Michail Fragkias and Samia Islam, associate professors in the Department of Economics, co-authored a paper titled Modeling Teleconnected Urban Social–ecological Systems: Opportunities and Challenges for Resilience Research. The paper has been published in the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development. A third co-author of the paper is Christian Sprague who was an undergraduate research assistant for the duration of the research project and is currently in the master of science in economics program.
This collaborative paper explores the topic of resilience in cities. In particular, it examines the responsiveness of networks of cities to shocks that occur to their resource bases (geographically close and far). The authors review past and current literature on urban systems, teleconnections and resilience and study the resilience of urban systems through stylized scenarios and a novel dynamic mathematical model.
The full paper can be found here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19463138.2017.1324455