Yuri Mansury

  • Associate Professor of Social Science
  • Associate Chair of Social Sciences

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.


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


Edited Volumes

2021: Special Issue on “New Landscape of Data and Sustainable Development in Asia,” with Nij Tontisirin & Sutee Anantsuksomsri, Regional Science Policy and Practice.

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

2023: “Militarized Conflict, Trade, and Economic Development in a Structural Equation Model With Spatial Considerations,” with Woosung Kim and Jingwen Li. International Regional Science Review, 01600176231160495.

2022: "Urbanization, Land Conversion, and Arable Land in Chinese Cities: The Ripple Effects of High-Speed Rail," with Meng Yu, Zhenhua Chen, and Ying Long. Applied Geography, 146: 102756.

2022: "Predicting Age and Gender from Network Telemetry: Implications for Privacy and Impact on Policy," with Vijay Gurbani, Matthew Shapiro, Lida Kuang, & Samruda Pobbathi. PLoS ONE, 17(7): e0271714.

2021: “Structural Path Analysis of Extreme Weather Events: An Application to Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy,” with Xinyue Ye and D.K. Yoon, Applied Geography, 136: 102561

2020: “An Agent Based Model of Wealth Inequality in a Spatial Economy with Overlapping Generations, Local Interactions, and Intergenerational Transfers,” with Gunawan Wicaksono, in Jean-Claude Thill (editor), Innovations in Urban and Regional Systems. Springer.

2019: “Gender Inequality among Urban Households in South Korea,” with Kyung-Heun Baek, Regional Science Policy and Practice.

2019: “Do Trade Reforms Promote Nutritional Status? Evidence from Indonesia,” with Arianto Patunru and Budy Resosudarmo, in Disease, Human Health, and Regional Economic Growth and Development in Asia. Springer.

2019: “Household Characteristics at the Bottom, the Typical, and the Top of the 2016 Income Distribution in South Korea: A Quantile Regression Analysis,” with Jae Beum Cho, Regional Science Policy and Practice.

2017: “Integrating Big Data into a Geospatial Framework of Disaster Impact Analysis,” with S. Anantsuksomri and N. Tontisirin, in L. Schintler and Z. Chen (editors), Big Data for Regional Science. Routledge.

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.

2006: “The Dynamic Evolution of the Power Exponent in a Universal Growth Model of Tumors,” with Caterina Guiot, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Alberto Carpinteri, Nicolas Pugno, & Thomas S. Deisboeck, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 240:459-463.

2005: “Simulating the Impact of a Molecular 'Decision-Process' on Cellular Phenotype and Multicellular Patterns in Brain Tumors,” with Chaitanya A. Athale & Thomas S. Deisboeck, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 233:469-481.

2005: “Correlating Velocity Patterns with Spatial Dynamics in Glioma Cell Migration,” with Thomas Deisboeck & Tim Demuth, Acta Biotheoretica, 53:181-190.

2004: “Simulating the Time Series of a Selected Gene Expression Profile in an Agent-Based Tumor Model,” with Thomas Deisboeck, Physica D, 196:193-204.

2004: “A Growth Model for Multicellular Tumor Spheroids,” with Pier Paolo Delsanto, Caterina Guiot, P.G. Degiorgis, Carlos Condat, & Thomas Deisboeck, Applied Physics Letters, 85:4225-4227.

2004: “Simulating 'Structure-Function' Patterns of Malignant Brain Tumors,” with Thomas Deisboeck, Physica A, 331/1:219-232.

2003: “Measuring Economy-Wide Impacts of a Financial Shock,” with Iwan Azis, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 20/2:112-127. Reprinted in Curbing the Global Economic Downturn: Southeast Asian Macroeconomic Policy (2010) edited by Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

2003: “The Impact of ‘Search Precision’ in an Agent-Based Tumor Model,” with Thomas Deisboeck, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 224/3:325-337.

2002: “Emerging Pattern in Tumor Systems: Simulating the Complex Dynamics of Multicellular Clusters Using Agent-Based Model,” with Manabu Kimura, Jose Lobo, & Thomas Deisboeck, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 219/3:343-370.

Additional Info


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.