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Wyoming's Gender Wage Gap: A Study of the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women in Wyoming: Update 2018

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Research & Planning Staff

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Patrick Manning, Principal Economist

Start date with Research & Planning was November 16, 2009.

Patrick received a Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University.

He has conducted economic research on issues ranging from damage assessment of Hurricane Andrew at Colorado State University to agricultural production and environmental/natural resource issues at Colorado State University and the University of Arkansas.

In the private sector, Patrick has worked as a Health Data Analyst for CommunityCare of Oklahoma and as a financial analyst for Vanguard Car Rental USA (Alamo and National car rental collectively).


Articles in Wyoming Labor Force Trends and Other Projects:

Glover, T., Gagne, E., Halama, M., Harris, P., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Mohondro, L., Moore, M. (2018, August).A Study of the Disparity in Wages and Benefits Between Men and Women in Wyoming: Update 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning: Casper, WY.

Manning, P. and Moore, M. (2018, August). Wyoming Long-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2016-2026. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning: Casper, WY.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Faler, K., Glover, T., Halama, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Mohondro, L., Moore, M., & Wen, S. (2018, June). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2018. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Gallager, T., Glover, T., Halama, M., Knapp, L., Mohondro, L., & Moore, M.(2017, June). Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Update 2017. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning: Casper, WY.

Faler, K., Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Halama, M., Harris, P., Malandro, L., & Moore, M. (2016, July). WyomingHathaway Scholarship Program: A Workforce Outcomes Evaluation of a StateMerit-Based Scholarship Initiative Using Administrative Records.Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning: Casper, WY.

Manning, P. (April 2016). "Wyoming Workforce Planning Report 2016. Chapter 2: Global Demand for Oil, Gas, and Coal." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 53(4), pp6-10.

Manning, P.(January 2016). "Higher wages and more work: Impact evaluation of a State-funded incumbent worker training program." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 53(1), pp1-21.

Manning, P. (June 2015). "Workers' compensation claims continue downward trend." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 52(6), pp19-20.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Faler, K., Glover, T., Hammer, L., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M., and Wen, S. (May 2015). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2015. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Bullard, D., Cowan, C., Ellsworth, P., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., Moore, M., and Wen, S. (June 2014). Wyoming Workforce Annual Report 2014. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Bullard, D., Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., and Manning, P. (Spring 2014). Teacher Salaries in Wyoming: Competitive Enough to Retain the Best? Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Bullard, D., Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Harris, P., Holmes, M., Knapp, L., Manning, P., and Moore, M. (Fall 2013). Monitoring School District Human Resource Cost Pressures: A Report to the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee and the Joint Education Interim Committee. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Manning, P., and Moore, M. (Fall 2013). Current Status of Cost Pressures on Teacher Salaries in yoming: A Report to the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee and the Joint Education Interim Committee. Casper: Wyoming epartment of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Manning, P., and Saulcy, S. (March 2013). Wyoming Benefits Survey 2012. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Manning, P., and Saulcy, S. (December 2012). Labor Market Information for Wyoming. Presented at the Other Ways to Win: Career Readiness Seminar, Casper, WY. December 2012. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Gallagher, T., Glover, T., Harris, P., Knapp, L., Manning, P., and Moore, M. (2012, Fall). Monitoring School District Human Resource Cost Pressures: A Report to the Wyoming Joint Education Committee. Casper: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research & Planning.

Manning, P. (August 2012). "Are we better off today than we were 20 years ago? Examining wage progression in Wyoming from 1992 to 2011." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 49(8), pp1-18.

Manning, P. (May 2012). "Do claimants stay on workers' compensation longer during tough economic times?" Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 49(5), pp1-10.

Glover, W., Knapp, L., Leonard, D.W., Manning, P., and Moore, M. (December 2011). Occasional Paper No. 6. Health Care Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Advancing the Study.

Manning, P. (October 2011). "Workers' compensation claims: Second quarter 2011." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(10),p12.

Manning, P. (September 2011). "Long-term unemployment in Wyoming and the U.S." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(9),pp12-16.

Manning, P., and Saulcy, S. (August 2011). "State level legislation regarding energy-efficient technologies." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(8),pp14-15.

Manning, P. (July 2011). "Workers' compensation claims: First quarter 2011." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(7),p40.

Manning, P. (June 2011). "ARRA dynamics in the labor market." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(6),pp21-31.

Manning, P. (June 2011). "Manufacturing industry in Wyoming small but growing." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(6),pp1-7.

