2018, ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY FRISCH MEDAL AWARD for “Economics of density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall, joint with Steve Redding, Daniel Sturm, Nikolaus Wolf

2017, CAPITAL, top 40 under 40 in science and society in Germany

2017, HANDELSBLATT ranking of economists from/in German-speaking countries: #27 overall, #7 under age of 40, #1 urban/regional/transport/real estate economics