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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory


REAL Seminar Series 2021


Spring 2021 - Fridays


January 22, 9:00-10:00am

Ron Boschma, Professor at Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Complementary Inter-Regional Linkages and Smart Specialization: an Empirical Study on European Regions

Ariaster Chimeli, Professor at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil: Protecting the Rainforest? The Case of Mahogany Prohibition and Deforestation


January 29, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Klaus Hubacek, PhD. Professor at University of Groningen, The Netherlands Yuli Shan, Ph D. Researcher at University of Groningen, The Netherlands: The impacts of COVID-19 and fiscal stimuli on global emissions and the Paris Agreement

Kieran P.Donaghy PhD. Professor at Cornell University, USA: Implications for Regional Science of the 'Rebuilding Macroeconomic Theory Project'


February 5, 12:00-1:00pm

Christa D. Court, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, USA: Estimating the Impacts of Natural Disasters on Production Agriculture


February 12, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Philip McCann, PhD. Professor at Sheffield University Management School, United Kingdom: Capital Shocks, Real Estate Risks and the Effects of the Global Financial Crisis in US Cities

Coro Chasco, PhD. Professor at Applied Economics Department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain: Probit models for grouped-data migration flows: A theoretical note


February 19, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Norihiko Yamano, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), France: CO2 Emissions Embodied in International Trade and Domestic Final Demand using the Inter-Country Input-Output Database: Methodology, results and possible extensions

Willian Adamczyk, PhD student at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Automation in the future of private and public sector employment in Brazil


March 5, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Joaquim Guilhoto, OECD and University of São Paulo: OECD Inter-Country Input-Output(ICIO) Tables and Associated Indicators: TiVA, TECO2, Tim.

Pedro Sayon, University of São Paulo: Boiling Hot! Economy-wide Impacts of Climate Change on Colombian Coffee Yields


March 19, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Cristina Sarasa, Unizar, Spain: Sectoral employment structure and gender inequaility: a global perspective

Andrea Caragliu, Politecnico di Milano, Italy: Who's right, Weber of Glaeser?


March 26, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Stephan J. Goetz, PhD. Professor and Director, AESE Penn State and NERCRD: Modeling Spatial Supply Chains


April 9, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Vinicius Vale, PhD. Professor, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil: Brazilian exports and income distribution: an input-output analysis for 2002-2014

Karina Acosta Ordonez, PhD student at Cornell University. Visiting student at the Center for Spatial Data Science at Uchicago, USA: Small area estimation of multidimensional poverty: the case of Cambodia


April 16, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Fernando Perobelli, PhD. Professor, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil: Revisiting the structural interdependence: a comparative analysis for Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico

Mario Vale, PhD. University of Lisbon, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, and researcher at Centre of Geographical Studies: Institutions and new path development in peripheral regions


April 23, 12:00-1:00pm

Mark Brown, Chief Economist - Statistics Canada: Firm Networks, Borders, and Regional Economic Integration


April 30, 9:00-10:00am

Trina Hamilton, PhD. Associate Professor, Geography. Co-director, Center for Trade, Environment and Development (CTED). State University of New York at Buffalo (UB): Ethical product havens in the global diamond trade: Using the Wayback Machine to evaluate ethical market outcomes

Michael Fritsch, PhD. Professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany; Associate Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands: Is innovation (increasingly) concentrated in large cities? An international comparison


May 7, 9:00-10:00am (Video links)

Roberta Capello, PhD. Professor at Politencnico di Milano, Italy: Regional patterns of 4.0 technological transformations: conceptual reflections and empirical evidence from European regions

Tomaz Ponce Dentinho, PhD. Professor at Universidade de Açores, Portugal: Conceptual and operational models of complex spatial interaction