Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Washington State University
M.S. Agricultural Economics, Clemson University
B.A. History, Clemson University
Regional, rural, and community economic development, economic impact analysis, workforce development, entrepreneurial development, agricultural based rural development all with an emphasis on issues faced in the South Carolina
Hughes, David. “Rural-Urban Economic Linkages: Implications for Industry Targeting Recommendations.” Chapter 11 in S. Goetz, S. Deller, and T. Harris (eds.) Targeting Regional Economic Development, Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis. 2009.
Hughes, David W. Cheryl Brown, Stacey Miller, and Tom McConnell. “Evaluating the Economic Impact of Farmers’ Markets Using an Opportunity Cost Framework.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 2008 40(1): 253-265.
Hughes, David and Martin Shields. “Revisiting Tourism Regional Economic Impact: Accounting for Secondary Household Employment.” Review of Regional Studies. 2007 37(2): 186-206. www.policy.rutgers.edu/cupr/rrs/vol37issue2.php
Hughes, David W. "Policy Uses of Economic Multiplier and Impact Analysis.” Choices. 2nd Quarter:25-30, 2003. www.choicesmagazine.org.
Olatubi, Williams and David W. Hughes. “Natural Resource and Environmental Policy Trade-offs: A CGE analysis of the Regional Impact of the WRP”. Land Use Policy. 19(3):231-241, 2002.
APEC, CRD 352 - Public Finance
APEC, CRD 412-612 - Regional Economic Development Theory and Policy
APEC 490 - Independent Study, Local Strategic Planning and Implementation (co-taught with Harry Crissy, Charleston Area Community Development Agent)