about leader


The Applied Economics and Regional Development Lab - LEADER - was created on  December 14, 2015. It is based in the Department of Economics at Federal University of Sergipe - Brazil, and it draws its researchers from faculty, graduate and undergraduate students interested in applied economics with emphasis on regional economy.

The purpose of LEADER is to develop applied economic research focused on regional development in order to identify problems and propose strategies to support the development and policies' driving.


  • Economic growth

  • Innovation

  • Natural resources and environmental economy

  • Tourism economics

  • Economics of crime

  • Education and labor market

  • Urban and regional economy



Federação das Indústria do Estado de Sergipe – FIES

Observatório de Sergipe


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Universidade de Oviedo
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