Geoffrey J D Hewings

Professor Emeritus of Geography and Geographic Information Science
Professor of Economics
Professor of Urban & Regional Planning
Professor of Agr & Consumer Economics
Center for Global Studies
GEOGRAPHY; Affiiated Faculty of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
European Union Center

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Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • regional economic modeling

Research Description

  • Research focuses on understanding how urban and regional economies function, how structure changes in industry and demography affect the growth and development of these economies and provides forecasting - short-term and long-term - of major attributes.


  • B.A. (Hons.) University of Birmingham (UK)
  • M.A., PhD. University of Washington

Distinctions / Awards

  • Fellow, Regional Science Association International (2003)
  • Fellow, Western Regional Science Association, 2010
  • Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Junior Scholar Award, Regional Science Association International, 1995- (annually awarded to exceptional scholars less than 10 years from completion of his/her Ph.D; visit
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois, 1996-1997
  • Walter Isard Award for distinguished scholarly achievements in the field of Regional Science, 2003
  • Fellow, International Input-Output Association, 2010
  • Docteur Honoris Causa University of Bourgogne, France 2003


  • Geog/BA 205 Business Location Decision-Making
  • Geog/URP 556 Regional Science Methods
  • Geog/URP 557 Seminar in Regional Science



  • Esfahani, Hadi, Giovanni Facchini, and Geoffrey J. Hewings. Economic Development in Latin America. . London, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010.
  • Sonis, Michael, and Geoffrey J. Hewings. Tool Kits in Regional Science. . Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 2009.
  • Globalization and Regional Economic Modeling. . Ed. Geoffrey J. Hewings, Russel J. Cooper, and Kieran P. Donaghy. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2007.
  • Latin American Business: Equity Distortion in Regional Resource Allocation in Brazil. . Ed. Geoffrey J. Hewings and Werner Baer. New York: Haworth, 2006.
  • Structure and Structural Change in the Chilean Economy . . Ed. Geoffrey J. Hewings and Patricio Aroca. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006.
  • Trade, Networks and Hierarchies. . Ed. Geoffrey J. Hewings. Springer Verlag, 2002.

Book Contributions

  • "Assessing Regional Economic Performance: Regional Competition in Spain under a Spatial Vector Autoregressive Approach." Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance. . Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • "Energy policy and regional inequalities in the Brazilian economy,." Energy Economics 36 (2013):
  • "Economic welfare analysis of the legalization of drugs: A CGE microsimulation model for Colombia." Economic Systems Research 25 (2013):
  • Turner, Karen, Soo-Jung Ha, Geoffrey J. Hewings, and Peter M. McGregor. "Econometric estimation of Armington import elasticities for a regional CGE model of the Illinois economy." Economic Systems Research 24 (2012): 1-19.
  • Kim, Jae-Hong. "Integrating the fragmented regional and subregional socioeconomic forecasting and analysis: a spatial regional econometric input–output framework." Annals of Regional Science 49 (2012): 485-513.
  • Silva, Carlos E. "Locational and managerial decisions as interdependent choices in the headquarter-manufacturing plant relationship: a theoretical approach." Annals of Regional Science 48 (2012): 703-717.
  • "The Determinants of Agglomeration for the Manufacturing Sector in the Istanbul Metropolitan Area." Annals of Regional Science (2012):
  • "Public capital and regional economic growth: a SVAR approach for the Spanish regions." Investigaciones Regionales 21 (2012):
  • "Interregional input-output analyses of the pollution content of intra- and inter-national trade flows." Contemporary Social Science (2012):
  • "Regional Effects of Port Infrastructure: A Spatial CGE Application to Brazil." International Regional Science Review 12 (2011):
  • "Water price and water sectoral allocation in Andalusia. A computable general equilibrium model approach." Environmental Economics 2 (2011):
  • "A Decisão sobre Investimento em Capital Humano em um Arranjo Produtivo Local (APL): Uma Abordagem Teórica." Revista Brasileira de Economia 64 (2010):
  • "The Locational Implications of Management and Production Fragmentation." Estudos Econômicos 40 (2010):
  • "The Journey to Safety." International Regional Science Review 33 (2010):
  • "Structural interdependence among Colombian departments." Economics Systems Research (2010):
  • "A Spatio-Temporal Econometric Model of Regional Growth in Spain." Journal of Geographical Systems 12 (2010):
  • "Identifying the structural changes of China’s spatial production linkages using a qualitative input-output analysis." Journal of Econometric Study of Northeast Asia 6 (2009):
  • "Modeling production externalities in the Maquila industry." Ecological Economics 68 (2009):
  • "Regional business cycles in Japan." International Regional Science Review 32 (2009):
  • "Spatial aspects of trade liberalization in Colombia: A general equilibrium approach." Papers in Regional Science 88 (2009):