Scott Loveridge

Scott Loveridge

PhD Michigan State University
MS Michigan State University
BA Kalamazoo College


Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Room 4, Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 432 9969, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Biographical Information

Scott Loveridge joined the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics as full professor (tenure system) in 2000 after ten years on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and West Virginia University. His research focuses on social conditions associated with economic growth and development of subnational regions. His recent PhD graduate students accepted positions at Michigan State University, Valdosta State University, Texas A&M, and Kyiv School of Economics. His awards include the Harold E. Hughes Award for Exceptional Responsiveness to Rural Issues and Concerns, and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award for Multi-State Efforts.  Loveridge enjoys using strong national connections developed during his six years as director of the 12-state North Central Regional Center for Rural Development to assist graduate students and his recent advisees in developing their professional prospects.  He is current on short-term assignment with the MSU School of Planning, Design, and Construction as interim Director. 

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Impact assessment of policies, investments, and shocks
  • Economic development strategies for states and substate regions
  • University-based technology transfer systems
  • US government rural development policies
  • Joint publishing with graduate students