Jones, S.D., Knapp, L., Leonard, D.W., Manning, P., and Saulcy, S. (2011, May). Occasional Paper No. 5. ARRA Labor Market Dynamics: An Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment: Act of 2009 as it Pertains to the Wyoming Department of Employment Research & Planning Section and the Rocky Mountain and Northern Plains Consortium.

Manning, P. (April 2011). "Workers' compensation claims." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(4),p15.

Manning, P. (February 2011). "Results of the baseline survey." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(2),pp.23-31.

Manning, P. (January 2011). "Calculation of workers' compensation claims: A methodological note." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 48(1),pp.22-24.

Manning, P. (November 2010). "Workplace safety: Analysis using workers' compensation data in Wyoming." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 47(11), pp.11-13.

Manning, P. (August 2010). "Employment change and impacts on workplace fatalities in Wyoming." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 47(8), pp.12-15.

Manning, P. (August 2010). Employment Change and Impacts on Workplace Fatalities in Wyoming. Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning, Casper, WY.

Manning, P. (March 2010). "Job attainment and wages of Wyoming vocational rehabilitation participants." Wyoming Labor Force Trends, 47(3), pp.1-15.


Other Publications

Master’s Thesis: Economic and Air Quality Impacts of Alternative Fuel Use in Denver, Colorado’s Transit Bus Fleet

Professional Journal Publications

Popp, M., T. Keisling, L. Oliver, C. Dillon, and P. Manning.2001. “Analysis of Seedbeds and Maturity Groups for Dryland Soybean on Clayey Soil.”Agronomy Journal 93(4):827-835.

Manning, P., M. Popp, T. Keisling and L. Ashlock.2002. “Is it Fair to Compare?Issues Regarding the Testing of Glyphosate-tolerant Soybeans in University Variety Performance Trials.”Journal of Plant Nutrition 25(11):2521-2533.

Rudstrom, M., M. Popp, P. Manning and E. Gbur.2002.“Data Aggregation Issues for Crop Yield Risk Analysis.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 50(2):185-200.

Manning, P., M. Popp, T. Keisling, L. Ashlock and D. Dombek.2003.“Comparison of Yield Potential and Herbicide Program Cost Between Herbicide-Resistant and Conventional Soybean.” Journal of Plant Nutrition 26(4):915-934.

Popp, M., T. Keisling, L. Ashlock, L. Purcell, P. Counce, D. Annis, P. Manning and E. Gordon. 2003. “Innovative Production Methods on Wet Clay Soils for Rice and Soybean.”Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. 67:88-98

Popp, M., P. Manning,T. Keisling, E. Gordon, and L. Oliver.2003. “Analysis of a Novel Bedded Planting System for Dry Clay Soil Management of Full-Season and Double-Crop Soybean”. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 34(19&20):2925-

Popp, M., J. Edwards, L. Purcell and P. Manning.2004. “Early-Maturity Soybean in a Late-Maturity Environment: Economic Considerations.”Agronomy Journal 96:1711-1718.

Popp, M., P. Manning, P. Counce and T. Keisling.2005.“Rice-Soybean Rotations: Opportunities for Enhancing Whole Farm Profits or Water Savings.” Agricultural Systems 86(2):223-38.

Popp, M., M. Rudstrom and P. Manning. 2005.“Spatial Yield Risk Across Region, Crop and Aggregation Method”.Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 53(2):103-115.

Popp, M., J. Edwards, L. Purcell and P. Manning. 2006. “Profit-Maximizing Seeding Rates and Reseeding Thresholds for Soybean:Maturity Group Interactions in the Mid-South.” Agricultural Systems 91(3):211-228.

Popp, M., P. Manning, J. Edwards and L. Purcell.2006. “Plant population density and maturity effects on profitability of short-season maize production in the Mid-Southern U.S.”Agronomy Journal 98:760-765.

Other reports and online information

Hill, J., M. Popp and P. Manning.2002. “Focus Group Survey Results: Typical Arkansas Crop Producer and Marketing Practices.” University of Arkansas, Research Report 971.

Mattingly, B., P. Manning, J. Voon, H. Himstedt, E. Clausen, M. Popp, and R. Babcock. 2004. “Comparative Esterification of Agricultural Oils for Biodiesel Blending.” Final Report Award Number MBTC-2052. Mack Blackwell Transportation Center. Available on line at http://www.mackblackwell.org/research/finals/arc2052/Mack%20Blackwell%20
Final%20Report.htm

Popp, M., P. Manning, P. Counce and T. Keisling.2004.“Beans and Rice.”Rice Journal 107(2):12-13.

