Journal of Stock & Forex Trading

Journal of Stock & Forex Trading
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9458

Peter V Schaeffer

Peter V Schaeffer

Peter V Schaeffer
Professor, Economic Policy
West Virginia University, USA


Peter Schaeffer is professor of resource management at West Virginia University (WVU). He specializes in economic policy, with special foci on regional economics and development; labor issues related to economic development and performance, particularly international labor migration and domestic job mobility; and natural resource management issues related to amenities, planning, and energy, and their implications for economic development. Dr. Schaeffer also serves as a faculty research associate in WVU’s Regional Research Institute and as adjunct professor in the Department of Economics. Previously he held faculty positions at the University of Colorado–Denver and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. From 1999 to 2000 he was a visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology–Zurich. He is serving as a member of the editorial boards of several journals, and in 2008 he was recognized with the Regional Research Institute’s Miernyk Award for Career Scholarly Achievements.

Research Interest

My primary research interests are in economic policy, particularly those related to regional economics and development, labor markets, human capital, geographic and occupational mobility, and demographic change. Secondary interests are in resource management. Most of my publications fall into one of the following three categories:
1.Regional economics (regional, rural, and local development)
2.Labor issues (human capital, labor mobility, demographic change)
3.Resource management (amenities, planning, and energy)