Ahlfeldt, Gabriel

Dr Gabriel Ahlfeldt  

Department

Position held

Lecturer in Urban Economics and Land Development

 

Experience keywords:

accessibility; building design quality; cultural and media geography; economic geography; economic history; empirical research; new economic geography; new urban economics; spatial economics

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Dr Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Dipl. Vw. [MSc (Econ) equivalent, Free University Berlin] and Dr. rer. pol. (University of Hamburg), is a Lecturer in Urban Economics and Land Development. He joined the department of Geography and Environment in 2009.

His quantitative research covers the fields of applied urban and regional economics. He is interested in the spatial dimension of the urban and regional distribution of economic activity, and the spatial interaction between economic agents at various geographic levels. Much of his recent research focuses on the external effects of the built environment and the economic impact of accessibility, both in contemporary and historical perspective.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Banking; Creative Industries and Culture

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; Germany

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Portuguese [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Basic]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7852 3785

Publications

2017

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang and Osterheider, Tobias (2017) Industrial structure and preferences for a common currency: the case of the EURO referendum in Sweden Applied Economics Letters, 24 (3). 202-206. ISSN 1350-4851

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Holman, Nancy (2017) Distinctively different: a new approach to valuing architectural amenities The Economic Journal. ISSN 0013-0133 (In Press)

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang and Richter, Felix J. (2017) Urban renewal after the Berlin Wall: a place-based policy evaluation Journal of Economic Geography, 17 (1). 129-156. ISSN 1468-2702

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Feddersen, Arne (2017) From periphery to core: measuring agglomeration effects using high-speed rail Journal of Economic Geography. ISSN 1468-2702 (In Press)

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Pietrostefani, Elisabetta (2017) The economic effects of density: A synthesis SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0210. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Koutroumpis, Pantelis and Valletti, Tommaso (2017) Speed 2.0: evaluating access to universal digital highways Journal of the European Economic Association, 15 (3). 586-625. ISSN 1542-4766

2016

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Wendland, Nicolai (2016) The spatial decay in commuting probabilities: employment potential vs. community gravity Economics Letters, 143. 125-129. ISSN 0165-1765

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2016) Every generation votes in their own interest. But in an ageing world, that’s a problem LSE Brexit (22 Nov 2016) Blog entry

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Möller, Kristoffer and Waights, Sevrin and Wendland, Nicolai (2016) Game of zones: the political economy of conservation areas The Economic Journal. ISSN 0013-0133 (In Press)

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang and Steenbeck, Malte (2016) Après Nous le Déluge? Direct democracy and intergenerational conflicts in ageing societies CESifo Working Paper Series, 5779. CESifo Group Munich, Munich, Germany.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Nitsch, Volker and Wendland, Nicolai (2016) Ease vs. noise: on the conflicting effects of transportation infrastructure CESifo Working Paper Series, 6058. CESifo Group Munich, Munich, Germany.

2015

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Wendland, Nicolai (2015) The spatial decay in commuting probabilities: employment potential vs. commuting gravity SERC discussion papers, SERCDP0188. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Cheshire, Paul (2015) What is good architecture worth? Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (24 Apr 2015) blog

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Franke, Bastian and Maennig, Wolfgang (2015) Terrorism and international tourism: the case of Germany Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 235 (1). 3-21. ISSN 0021-4027

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Holman, Nancy (2015) Distinctively different: a new approach to valuing architectural amenities SERC discussion papers, SERCDP0171. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Holman, Nancy (2015) Distinctively different: a new approach to valuing architectural amenities CESifo Working Paper Series, 5521. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Geography and Environment, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2015) Homevoters vs. leasevoters: a spatial analysis of airport effects Journal of Urban Economics, 87. 85-99. ISSN 0094-1190

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and McMillen, Daniel P. (2015) The vertical city: the price of land and the height of buildings in Chicago 1870-2010 SERC discussion papers, SERCDP0180. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Feddersen, Arne (2015) From periphery to core: measuring agglomeration effects using high-speed rail SERC discussion papers, SERCDP0172. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Redding, Stephen and Sturm, Daniel M. and Wolf, Nikolaus (2015) The economics of density: evidence from the Berlin Wall Econometrica, 83 (6). 2127-2189. ISSN 0012-9682

Holman, Nancy and Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2015) No escape? The co-ordination problem in heritage conservation Environment and Planning A, 47 (1). 172-187. ISSN 0308-518X

2014

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2014) How to roll out high speed broadband in Britain Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (5 Aug 2014) blog

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang and Ölschläger, Michaela (2014) Measuring and quantifying lifestyles and their impact on public choices: the case of professional football in Munich Journal of Economic and Social Measurement (1-2). 59-86. ISSN 1875-8932

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Moeller, Kristoffer and Wendland, Nicolai (2014) Chicken or egg? the PVAR econometrics of transportation Journal of Economic Geography, 15 (6). 1169-1193. ISSN 1468-2702

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Kavetsos, Georgios (2014) Form or function?: the effect of new sports stadia on property prices in London Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 177 (1). 169-190. ISSN 0964-1998

