R | E | A | L

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory

CALENDAR

Calendar

11/22/2019
REAL Seminar Series

Laura Calvi, PhD candidate, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil, and Bingbing Zhang, Assistant Professor, University of Finance and Economics, China
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Calendar

05/15/2019
16th EU-REAL Workshop

Abstract submission deadline for the 16th EU-REAL Workshop in Pescara, Italy
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Calendar

05/31/2019
8th SHAIO

Abstract submission deadline for the 8th Spanish Input-Output Analysis Conference in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Calendar

07/01/2019
65th NARSC

Abstract submission deadline for the 65th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International in Pittsburg, PA
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NEWS

News

3rd REAL-China Meeting at Nankai University
02/23/2019

News

Dr. Raquel Langarita received her PhD at the Universidad de Zaragoza
01/03/2019



PUBLICATIONS

Publications

Does proximity to school still matter once access to your preferred school district has already been secured?
Huang, Y. and Dall'Erba S.
REAL 19-T-2

Publications

The U.S. Interstate Trade Will Overcome the Negative Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Profit
Chen, Z. and Dall'Erba S.
REAL 19-T-1

Publications

Transport infrastructure and the geography of foreign direct investments in Turkey
Ozcan, I.
REAL 18-T-7

Publications

The Impact of High-Speed Railway on Urban Growth: A Multi-Scale Spatiotemporal Approach
Ozcan, I.
REAL 18-T-6

Publications

Economic Crisis and Youth Unemployment in Europe: the Role of Regional Specialization Through a Spatial Quantile Approach
Carrascal, A. and Gutierrez, D.
REAL 18-T-5

Publications

The Impact of High-Speed Railway on Urban Growth: A Multi-Scale Spatiotemporal Approach
Pan, H., Chen, P., Dall'erba, S. and Zhang, Y.
REAL 18-T-4



REPORTS

Reports

Illinois Economic Review - Oct
Released: 12/30/2019

Reports

Illinois Job Index - Oct
Released: 12/30/2019

Reports

MSA Job Report - Oct
Released: 12/30/2019

Reports

Chicago Business Activity Index (CBAI) - Jan
Released: 01/22/2020

Reports

Illinois MSA Indices and Forecasts - Oct
Released: 12/30/2019

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The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory focuses on the development and use of analytical models for urban and regional forecasting and economic development.


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3rd REAL-China Meeting
Illinois Job Report




REAL Seminar Series - Fall 2019

NEXT SEMINAR: Nov 1st

When:

Fridays, 3:50-4:50pm


Where:

51 Mumford Hall


More Information and Schedule:

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Laura Calvi

PhD candidate, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

"The larger the city, the higher the wages? The effects of agglomeration economies on wage gaps in southern Brazil"


Bingbing Zhang

Assistant Professor, University of Finance and Economics, China

"The Virtual Water Flow in China and Its Driving Forces"




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EU-REAL REGIOlab REGIOlab




Monitoring the IL Economy



Illinois Economic Review Report - Oct

- The 12-month forecast shows that Illinois is likely to experience an employment increase of 10,000 jobs by September 2020. The greatest increase is likely to occur in Education & health (11,500 more jobs).

- The state of Illinois now has a net gain of 204,800 jobs since the beginning of the recession in December 2007. Given Illinois economic performance of late, recovery to the prior peak (adjusted for changes in labor force participation and population growth) recorded in 2000 within five years would seem feasible.

See the full report (Released: 12/30/2019)


Illinois Job Report - Oct

Employment Chart IL

- Illinois gained 4,800 jobs in September 2019. The sectors that gained jobs were Information (300 more jobs), Trade, transportation & utilities (3,700 more jobs), Financial activities (700 more jobs). The sectors that lost jobs in September in Illinois were Manufacturing (1,000 less jobs), Education & health (900 less jobs), and Government (100 less jobs).

- In September, Illinois’s official unemployment rate was 3.9% while its shadow unemployment rate was 8.3%. To bring the two rates together, in other words bringing down shadow unemployment rate to 3.9%, another 292,800 jobs need to be created.

- The Nation added 180,000 jobs at a rate of 0.12% in September, compared with a revised 219,000-job gain in August 2019. There was a growth in three sectors, namely Leisure & hospitality (45,000 more jobs), Education & health (49,000 more jobs), and Professional & business services (37,000 more jobs).

- The RMW lost 7,000 jobs in September after a 4,800-job gain in August 2019.

- The 12-month-ahead job recovery forecasts show that the future recovery rates in Illinois will increase for every sector except Construction, Manufacturing, Trade, transportation & utilities, Information and Other services.

See the full report (Released: 12/30/2019)


MSA Job Report - Oct

- Illinois Rural area gained 6,600 jobs at 0.88% this month, compared to a revised 3,300-job loss in August 2019. At the same time, Metro lost 1,800 jobs at 0.03% in September, compared to a revised 9,100-job loss in the previous month. Consequently, the 4,800-job gain in Illinois was mainly driven by mixed performances in all areas

- In Chicago, Financial activities had the greatest monthly job-gain among all sectors (1,000 more jobs) in September, while Education & health had the greatest decline (1,700 less jobs). Since the job recovery resumed in January 2010 in Illinois, Chicago has shown an average growth rate over the 2010-2019 period of 11.20%, which is the highest among all the IL MSAs; Bloomington-Normal has experienced the lowest average growth rate, -3.60%.

- The 12-month forecasts show that Chicago is likely to experience a 1.60% job loss by September 2020 (67,900 less jobs). The greatest 12-month growth in Chicago is likely to happen for Leisure & hospitality (8,700 more jobs) but the greatest decline would be for Information (1,700 less jobs).

See the full report (Released: 12/30/2019)


The Chicago Business Activity Index (CBAI) - Jan

- The Chicago Business Activity Index (CBAI) increased to 95.5 in November from 90.4 in October. The increase is mainly attributed to an increase in nationwide economic activities measured by the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)..

See the full report (Released: 01/22/2020)


MSA Business Index and Forecast - Oct

- According to the forecast for August 2020, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Rockford and Kankakee are likely to perform better over this period than Chicago. All the other MSAs will fare less well than Chicago.

See the full report (Released: 12/30/2019)






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