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JiYoung Park

Assistant Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning

JiYoung Park

JiYoung Park

Hayes C 05L


(716) 829-5331



Dr. Park’s research interests are urban economics and transportation modeling as applied to natural and man-made environmental and security problems.

He developed National Interstate Economic Model (NIEMO), a spatially disaggregated operational MRIO (Multiregional Input-Output) model of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The NIEMO is used to analyze economic impacts resulting from natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and hypothetical terrorist attacks. Further, it is expanding to (1) transportation and multi-modal systems, (2) international countries, (3) temporal extension, (4) demand price elasticity model, (5) HAZUS software, (6) game theory and (7) environmental model estimating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission effects. His vision is to observe dynamic changes in urban/regional/international systemactic structures. The models Dr.Park has developed provide simulated results stemming from the changes and the predicted futures for planners in urban, regional, national and international levels.


B.A.. (economics), Seoul National University
M.A. (economics), Seoul National University
Ph.D. (urban planning), University of Southern California


Dr. Park currently teaches three graduate courses: Research Methods, Economic Concepts, and Quantitative Methods. He was appointed as part of UB2020's Extreme Events Strategic Strength.

Public Service

Dr. Park's public service and research are relating to his research interests, the economic impact modeling to analyze the effects resulting from natural and man-made disasters. He is an active member of the international and local Regional Science associations, e.g. North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) and Western Regional Science Association (WRSA), and of the international Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). He is currently President of Upstate New York (UNY) Chapter of Society for Risk Analysis after serving President-elect during 2009, where he contributes how UNY chapter can contribute to the region by combining academic and professional groups in the Society. Dr.Park also serves as Extreme Events Faculty Advisory Committee for the national Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) at University at Buffalo. He is a national member of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and proposing how the risk modeling can be applied to Planning field.

Selected Publications

  • "Accessibility and Residential Land Values: Some tests with new measures," Urban Studies(with G. Giuliano, P. Gordon, and Q. Pan) (Forthcoming).
  • “Estimating Freight Flows for Metropolitan Area Highway Networks Using Secondary Data Sources,” Networks and Spatial Economics,(with G. Giuliano, P. Gordon, Q. Pan, and L. Wang) )10 (1): 73-91, 2010.
  • “Effect of Educational Program for Farmers on the Farmers’ Income”, Journal of Agricultural Extension and Community Development, 16 (1): 69-98 (In Korean with HB Lim and GO Lee), 2009.

  • “Identifying the Regional Economic Impacts of 9/11,” Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy 15 (2) Article 6 (with P. Gordon, E. Jun, JE MOrre II, and HW Richardson), 2009.

  • “Modeling Input-Output Impacts with Substitutions in the Household Sector: A Numerical Example,” Economic Modelling, 26 (3): 696-701(with P Gordon and HW Richardson), 2009.

  • The Economic Impacts of International Border Closure:  A State-by-State Analysis,” in Global Business and Terrorism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (with P. Gordon, J.E. Moore II, and H.W. Richardson), p. 341-374, 2009.

  • “A Two-Step Approach Estimating State-by-State Commodity Trade Flows,” The Annals of Regional Science, (with P. Gordon, JE Moore II, and HW Richardson), 43 (4): 1003-1072, 2009.
  • “Estimating the State-by-State Economic Impacts of Hurricane Katrina,” in Natural Disaster Analysis after Hurricane Katrina. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (with P. Gordon, J. E. Moore II, H. W. Richardson, S. Kim, and Y. Kim), p. 147-186, 2008.
  • “Estimating the Macro-economic Impacts of WMD Attacks,” in WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices (with P. Gordon, B. Lee, J. E. Moore II, Q. Pan, and H. W. Richardson), MIT Press, 2008.
  • “The Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks on the Twin Ports of Los Angeles-Long Beach,” inRisking House and Home: Disasters, Cities, Public Policy, (with H. W. Richardson, P. Gordon, J. E. Moore, II, and Q. Pan), Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2008.
  • “The Economic Impacts of a Dirty- Bomb Attack on the Los Angeles and Long Beach Port: Applying Supply-driven NIEMO (National Interstate Economic Model),” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 5(1)2008.
  • “Application of a Price-Sensitive Supply-Side Input-Output Model to an Examination of the Economic Impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Rita Disruptions of the U.S. Oil-Industry,” Ecological Economics (forthcoming), 2008.
  • “The State-by-State Economic Impacts of the 2002 Shutdown of the Los Angeles-Long Beach Ports,” Growth and Change, 39 (4), 2008
  • “Estimating Interregional Trade Flows of South Korea”, Journal of Korean Regional Science, 24 (2) (In Korean). The first draft of the article was also shown in Winning Papers of 2007 Graduate Paper Competition (in Korean), 2008..
  • Practice of Spatial Econometrics Models, Park-Young-Sa, Seoul, Korea (in Korean) (with S.W. Lee, S.D. Yoon, and S. H. Min, 2006.
  • Practice of Logit and Probit Models, Park-Young-Sa, Seoul, Korea (in Korean), (with S. W. Lee, S. H. Min, and S.D. Yoon), 2005.