Dr. David W. Hughes

Dr David HuhhesProgram Leader, Economic and Community Development, Clemson University Extension Service
Assistant Director, Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development
Assistant Director, Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center
Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics.

Degrees Held:

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Washington State University
M.S.  Agricultural Economics, Clemson University, Clemson
B.A.   History, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Research Interest:

Regional, rural, and community economic development, economic impact analysis, workforce development, entrepreneurial development, agricultural based rural development


Program planning and delivery of extension activity in community and economic development.   Assisting in program planning and delivery for outreach activities (including research) originating from the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development.  Assist in program planning relating to facilities use and development, Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center.  Usually responsibilities relating to outreach, research, and teaching in applied economic development with an emphasis on meeting the needs of South Carolina.

Publication Highlights:

Hughes, David.  “Rural-Urban Economic Linkages: Implications for Industry Targeting Recommendations.” in S. Goetz, S. Deller, and T. Harris (eds.) Targeting Regional Economic Development, Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis (Forthcoming, 2008).

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.

Hughes, David W. and David Holland.  "Core-Periphery Economic Linkage: A Measure of Spread and Possible Backwash Effects for the Washington Economy."  Land Economics. 70(1994): 364-379.