I am a Associate Professor at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

My research focus is mainly on economics, but also intersects with political and geosciences. I am a affiliate of the CESifo Research Network and the NoCeT.

Email: Andre.Seidel@hvl.no


  • 01/01/2023 I now hold a 20% position as Associate Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

  • 25/06/2022 I am invited to revise and resubmit my paper "A Global Map of Amenities: Public Goods, Ethnic Divisions and Decentralization" by the Journal of Development Economics.

  • 11/03/2022 I’m delighted to be presenting my new work on “Measuring Firm Activity From Outer Space” that is part of an ongoing project with my great coauthor Katarzyna Bilicka.

  • 21/03/2022 I am now a Associate Professor at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)

  • 19/02/2021 With my research, I am now the new ambassador for the cross-disciplinary Bachelor program on Informatics, Mathematics and Economics at the University of Bergen. A brief video presentation of my research can be found here.

  • 10/12/2020 Lessmann & Seidel (2017) "Regional inequality, convergence, and its determinants – A view from outer space" is now the most cited article published in the European Economic Review since 2017.

  • 09/11/2020 New CESifo Working Papers "The Geographical Determinants of Within-City Heterogeneity in Urban Density" joint work with Melanie Krause.

  • 02/10/2020 I am now a CESifo Research Network Member.

Scheduled talks

  • 14/01/22 Research Seminar University of Vigo, ECOBAS.

  • 18-20/08/2021 77th Annual Congress of the IIPF.

  • 03/06/2021 Research Seminar at the University of Bergen, Department of Geography.

  • 29/04/2021 10th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association.

  • 28/04/2021 Research Seminar at the Norwegian Business School, Department of Economics.

  • 17/03/2021 Research Seminar at the Brown University, Growth Lab.

  • 07/01/2021 43rd Annual Meeting of the Norwegian Association of Economist.