Professor Daniel Sturm is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He received his PhD in Economics from LSE in 2001. Prior to joining the LSE in 2006, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. Professor Sturm's current research focusses on modelling the agglomeration and dispersion forces that shape the distribution of economic activity both within and across cities. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and Review of Economics and Statistics. He won the 2018 Frisch Medal for the paper 'The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall' together with Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Steve Redding, and Nikolaus Wolf and his research is currently supported by a five-year Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).