0 Juan Soto-Diaz
 Juan  Soto-Diaz

Juan Soto-Diaz

PhD candidate in Economic Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Urban Economics

About me

Juan joined the department in 2018. His background is in applied regional and urban economics. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile). Before arriving at the LSE, Juan worked as a research associate for the Latin American Center for Rural Development and the Institute of Regional Applied Economics (Chile). Juan participated as a researcher in several projects that involves the Chilean National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (Fondecyt), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the National Institute for Agricultural Development (Chile), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). His doctoral research is focused on the local economic impacts of extractive industries.

Conference papers/working papers/publications: 

  • Soto, J., Vargas, M. & Berdegue, J. 2018. "How Large are the Contributions of Cities to the Development of Rural Communities? A Market Access Approach." LACEA Working Paper Series No. 0020.
  • Atienza, M., Lufin, M. & Soto, J. 2018. "Mining Linkages in the Chilean Copper Supply Network and Regional Economic Development." Resources Policy. DOI:10.1016/j.resourcepol.2018.02.013
  • Paredes, D. & Soto, J. 2018. "Wage Compensation for Fly-In/Fly-Out and Drive-In/Drive-Out Commuters." Papers in Regional Science, 97(4):1337-1353. DOI:10.111/pirs.12296
  • Soto, J. & Paredes, D. 2016. "Cities, Wages, and the Urban Hierarchy." Journal of Regional Science, 56(4):596-614. DOI:10.111/jors.12269
  • Berdegué, J., Hiller, T., Ramírez, J., Satizábal, S., Soloaga, I., Soto, J., Uribe, M. & Vargas, M. 2019. “Delineating Functional Territories from Outer Space.” Latin American Economic Review, 28:4. 


Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), Regional Science Association International (RSAI), Latin American Center for Rural Development (Rimisp), Instituto de Economia Aplicada Regional (UCN-Chile)

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Expertise Details

Quantitative Spatial Economics; Urban Economics; Development Economics; Economic Geography; Labour Economics; Resource and Environmental Economics