Daniel Sturm is a Reader in Economics at LSE and also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). Prior to joining the LSE in 2006 he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. His research interests are primarily in the areas of international trade, economic geography and political economy. In particular he works on the empirical implications of economic geography models and the effects of electoral accountability on policy choices. His work has been published in a number of academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Review of Economic Studies.