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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory


REAL Seminar Series 2019


Fall 2019 - Fridays, 3:50pm-4:50pm 51 Mumford Hall


September 6th

Welcome and Introduction

Jaewon Lim, U. Nevada at Las Vegas: Director of the Western Regional Science Association


September 13th

Yi Huang, Ph. D. Student, Department of Economics, UIUC: Unexpected Natural Disaster, Liquefaction Hazard Classification and House Prices: Evidence from Christchurch, New Zealand

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September 20th

Sandy Dall'erba, Professor, UIUC: The U.S. Interstate Trade Will Overcome the Negative Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Profit

William Ridley, Assistant Professor, UIUC: International Joint Ventures and Internal vs. External Technology Transfer: Evidence from China


October 11th

Gabriel Lyrio de Oliveira, Ph.D. Student, University of São Paulo: Long-term effects of Conditional Cash Transfers on Children: The Brazilian Case

Jhorland Ayala Garcia, Ph.D. Student, UIUC: The natural resource curse: evidence from the Colombian municipalities


October 25th

Francisco Germano Carvallo, Ph.D. Student, Federal University of Ceará (CAEN/UFC): Public sector overall efficiency: an application in the Ceará State- Brasil

Federico Ceballos Sierra, Ph.D. Student, UIUC: Peace night lights, or the effect of the Colombia-FARC conflict resolution process on rural activity


November 1st

Ace Dept. talk by Faye Duchin, IO expert

Augusto Mussi Alvim, Professor, PPGE Escola de Negócios: Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Possible Impacts on Brazilian Agribusiness

Ran Xu, Ph.D. Student, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS: The input-output model distinguishing the source of foreign-invested enterprises and processing trade

Beatriz de Almeida, Ph.D. Student, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF): The determinants of Absorptive Capacity through patents citation data


November 8th

Alexandre Porsse, Prof., Dept. of Economics, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil: Testing for Convergence Clubs in Agricultural Land Prices: evidences based on geographically weighted regressions for Parana, Brazil

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Nora Schindler, Ph.D. candidate of economics at University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna: Income Inequality, Market Size and Firm Conduct: Product Differentiation in the Restaurant Market

Orsa Kekezi, Ph.D. Student, Jönköping International Business School: Returns to Regional Mobility after Job Loss: The importance of job match


November 11th

Carlos Roberto Azzoni, Professor, Departament of Economics, FEA/USP


November 22nd

Laura Calvi, PhD candidate, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil: The larger the city, the higher the wages? The effects of agglomeration economies on wage gaps in southern Brazil

Bingbing Zhang, Assistant Professor, University of Finance and Economics, China: The Virtual Water Flow in China and Its Driving Forces


December 6th

ACE Ddept. Talk by Nelson Villoria, International trade and climate change expert


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): Environmental quality and the Human Development Index in Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Xiang Gao (PhD Student - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China): Relative Advantage Production Position in Global Value Chain

Claudia Montania (PhD Student - University of Extremadura, Spain): Analyzing the growth of international trade: looking for a more comprehensive shift-share