Dr. Palumbo edits the Western New York Economic News, an online publication that provides quarterly updates on issues related to the local, state, and national economies. He has examined such topics as economic growth and decline in metropolitan areas, has analyzed the economic impact of the various activities in WNY, and the privatization of local public service. Dr. Palumbo served on the State of the Region Task Force, assisting in the identification of regional economic indicators. He also has been involved in a study of minority business activity in Buffalo for the Empire State Development Corporation. Dr. Palumbo has analyzed the fiscal disparities between cities and their suburbs for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.