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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory


REAL Seminar Series 2020


Summer 2020 - Fridays, 10:00am-11:30am

June 12

Lina Maddah, PhD Student, Department of Economics. Universitat Rovira i Virgili: Cultural and Creative Industries as Drivers of Employment Growth at Local Level in Cataloni

Claudia Montania, REGIOlab - Regional Economics Laboratory of the University of Oviedo : Extending SSA to IRRIO linkages: The MDIOSS model, theory and application

Christa Court, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida : Accounting for global value chains: COVID-19, international trade, and global inequality


June 19

Dongwoo Kang, Research Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea: Impact of introducing one-stop employment service centres on local employment in South Korea.

Bruce Newbold, Professor of Geography, McMaster University: Migration or Commute? Short-Term Relocation Versus Long Term Migration


June 26

Olivier Parent, Professor of Economics, University of Cincinnati: Beyond homophilic dyadic interactions: the impact network formation on individual outcomes

Mikaela Backman, Associate Professor, Jönköping International Business School: Ageing and entrepreneurship


July 3

Haifeng Qian, Associate Professor, Urban & Regional Planning, The University of Iowa: Entrepreneurship and Income Inequality in US Cities

Laura Calvi, PhD Student, Federal University of Parana - Brazil: TBD


July 10

Ivan Flores, MSc Student, University of Illinois: Machine Learning Accuracy for Predicting Deforestation Patterns

Roberto Patuelli, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy: TBD


July 17

Patricio Aroca, CEPR, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez Chile; Jaewon Lim, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Jaime Bonet, Banco de la Republica, Colombia: COVID19 Panel Discussion: Perspectives and challenges for Regional Economics


July 24

Augusto Alvim, Professor of Economics, PUCRS - Brazil: Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Impacts on Brazilian Meat and Dairy Sectors

Noe Nava, PhD Student, University of Illinois: Building resilience against weather shocks: Should we go local?


July 31

William Ridley, Assistant professor, University of Illinois : The Impact of Climate Change on the International Trade and Production of Crops

Tauã Vital, PhD student UFJF / Visiting scholar REAL: Racial bias in homicides due to resistance in police interventions in São Paulo


August 7

Rocio Valdebenito, PhD Student, University of Illinois: High school graduates and education migration decisions: How far are Chilean students willing to go?

Federico Ceballos, PhD Student, University of Illinois: Spatial spillovers from conflict resolution processes: the case of Colombia’s peace agreement

Brian Kim, Professor, Seoul National University : High Speed Rail System as a Sustainable Transportation Mode? - Energy Consumption, Carbon Emission and Ecological Effect Assessment of HSRS in Korea


August 14

Alberto Franco Solis, Assistant Professor at the University of Extremadura, Spain: Dynamics of Deforestation Worldwide: A Structural Decomposition Analysis of Agricultural Land Footprint in South America

Bartek Rokiki, Professor, University of Warsaw: TBD


August 21

Rafael Garduno-Rivera, Universidad Panamericana, México: Effect of Tariff Liberalization on Mexico’s Income Distribution in the presence of Migration

Euijune Kim, Professor, Seoul National University: TBD


Spring 2020 - Fridays, 3:30pm-4:30pm 51 Mumford Hall


March 13th

Yi Huang, UIUC


April 3rd

Jhorland Ayala García, Ph. D. Student, UIUC

Rocio Valdebenito, Ph. D. Student, UIUC


April 10th

Ivan Flores, Ph. D. Student, UIUC

Xianning Wang, Assistant Professor, Chongqing Normal University


April 17th

Beatriz Pereira de Almeida, Ph. D. Student, School of Economics, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Pietro Andre Telatin, Ph. D. Student, State University of Maringá, Brazil


April 24th

Xiaoyu Cui, Ph. D. Student, Renmin University of China

Xiuli Liu, Professor, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences


May 1st

Meng'er Tu, Ph. D. Student, School of Economics, Shanghai University, China: The role of dependency in knowledge production: Based on Chinese AI patenting activity

Federico Ceballos, Ph. D. Student, UIUC: Crop Shifting Dynamics in Colombia’s Coffee Region: Can Discrete-Continuous Choice Models be Improved with Machine Learning?


May 22th

Xiaoyu Cui, Ph. D. Student, Renmin University of China