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Professor Gabriel Ahlfeldt

Professor Gabriel Ahlfeldt


Expertise: urban economics, spatial economics, economic geography, economics of architecture, economics of spatial planning, programme evaluation, transport policies, heritage preservation, political economy of land markets

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Prof Gabriel Ahlfeldt is Professor of Urban Economics and Land Development, having joined the Department of Geography and Environment in October 2009 as a Lecturer. He is the director of the MSc REEF. Prof Ahlfeldt is editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, associate editor of the Journal of Regional Science, and an Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He is interested in how various agglomeration and dispersion forces shape the spatial distribution of economic activity. His research also analyses the impact of various spatial policies on local house prices, labour markets, political preferences and urban structure.

Professor Gabriel Ahlfeldt's current areas of research are:

  • Quantitative models
  • Spatial policy evaluation in general equilibrium
  • The housing production function