R | E | A | L

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): TBA

Karelys Guzman (PhD Student - ACE): TBA

October 4th

October 11th

Sergio Contreras (PhD Student - DURP): TBA

October 18th

Haozhi Pan (PhD - Postdoc REAL): TBA

October 25th

Divyansh Chug (PhD Student - Atmospheric Sciences) and Zhangliang Chen (PhD Student - 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): TBA

Carles Mendez-Ortega (PhD Student - Universitat Rovira i Virgili): TBA

November 8th

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

Xiaoai Jia (Associate Professor - Shandong Technology and Business University): TBA

November 15th

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

Lilin Yuan (PhD Student - Naikai University): TBA

November 22th

NO SEMINAR - Thanksgiving Week

November 29th

Tarik Tanure (PhD Student - Federal University of Minas Gerais): TBA

Peng Ji (PhD Student - Naikai University): TBA

December 6th

Rafael Campos (PhD Student - Federal University of Minas Gerais): TBA

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


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