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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory


REAL Seminar Series 2018


Spring 2018 - Fridays, 3:30pm-4:30pm 323 Mumford Hall


January 19th

*Exceptionally at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Fernando Rubiera Morollon (Associate Professor - University of Oviedo, Spain): New Approaches to Evaluate the Economic Impact of a Growing Urban Sprawl in Madrid

Fernando Bermejo Paton (Assistant Professor - University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain): An Extended Input-Output Model to Evaluate the Impact of Pension Spending on the Spanish Economy


January 26th

Volodymyr Ryaboshlyk (PhD - Ukraine): Competitive Alternatives to Cobb-Douglas and to The Growth Theory. Revisiting the very basics of economics


February 2nd

Zhangliang Chen (PhD Student - ACE): Drought, Interstate Trade and Agricultural Profit: Theory and Evidence


February 9th

Dusan Paredes Araya (Associate Professor - Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile): Housing Demolition and Property Tax Delinquency: Evidence from Detroit


February 16th

Andre F. T. Avelino (PhD Candidate - ACE): WORKSHOP Introduction to Programming


February 23rd

Andre F. T. Avelino (PhD Candidate - ACE): WORKSHOP Assessing the economic consequences of floods, from stock damages to economic impacts


March 2nd

Alex Stevens (PhD Student - ACE): Who Benefits from the Cleanup of Superfund Landfill Sites? Evidence from New York State

Karelys Guzman (PhD Student - ACE): The impact of climate change on double-rice yield in Colombia


March 9th

*Exceptionally at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Daniel Halim (PhD Student - ECON): Perverse Impact of Minimum Wage on Schooling

Haozhi Pan (PhD - Postdoc REAL): A Reassessment of urban structure and land-use patterns: CBD or network-based? - Evidence from Chicago


March 16th

*Exceptionally at 10:00am - 11:00am

Nikolaos Kalyviotis (PhD Student - University of Birmingham, UK): The Environmental Value of Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

Lucas Iten Teixeira (PhD Student - Fundacao Getulio Vargas / Central Bank of Brazil, Brazil): Geographic discontinuity of a macroprudencial policy: Evidence from Brazilian municipalities


March 23rd

NO SEMINAR - Spring Break Week


March 30th

Nora Schindler (PhD Student - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria): Income Inequality, Market Size and Firm Conduct: Product Differentiation in the Restaurant Market


April 6th

NO SEMINAR


April 13th

*Exceptionally at 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Sergio Contreras (PhD Student - DURP): Using Craigslist for Policy making: an exploratory analysis

Chang Cai (PhD Student - ACE): Incorporating Grouping Uncertainty into Climate Change Impact Studies: A Comparative Analysis


April 20th

Orsa Kekezi (PhD Student - Jonkoping University, Sweden): Labor Market Pooling and Mobility of Displaced Workers


April 27th

*Exceptionally at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Nikoleta Kastania (MSc Student - FIN): Capital Structure and corporate finance. The case of Greek Food Companies

Lucas Iten Teixeira (PhD Student - Fundacao Getulio Vargas / Central Bank of Brazil, Brazil): Regional impact of local credit on consumption


May 4th

Mayra Orrego (Researcher - International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia): The productive future of rice in the face of the effects of climate change: The case of Ecuador

Raissa Carvalho Braganca (PhD Student - Federal University of Parana, Brazil): Elasticity of substitution and disaggregation of labor by age and educational level: an estimation for the Brazilian sectors