Associate Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
PhD, University of Pau (France) 2004
435 Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory
Urbana IL 61801
My research interests focus on regional science in general and economic growth, regional development policies, innovation and the economic impact of climate change in particular. In addition to the traditional estimation of the dynamics at work, I study each of these fields by modelling and measuring the spatial interactions that take place between regions. An example would be the presence of spillover effects when regional policies are implemented to correct economic imbalances. In that purpose, I use various tools of regional science but mostly spatial statistics, spatial econometrics and interregional input-output. I have published several articles on these topics and with those tools - some of them co-authored with my past and current graduate students - and I have been awarded various grants by NSF, NASA and USDA for my work. My research always attempts to provide a range of exposure to new curricula materials, methods of conducting interdisciplinary and international collaborative research and guidance in the preparation of material for dissemination in the public policy arena.
Ongoing Research Projects
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