Dusan Paredes is Full Professor of the Department of Economics at the Universidad Católica del Norte. He serves as the Dean of the School of Economics and Business Management. He is President of the Chilean Society of Regional Studies, and he spends time as a visiting researcher at both Michigan State University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (2008-2012) and his Post-Doctorate from Michigan State University. His research focuses on strategies for identifying the causal mechanisms characterized by spatial spillovers in the areas of regional and urban economics. His published work breaks ground in regional labor and housing markets with special emphasis on regional and urban economics.

Dusan is the Principal Researcher of a Chilean Regular FONDECYT National Science Project, and International Networks Project (CONICYT) and several other international research projects. He serves on different commissions for the Chilean Government related to scientific funding and postgraduate scholarships. Dusan also serves as Associate Editor for the journal Resource Policy (ISI Q1). He won the Peter Nijkamp RSAI Research Encouragement Award in 2017 for outstanding research.


Top 5 Research Projects

Nº 1191162

Fondecyt Regular (Economics Field)

Principal Researcher: Do mining tax windfalls crowd out other local revenues? Evidence from Chile.

Chilean Government, 2019-2022 (US$125,000)

Nº 11121247

Fondecyt Initiation (Economics Field)

Principal Researcher: The spatial income inequality in Chile.

Chilean Government, 2012-2015 (US$125,000) (Ranked First Place in Economics Field).

Nº 120121

CONICYT Research networks and international internships

Principal Researcher: “Regional disparities and regional science: learning from experiences in Chile and Brazil”.

Chilean Government, 2015-2017 (US$75,000)

Nº 120047

CONICYT Research networks and international internships

Principal Researcher: “International Consortium of Regional Research Institutes and Centers West Virginia University Regional Research Institute”.

Chilean Government, 2013-2015. (US$75,000)

Nº 180001

CONICYT Research networks and international internships

Principal Researcher: “Research collaboration network between NCRCRD (Michigan State University) and IDEAR (Universidad Catolica Del Norte) on regional development”.

Chilean Government, 2018-2021 (US$85,000)

More publications in WoS Journals

The impact of mining taxes on public education: Evidence for mining municipalities in Chile.

Resources Policy

Revisiting the link between resource windfalls and subnational crowding out for local mining economies in Chile

Resources Policy

Long-distance commuting and the effect of differentiated salary expectations in the commuters’ place of living on the wage obtained in the place of working

The Annals of Regional Science

Housing Demolition and Property Tax Delinquency: Evidence from Detroit.

Journal of Urban Affairs

Elasticidad de la oferta de vivienda: evidencia empírica para Bogotá.

Revista Academia & Negocios

The Impact of Cooperation on Business Innovation in Developing Countries: Evidence from Chile in Latin America.

Journal of Technology Management & Innovation

New approach to economic convergence in the EU: A multilevel analysis from the spatial effects perspective

International Regional Science Review

Wage Compensation for Fly-in/Fly-out Commuters in Chile.

Papers in Regional Science

What is the impact from entrepreneurship on the income inequality in Chile?

Multidisciplinary Business Review

Rural Electric Cooperatives and Economic Development.

Energy Policy

Towards Housing Policies that Consider House-hold's Preferences: Estimating the Demand for Housing Attributes in Chile.

International journal of strategic property management

Are Rural Costs of Living Lower? Evidence from a Big Mac Index Approach

International Regional Science Review

Mineral taxes and the local public goods provision in mining communities.

Resources Policy

The net benefit of demolishing dilapidated housing: The case of Detroit

Regional Science and Urban Economics

Is crime in Mexico a disamenity? Evidence from a hedonic valuation approach

The Annals of Regional Science

Are there different local patterns of convergence concealed beneath the regional level? An analysis for US states and counties using a multilevel approach.

The Annals of Regional Science

Individual and place-based drivers of self-employment in Chile

Small Business Economics

Cities, Wages and the Urban Hierarchy

Journal of regional science

El fondo común Municipal: ¿Cuál es su rol en la convergencia de ingresos locales?.

Journal of Regional Science

Do Mexicans flee from violence? The effects of drug-related violence on migration decisions in Mexico.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

A Spatial Decomposition of Income Inequality in Chile

Regional Studies

Understanding the resource curse (or blessing) within countries: Theory, empirical challenges and an application.

Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

An Almost Ideal Cost of Living Index for Food in Spain Using a Microeconomic Approach and Censored Data

Spatial Economic Analysis

Desigualdad espacial de ingresos en Chile y su relación con la concentración de capital humano

Trimestre Económico

Can NEG explain the spatial distribution of wages of Chile?

Journal of Economic and Social Geography

Assessing the income and employment effects of shale gas extraction windfalls: Evidence from the Marcellus region

Energy Economics

Migración interna y diferenciales de ingreso: evidencia para Bogotá (Colombia) a partir de métodos de emparejamiento

Revista de Economía y Administración

Migración interna y diferenciales de ingreso: evidencia para Bogotá (Colombia) a partir de métodos de emparejamiento

Revista de Economía y Administración

Una modificación al método varimax para delimitar regiones urbanas funcionales usando la vecindad espacial

Journal of Regional Research

City size and household food consumption: demand elasticities in Spain

Applied Economics

Construction of a Spatial Housing Price Index by Estimating an Almost Ideal Demand System

Journal of Economic and Social Geography

Conmutación de larga distancia en Chile: Estimando el premio por trabajar muy lejos de casa

Estudios de Economía

The Role of Human Capital, Market Potential and Natural Amenities in Understanding Spatial Wage Disparities in Chile

Spatial Economic Analysis

Substitution bias and the construction of a spatial cost of living index

Regional Science

Market access and wages: A spatially heterogeneous approach

Economics Letters

A spatial cost of living index for Colombia using a microeconomic approach and censored data

Applied Economics Letters

A methodology to compute regional housing price index using matching estimator methods

The Annals of Regional Science volume

Metodología para Estimar un Índice Regional de Costo de Vivienda en Chile

Cuadernos de Economía.

Metodología para Estimar un Índice Regional de Costo de Vivienda en Chile

Cuadernos de Economía.


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