Stuart Sweeney ISBER

Stuart Sweeney

University of California, Santa Barbara
Director of Geography

Stuart Sweeney’s diverse academic research interests span topics from applied statistics, spatial analysis, economic geography, demography, health and development. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on human migration at UCSB. His research in these areas has been supported by the NSF’s Geography and Regional Science progam, the Southern California Association of Governments, and the U.S. Department of Labor, in several cases as PI.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

UC Center for New Racial Studies (PI). 2013-14. Central American fertility in Los Angeles translation: Informing statistical models with qualitative context. $12,000 

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Broom Center Publications
Davenport, F., D. Steigerwald, and S. Sweeney. 2016. 
"Open trade, price supports, and regional price behavior in Mexican maize markets. "
Economic Geography. 
Sweeney, S. and M. Gomez-Antonio. 2016. 
"Localization and industry clustering econometrics: An assessment of Gibbs models for spatial point processes. "
Journal of Regional Science. 
Grace, K. and S. Sweeney. 2016. 
"Ethnic dimensions of Guatemala’s stalled transition: A parity- specific analysis of Ladino and indigenous fertility regimes. "
Demography 53(1), 117–138.
Eakin, H., K. Appendini, S. Sweeney, and H. Perales. 2015. 
"Correlates of land use and livelihood change among maize farming households in Mexico. "
World Development 70, 78–91. 
Niblett, M., S. Sweeney, R. Church, and K. Barber. 2015. 
"Structure of fisher (Martes pennanti) habitat in a managed forest in an interior Northern California coast range. "
Forest Science 61(3), 481–493. 
Grace, Kathryn and Stuart Sweeney. 2014.
"Pathways to marriage and cohabitation in Central America."
Demographic Research, 30: 6 (187-226). 
Eakin, H., H. Perales, K. Appendini, and S. Sweeney (2014). 
"Selling Maize in Mexico: The Persistence of Peasant Farming in an Era of Global Markets."
Development and Change. 45(1), 133-155.
Lerner, A., S. Sweeney, and H. Eakin (2014). 
"Growing buildings in corn fields: Urban expansion and the persistence of maize in the Toluca Metropolitan Area, Mexico. "
Urban Studies51(10), 2185-2201.
Eakin, H., C. Bausch, and S. Sweeney (2014). 
"Agrarian Winners of Neoliberal Reform: The ‘Maize Boom’ of Sinaloa, Mexico. "
Journal of Agrarian Change14 (1), 26–51.
Sweeney, S., F. Davenport and K. Grace.
"Combining insights from quantile and ordinal regression: Child malnutrition in Guatemala. "
Economics and Human Biology. Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2013, 164-177.
Lerner, Amy, Hallie Eakin, Stuart Sweeney
"Understanding peri-urban maize production through an examination of household livelihoods in the Toluca Metropolitan Area, Mexico"
Journal of Rural Studies, volume 30: pages 52-63. 2013
Grace, Kathryn and Stuart Sweeney
"Understanding stalling demographic transition in high-fertility countries: A case study of Guatemala"
Journal of Population Research. March 2013, Volume 30, Issue 1, 19-37.
Sweeney, S., D. Steigerwald, F. Davenport, and H. Eakin.
"Mexican Maize Production: Evolving Organizational and Spatial Structures since 1980"
Applied Geography 39 (May 2013), 78–92.
Lerner, A., H. Eakin, and S. Sweeney.
"Characterizing peri-urban households across a rural-urban gradient in the Toluca Metropolitan Area, Mexico"
Journal of Rural Studies 20, 52–63.2013.
Sweeney, S. and K. Grace.
"Regression Analysis of Anthropometry Data: A Simulation Study of a Two-Stage Estimator"
JSM Proceedings, Health Policy Statistics Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 2012.