Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars willing to come to CREATE need to contact either Prof. Ridley or Prof. Dall’erba.  Stays at CREATE are welcome under some conditions. They offer the opportunity to exchange and discuss research views with CREATE members and University of Illinois faculty and students, which can lead to a joint publication of academic papers.

Xiangwei Sun

Dr. Xiangwei Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Zhengzhou University in China. He was a visiting student at Regional Economics Application Laboratory (REAL) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over 2015-2016. His research is in regional and urban growth, interregional trade, economic evaluation of urban policy and extremely weather events, and models of spatial econometrics, multiregional input-output model and CGE models. And he is going to work on questions on climate change impact on agriculture and on the global food supply chain.

Eduardo Sanguinet

Dr. Eduardo Sanguinet holds Ph.D. in Development Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS, Brazil) and Ph.D. in Applied Economics with a focus on Regional Studies from Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN, Chile) under a joint supervision agreement with dual degree recognition. He holds a Master’s degree in Rural Development from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Brazil) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM, Brazil). He completed doctoral and post-doctoral internships in Economics at the Center for Regional and Urban Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of São Paulo (NEREUS – FEA-USP), funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). He has expertise in research and extension projects in the areas of regional economics, rural and environmental economics, and agrarian policies. Researches topics related to interregional and international trade, trade policies, and value chains using multi-sector models. He is a Professor at the Institute of Agricultural Economics, Universidad Austral de Chile – Chile, and the Graduate Program in Economics at the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil.