Jason P. Brown

Jason P. Brown

Research and Policy Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri


Jason Brown is a Research and Policy Officer in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  In this role, he coordinates the regional and commodities research of the Bank and serves as liaison to regional and commodities researchers located in branch offices and in Kansas City. He conducts research on issues related to regional economic growth, emerging industries, natural resource development, and structural change in regional industry and labor markets.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jason was an economist at the USDA Economic Research Service in Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Journals and Books

  • Brown, J.P., Fitzgerald, T. and Weber, J.G. 2019. “Does Resource Ownership Matter? Oil and Gas Royalties and the Income Effect of Extraction.” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 6(6): 853-878.
  • Brown, J.P., Lambert, D.M. and Wojan, T. 2019. “The Effect of the Conservation Reserve Program on Rural Economies: Deriving a Statistical Verdict from a Null Finding.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 101(2): 528-540.
  • Low, S.A. and Brown, J.P. 2017. "Manufacturing Plant Survival in a Period of Decline." Growth and Change, 48(3): 297-312.
  • Brown, J.P., Fitzgerald, T., and Weber, J.G. 2016. "Capturing Rents from Natural Resource Abundance: Private Royalties from U.S. Onshore Oil & Gas Production." Resource and Energy Economics, 46: 23-38.
  • Brown, J.P. and Lambert, D.M. 2016. “Extending a Smooth Parameter Model to Firm Location Analyses: The Case of Natural Gas Establishments in the United States.” Journal of Regional Science, 56(5): 848-867.
  • Weber, J.G., Wall, C., Brown, J.P., and Hertz, T. 2015. “Crop Prices, Agricultural Revenues, and the Local Economy of the U.S. Heartland.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 37(3): 459-476.
  • Hoen, B., Brown, J.P., Jackson, T., Thayer, M.A., Wiser, R. and Cappers, P. 2015. “Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of US Wind Energy Facilities on Surrounding Property Values.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 51(1): 22-51.
  • Wojan, T., Brown, J.P. and Lambert, D.M. 2015. “What to Do About the "Cult of Statistical Significance?" A Renewable Fuel Application using the Neyman-Pearson Protocol.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 36(4): 674-695.
  • Weber, J.G., Brown, J.P. and Pender, J.L. 2014. "Rural Wealth Creation and Emerging Energy Industries. In: Rural Wealth Creation," Pender, J.L., Weber, B.A., Johnson, T.G. and Fannin, J.M. (eds.) Routledge, pg. 167-184.
  • Brown, J.P., Goetz, S.J., Ahearn, M.C., and Liang. C. 2014. "Linkages between Community-Focused Agriculture, Farm Sales, and Regional Growth." Economic Development Quarterly 28(1): 5-16.
  • Pender, J.L., Weber, J.G., and Brown, J.P. 2014. "Sustainable Rural Development and Wealth Creation: Five Observations Based on Emerging Energy Opportunities." Economic Development Quarterly 28(1): 73-86.
  • Brown, J.P., Lambert, D.M., and Florax, R.J.G.M. 2013. "The Birth, Death, and Persistence of Firms: Creative Destruction and the Spatial Distribution of U.S. Manufacturing Establishments, 2000-2006." Economic Geography 89(3): 203-226.
  • Brown, J.P., Pender, J. Wiser, R., Lantz, E., and Hoen, B. 2012. "Ex Post Analysis of Economic Impacts from Wind Power Development in U.S. Counties." Energy Economics, 34(6): 1743-1754.
  • Lambert, D.L., Brown, J.P., and Florax, R.J.G.M. 2010. "A two-step estimator for a spatial lag model of counts: Theory, small sample performance and an application." Regional Science and Urban Economics, 40(4): 241-252.
  • Brown, J.P., Florax, R.J.G.M., and McNamara, K.T. 2009. "Determinants of Investment Flows in U.S. Manufacturing." The Review of Regional Studies, 39(3): 267-284.
  • Lusk, J.L., Brown, J.P., Mark, T., Proseku, I., Thompson, R., and Welsh, J. 2006. "Consumer Behavior, Public Policy, and Country-of-Origin Labeling." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 28(2): 284-292.

Under Review for Publication

The Main Street Economist

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