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Regional Economics – الاقتصاد الإقليمي

Advanced Training in Economic Analysis and Management: Regional Economics

April 23-26, 2018 – Africa Business School, OCP, Casablanca, Morocco

Lecturer: Prof. Eduardo Haddad – University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Eduardo A. Haddad is Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center and Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he directs the Regional and Urban Economics Lab (NEREUS). He also holds a position as Affiliate Research Professor at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory – REAL – at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Haddad has published widely in professional journals on regional and inter-regional input-output analysis, computable general equilibrium modeling, and various aspects of regional economic development in developing countries; he has also contributed with chapters in international books in the fields of regional science and economic development. His research focuses on large-scale modeling of multi-regional economic systems, with special interest in modeling integration applied to transportation, climate change and spatial interaction. Professor Haddad received his B.A. in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign in 1997. In 1998 he held a post-doctoral position at the University of Oxford. He has served as the president of the Brazilian Regional Science Association (2008-2010), and as the first president of the Regional Science Association of the Americas (2008-2010). He was the Director of Research of the Institute of Economic Research Foundation – FIPE – from 2005 to 2013. He has spent the period January 2014 to June 2015 on sabbatical as a visitor at the Department of Economics (International Economics Section) at Princeton University, and at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning at Rutgers University.

Course Outline

This course will introduce students to some of the commonly-used tool kits in regional economics that help understanding and interpreting the complexity of the spatial structure of sub-national economies. Emphasis in the course will be given to the analysis of integrated inter-regional systems. I have selected some of the various available techniques, ranging from spatial data analysis and classical Leontief input-output analysis to inter-regional computable general equilibrium modeling, which constitutes nowadays one of the main research frontiers in regional modeling. In addition to presenting the bases of the selected methods, I will discuss applications for different countries (Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco and Portugal) related to topics of interest for regional policy makers, including regional economic development, domestic and international trade, transportation infrastructure, exploitation of natural resources, climate change, government transfers, tourism and regional interdependence.


Day 1 (April 23) – Spatial Data

9:30–11:00: Measures of Concentration, Specialization, and Localization

11′:00-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-12:30: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) – Geovisualization


14:30-16:00: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) – Global Spatial Autocorrelation

16:00-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-17:30: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) – Local Spatial Autocorrelation

Day 2 (April 24) – Economic Impact Analysis

9:30–11:00: Economic Base Models

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-12:30: Input-Output Models Text


14:30-16:00: Inter-regional Input-Output Models Text

16:00-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-17:30: Application: Tourism Multipliers (Azores and Brazil) Paper1 Paper2

Day 3 (April 25) – Economic Impact Analysis

9:30–11:00: CGE Models

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-12:30: Inter-regional CGE Models Text


14:30-16:00: Application: Climate Change (Brazil and Lebanon) Paper1 Paper2 Paper3

16:00-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-17:30: Application: Natural Resources (Morocco) Paper

Day 4 (April 26) – Trade and Networks

9:30–11:00: Application: Government Transfers as Regional Policies (Brazil and Greece) Paper1 Paper2 Paper3

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-12:30: Application: Intra-Urban Transportation Infrastructure – Passengers (Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area) Paper


14:30-16:00: Application: Domestic Integration (Colombia, Egypt and Lebanon) Paper1 Paper2 Paper3

16:00-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-17:30: Application: Inter-regional Transportation Infrastructure – Cargo (Brazil) Paper / Application*: Port Infrastructure (Brazil) / Unexpected Events (Lebanon) Paper1 Paper2

Course Material

Students should download and install the software GeoDa and bring it in their computers in the first day of the course.

GeoDa Tutorial

Examples MeasuresExcel

Examples GeoDaZIP file

Example Economic BaseExcel Morocco

Examples IOExcel (check also https://guilhotojjmgen.wordpress.com/), LebanonBrazil SP-RB Brazil PA-RB Marocco 2012

Example CGEHierarchical Analysis

LecturesLecture 1 – IntroductionLecture 2 – Classic MeasuresLecture 3 -ESDALecture, 4 – Regional Impact AnalysisLecture 5 – Input-Output ModelsLecture 6 – Economic BaseLecture 7 – Domestic TourismLecture 8 – CGE Models, Lecture 9 – Climate ChangeLecture 10 – Trade in WaterLecture 11 – Cash TransfersLecture 12 – Intergovernmental Transfers, Lecture 13 – Fiscal Multiplier, Lecture 14 – Urban InfrastructureLecture 15 – Domestic IntegrationLecture 16 – Transportation Plans, Lecture 17 – Port InfrastructureLecture 18 – Unexpected Events


The Underground Economy: Tracking the Higher-order Economic Impacts of the São Paulo Subway System
Haddad, E. A., Hewings, G. J. D., Porsse, A. A., Van Leeuwen, E., and Vieira, R. S.. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, v. 73, p. 18-30, 2015.

Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters in Megacities: The Case of Floods in São Paulo, Brazil
Haddad, E. A., and Teixeira, E.. Habitat International, v. 45,  p. 106-113, 2015

Multipliers in an Island Economy: The Case of the Azores
Haddad, E. A., Silva, V., Porsse, A. A., and Dentinho, T. In:  A. Batabyal and P. Nijkamp (Eds.), The Region and Trade: New Analytical Directions, World Scientific, p. 205-226, 2015

Spatial Perspectives of Increasing Freeness of Trade in Lebanon
Haddad, E. A.. The Annals of Regional Science, v.53, n. 1, p. 23-54, 2014.

Economic Impacts of Natural Resources on a Regional Economy: The Case of the Pre-Salt Oil Discoveries in Espírito Santo, Brazil
Haddad, E. A., and Giuberti, A. C.. Economy of Region, v. 1, p. 111-124, 2014.

Climate Change in Lebanon: Higher-order Regional Impacts from Agriculture
Haddad, E. A., Farajalla, N., Camargo, M., Lopes, R. L., and Vieira, F. V.. Region, v. 1, p. 9-24, 2014.

Domestic Tourism and Regional Inequality in Brazil
Haddad, E. A., Porsse, A. A., and Rabahy, W. A.. Tourism Economics, v. 19, p. 173-186, 2013.

Impact Assessment of Interregional Government Transfers: Lessons from the Brazil Experience
Haddad, E. A., Luque, C. A., Lima, G. T., Sakurai, S. N and Costa, S. M., In: J. R. Cuadrado-Roura and P. Aroca (Eds.), Regional Problems and Policies in Latin America, Advances in Spatial Science, Springer Verlag, p. 475-493, 2013

Climate Change and the Future of Regions
Azzoni, C. R. and Haddad, E. A.. In: R. Capello and T. P. Dentinho (Eds.). Networks, Space and Competitiveness: Evolving Challenges for Sustainable Growth. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012.

Regional Integration in Colombia: A Spatial CGE Application
Haddad, E. A., Barufi, A. M. B., Costa, S. M.. Scienze Regionali / Italian Journal of Regional Science, v.10, p. 3-28, 2011.

Assessing the ex ante Economic Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure Policies in Brazil
Haddad, E. A.; Perobelli, F. S.; Domingues, E. P.; Aguiar, M.. Journal of Development Effectiveness, v. 3, no.1, p. 44-61, 2011.

Major Sport Events and Regional Development: The Case of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games
Haddad, E. A. e Haddad, P. R.. Regional Science Policy and Practice, v. 2, p. 79-95, 2010.

Regional Effects of Port Infrastructure: A Spatial CGE Application to Brazil
Haddad, E. A., Hewings, G. J. D., Perobelli, F. S. e dos Santos, R. A. C.. International Regional Science Review, v. 33, p. 239-263, 2010.

Spatial Aspects of Trade Liberalization in Colombia: A General Equilibrium Approach
Haddad, E. A., Bonet, J., Hewings, G.J.D. e Perobelli, F.S.. Papers in Regional Science, v. 88, p. 699-732, 2009.

Input-Output Analysis: Foundations and Extensions
Miller, R, and Blair P., 2nd Edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Interregional Computable General Equilibrium Models
Haddad, E. A.. In: Sonis, M.; Hewings, G. J. D. (Org.). Tool Kits in Regional Science: Theory, Models and Estimation, Berlin: Springer, p. 119-154, 2009.

Exploring Spatial Data with GeoDa: A Workbook
Anselin, L., Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Revised Version, March 6, 2005.

Notes and Problems in Applied General Equilibrium Economics
Dixon, P.B.,Parmenter, B.R., Powell, A. A. and Wilcoxen, P. J., Amsterdam, North-Holland, 1992.

Notes and Problems in Microeconomic Theory
Dixon, P.B.,Bowles,  S. and Kendrick, D., Amsterdam, North-Holland, 1980.


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