Sandy Dall'Erba
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Professor
Sandy Dall'Erba
333 Mumford Hall
1301 W Gregory Dr
Urbana, IL 61801

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  • Postdoctoral Visiting-Scholar at the Department of Spatial Economics, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2005-2006.
  • Postdoctoral Visiting-Scholar at REAL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004-2005
  • PhD, Department of Economics, University of Pau (France), 2004
  • MSc, Department of Economics, University of Pau (France), 2000

Ongoing and upcoming research

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.

Selected Publications:
  • Páez A., Le Gallo J., Buliung R., Dall’erba S. (Eds.) (2010), Progress in Spatial Analysis: Methods and Applications, Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  • Dall’erba S. and Llamosas-Rosas I. (2015), The Impact of Private, Public and Human Capital on the US States Economies: Theory, Extensions and Evidence, in: Karlsson C., Andersson M., Norman T. (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography, Edward Elgar, 436-467.
  • Dall’erba S. and Llamosas-Rosas I. (2014), Spatial Policy for Growth and Equity, In Fischer MM, Nijkamp P (Eds) Handbook of Regional Science, Springer Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London, 353-371.
  • Dall’erba S. and Fang F. (2015) A Meta-Analysis of the Estimated Impact of European Union Structural Funds on Regional Growth, Regional Studies, forthcoming.
  • Kang D. and Dall'erba S. (2015) The Role of Federal Funding and Interregional Patent Citation on Knowledge Production across U.S. Counties, International Regional Science Review, forthcoming.
  • More than 40 journal articles, book chapters, editorials and book reviews. See CV for details.