Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, Urban Studies Program Director, Department of Sociology
Seattle Pacific University
CSDE Research Areas:
- Demographic Measurements and Methods
- Environments and Populations
Katherine Nesse’s research is at the intersection of people and the economy. She is interested in metrics of measuring people and the economy and how those metrics are used to inform policy. Her current research project is creating a new method for estimating demographic characteristics based on the residential environment. She is particularly concerned with methods that produce data for small or sparsely populated areas. She has also researched how people cause the economy to grow, including the different roles that traditional location factors, regulatory factors, labor market and competition factors, and quality of life factors play in business location decisions.