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Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-6264
Fax: (208) 885-5759
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Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334

Paul A. Lewin

Paul A. Lewin


Office: Agricultural Science Building
Room 28D

Phone: (208) 885-6048
Email: plewin@uidaho.edu

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor



  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Conduct research on rural community development.
    • Research program includes entrepreneurship, rural infrastructure, and dynamic changes of community and small regional economies.
    • Long-term goal is helping local communities producing wealth, opening economic opportunities, and facilitating adjustment.
  • Selected Publications
    • Lewin, P., Weber, B., and Holland, D., 2013 Core-Periphery Dynamics in the Portland Oregon Region: 1982 to 2006” Annals of Regional Science (forthcoming)
    • Lewin, P., Fisher, M., and Weber, B.,  2012 “Do Rainfall Conditions Push or Pull Rural Migrants? Evidence from Malawi” Agricultural Economic Journal 43, 191-204.
    • Holland, D.; Lewin, P.; Sorte, B.; and Weber, B. In press. 2011. “How economically Interdependence is the Portland Metro Core with its Rural Periphery? A comparison across two decades.” In: Toward one Oregon. Oregon State University Press.
    • Weber, B., Lewin, P., and Sorte, B., 2011 “Economic Impacts on Oregon Counties of the Termination of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination” Act: 2011 Update.
    • Sorte, B., Lewin, P., and Opfer, P., 2011 “Oregon Agriculture and the Economy: An Update” Oregon State University Extension Service. Rural Studies Program
    • Makombe, T., Lewin, P., and Fisher, M., 2010 “The Determinants of Food Insecurity in Rural Malawi: Implications for Agricultural Policy” Malawi Strategy Support Program (MaSSP), Policy Note 4. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    • Sorte, B., Lewin, P., and Weber, B., 2009 “Economic Impacts on Oregon Counties of the Termination of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination” Act: An Update. RSP #09-03.
    • Holland, D., Lewin, P., Sorte, B., and Weber, B., 2009 “How Economically Interdependent is the Portland Metro Core with its Rural Periphery? A Comparison across Two Decades” RSP # 09-01.
    • Sorte, B., Lewin, P., and Weber, B., 2008 “Economic Impacts on Oregon Counties of the Termination of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act” (P.L. 106-393). RSP #08-05
    • Lewin, P. and Andersson, K., 2008 “Chile: A Free-Market Model of Decentralization”. In K. Andersson, G. Gordillo de Anda and F. van Laerhoven. Local Governments and Rural Development: Comparing Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru. University of Arizona Press.

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