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Regional Economics – الاقتصاد الإقليمي

Executive Certificate in Regional & International Markets: Regional Economics

April 1-4, 2018 – Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco

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

Eduardo A. Haddad is Senior Fellow, PCNS and Full Professor at 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, Chile, 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 1) – Spatial Data

9:0–10:30: Measures of Concentration, Specialization, and Localization

10:30-10:45: Coffee break

10:45-12:00: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) – Geovisualization


13:00-15:30: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) – Global Spatial Autocorrelation

15:30-15:45: Coffee Break

15:45-17:00: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) – Local Spatial Autocorrelation

Day 2 (April 2) – Economic Impact Analysis

9:00–10:30: Economic Base Models

10:30-10:45: Coffee break

10:45-12:00: Input-Output Models Text


13:00-15:30: Inter-regional Input-Output Models Text Paper1 Paper2

15:30-15:45: Coffee Break

15:45-17:00: Applications: Tourism Multipliers (Azores and Brazil) Paper1 Paper2

Day 3 (April 3) – Economic Impact Analysis

9:00–10:30: CGE Models

10:30-10:45: Coffee break

10:45-12:00: National and Inter-regional CGE Models Text


13:00-15:30: Applications: Natural Resources (Chile, Morocco) Paper1

15:30-15:45: Coffee Break

15:45-17:00: Applications: Climate Change (Brazil and Lebanon) Paper1 Paper2 Paper3

Day 4 (April 4) – Trade and Networks

9:00–10:30: Applications: Government Transfers as Regional Policies (Brazil, Colombia and Greece) Paper1 Paper2 Paper3 Paper4

10:30-10:45: Coffee break

10:45-12:00: Applications: Intra-Urban Transportation Infrastructure – Passengers (Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area) Paper1 Paper2


13:00-15:30: Applications: Domestic Integration (Colombia, Egypt and Lebanon) Paper1 Paper2 Paper3 / Inter-regional Transportation Infrastructure – Cargo (Brazil) Paper / Application*: Port Infrastructure (Brazil) Paper / Unexpected Events (Lebanon) Paper

15:30-15:45: Coffee Break

15:45-17:00: Course Project 

Course Material

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


Examples MeasuresExcel Data Morocco

Examples GeoDaGeoDa Tutorial ZIP file

Example Economic BaseExcel Morocco

Examples IOExcel fileMarocco 2012, Casablanca 2013, Extraction_Exercise, Extraction_Solution (check also https://guilhotojjmgen.wordpress.com/)

Example CGEHierarchical Analysis

Course Project: Data file Answer sheet

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 – National and Interregional CGE Models, Lecture 10 – Tax on Copper, Lecture 11 – Productivity of Mining, Lecture 12 – Trade in Water, Lecture 13 – Climate Change, Lecture 14 – Cash TransfersLecture 15 – Intergovernmental TransfersLecture 16 – Fiscal MultiplierLecture 17 – Urban InfrastructureLecture 18 – Domestic IntegrationLecture 19 – Transportation PlansLecture 20 – Port InfrastructureLecture 21 – 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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