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Yuri Mansury

Yuri Mansury, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Sciences



Siegel Hall 200


Ph.D., Cornell University, Regional Science
M.S., Cornell University, Regional Science
B.S., University of Indonesia, Metallurgical Engineering

Research Interests 

Urban and Regional Studies
Economic Development
Technology and Society
Methods of Planning Analysis


Yuri Mansury is trained as a regional scientist and currently teaches urban planning analysis. His current areas of research are the economics of technology and innovation, computational modeling of urban systems, spatial networks, disaster impact analysis, and unbalanced regional development.

He has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles published in a variety of social science journals including Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Regional Science Policy and Practice. Mansury held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.


Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2002-2004.

Harvard-MIT Data Center Postdoctoral Fellowship, Government Department, Harvard University. 2001-2002.

Selected Publications 

Edited Volumes

2016: Special Issue on “Behavior-Driven Agent-Based Models of Spatial Systems,” with Xinyue Ye, Annals of Regional Science, 57:271-274.

2015: Special Issue on “Bottom-Up Computational Modeling: In Search of Microfoundations.” Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 54:385-387.

Refereed Journal Articles

2016: “Churning, power laws, and inequality in a spatial agent-based model of social networks,” with Jae Beum Cho and Xinyue Ye, Annals of Regional Science, 57:275-307.

2016: “Assessing the Economic Impacts of Local Food System Producers by Scale: A Case Study from New York,” with Todd Schmit and Becca Jablonski, Economic Development Quarterly, November 2016, 30: 316-32

2016: “Economic Impact of High-Speed Rail on Household Income in China,” with Feiyang Sun, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2581:71-78.

2015: “Size, Connectivity, and Tipping in Spatial Networks: Theory and Empirics,” with Jae Kyun Shin, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 54:428-437.

2015: “Are Financial Activities Harmful for Regional Growth? Contradictory Evidence from the Indonesian Panel Data,” with Wook Sohn, Applied Economics, 47/5:519-530.

2014: "Validating an Agent-Based Model of the Zipf’s Law: A Discrete Markov-Chain Approach,” with Bruno Gaujal, Laszlo Gulyas & Eric Thierry, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 41/4:38-49.

2012: “The Impact of the Built Environment on the Location Choices of the Creative Class: Evidence from Thailand,” with Nij Tontisirin & Sutee Anantsuksomsri, Regional Science Policy and Practice, 4/3:183-205.

2010: “Emerging Spatiotemporal Patterns from Discrete Migration Dynamics of Heterogeneous Agents,” with Jae Kyun Shin, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 2010.

2009: “Clustering in a Spatial System of Self-Aggregating Agents,” with Jae Kyun Shin & G.S. Shin, Fractals, 17/1:99-107.

2008: “An Economic Development Road Map for Promoting Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation,” with Miki Malul, Tadayuki Hara & Sidney Saltzman, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 14/1:1554-8597.

2007: "The Emergence of Zipf’s Law in a System of Cities: An Agent-Based Simulation Approach,” with Laszlo Gulyas, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 31/7:2438-2460.

2007: “Impact of Organic Food Agritourism on a Small Rural Economy: A Social Accounting Matrix Approach,” with Tadayuki Hara, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 37/3:213-222.

2006: “Evolutionary Game Theory in an Agent-Based Brain Tumor Model,” with Mark Diggory & Thomas Deisboeck, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 238/1:146-156.