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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory


REAL Seminar Series 2018


Fall 2018 - Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm 51 Mumford Hall


August 30th

*Exceptionally from 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Welcome and Introductions

Paulino Montes-Solla (Associate Researcher - University of A Coruna): European Union Regional Policy and Development in Spain 1989-2010: Capital Widening and Productivity Stagnation


September 6th

Stefan Borsky (Assistant Professor - University of Graz): Corruption in space: A closer look at the world's subnations

Carles Mendez Ortega (PhD Student - Universitat Rovira i Virgili): Do Software and Videogames firms share location patterns across cities? Evidence from Barcelona, Lyon and Hamburg


September 13th

Guilherme Asai (PhD Student - Western Parana State University): Logistics and Cargo Transportation Service for the Brazilian Economy: a vision based in computable general equilibrium

Fei Lan (Associate Professor - Wuhan University of Technology): The Influence of Fictitious Economy on Regional Technological Innovation: Based on Spatial Durbin Model


September 20th

*IPAD/REAL Seminar 12:30pm - 1:30pm @ 426 Mumford Hall

Sandy Dall'Erba (Associate Professor - ACE): Crop Production, Export of Virtual Water and Water-saving Strategies in Arizona

Andre F. T. Avelino (Post-Doctoral Research Associate - ACE): The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters on Supply Chains: An Analysis of the 2007 Chehalis River Flood (WA)


September 27th

*IPAD/REAL Seminar 12:30pm - 1:30pm @ 426 Mumford Hall

Stefan Borsky (Assistant Professor - University of Graz): Trade, Conflicts and Diamonds: A closer look at the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Karelys Guzman (PhD Student - ACE): The sensitivity of rice yield to weather variation in Colombia: a panel data approach over 1987-2016


October 4th

NO SEMINAR


October 11th

NO SEMINAR


October 18th

Rafael Campos (PhD Student - Federal University of Minas Gerais): Sustainable Practices Diffusion in Socio-Ecological Systems: The Gorutuba Irrigation Perimeter (Brazil) Analysis

Tarik Tanure (PhD Student - Federal University of Minas Gerais): Climate Change and Family Farming: Impacts on Agricultural Production and Regional Economic Effects in Brazil


October 25th

Divyansh Chug (PhD Student - Atmospheric Sciences) and Zhangliang Chen (PhD Candidate - ACE): Downloading weather data and matching them to state boundaries


November 1st

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

Wander Plassa da Silva (PhD Student - University of Sao Paulo): Spatial Spillovers of a Crime Crackdowns Policy in Brazil: The Case of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)

Carles Mendez-Ortega (PhD Student - Universitat Rovira i Virgili): Place the 'Candy' and 'Crush' it: Entry Determinants of the Software and Video games firms in Barcelona


November 8th

*IPAD/REAL Seminar 12:30pm - 1:30pm @ 426 Mumford Hall

Lila Cardell (PhD Student - ACE): Spilt Milk: Measuring the Indirect Effects of Livestock Ownership in Rural Zambia


November 15th

*Exceptionally from 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lilin Yuan (PhD Student - Naikai University): Market Size, Trade Competition and Export Product Mix: Microcosmic Evidence from China's Export Firms

Germano Carvalho (PhD Student - Federal University of Ceara): The intersectoral and multiregional productive dynamics: a general equilibrium approach


November 22th

NO SEMINAR - Thanksgiving Week


November 29th

Tarik Tanure (PhD Student - Federal University of Minas Gerais): The Impacts of Climate Change on the Generation of Hydroelectric Energy and its Effects on the Brazilian Economy Between 2020 and 2050

Peng Ji (PhD Student - Naikai University): Whether Polycentric Spatial Structure is Conducive to Regional Balanced Development? A study on Urban Agglomerations in China


December 6th

Joao Gabriel Pio (PhD Student - University of Juiz de Fora): Do R&D spillovers reduce CO2 emissions? A reinterpretation of Environmental Kuznets Curve

Xiaoai Jia (Associate Professor - Shandong Technology and Business University): The Comparison and Selection of Reference Rate for FISIM Accounting: Empirical Test Based on Chinese Data




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