Research interests

My ambition is to conduct theory-guided quantitative research that is of policy relevance in a spatial context, broadly defined. To this end, I use a mix of reduced-form methods for causal inference and quantitative spatial models (QSMs) that have emerged as general-purpose tools to evaluate the effects of spatial shocks or policies in general equilibrium, taking into account spatial linkages via commuting, migration, and trade. QSMs have been applied in various fields of economics such as development, economic history, environment, labor, trade, and urban. My current research projects cover optimal minimum wage schedules, the economic impact of transport infrastructure and tall buildings, the effect of house prices on mortgage demand, the measurement of quality of life, spatial sorting of the life cycle, the determinants of internal city structure, and the economics of architecture.