About Me

Dr. Mark L. Burkey is a Professor of Economics at North Carolina A&T State University.  He is a Regional Scientist/Microeconomic Theorist who specializes in spatial modeling.  His recent work combines Economic Theory, GIS, and Operations Research methods in order to analyze the accessibility of facilities (such as hospitals), and how accessibility can be most efficiently improved.    He is also adept at applying spatial econometrics to answer research questions.

Dr. Burkey has been a PI on grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Transportation, and the UNC System.  His research has been published in journals such as Nature Ecology and Evolution, Annals of Regional Science, Transportation Research Part A, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, The Review of Regional Studies, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Economic Analysis and Policy, OR Insight, Natural Resources Journal, and Environmental and Resource Economics.

Dr. Burkey was also the co-editor of The Review of Regional Studies from 2011-2016.

On a more personal note, Dr. Burkey is married to Angela, and has a wonderful son named Pierce (see "Class Photos").  They live in beautiful Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

See my Academic CV for more information.

Education:   Ph.D. in Economic Theory, Duke University

                        BS in Banking, Economics, and Mathematics (minor), Appalachian State University

                        MS in Applied Mathematics, NC A&T State University (Currently enrolled)

My Latest Publications (all of these are open access- free!):


1)        Wiscocki, Philip A., Patrick Kennelly, Indira Rojas Rivera, Phillip Cassey, Mark L. Burkey, and Daniel Hanley. “The global distribution of avian eggshell colours suggest a thermoregulatory benefit of darker pigmentation.” Nature Ecology & Evolution, 17pp. Online October 28, 2019. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-1003-2  Link

2)        Croucher, S. M., S. Kelly, D. Rahmani, M. Burkey, T. Subanaliev, F. Galy-Badenas, A. Lando, M. Chibita, V. Nyiranasbimana, E. Turdubaeva, N. Eskiçorapçı, & K. Jackson. “A multi-national validity analysis of the Self-Perceived Communication Competence Scale.” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (forthcoming). DOI:10.1080/17513057.2019.1569250 Link

3)        Burkey, Mark L. “A Short Course on Spatial Econometrics and GIS,” REGION (Journal of the European Regional Science Association), 5(3), Fall 2018, R13-R18. (Editorially Reviewed, Pedagogical). https://doi.org/10.18335/region.v5i3.254 Link to Download

4)        Sidibe, M., and M. L. Burkey. “Geographic Accessibility to Hospitals in the United States: Rurality and Insurance Coverage,” Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 47(2), Fall 2017, 26-36.

5)        Burkey, M.L. Bhadury, J., Eiselt, H.A., and Toyoglu, H. “The Impact of Hospital Closures on Geographical Access: Evidence from Four Southeastern States of the United States,” Operations Research Perspectives, 4, April 2017, 56-66. Link