Visiting Scholars in the 2021-22 Academic Year

Pedro Amaral, PhD

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Associate Professor, Department of Economics (Cedeplar/FACE), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Pedro Amaral is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is Chair of the Latin America Division of Regional Studies Association (RSA) and Deputy Secretary of the Brazilian National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Urban and Regional Planning (ANPUR).

Pedro Amaral

Daniel Arribas-Bel, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Lecturer in Geographic Data Science, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool (UK)

Dani Arribas-Bel is Lecturer in Geographic Data Science and member of the Geographic Data Science Lab at the University of Liverpool (UK). Dani regularly teaches Geographic Data Science and Python courses at the University of Liverpool and has designed and developed several workshops at different levels on spatial analysis and econometrics, Python and open source scientific computing.


Pedro Herrera-Catalán

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Pedro Herrera-Catalán is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). He holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from the Catholic University of Peru. His research interests focus on industrial agglomeration, network externalities, and spatial interaction modelling. He is currently working on research that involves a sensitivity analysis of scale effects in origin-destination flow models using linear and nonlinear estimation methods.


Alexander Lehner, Ph.D.

Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Bologna
Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Alexander Lehner is a research fellow in economics at the University of Bologna focusing on the classic question of why some countries are rich and others not.  He won the Young Researcher Prize of the Regional Science Association International in 2018. His research agenda is on the intersection of spatial economics and economic development, touching upon urbanization/agglomeration, migration, fertility, and the roots of gender inequality. 


Kamaria C. Massey

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Kamaria C. Massey is a doctoral candidate in the Urban Educational Leadership program at Morgan State University. She currently focuses her research on the effects of historical trauma in education.