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contact info

Director
Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
hewings@illinois.edu
Location
607 S. Mathews,
Room 318, M/C 151
Urbana, IL 61801-3671
Phone/Fax
217-333-4740 (phone)
217-244-9339 (fax)

Visiting Scholars



Visiting scholars come to REAL from all over the world under various financial support schemes. During their stay at REAL they have the opportunity to exchange and discuss research views with REAL and University of Illinois faculty and students, which often leads to a joint publication of academic papers. In addition, at REAL faculty and students present their research in a weekly REAL seminar and visiting scholars are fervently invited to take part in it.

Below is a list of Visiting scholars profile and contact information, by alphabetical order of their first names.

Current visiting scholars (Fall 2016)

Alfredo Cartone

Carlos Alberto Gonçalves Junior

Frederick Alves

Ana Medina López

Na Li

Namhee Jeong

Renata Caldas

Thiago Oliveira Nascimento

Vinicius de Almeida Vale

Xiaolei Wang

Yulong Zhou

Previous Visiting Scholars



  Alfredo Cartone

Ph.D. Student
University “Gabriele d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Period in REAL: Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
e-mail: alfredo.cartone.3@gmail.com

Alfredo Cartone is currently a PhD student in Business, Institutions and Markets at University “Gabriele d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics and a M.S. in Business Administration, both from University “Gabriele d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. His research interests are on regional sciences and applications of spatial econometrics. His current research addresses semi-parametric approaches to regional economic convergence through quantile regression and multivariate analysis with particular focus on some spatial approaches to Principal Component Analysis for the definition of synthetic indicators. Additionally, he is focusing on the existence and persistence of spatial inequalities in the EU.

 

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  Carlos Alberto Gonçalves Junior

Ph.D. Candidate - Department of Economics
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Period in REAL: Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
e-mail: carlosalbertojr@usp.br

Carlos is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has been part of REAL mafia since August 2016, when he came to UIUC as a visiting scholar. His research interests are Development Economics, Regional Economics, Regional Inequality and Inter-regional Input-Output analysis, focusing especially in Brazil. At the present time, he is working on his PhD dissertation, which is related to estimation methods of inter-regional Input-Output systems and inter-regional trade.

 

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  Frederick Alves

Ph.D Candidate - Department of Economics
Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
Period in REAL: Mar 2016 – Present
e-mail: frederick.alves@ufv.br

Frederick is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Economics at Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. He has been part of REAL mafia since March 2016, when he came to UIUC as a visiting scholar. His research interests are Economic Growth, Human Capital, Macroeconomics and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE). His main lines of research are related with human capital externalities and simulations. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D. dissertation, which is related to Four Asian Tigers and the Human Capital Externalities in DSGE approach.

 

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  Ana Medina López

Associate Professor
University Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)
Period in REAL: Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
e-mail: ana.medina@urjc.es

Ana Medina has a PhD degree in Economics from University Rey Juan Carlos and now works at the same University as an associate professor. The topic of her PhD thesis was the use of multisectoral models to assess the impact of an R&D investment shock in the Madrid region. She built a regional Social Accounting Matrix for Madrid and then constructed a linear and a dynamic CGE model. Her research interests are CGE modelling focusing in environmental issues and assessing energy efficiency policies. She is also interested in the application of multisectoral models to assess tourism-related issues at regional and national level. Currently she is working on a project at a national level regarding Economy, Environment and Corrective Policies: a Multidisciplinary General Equilibrium approach.

 

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  Na Li

Assistant Professor
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Period in REAL: Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
e-mail: linauiuc@illinois.edu

Na Li has a PhD degree in Human geography from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and now work at the same University as an assistant professor. The topic of her PhD thesis was "A Multi-Regional CGE Modeling for China and Its Application to Regional Economic Development Policy Analysis”. Her research interests are multi-regional CGE modeling, integrated economy-energy-environment modeling, and assessment of energy and environmental policies. Now she is working on evaluating the impacts of control measures for PM2.5 in China.

 

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  Namhee Jeong

Director
The Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea
Period in REAL: Nov 2015 - May 2017
e-mail: hijung1111@gmail.com

Efficient and sustainable fiscal framworks to meet increasing welfare demand.

 

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  Renata Caldas

Ph.D Candidate - Department of Economics
Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Period in REAL: Aug 2011 - Present
e-mail: renatamcaldas@gmail.com

Renata is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. She has been part of REAL mafia since August 2011, when she came to UIUC as a visiting student for the first time. Her research interests are Development Economics, Impact Evaluation, Poverty and Inequality, focusing especially in Brazil. At the present time, she is working on her PhD dissertation, which is related to evaluation of irrigation and micro credit policies in Brazilian semi-arid.

 

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  Thiago Oliveira Nascimento

MSc Candidate - Department of Economics
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Period in REAL: Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
e-mail: thiago_nascimento@usp.br

Currently pursuing a MSc degree in Economics at University of São Paulo (USP), Bachelor's at Ciências Econômicas from Universidade de Brasília (2014). Worked on Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) between 2014-2015, besides he was member of PET Economia UnB between 2011-2014. Has experience in Applied Economy, focusing on Regional and Urban Economy.

 

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  Vinicius de Almeida Vale

Ph.D Candidate - Department of Economics
Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Period in REAL: Jan 2016 – Dec 2016
e-mail: vinicius.a.vale@gmail.com

Vinicius is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. He has been part of REAL mafia since January 2016, when he came to UIUC as a visiting scholar. His research interests are Agriculture sector, International Trade, Development, Growth, Food Security and Climate Change. His main lines of research are related with Input-Output and Computable General Equilibrium models. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D. dissertation, which is related to Brazilian agriculture sector, international trade, food security and a CGE approach.

 

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  Xiaolei Wang

Visiting Scholar
School of Economics, Shanghai University
Period in REAL: Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
e-mail: xiaolei@illinois.edu

Xiaolei Wang is an assistant professor at School of Economics, Shanghai University. His research interest focus on antidumping and the implementation of trade policy, vertical specialization and I-O model. Now he is conducting a research project of "The coordination on sector policy and trade policy in China based on regional economics view" and is working on the analysis of antidumping relation between China and foreign countries.

 

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  Yulong Zhou

PhD. Student in Regional Economics
College of Ecnomics, Renmin University of China
Period in REAL: Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
e-mail: yesolivier@gmail.com

Yulong ZHOU received his master degree in Economics in June 2012 in Renmin University of China. Now, he is a Ph.D. candidate in regional economics at the same university, currently in his second year. He is interested in the effect of land finance on entrepreneurship, poverty reduction of China and urban growth. He mainly uses econometric models of panel data.

 

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