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Visiting scholars

The RRI has an active visiting scholar policy, and we have a tradition of hosting foreign scholars during their study leaves and sabbaticals. Although we are unable to provide financial support, we do provide access to university library and other resources, and shared office space. We are especially interested to host visitors whose research interests overlap strongly with the mission of RRI. We are particularly appropriate hosts for those with regional economic development and regional economic systems modeling interests. However, because time and administrative resources are limited, and because we typically receive many more requests than we can fill each year, we must be selective. Those whose interests are more closely related to microeconomics, finance, business, or management, for example, would be better off visiting other campus units.

In evaluating applicants, we also consider the following, listed in no particular order:

  1. Good English skills. We are most interested in visitors who can interact meaningfully with our staff and students. Without good oral and written English communication skills, the benefits to the RRI do not offset our time and energy investments.
  2. Self-starters. We prefer those who will benefit from their study leave without requiring substantial guidance. We are a small unit and, therefore, cannot devote large blocks of time to supervising visiting scholars. While we value collaborations with our visitors, they should also have a research plan of their own upon arrival and be prepared to work independently.
  3. An interest in participating in RRI activities, including seminars, workshops, social gatherings.

If you are interested in an appointment as an RRI Visiting Scholar, please submit a written expression of interest describing your reasons for choosing the Institute as your host, a statement of your study leave goals and objectives, and a CV. Prior to formal acceptance, evidence of English language ability and financial means of support will also be required.

Visiting Scholars

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Nilena Dias,  Professor of Electrical Engineering, Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Brazil. Also, a Ph.D. Student in Energy Planning, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)


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Magdalena Azocar , Student, Adolfo Ibañez University, Chile. January 2018–February 2018.



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Abulaiti Alimujiang , Professor and Area Leader, Xinjiang Normal University, China. August 2017–October 2018.


Visiting Scholar Inacio Fernandes de Araujo

Inacio Fernandes de Araujo Junior, Ph.D. Candidate, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. July 2017 - February 2018


Visiting Scholar Li Li

Li Li, Associate Professor, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China. October 2015 - October 2016



Visiting Scholar Zheng Tian

Zheng Tian, Assistant Professor, Capital University of Economics and Business, China. October 2015 - April 2016


Visiting Scholar Mahmut Erdogan

Mahmut Erdogan, Assistant Professor, Gumushane University, Turkey. August 2014 - August 2015


Visiting Scholar Peter Jarosi

Péter Járosi, Research Fellow and Professor of Business & Economics, University of Pécs, Hungary. June 2014 - September 2014


Visiting Scholar Paulo Sant'Ana

Paulo Henrique de Mello Sant'Ana, Professor, Universidade Federal do ABC – UFABC, Brazil. July 2014 – June 2015


Visiting Scholar Yongan Dai

Yongan Dai, Lecturer, Northeast Normal University, China February 2014 – February 2015



Visiting Scholar Chang Uk Byeon

Chang Uk Byeon, Research Fellow, KIET. August 2013 – July 2014



Visiting Scholar Norbert Szabo

Norbert Szabo, Ph.D. Student, University of Pecs, Hungary. May 2013 – July 2013



Visiting Scholar Dong-liang Yang

Dong-liang Yang, Associate Professor, Jilin University, China. October 2012 – October 2013



Visiting Scholar Mingna Li

Minga Li, Lecturer, Chang Chun University, China. February 2013 – January 2014



Visiting Scholar Qinglan Qian

Qinglan Qian, Professor, Guangzhou University P.R., China. August 2012 – August 2013



Visiting Scholar Andre Golgher

André Golgher, Associate Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. March 2012 – March 2013


Visiting Scholar Chang ok Um

Chang ok Um, Professor, Kyungpook National University, S-Korea. March 2012 – January 2013



Visiting Scholar Mungu Huh

Mungu Huh, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET), S-Korea. September 2011 – February 2012


Visiting Scholar Paolo Postiglione

Paolo Postiglione, Associate Professor, University of Chieti, Italy January 2011 – February 2011


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Jun Wang, Ph.D Candidate, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, October 2010 – May 2011


Visiting Scholar JuMong Na

JuMong Na, Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration Chonnam National University, September 2010 – August 2011


Visiting Scholar Hee-Ja Kim

Hee-Ja Kim, Professor, Department of Social Welfare Daejin University, Korea, July 2010 – February 2011


Visiting Scholar Chel Ho Jeung

Chel Ho Jeung, Professor, Andong National University, January 2010 – January 2011



Visiting Scholar Jaegon Park

Jaegon Park, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET), August 2009 – July 2010


Visiting Scholar Eun-Mi Jung

Eun-Mi Jung, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET), July 2007 – July 2008


Visiting Scholar Eun Woo Lee

Eun Woo Lee, Professor of Economics, University of Ulsan, Korea, January 2007 – August 2007



Visiting Scholar Kamol Inomkhodjayev

Kamol Inomkhodjayev, Chief Economist, Ministry of Economy Republic of Uzbekistan (Fulbright Scholar), September 2006 – June 2007


Visiting Scholar Sung-Goan Choi

Sung-Goan Choi, Professor & Chair, Department of Economics, Andong National University, Korea, August 2006 – July 2008


Visiting Scholar Wan Woo Jo

Wan Woo Jo, Regional Input-Output, Office Economic Statistics Department, The Bank of Korea, June 2006 – July 2006


Visiting Scholar Hee-Ja Kim

Hee-Ja Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Daejin University, Korea, February 2006 – February 2007


Visiting Scholar Youngsoo Kim

Youngsoo Kim, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET), Korea, August 2005 – July 2006


Visiting Scholar Aizhen Huang

Aizhen Huang, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Science, Shizuoka University, Japan, April 2005 – September 2006


Visiting Scholar Kisang Lee

Kisang Lee, Professor, Department of Economics & Trade, Sejong University, Korea, February 2005 – February 2006


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Jong Han Kim, Assistant Professor, Kyungsung University, Korea, February 2004 – February 2005



Visiting Scholar ByeongHee Park

ByeongHee Park, Assistant Professor & Chair, Department of Economics, Sunchon National University, Korea, February 2003 – March 2004


Visiting Scholar Jae-Ik Kim

Jae-Ik Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Keimyung University, Korea, January 1, 2001 – January 5, 2002