Robin Dubin - Professor, Economics

Faculty – Robin Dubin

Department Chair, Economics
Professor, Economics
Peter B. Lewis Building 280
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Robin Dubin, PhD, professor of economics, serves as associate dean of graduate and professional programs at the Weatherhead School of Management and as university marshall. The overarching theme of her research has been an examination of the impact of geographic space on economic interactions. Research areas include the housing market, technology transfer and developing new econometric techniques with which to explore spatial relationships.

Dubin has written extensively on spatial auto-correlation. Her work has appeared in the REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS, JOURNAL OF URBAN ECONOMICS, JOURNAL OF REGIONAL SCIENCE, REGIONAL SCIENCE AND URBAN ECONOMICS, and the JOURNAL OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS, among other prestigious journals. She has presented at the Midwest Economics Association, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) in Washington, D.C., and the Homer Hoyt Institute in North Palm Beach, Florida. In 2008, Dubin was awarded the Weimer School Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute.

Dubin received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University and her BA from Case Western Reserve University. Since her appointment to Case Western Reserve in 1988, Dubin has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Her courses include Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Urban and Regional Economics, Econometrics, Life after Graduation, Real Estate, and Economics for Management, among others.

Curriculum Vita

PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, 1982
BA, Case Western Reserve University, 1975

Initially Appointed: 1988

Interests and Courses


Areas of Specialization:

Urban and Regional Economics

Spatial Econometrics

Real Estate


Course Taught, Undergraduate:

Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

Intermediate Microeconomics

Intermediate Microeconoics--Math Based

Urban and Regional Economics


Life after Graduation

Course Taught, Graduate:

Urban and Regional Development

Location Theory and Regional Economics

Real Estate

Economics for Management

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Dubin, R. A. (2009). In A. Stewart Fotheringham and Peter A. Rogerson (Ed.),
    Spatial Weights   (pp. 125-58). London: Sage Publications.
  • Dubin, R. A. (2008). In Shekhar, Shashi, Xiong, Hui (Ed.),
    Kriging   Springer.
  • Case, B., Clapp, J., Dubin, R. A., Rodriguez, M. (2004).
    Modeling Spatial and Temporal House Price Patterns: A Comparison of Four Models   (vol. 29, pp. 167-191). Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
  • Dubin, R. A. (2004). In James P. LeSage and Kelley Pace (Ed.),
    Spatial Lags and Spatial Errors Revisited: Some Monte Carlo Evidence   (vol. 18, pp. 75-98). Advances in Econometrics.
  • Dubin, R. A. (2003).
    Robustness of Spatial Autocorrelation Specifications: Some Monte Carlo Evidence   (vol. 43, pp. 221-248). Journal of Regional Science.
  • Dubin, R. A., Pace, K., Thibodeau, T. (1999).
    Spatial Autoregression Techniques for Real Estate Data   (vol. 7, pp. 79-95). Journal of Real Estate Literature.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1998). In M. Steiner (Ed.),
    In Search of Agglomeration Economies: Adoption of Technological Innovations in the Automobile Industry   (vol. 8, pp. 111-128). European Research in Regional Science.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1998).
    Maintenence Decisions of Absentee Landlords under Uncertainty   (vol. 7, pp. 144-164). Journal of Housing Economics.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1998).
    Predicting House Prices Using Mulitple Listings Data   (vol. 17, issue 1, pp. 35-60). Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1998).
    Spatial Autocorrelation: A Primer   (vol. 7, pp. 304-327). Journal of Housing Economics.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1997).
    A Note of the Estimation of Spatial Logit Models   (vol. 4, issue 2, pp. 181-193). Geographical Systems.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1995). In Luc Anselin and Raymond Florax (Ed.),
    Estimating Logit Models with Spatial Dependence   (pp. 229-241). Berlin: New Directions in Spatial Econometrics; Springer-Verlag.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1994).
    Estimating Correlograms: A Monte Carlo Study   (vol. 1, pp. 189-202). Geographical Systems.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1992).
    Spatial Autocorrelation and Neighborhood Quality   (vol. 22, pp. 433-452). Regional Science and Urban Economics.
  • Dubin, R. A. (1988).
    Estimation of Regression Coefficients in the Presence of Spatially Autocorrelated Error Terms   (vol. 70, issue 3, pp. 466-474). Review of Economics and Statistics.


  • Dubin, R. A. (Presenter & Author)  Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, "Saving Our Older Cities", Midwest Economic Association , Cincinnati, OH. (2017).
  • Dubin, R. A. (Presenter & Author)  European Regional Science Association Congress 2016, "Saving Older US Cities", European Regional Science Association , Vienna, Austria. (2016).
  • Dubin, R. A.  Midwest Economics Association 2009 Conference, "Foreclosures in Cleveland", Midwest Economics Association, Cleveland, OH. (2009).
  • Dubin, R. A. (Presenter & Author)  AREUEA Mid-year meetings, "Foreclosures in Cleveland", AREUEA, Washington, D.C.. (2008).
  • Dubin, R. A. (Presenter & Author)  WEIMER SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN REAL ESTATE AND LAND ECONOMICS , "Foreclosures in Cleveland", Homer Hoyt Institute, North Palm Beach, Florida. (2008).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Chairperson, Faculty Senate, 2012 - 2013
  • Committee Member, Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Committees, 2009
  • Committee Member, Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Grievance Process, 2009
  • Committee Member, Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on New Undergraduate Structure, 2008


  • Weimer School Fellow, Homer Hoyt Institute. (2008).