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K-State Today Student Edition

May 11, 2012



Professor, doctoral candidate in economics receive Sweet 16 High Value Research Program

By Economics Department

The Research Advisory Committee of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials has selected a research project sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas State University Transportation Center as one of its High Value Research Projects for 2012. The study "The Economics of Potential Reduction of the Rural Road System in Kansas," was co-authored by Michael W. Babcock, professor, and Abhinav Alakshendra, doctoral candidate.

Designated as the Sweet 16 High Value Research program, the study by Babcock and Alakshendra was one of the 16 research projects selected out of 120 submissions nationwide.  The study was one of four selected from a region that includes Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas.