Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact: fernan17 at

ORCID: 0000-0002-7941-2766 Google Scholar Page

I am a Regional Economist with an interdisciplinary focus on human-environmental topics. My research encompasses environmental issues, economics of natural disasters and analysis of structural change. In the last years I have been working with input-output analysis, spatial econometrics, integrated economic-environmental-health systems and impact evaluations. I am a research assistant at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL) and the Philip R. Israilevich Distinguished Research Fellow for 2017-2018. I am also a member of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA) and the Regional Science Association International (RSAI).

“The goal of science is to make the wonderful and complex

understandable and simple – but not less wonderful.”

Herbert A. Simon, The Sciences of Artificial.