John I. Carruthers Joins CRP Faculty

June 17, 2019

John I. Carruthers has been hired as an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning, effective July 1.

Carruthers's areas of expertise include economic geography, urban and regional economics, environmental quality of life, and geospatial and econometric analysis.

Before joining the CRP faculty, Carruthers was the director of the Sustainable Urban Planning Program at George Washington University, a program that he founded and led to accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board. He previously served as an economist in the Economic Development and Public Finance Division of the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington, and the University of Arizona.

Carruthers has published widely in both regional science and urban planning. His recent scholarly papers and publications include "Growth Management and the Spatial Outcome of Regional Development in Florida, 1982–1997," coauthored with Ralph B. McLaughlin and Marlon G. Boarnet in Growth Management in Florida, (2017); and the chapter "Exploring innovation gaps in the American space economy," coauthored with Gordon F. Mulligan, Neil Reid, and Matthew R. Lehnert, in Regional Research Frontiers - Vol. 1. Advances in Spatial Science (The Regional Science Series), edited by Randall Jackson and Peter Schaeffer (Springer, Cham, 2017). He is presently working on a book titled Hedonic Seoul: A Revealed Preference Exploration of Quality of Life in Seoul, Korea, for the Springer series "New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives."

Carruthers received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2001, an M.S. from the University of Arizona in 1998, and a B.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York, in 1996.

By Patti Witten