Expertise: Urban Economics;
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Biography:My research interests include Urban Economics, Political Economy, Environmental Economics and Economic History. In my research, I look at spatial disparities in the distribution of consumptive or productive amenities that attract individuals or firms. In turn, this helps me explain spatial variation in house prices, the share of high-skilled workers, innovative activities and entrepreneurship, or economic development. Another stream of research focuses on causes and consequences of regional disparities in voting behavior. To establish causality I often study historic developments that explain present-day economic outcomes. This explains my interest in economic history.
Current Areas of Research:
Historical pollution on neighbourhood segregation today; Long-run effects of transport infrastructure investments; Trade exposure and political radicalization; House price effects of environmental disamenities; Measuring civic leadership.
- Habilitation, University of Jena, Germany
- PhD (DR. rer. pol.) University of Passau, Germany
- MSc (Dipl. Vw.) University of Passau, Germany
Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:
- University of Bristol
- Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics
- ifw Kiel