Rainer vom Hofe

Rainer vom Hofe

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Program Director

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DAAP School of Planning - 0016

Professional Summary

Biography: Born and raised in rural Bavaria, Rainer vom Hofe is a regional scientist whose work focuses on urban and regional economic development. He has studied and written about regional economic modeling, economic and fiscal impact analysis, as well as various quantitative planning methods. Dr. vom Hofe's most recent research activities focuses on evaluating the economic benefits of non-market amenities (such as parks and bike trails) have on single-family residential properties, through advanced spatial modeling techniques. A study with Dr. Olivier Parent, Economics, evaluating the effects of proximity to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Cincinnati on property values was awarded a $21,000 interdisciplinary research grant from the University Research Council at UC. The first results of this research are posted on UC's website (http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=14300) and have received nationwide attention. Dr. vom Hofe co-authored with Dr. Xinghao Wang Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning (2007), a comprehensive book on the most important analytical methods for the planning profession. The book is a widely used text on planning methods in the US as well as overseas and is available in digital form through Tsinghao University Press, Beijing, and Springer, Berlin. His other academic work includes theoretical and applied papers on industrial clusters analysis: "Whither or not Industrial Clusters? Conclusions or Confusions" and "Method for Identifying Local and Domestic Industrial Clusters Using Interregional Commodity Trade Data." He also contributed three entries on applied regression analysis in Salkind (2010) Encyclopedia of Research Design. He has consulted on economic impact analysis projects and fiscal impact models, including the development of the OKI Fiscal Impact Analysis Model. Dr. vom Hofe earned a Ph.D. in Regional Science from Cornell University. For his doctoral dissertation research, he developed a regional Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to assess selected housing policies in New York State. This research was supported by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the award of a Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG). Dr. vom Hofe also holds a master's degree in regional science from Cornell and a Dipl. Ing. (FH) in agricultural engineering from the Fachhochschule Weihenstephan, Germany. Prior to his academic career, vom Hofe managed the largest ranch project in West Africa for a period of five years. The project, which is located in Togo, employed 50 local employees and had a life stock of 2,800 cattle and 2,500 pigs on 21,000 acres land. Vom Hofe is currently serving his second five-year consecutive term as planning commissioner for the City of Cincinnati. He lives in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati with his wife and two children and enjoys soccer, hiking, travel, motorcycles, and live music.

Education

PhD, Cornell University (Regional Science)

M.S., Cornell University (Regional Science)

Dipl. Ing., Fachhochschule Weihenstephan

Research Support

Grant: #018000-340452-02/ RBS1039 Investigators:Auffrey, Christopher; Honadle, Beth; Looye, Johanna; Vomhofe, Rainer; Zapata, Marisa 05-01-2011 -08-31-2013 Department of Agriculture An External Evaluation of the Strong Economies Together (SET) Initiative Role:Collaborator $100,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #018000.340452.18 \ RBS1039 Investigators:Honadle, Beth; Vomhofe, Rainer; Zapata, Marisa 01-01-2013 -12-31-2014 Department of Agriculture Advanced Evaluation of the Stronger Economies Together Initiative for U.S. Regional Rural Development Role:Collaborator $49,451.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Rainer vom Hofe,Olivier Parent, and Meghan Grabill (2016. )Teardown and rebuild: Impact on neighboring housing prices .To Be Determined, ,

Rainer vom Hofe, Oana Mihaescu, and Mary Lynne Boorn (2016. )Do urban parks really benefit homeowners economically? Evidence from a spatial hedonic study of the Cincinnati park system .To be determined, ,

Conrad Kickert and Rainer vom Hofe (2016. )Critical mass matters - The benefits of retail agglomeration at the micro-scale in downtown Detroit and The Hague .Urban Studies, ,

Rayman Mohamed, Rainer vom Hofe, and Sangida Mazumder (2014. )A spatial hedonic study of the jurisdictional spillover effects of sprawl on accidents .Journal of Accident Analysis & Prevention, ,72 ,9-16

