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Jamie McCall

Vice President of Economic Development Policy, Carolina Small Business Development Fund and Adjunct Instructor, UNC MPA Program

Jamie McCall is an adjunct instructor and Vice President of Policy and Research for Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF), a statewide community development financial institution (CDFI). McCall's work focuses on sustainable economic development, nonprofit program evaluation, and the role of small and medium-sized businesses for effective regional growth. He previously worked as a Senior Research Analyst for North Carolina's nonprofit development entity, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). His research on topics related to community and economic development has appeared in journals including Economic Development Quarterly; Public Administration Review; Social Science Quarterly; and the Journal of Public Policy. He earned a B.A. in political science and philosophy from UNC-Pembroke and an MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Selected Publications

McCall, J., Bussing, A., Hoyman, M., & Paarlberg, L. (2020). “Place matters: Government capacity, community characteristics, and social capital across United States counties.” Journal of Public Policy, 1-29.

Morgan, Jonathan Q., Michele M. Hoyman, and Jamie R. McCall. “Everything but the Kitchen Sink? Factors Associated with Local Economic Development Strategy Use.” Economic Development Quarterly 33, no. 4 (November 2019): 267–78.

Paarlberg, L.E., Hoyman, M. and McCall, J. (2018), “Heterogeneity, Income Inequality, and Social Capital: A New Perspective.” Social Science Quarterly, 99: 699-710.

Hoyman, Michele, Jamie McCall, Laurie Paarlberg, and John Brennan. “Considering the Role of Social Capital for Economic Development Outcomes in U.S. Counties.” Economic Development Quarterly 30, no. 4 (November 2016): 342–57.

Michele Matis Hoyman & Jamie Randall McCall (2013) “Is there trouble in paradise? The perspectives of Galapagos community leaders on managing economic development and environmental conservation through ecotourism policies and the Special Law of 1998.” Journal of Ecotourism, 12:1, 33-48.

Hoyman, Michele M., and Jamie R. McCall. ““Not Imminent in My Domain!” County Leaders' Attitudes toward Eminent Domain Decisions.” Public Administration Review 70, no. 6 (2010): 885-93.

Jamie McCall CV 2021 (pdf, 180.00 KB)
Fields of Expertise
Community Development
Economic Development
Program Evaluation
social capital
Strategic Planning
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