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Friday, October 09 - REAL/PUCRS Fall Seminar

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REAL focuses on the development and application of systemic economic models at the urban and regional levels. Since 2015, REAL has hosted more than 110 graduate students and visiting scholars from China, Brazil, Colombia, USA, Chile, and Spain among other countries.

Sofía Jiménez. Professor, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
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Natália Branco Stein. PhD Student, Graduate Program in Development Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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09:00 -10:00 am

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Sofía Jimézes

Professor, University of Zaragoza, Spain

"Challenging climate change: economic effects of regions interaction from an “atmosfear” perspective"

In recent years, the effects of climate change have become a topic of growing interest in the literature. Despite that, a more focused study on its spatial economic and structural characteristics is necessary, to shed light on the responsibilities of the different countries about the climate change. This paper analyses the spatial economic causes for the global areas in the world during a period of 15 years. Based on an environmentally extended interregional input-output model, we estimate the carbon dioxide emissions embodied in international trade. In the second part, and taking into account the previous analysis, we measure the spatial effects of the different countries among them, carrying out a spatial econometric analysis to find the most suitable spatial model for our analysis. Besides, as a contrast with traditional contiguity and distances weigh matrices, in this paper we create a weight matrix based on the atmospheric movements of wind. The results offer a different and new approach on this field, highlighting the importance of the spillovers of the closest neighbors to explain the CO 2 emissions of the local country.

Natália Branco Stein

PhD Student, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

"The valuation of creativity and the index of Brazilian creative cities: what is their relationship with economic development?"

This thesis project focuses on themes related to economic and creativity debate and proposes addresses the relationship between creativity and the universe of urban and regional economy from three essays. The first one presents as the main objective understanding the origin of creativity valorization, bringing the concepts that are linked with it, identifying how creativity interacts with urban and regional economy. The second essay presents the concept of creative cities, identifying the main initiatives to develop creative cities in the world, to thereby build a Brazilian creative city index. Finally, the last essay, intends to analyse the relation between the presence of talent, tolerance and technology in the creative cities and the level of economic development.


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