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Regional Economics Applications Laboratory


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 2019)

Bingbing Zhang

Francisco Germano Carvalho Lucio

Gabriel Lyrio de Oliveira

Laura Calvi Gomes

Meng'er Tu

Ran Xu

Zhan Gao



 
Bingbing Zhang

Assistant Professor
School of Public Finance and Taxation, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, China
Period in REAL: Aug 2019 - Aug 2020
e-mail: zhangbingbing326@gmail.com

Bingbing Zhang holds a B.A. and PhD both in Economics from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou. She is interested in environmental economics and regional economics. Her research now focuses on virtual water trade among regions using multi-regional input-output analysis.

 

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Francisco Germano Carvalho Lucio

Ph.D. Student at CAEN/UFC
Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Period in REAL: Nov 2018 - Oct 2019
e-mail: germanocarvalho@caen.ufc.br

Germano Carvalho is a Ph.D candidate in Economics at Federal University of Ceará (CAEN/UFC). He received his Bachelor's degree with academic distinction (Magna cum Laude) and Master's degree in Economics from the same University. His research field is Macroeconomics and Computable General Equilibrium models. Recently, he has begun to research in the regional approach of general equilibrium models. Specifically, his research is based on the analysis of the intersectoral and multiregional dynamics using General Equilibrium models from which he aims to find changes and trends of the productive factors among productive sectors and different regions. In addition, he intends to verify the impacts on the welfare of different profiles of households caused by public policies and other sorts of interventions.

 

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Gabriel Lyrio de Oliveira

School of Economics, Business and Accounting
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Period in REAL: Jul 2019 – Jan 2020
e-mail: gabriel_ldo@usp.br

Gabriel holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP), where he is currently a Ph.D candidate in the same department and a member of the University of São Paulo Regional and Urban Economics Lab (NEREUS-USP). His main fields of interest are Economic Development, Labor, Regional Economics and Quantitative Methods. He has experience on Econometrics, Spatial Econometrics, Discrete Choice models and Migration Systems. His current research focuses on the estimation of the long-term effects of anti-poverty policies.

 

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Laura Calvi Gomes

Ph.D. Student
Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Period in REAL: Jul 2019 – Dec 2019
e-mail: lauracalvigomes@gmail.com

She is a PhD candidate in Economic Development at Federal University of Paraná (PPGDE/UFPR) and she received a master's degree from the same program. Currently she is a researcher at NEDUR (UFPR Center for Urban and Regional Development Studies). She has researched on Economic Growth models, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, spatial econometrics, regional economics, microeconometrics and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), seeking to analyze the efficiency of Brazilian universities, the return generated by higher education, the quality of education in Brazilian subspace, the work productivity, among other subjects. Her PhD thesis aims to use a TERM (The Enormous Regional Model) to identify the effects of the recent expansion of higher education in Brazilian regions.

 

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Meng'er Tu

Ph.D. Student
School of Economics, Shanghai University, China
Period in REAL: Aug 2018 - Aug 2020
e-mail: tme18tc@gmail.com

Menger Tu is a PhD Student at School of Economics, Shanghai University. His main research field are regional innovation, regional development, innovation network. His current researches are related to the impact of multilevel innovation network on cities' innovation output - based on spatial cooperation innovation network of interregional. Further, his research focuses on the impact of regional innovation policies on growth of regional economy.

 

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Ran Xu

Ph.D. Student
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, China
Period in REAL: Sep 2019 - Feb 2020
e-mail: xuran16@mails.ucas.ac.cn

Ran Xu is a PhD candidate in Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science. She received her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Beijing Jiaotong University. Her research field is the Input-Output technique and the Global Value Chain. She has done some work on the price transmission model in trade. Recently, her research focuses on the topic of foreign-invested enterprises in China.

 

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Zhan Gao

Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration, Henan University of Engineering, China
Period in REAL: Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
e-mail: gaozhan2003@aliyun.com

Zhan Gao has a PhD in Regional Economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics of China, Dalian. She is interested in urban economic growth. Her research focuses on total factor productivity, spillover effects and spatial structure in urban economic growth.

 

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