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[Photo: Daniel M. STURM] Professor Daniel M. STURM
Associate - Trade
Tel:  020 7955 7522
Email: d.m.sturm@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.25  



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Biography:

Daniel Sturm, M.Sc. (LSE), Ph.D. (LSE), is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Prior to joining the LSE in 2006 he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. His research interests are primarily in the areas of Economic Geography and Political Economy. In particular he works on the empirical implications of economic geography models and also on the empirical effects of electoral accountability on policy choices. His work has been published in a number of academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and Review of Economics and Statitics.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Economics, London School of Economics, 2001
  • M.Sc. in Economics and Philosophy, London School of Economics, 1995

Awards:

  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant "Using Natural Experiments to Understand the Spatial Economy" (2010 – 2016)
  • German Science Foundation Grant "The Impact of Division and Reunification on the Economic Geography of Germany" with Steve Redding and Nikolaus Wolf (2005 – 2008)
  • Marie Curie Fellowship, TMR Program, European Commission, (1997 – 1999)

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • Department of Economics, London School of Economics - Professor of Economics
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research - Research Fellow, International Trade Programme

Selected Publications:

  • "The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall," with Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Steve Redding and Niko Wolf, Econometrica, 83(6), November 2015, 2127 – 2189.

  • "Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States," with Tim Besley and Torsten Persson, Review of Economic Studies, 77(4), October 2010, 1329-1352.

  • "The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification," with Steve Redding, American Economic Review, 98(5), December 2008, 1766-1797.

CEP Publications

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Stephen J. Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf
September 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0118:
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JEL Classification: N34; O18; R12


Tags: agglomeration; dispersion; density; cities

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Stephen J. Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1154:
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JEL Classification: N34; O18; R12


Tags: agglomeration; dispersion; density; cities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1009:
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JEL Classification: D72; H11; H70; N12; O11


Tags: political competition; competition; government; us; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
History and Industry Location: Evidence from German Airports Stephen Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf
July 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0809:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15; N74


Tags: industry location; economic geography; german division; german reunification

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CEP Discussion Paper
Term Limits and Electoral Accountability Michael Smart and Daniel M. Sturm
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0770:
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JEL Classification: D72; H11


Tags: political agency; accountability; term limits

Political Economy and Public Policy Paper
The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification Stephen Redding and Daniel M. Sturm
August 2005
Paper No' PEPP 11:
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JEL Classification: F15; N94; O18


Tags: market access; economic geography; german division; german reunification

Political Economy and Public Policy Paper
Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm
June 2005
Paper No' PEPP 05:
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification Stephen Redding and Daniel M. Sturm
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0688:
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JEL Classification: F15; N94; O18


Tags: market access; economic geography; german division; german reunification

CentrePiece Article
A Lot of Hot Air: the Kyoto Deal and Emissions Trading Daniel M. Sturm
June 1998
Paper No' CEPCP051:
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CentrePiece 3 (2) Summer 1998