Honadle, Walter Beth, Marisa Zapata, Christopher Auffrey, Rainer vom Hofe and Johanna Looye (2014. )Developmental evaluation and the ‘Stronger Economies Together’ initiative in the United States .Evaluation and Program Planning, ,43 ,64-72

Oana Mihaescu and Rainer vom Hofe (2013. )Using spatial regression to estimate property tax discounts from proximity to brownfields: A tool for local policy-making .Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, ,15 (1 ),

Olivier Parent and Rainer vom Hofe (2012. )Understanding the economic benefits of trails on residential property values .Annals of Regional Science, ,51 (2 ),355-375

Oana Mihaescu and Rainer vom Hofe (2012. )The impact of brownfields on residential property values in Cincinnati, Ohio: A spatial hedonic approach .Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, ,42 (3 ),223-236

Rainer vom Hofe and Saurav Dev Bhatta (2007. )Method for identifying local and domestic industrial clusters using interregional commodity trade data .The Industrial Geographer, ,4 (2 ),2-27

Rainer vom Hofe and Ke Chen (2006. )Whither or not industrial cluster: Conclusions or confusions .The Industrial Geographer, ,4 (1 ),2-28

Rainer vom Hofe and Ke Chen (2007. )Understanding housing as an economic stimulus: A regional computable general equilibrium (CGE) model for New York State housing .Chiang Mai University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, ,1 (1 ),69-92

Published Books

Xinhao Wang and Rainer vom Hofe (2007. )Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning .Beijing and Berlin ,Tsinghua University Press and Springer

Encyclopedia Article

Rainer vom Hofe (2010. )Encyclopedia of Research Design .3, 1230-1233 Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications

Rainer vom Hofe (2010. )Encyclopedia of Research Design .3, 1267-1271 Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications

Rainer vom Hofe (2010. )Encyclopedia of Research Design .3, 1262-1267 Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications

Rainer vom Hofe (2005. )Encyclopedia of the City .New York, Routledge

Technical Reports

Beth Honadle, Christopher Auffrey, Rainer vom Hofe, Johanna Looye, Zach Woolard, and Marisa Zapata (2012. )External Evaluation of the Stronger Economies Together (SET) Initiative. Report for the United States Department of Agriculture and the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University .

Menelaos Triantafillou, Rainer vom Hofe, Tony Bonanno, Nitin Gurnani, Tanya Kosheleva, Sanmati Naik, and Greg Brumit (2005. )Opportunity for Business / Industrial Development .

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Presentations

Invited Presentations

Rayman Mohamed and Rainer vom Hofe (2014. )Jurisdictional Spillover Effects of Sprawl on Injuries and Fatalities .54rd annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Philadelphia, PA.

Oana Mihaescu and Rainer vom Hofe (2012. )Brownfield Sites and their Impacts on Residential Property Values: A Spatial Hedonic Regression Approach .53rd annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Rainer vom Hofe and Olivier Parent (2012. )Understanding the Economic Benefits of Trails on Residential Property Values in the Presence of Spatial Dependence .51st annual Western Regional Science Association(WRSA) Conference, Kauai, HI.

Rainer vom Hofe and Olivier Parent (2011. )Economic Benefits of Trails on Residential Property Values in the Presence of Spatial Dependence .52nd annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Rainer vom Hofe and Chris Auffrey (2009. )Revisiting Fiscal Impact Analysis: The Missing Fiscal Impact Analysis – Land Use Link .50th annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Christal City, VA.

