Lukas  Makovsky

Lukas Makovsky

PhD candidiate in Economic Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

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Languages
Czech, English
Key Expertise
Urban planning, Economic consequences of urban regulation

About me

Lukas Makovsky studies economic geography under the supervision of Dr Gabriel Ahlfeldt and Dr Felipe Carozzi. His research focuses on urban spatial amenities’ value and their complementarity with other spatially determined factors.

Before arriving at the LSE, Lukas worked for a short time as an architect, later joining the Prague Institute of Planning and Development, a municipally run organisation responsible for city strategic and spatial planning for three years, two of which were spent as head of the Strategy and Development office responsible for preparation, updating and evaluation of the Prague strategic plan and its detailed implementation plans. After leaving, Lukas started working in Real Estate Advisory at Deloitte Czech Republic, where he focuses on data analytics and econometrics, and is particularly involved in projects for public sector, such as national ministries and municipal governments.

Lukas obtained his Master in Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture at Czech Technical University in Prague, and his Master in Applied Economics at the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI). He also spent one semester as an exchange student at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai.

Provisional thesis title: Urban public spatial amenities’ complementarity

Skills: R, GIS, Stata, Rhinoceros, Autocad, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign

Awards and scholarships: 
Master in Architecture and Urbanism - graduated with distinction
Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) - Merit-based Scholarship for 1st semester performance

Positions held: Member of the students' chamber of the Academic Senate at the Faculty of Architecture at Czech Technical University in Prague  

Supervisors:
Dr Gabriel Ahlfeldt
Dr Felipe Carozzi

Expertise Details

Amenities’ value; Urban regulation effects; Agglomeration economies