Ph. D. in Economics, London School of Economics, 1997
Topics in empirical economics, Applied economics workshop
Urban economics, economic geography, international trade, institutions
- “International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalisation,” with D. Trefler, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129 (2014), 753-821.
- “The Productivity Advantages of Large Cities: Distinguishing Agglomeration from Firm Selection,” with P-P. Combes, G. Duranton, L. Gobillon, and S. Roux, Econometrica, 80 (2012), 2543-2594.
- “Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa,” with N. Nunn, Review of Economics and Statistics 94 (2012), 20-36.
- “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space,” with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman, and M. A. Turner, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121 (2006), 587-633.
- “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products,” with G. Duranton, American Economic Review 91 (2001), 1454-1477.
- “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities,” European Economic Review 43 (1999), 303-334.
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