About

I am a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Economic History, Lund University and an Associate Fellow at the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, University of Oxford. During 2018, I am a British Academy International Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford (Apr-May), Visiting Researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (Jun-Aug), and a Wallander Post Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University (Sept-Dec). 

My research interests straddles the intersection of economic geography, economic history, and urban economics. It focuses on how technological advances—spanning the potato’s introduction in the 18th century, to the 19th-century railroads, to advances in Machine Learning in the 21st century—affects employment, inequality, and regional or urban growth. My ongoing and published work is available here, or through my Google Scholar and IDEAS RePEc profiles. 

In addition to my research, I have written reports for the European Commission, the OECD, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, and the United Nations. My research has repeatedly been covered in media outlets such as the BBC, The Economist, Financial Times, and the New York Times, as well as being cited by organizations such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

Upcoming presentations: Workshop on Independent Work (Uber, London), May 2018; INET, University of Oxford, May 2018; World Economic History Congress, Boston, Jul 2018; Economic History Association, Montreal, Sept 2018; SOUND Economic History Workshop, Helsinki, Oct 2018
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