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[Photo: Guy MICHAELS] Dr Guy MICHAELS
Research Associate - Labour Markets
Tel:  020 7852 3518
Email: g.michaels@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.10  



Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Labour Economics, Economic Development, Economic Geography

Biography:

Guy Michaels is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also a research associate at Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the LSE, a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), an affiliate at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an external research associate at the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre). He received a B.Sc. in Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Tel-Aviv University in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006.

Current Areas of Research:

Guy's current research in labor economics involves studying the changes in tasks performed in the economy over time, the role of technology and especially automation, and the implications for productivity and income distribution. His research on urbanization focuses primarily on the consequences of large urban floods, and on the evolving nature of cities, especially in Africa.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, MIT, 2006
  • B.Sc., Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University, 2000

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • Economics Department, LSE - Lecturer in Economics
  • Centre for Economic Performance - Research Associate
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) - Research Affiliate
  • Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) - Affiliate
  • Review of Economic Studies - Member of the Editorial Board

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin, Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch and Tanner Regan
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0222:
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JEL Classification: R31; O18; R14


Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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CentrePiece Article
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP463:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery


This article summarises ‘Flooded Cities’ by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Guy Michaels, Thomas McDermott and Ferdinand Rauch, CEP Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1398:
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JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery

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CEP Discussion Paper
Robots at Work Georg Graetz and Guy Michaels
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1335:
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JEL Classification: E23; J23; O30


Tags: robots; productivity; technological change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Resetting the Urban Network: 117-2012 Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
November 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1248:
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JEL Classification: R11; N93; O18


Tags: economic geography; economic history; path dependence; transportation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000 Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen J. Redding
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1186:
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JEL Classification: N92; O18; R12


Tags: economic development; human interaction; urbanization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brazil Francesco Caselli and Guy Michaels
December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0960:
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JEL Classification: E02; E62; H11; H40; H71; H72; H75; H76; O11; O13; O32; O33


Tags: brazil; corruption; dutch disease; fiscal windfalls; natural resources and oil

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CEP Discussion Paper
Urbanisation and Structural Transformation Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen Redding
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0892:
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JEL Classification: R11; R51


Tags: urbanisation; economic development; urban population; rural population

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CEP Discussion Paper
Freedom Fries Guy Michaels and Xiaojia Zhi
July 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0815:
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JEL Classification: J15; F14


Tags: trade; discrimination

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Marital Breakup on the Income Distribution of Women with Children Elizabeth O. Ananat and Guy Michaels
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0787:
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JEL Classification: J12; J16


Tags: marital breakup; earnings of women; poverty; children

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Trade on the Demand for Skill - Evidence from the Interstate Highway System Guy Michaels
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0772:
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JEL Classification: F16; J23; J31


Tags: skill premium; trade; highways

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Term Consequences of Regional Specialization Guy Michaels
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0766:
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JEL Classification: J24; O18; O33; Q33; R11


Tags: specialization; growth; human capital; petroleum