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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: Testing for Convergence Clubs in Agricultural Land Prices: evidences based on geographically weighted regressions for Parana, Brazil


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

Federico Ceballos Sierra

November 1st

Ace Dept. talk by Faye Duchin, IO expert

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


Bingbing Zhang

Karelys Guzman

November 11th

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

November 22nd

Laura Calvi

Meng'er Tu

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


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