Popp, M., W. Miller, P. Manning and M. Cochran.2005.“Biodiesel for Arkansas: Information for Policy Analysis.”Staff Paper SP02 2005. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas.

Invited or Selected papers/organized symposia/posters presented at regional, national or international meetings

Manning, P., M. Popp, T. Keisling, L. Ashlock, and D. Dombek. 2001. “Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybeans: Issues Regarding Yield Potential, Costs of Production, and Profitability.” American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.August 4 - 8.American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Manning, P., M. Popp, T. Keisling.2001. “The Economics of Transgenic Soybean Production in Arkansas.” Presented at the Delta States Farm Management Group Annual Meeting.May 23-25.

Popp, M., T. C. Keisling and P. Manning.2001.“An Economic Simulation Game with Fast Feedback.”Selected Poster. Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, January 27-31.Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 33(3):382.

Popp, M., P. Manning and T. Keisling.2001. “Using High-Flotation Tires to Manage Wet Clay Soils for Soybean and Rice Production.” in B. R. Wells Rice Research Studies 2000, Norman, R.J. et al., Editors. University of Arkansas Research Series 485.205-209.

Popp, M., T. Keisling, L. Ashlock, L. Purcell, P. Counce, D. Annis Jr., P. Manning, E. Gordon.2002. “Innovative Production Methods on Wet Clay Soils for Rice and Soybean”.Presented Paper.86th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. Little Rock, AR, April 5-6.

Manning, P., M. Popp and M. Cochran.2002. “Biodiesel: Potential and Possibilities for the Arkansas Economy.” Presented to Farm Bureau (7/2), Little Rock , Arkansas Oil Marketers Association (8/7), Brinkley, Arkansas Soybean Research Conference (12/7), Brinkley, and as posters at Field Days at Stuttgart (8/14), Keiser (8/21) and Rohwer (8/8), AR.

Ahrendsen, B., E. Wailes, B. Dixon, M. Popp, P. Manning and T. Windham. 2002. Arkansas Agriculture 2002 Situation and Outlook. Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Univ. of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, Research Series 493.

Popp, M., P. Counce, P. Manning and T. Keisling.2002. “Early Termination of Rice Irrigation: Potential Water Savings and Alternative Uses” in B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies 2001, Norman, R.J. and J.-F. Meullenet, Editors.University of Arkansas Research Series 495.300-308.

Manning, P., M. Popp and M. Cochran. 2003.“Biodiesel: Is it for Arkansas.” Presented to Farm Bureau, Young Farmers Conference, Hot Springs (8/2), AR.

Popp, M., P. Counce, P. Manning, and T. Keisling. 2003.“Rice-Soybean Rotations: Possibilities for Water-Conservation and/or Profitability Enhancement.” Presented at Soybean Board Meeting in Fayetteville (8/22), AR.

Ahrendsen, B., E. Wailes, B. Dixon, M. Popp, P. Manning and T. Windham. 2003. Arkansas Agriculture 2003 Situation and Outlook. Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, Research Series 508.

Popp, M., P. Counce, P. Manning and T. Keisling.2003.“Rice-Soybean Rotations: Possibilities for Water Conservation and/or Profitability Enhancement.” in B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies 2002, Norman, R.J. and J.-F. Meullenet, Editors. University of Arkansas Research Series 504.432-445.

Popp, M., P. Manning, E. Clausen and R. Babcock.2004.“Different Feedstock... Different Biodiesel?”Sun Grant Initiative South Central Region Coference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.June 14-15, 2004.

Popp, M., P. Manning, E. Clausen and R. Babcock.2004.“Different Feedstock... Different Biodiesel?”Lurgi PSI (9/21), Memphis, TN.

Popp, M., P. Manning, P. Counce and T. Keisling.2004.“Beans and Rice.”Rice Journal 107(2):12-13.

Popp, M., P. Manning, L. Purcell and J. Edwards.2005.“Maturity Group Effects on Optimal Soybean Seeding Rates and Reseeding Thresholds.”Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Little Rock, AR, February 5-9.Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 37(2):520.

Popp,M., W. Miller, P. Manning and M. Cochran.2005.“Biodiesel for Arkansas: Information for Policy Analysis.”StaffPaper SP02 2005. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University ofArkansas.

Contact Information:

Phone: 307.473.3837
Fax: 307.473.3834
Email: patrick.manning@wyo.gov