Main affiliationProfessor (Chair of Econometrics)School of Business and EconomicsHumboldt University
EditorRegional Science and Urban Economics
Other affiliationsLondon School of Economics, visiting professorBerlin School of Economics, facultyCentre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), fellowCentre for Economic Performance (CEP), affiliateCESIfo, fellow

I am Professor at Humboldt University in Berlin where I hold the Chair of Econometrics. I am also Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, faculty of the Berlin School of Economics, and an affiliate of LSE-CEP, CESifo, and CEPR. I consider myself a quantitative spatial economist (this entails being an applied empirisist). My primary field is urban economics, but my research cuts across many fields such as environment, finance, labour, political economy, and real estate.  I teach the PhD course Quantitative Spatial Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and co-organize the Berlin School of Economics Quantitative Spatial Economics Research Seminar (