Rainer vom Hofe and Oana Mihaescu (2008. )Identifying Interindustry Linkages in Regional Industrial Clusters: The Metalworking Cluster in Chicago .The Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Rainer vom Hofe and Oana Mihaescu (2007. )Measuring and Mapping Interindustry Linkages: The Metalworking Cluster in Chicago .48th annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Rainer vom Hofe and Saurav Dev Bhatta (2007. )The Importance of Interregional Trade in Industrial Cluster Analysis: The Case of Chicago .The Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Kazuya Kawamura and Rainer vom Hofe (2006. )Economic Impact Of Truck Lanes - A CGE Analysis .47th annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Rainer vom Hofe and Saurav Dev Bhatta (2006. )The Relevance of Non-regional Trade Activities in Industrial Cluster Analysis: The Case of Chicago .Mid Continental Regional Science Association and IMPLAN Joint Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Ke Chen and Rainer vom Hofe (2006. )Industrial Clusters in Local and National Context: The Case of Chicago .Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.

Rainer vom Hofe and Ke Chen (2005. )The Importance of Geographic Space in Industrial Cluster Analysis .46th annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Kansas City, MS.

Rainer vom Hofe, Kazuya Kawamura, and Mingxuan Wang (2005. )A Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Approach to Evaluate the Impacts of Freight Projects .Transport Chicago 2005 Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rainer vom Hofe and Kazuya Kawamura (2004. )The Economic Benefits of In-House Transportation: The Chicago 2020 Regional Transportation Plan .45th annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Portland, OR.

Rainer vom Hofe and Kazuya Kawamura (2002. )A Regional Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model for Housing Policy Analysis: The Case of New York State .49th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rainer vom Hofe (2002. )A Regional Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model for Housing Policy Analysis: The Case of New York State .43rd annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Rainer vom Hofe (1998. )Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impacts of the Erie Canal Corridor Project Initiative .45th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Santa Fe, NM.

Rainer vom Hofe (1998. )Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impacts of the Erie Canal Corridor Project Initiative .National IMPLAN User’s Conference, Washington, DC.

Student Advising

Talleen Khirwadkar (Master )Chair Status:Completed 2016

Mary Lynne Boorn (Doctoral )Chair Status:In Progress

Meghan Grabill (Doctoral )Committee Member Status:In Progress

Basheer Alshammari (Doctoral )Committee Member Status:In Progress

Service

City of Cincinnati (City of Cincinnati Planning Commission )Committee Member Type:Community Service Level:Local 2006 -2017

City of Cincinnati (Zoning Board of Appeal )Committee Member Type:Community Service Level:Local 2006 -2017

(Steering Committee Member for University Impact Area Solutions Study )Committee Member Type:Community Service 2015 -2016

(Faculty Senate Planning Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2006 -2008

(External Reviewer of the Graduate Program in Economics )Type:University/College Service Level:University 2013

(Curriculum Committee )Type:University/College Service Level:College 2006 -2016

(RPT Committee (Alternate) )Type:University/College Service Level:College 2006 -2009

(RPT Committee (Alternate) )Type:University/College Service Level:College 2014 -2016

(Grievance Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2012 -2016

(Library Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011 -2014

(Lecture Series Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011 -2014

(Ph.D. Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2008 -2009

(Ph.D. Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2015 -2016

(RPT Committee )Committee Chair Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2012 -2015

(Curriculum Committee )Committee Chair Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2011 -2014

(RPT Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2002 -2005

(RPT Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2006 -2008

(RPT Committee (Alternate) )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2008 -2011

(Academic Advisor to second/third Year Undergraduate Students )Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2005 -2009

(Academic Advisor to third/forth Year Undergraduate Students )Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2011 -2014

International Journal of Sustainable Transportation Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Utilities Policy Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Contemporary Economic Policy Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Professional Geographer Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Journal of Housing Economics Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Journal of Environment Planning and Management Type:Editorial Service Level:International

International Planning Studies Journal Type:Editorial Service Level:International

South African Journal of Economics Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Research and Practice Interests

Urban and Regional Economics
Economic Development Planning
Quantitative Methods for Urban and Regional Policy Analysis
Statistical Analysis
Spatial Econometrics
Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis
Hedonic Pricing Modeling

Professional Affiliation

2006 -2017: City Of Cincinnati Planning Commissioner City of Cincinnati

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Preferred Information

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Program Director, vom Hofe, Rainer PhD