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Current Professional Activities
Population Association of America’s Committee on Applied Demography, Chair for 2007 Annual Meeting
Steering Committee of the Census Bureau’s Federal State Cooperative for Population Estimates
Contributing Editor, PAA Affairs, Newsletter of the Population Association of America. April 2004 – Present.
Current Research Activities
• New York State Department of Economic Development. Produce county and sub-county estimates of population, housing and demographic characteristics. Produce county projections of population and households. Coordinate inputs from planning agencies and provide training in relevant demographic methods.
• Rockland County, New York. Produce detailed demographic, economic, housing and land use projections of county and sub-county characteristics. Provide models and technical assistance to county planning staff enabling them to produce similar projections under alternative scenarios.
• US Census Bureau. Review, analyze, and report on the American Community Study Multi-Year Estimates Study (MYES) data for Rockland County, NY, and provide expert advice about the quality and utility of these estimates.
• US Census Bureau. "Changes to the Housing Stock: Loss of Housing Units." Services in Support of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Housing Unit- Based Estimates Research Project. Develop and evaluate a procedure to more precisely estimate the loss of housing units for all counties by using a model developed with data from the American Housing Survey in combination with annual estimates from the American Community Survey.
• US Census Bureau. "Estimating Household Size By Modeling Changes to Household Composition." Services in Support of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Housing Unit- Based Estimates Research Project.Develop and evaluate a procedure for using annual estimates from the American Community Survey to more precisely estimate persons per household (PPH) for all counties.
• New York State Association of Counties. "Workforce Intelligence and Regional Economic Development." Develop systematic data-driven approach to Workforce Intelligence that can be used across New York State regions, enabling both regular updating by local officials and comparison across regions by state and local officials. Regional pilot studies that combine elements of the systematic model with an analysis of specific economic conditions.
Current Extension Activities
Warren A. Brown is Senior Research Associate at Cornell University where he directs the Program on Applied Demographics and is the Research Director of the New York Census Research Data Center, a consortium of research institutions in the New York metropolitan area and upstate New York. His teaching, research and outreach efforts involve him with the application of demographic information to areas such as strategic planning for workforce and economic development, consumer behavior and market analysis, households and housing market analysis, regional transportation planning, hospitality and recreation industries, health services for the elderly, and environmental protection.
Warren Brown represents New York State in the US Census Bureau’s Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates (FSCPE) and is a past chair of its Steering Committee. He is active in working with the US Census Bureau to improve their estimates of population. Dr. Brown co-authored an invited paper with Dr. Joseph Salvo of the New York City Department of City Planning, “Population Estimates and the Needs of Local Governments,” they presented at a Census Bureau sponsored a conference titled, “U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates: Meeting User Needs” that was held July 19, 2006. On September 6, 2006 Dr. Brown testified before the House Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census at their oversight hearing titled, "Two Plus Two Should Never Equal Three: Getting Intercensal Population Estimates Right the First Time."
B.A. - 1970, University of Virginia
M.A. - 1975, New School for Social Research
Ph.D. - 1982, Cornell University
Major: Development Sociology
Minors: Demography, American History
Courses, Websites, Pubs
Applied Economics and Management 416: Consumer Demographics and Market Analysis.
Working Papers and Project Reports
Christopherson, Susan M., Warren A. Brown, Lindsey Novakovic, and Ned Rightor. “A Pilot Study of Advanced Manufacturing in the Southern Tier.” New York State Association of Counties. February 2007.
“Arcade Business District: Consumer Demographics and Market Analysis.” Program in Applied Demographics, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, Cornell University. March 2005.
“Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District: Consumer Demographics and Market Analysis.” Program in Applied Demographics, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, Cornell University. May 2004.
Smith, S.D., W.A. Brown, C.R. Smith, M.E. Richmond. 2002. Hudson River Habitat Vulnerability Assessment, Final Report, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program. New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
“Using Neighborhood Growth Stage Model to Analyze New Residential Development in Ten Counties in Hudson River Valley Area, New York State.” 2001 Population & Development Program Working Papers. (with Yizhao Yang and Stephen Smith)
Brown, Warren A. and Robert Scardamalia. “The Young and the Restless: Brain Drain of Life Stage? Targeting the Economic Revitalization of Upstate New York.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, New York, NY on March 30, 2007.
Salvo, Joseph J. and Warren A. Brown. “Population Estimates and the Needs of Local Government.” Paper Presented at the U.S. Census Bureau Conference on “Population Estimates: Meeting User Needs,” Alexandria, VA, July 19, 2006.
Statement before the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census Oversight Hearing. Committee on Government Reform. U.S. House of Representatives. Hearing Topic: "Two Plus Two Should Never Equal Three: Getting Intercensal Population Estimates Right the First Time."
Wednesday September 6, 2006
“An Alternative to the Census Bureau’s Distributive Housing Unit Method for Estimating Population Size for Sub-County Areas: Getting Updates for PPH.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA on March 31, 2006.
“Measuring the Market in Resort and Recreation Communities.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA on March 31, 2006.
Brown, Warren A. and Jan Vink. “Measuring Migration of College Students.” Presented at the Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting, Oxford, MS on November 4, 2005
“Successful Downtown Retail Districts.” Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA on April 1, 2005.