Research

Publications

“A pseudo-panel approach to estimating dynamic effects of road infrastructure provision on firm productivity in a developing country context”, (with Samira Barzin and Dan Graham), Regional Science and Urban Economics (2018).

“Impact of structural reforms on regional productivity growth: distance to the frontier matters”, (with Jose Enrique Garcilazo and Joaquim Oliveira Martins), Papers in Regional Science (2018).

“The urban wage growth premium: sorting or learning?”, (with H. G. Overman), Regional Science and Urban Economics, 48, September 2014, pp. 168-179.

“Agglomeration and labour markets: The impact of transport investments on labour market outcomes” (with S. Gibbons, H. Overman and P. Pelkonen), in R. Crescenzi and M. Percoco (eds), Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance, Springer-Verlag, 2013. Older version here.

Working papers 

“The Geographical Effects of Transportation Infrastructure on Firms’ Output and Productivity Patterns across East and West Germany”, (with Samira Barzin and Dan Graham), 2017.

“A pseudo-panel approach to estimating dynamic effects of road infrastructure provision on firm productivity in a developing country context”, (with Samira Barzin and Dan Graham), CGR working paper 69, July 2016.

“Impact of structural reforms on regional productivity growth: distance to the frontier matters”, (with Jose Enrique Garcilazo and Joaquim Oliveira Martins), CGR working paper 86, 2017.

“The urban wage growth premium: Sorting or learning?”, (with Henry Overman), SERC Discussion Paper 135, May 2013.

“The effect of trade liberalization on the size distribution of plants in Colombia” (Aug. 2011).

“Input linkages, productivity and trade liberalization: Firm-level evidence from Hungary’s integration with the European Union” (Nov. 2009).

“Patterns of regional industrial clustering during trade liberalization: Evidence from Hungarian manufacturing industries” (Nov. 2009).

Work in progress

Understanding women’s wages in cities, with Almudena Sevilla.

Macroeconomic framework conditions, structural reforms and regional development, with Alexander Lembcke and Joaquim Oliveira Martins.

Policy reports and contributions

OECD (2018), Productivity and Jobs in a Globalised World: (How) Can All Regions Benefit?, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264293137-en.

“Metrolink impacts on the economy: Stage 2 scoping study” (with Dan Graham), Imperial College London report for Transport for Greater Manchester, March 2015.

Housing policy in high-density global cities: a cost benefit model of sub-market rental accommodation in Central London” (with P. Urwin, P. Hedges, M. Lister and V. Rich), report for the Dolphin Square Foundation (2014).

“Strengthening Economic Linkages between Leeds and Manchester: Feasibility and Implications”, with Henry Overman, Steve Gibbons, Mike Thomas, Guilherme Resende, Panu Pelkonen and Giordano Mion, SERC report for the Northern Way, 2009.