Richard A. Wright

  • Professor of Geography

  • Orvil Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs

Richard studies labor markets and housing markets in the US. He has three current projects.  One involves skilled migration, both within and to the US.Another looks at housing markets—from the perspective of race and racism. A third considers the regulation of migration. Recent research has also examined the effects of the Great Recession and anti-immigrant legislation on migration.

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  • B.Ed. University of Nottingham
  • M.A. Indiana University
  • Ph.D. Indiana University

Selected Publications

  • Richard Wright, Mark Ellis & Matthew Townley (2016): The Matching of STEM Degree Holders with STEM Occupations in Large Metropolitan Labor Markets in the United States, Economic Geography, DOI: 10.1080/00130095.2016.1220803

  • Mark Ellis, Richard Wright, & Matthew Townley (2016) “State-scale Immigration Enforcement and Latino Interstate Migration in the United States,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2015.1135725.

  • Natasha Rivers, Richard Wright and Mark Ellis (2015) “The Great Recession and the Migration Redistribution of Blacks and Whites in the US South,” Growth and Change, DOI: 10.1111/grow.12107.

  • Mark Ellis, Richard Wright, Kristy Copeland, and Matt Townley (2014) “The migration response to the Legal Arizona Workers Act” Political Geography, 42, 46-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.06.001.

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Works In Progress

  • Principal Investigator, with Jonathan Chipman (Dartmouth College), “An Interactive Web-Based Atlas of Segregation and Diversity.” CompX Faculty Grant, Neukom Institute, Dartmouth College.

  • Principal Investigator, with Mark Ellis, (U. of Washington), "From College to Work: Connecting STEM Education and STEM Employment in US Labor Markets." Scholarly Innovation and Advancement Award. Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth College.