About the Journal

More in depth than a blog. Shorter, more understandable than most academic research! The Journal of Applied Research asks questions about economic development that you want to ask, but no one wants to answer.

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The Journal combines street-level experience with the best ED theory and research, sensitive to the time needs of professionals, but offering a demanding, yet lighter and readable approach to difficult questions and complex topics. Crafted by a sarcastic, skeptical blather mouth “Curmudgeon” with decades of experience, a PhD, and a now-expired CEcD, how could you go wrong?

Organized into SEVEN THEMES, updated on a semi-monthly basis, the Journal reviews, critiques, and informs readers about the best and most important books, articles, and think-tank policy and research.

Our reviews provide a solid perspective to give you a professional edge — without the professional pomposity.

The Journal’s Motto: “MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW”