Regional Economics Applications Laboratory
Below is a list of some of the awards and recognitions that REAL's staff and students have received:
Doctor Honoris Causa:
Geoffrey J.D. Hewings: Every four years the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon (France) awards a Doctor Honoris Causa in various disciplines to prominent researchers. In October 2003, a Doctor Honoris Causa in Economics was awarded to Professor Hewings. Professor Louis de Mesnard introduced him with the following speech (French, English translation).
Geoffrey J.D. Hewings: In September 2016, the University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain, awarded Professor Hewings with a Doctor Honoris Causa for his contributions in Regional and Urban Economics. See the announcement (Spanish). Video here (Spanish).
Associations, Societies and Organizations Fellowships:
Geoffrey J.D. Hewings: Elected as the 48th President of Western Regional Science Association (WRSA, 2007)
Geoffrey J.D. Hewings: Made fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI, 2003)
National and International Associations, Societies and Organizations Awards:
Esteban Lopez and Leonardo Bonilla: North American Regional Science Association Council (NARSC) Graduate Student-Led Paper Competition (2016: winner)
Sungyup Chung: North American Regional Science Association Council (NARSC) Graduate Student-Led Paper Competition (2014: winner)
Kijin Kim: North American Regional Science Association Council (NARSC) Graduate Student-Led Paper Competition (2014: finalist)
Joaquim J.M. Guilhoto: Brazilian Review of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology 2003 Best Paper Award, the paper was:
Furtuoso, M.C.O. e J.J.M. Guilhoto (2003). "Estimating and Measuring the Agribusiness GDP: An Application to the Brazilian Economy, 1994 to 2000", Brazilian Review of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology 41, 4, Nov./Dec., pp. 803-827.
Geoffrey J.D. Hewings: For his distinguished scholarly achievements in the field of regional science, he receives the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) Walter Isard Award (2003)
Chokri Dridi: American Agricultural Economics Association(AAEA) outstanding Master Thesis award (2002)
Charles M. Tiebout Prize:
Xian Fang Bak (2016: winner)
Esteban Lopez Ochoa (2016: finalist)
Sungyup Chung (2015: winner)
Kijin Kim (2015: finalist)
Jaewon Lim (2007: finalist)
Louis Galvis (2007: honorable mention)
Sandy Dall'erba (2003: winner, 2002: finalist)
Chokri Dridi (2002: co-winner, 2001: finalist)
Suahasil Nazara (2002: nominee)
Jungyul Sohn (2001: finalist)
Ricardo Gazel (1984: winner)
At the end of each academic year, various departments at the University of Illinois recognize their students achievements through various awards, the following students have been recognized by their respective departments.
Suahasil Nazara: Department of Urban and Regional Planning outstanding Graduate Student award (2003)
Chokri Dridi: Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics outstanding Master of Science thesis award (2001)
The Springer-Verlag Prize:
The Springer-Verlag Prize is awarded annually by the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) for the best paper submitted by a young scholar who earned Ph.D. within past 5 years.
Jaewon Lim (2008: winner)
Daisuke Nakamura (2009: winner; 2008: runner-up)