former holder of university's C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, housed within the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics.
He received his doctorate from Cornell University in 1970 and spent 26 years as a professor and administrator at the University of Florida and Michigan State before coming to Ohio in 1997.
Libby’s research program focuses on the economic consequences of alternative institutional devices for affecting patterns of resource use. He works on subjects related to competition for land and water at the rural-urban interface; policies designed to affect the rights and responsibilities of competitors for natural resources; the environmental consequences and contributions of production agriculture; and the economic and social performance of policies and institutions affecting the use of natural resources.
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.