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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory


REAL Seminar Series 2019


Spring 2019 - Fridays, 3:00pm-4:00pm 51 Mumford Hall


February 1st

*Exceptionally at 323 Mumford Hall

Welcome and Introductions


February 8th

Jhorland Ayala Garcia (PhD Student - ACE): External shocks on revenue and expenditure efficiency: evidence from Colombian municipalities

Germano Carvalho (PhD Student - Federal University of Ceará, Brazil): Allocative and Welfare Effects from Tax Policies in the State of Ceará - Brazil


February 15th

Ramon Goulart Cunha (PhD Student - Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil): Insertion and competitiveness of Brazilian exports in Latin American markets

Felipe Andres Morales Apablaza (MS Student - Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile): Measuring the cost of Congestion within and between cities: The case of Chile


February 22nd

NO SEMINAR


March 1st

Juan Salamanca (Assistant Professor - School of Art + Design): Recent Tools for the Visualization of Large Flow Data

Meng'er Tu (PhD Student - Shanghai University, China): Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Chinese AI Innovation Network

Yilan Xu (Assistant Professor - ACE): Do Earthquakes Shake Mortgage Lenders’ Risk Perceptions?


March 8th

Sergio Contreras (PhD Student - DURP): One size does not fit at all: evaluating the relationship between microenterprise measurement and policy evaluation

Yi Huang (PhD Student - ECON): House price decomposition: Does terrain slope matter?


March 22nd

NO SEMINAR - Spring Break Week


March 29th

Tom Johnson (Professor Emeritus - University of Missouri): Comprehensive Wealth, Well-being and Sustainability


April 5th

Xiang Gao (PhD Student - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China): When One Cannot Bypass the Byproducts: Packaging Waste Due to International Trade


April 19th

Lucia Bolea (PhD Student - University of Zaragoza, Spain): Global determinants of carbon dioxide emissions: are all countries equal?

Federico Ceballos Sierra (PhD Student - ACE): The effect of climate variability on Colombian coffee yields


April 26th

Joao Gabriel Pio (PhD Student - Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil): Does the Demographic Structure Affect Pollutant Emissions?
Evidence from Different Groups of Countries

Zhan Gao (Associate Professor - Henan University of Engineering, China): Research on the Growth of Urban Economy Based on Total Factor Productivity: Evidence from Chinese Urban Data


May 3rd

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

Xiang Gao (PhD Student - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China): TBA

Claudia Montania (PhD Student - University of Extremadura, Spain): TBA