2013

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Kavetsos, Georgios (2013) Should I wish on a stadium?: measuring the average effect on the treated In: Rodrigues, Plácido and Késenne, Stefan and Garcia, Jaume, (eds.) The Econometrics of Sport. New horizons in the economics of sport series. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781781002858

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2013) If we build it, will they pay? Predicting property price effects of transport innovations Environment and Planning A, 45 (8). 1977-1994. ISSN 0308-518X

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Wendland, Nicolai (2013) How polycentric is a monocentric city?: centers, spillovers and hysteresis Journal of Economic Geography, 13 (1). 53-83. ISSN 1468-2702

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Moeller, Kristoffer and Waights, Sevrin and Wendland, Nicolai (2013) Game of zones: the economics of conservation areas SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0143. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Holman, Nancy (2013) No escape? The co-ordination problem in heritage preservation SERC discussion papers, SERCDP0145. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London, UK.

2012

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Holman, Nancy and Wendland, Nicolai (2012) An assessment of the effects of conservation areas on value English Heritage, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Kavetsos, Georgios (2012) Outlook, progress and challenges of stadium evaluation In: Maennig, Wolfgang and Zimbalist, Andrew, (eds.) International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 279-294. ISBN 9780857930262

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2012) Conservation areas: prisoners' dilemmas and gilded cages Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (11 Jul 2012) blog

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2012) Conservation areas may solve a form of prisoners dilemma as all local homeowners are required to maintain their property making everyone better off British Politics and Policy at LSE (2 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2012) Voting on a NIMBY facility: proximity cost of an “iconic” stadium Urban Affairs Review, 48 (2). 205-237. ISSN 1078-0874

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2012) Voting on a NIMBY facility: proximity cost of an "iconic" Stadium Urban Affairs Review, 48 (2). 205-237. ISSN 1078-0874

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Redding, Stephen J. and Sturm, Daniel and Wolf, Nikolaus (2012) The economics of density: evidence from the Berlin wall SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0118. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Mastro, Alexandra (2012) Valuing iconic design: Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Oak Park, Illinois Housing Studies, 27 (8). 1079-1099. ISSN 0267-3037

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang and Ölschläger, Michaela (2012) Support for and resistance against large stadia: the role of lifestyle and other socio-economic factors In: Maennig, Wolfgang and Zimbalist, Andrew and Woods, Robert A., (eds.) International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events. Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 279-294. ISBN 9780857930262

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2012) Rail mega-projects in the realm of inter- and intra-city accessibility: evidence and outlooks for Berlin Built Environment, 38 (1). 71-88. ISSN 0263-7960

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Scholz, Christiane (2012) Berlin: Stadt in Planung und im Wandel DISP: the Planning Review, 48 (1). 6-15. ISSN 0251-3625

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Scholz, Christiane (2012) Berlin: Stadt in Planung und im Wandel [Berlin: City in planning and change] DISP: the Planning Review, 46 (1). 6-15. ISSN 0251-3625

2011

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2011) Shout if you don't want to go faster Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (24 Aug 2011) blog

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2011) Putting a price on starchitecture Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (8 Jul 2011) blog

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2011) Stadium 1, Neighbourhood 0? Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (26 Aug 2011) blog

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2011) External productivity and utility effects of city airports Regional Studies, 47 (4). 508-529. ISSN 0034-3404

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2011) If Alonso was right: modeling accessibility and explaining the residential land gradient Journal of Regional Science, 51 (2). 318-338. ISSN 0022-4146

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Kavetsos, Georgios (2011) Form or function?: the impact of new football stadia on property prices in London SERC Discussion Papers, 87. Spatial Economics Research Centre. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2011) The train has left the station: do markets value intra-city access to inter-city rail connections? German Economic Review, 12 (3). 312-335. ISSN 1468-0475

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2011) Blessing or curse?: appreciation, amenities and resistance to urban renewal Regional Science and Urban Economics, 41 (1). 32-45. ISSN 0166-0462

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Wendland, Nicolai (2011) Fifty years of urban accessibility: the impact of the urban railway network on the land gradient in Berlin 1890-1936 Regional Science and Urban Economics, 41 (2). 77-88. ISSN 0166-0462

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2011) If we build, will they pay?: predicting property price effects of transport innovations SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0075. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK.

2010

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2010) Stadtökonomische Impulse durch Sport: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen Sportwissenschaft, 40 (1). 63-65. ISSN 0342-2380

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang and Scholz, H. (2010) Erwartete externe Effekte und Wahlverhalten: Das Beispiel der Muenchner Allianz-Arena (Expected external effects and voting: the case of the Munich Allianz-Arena) Jahrbücher Für NationalöKonomie und Statistik, 230 (1). 2-26. ISSN 0021-4027

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2010) The economic benefits of high speed rail in Europe can now be demonstrated beyond doubt. Now the UK should consider investing in HSR as well British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Sep 2010) Blog entry

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2010) Impact of sports arenas on land values: evidence from Berlin Annals of Regional Science, 44 (2). 205-227. ISSN 1432-0592

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2010) Architecture, economics - architectural economics [Architektur, ökonomie - Architekturökonomie] Perspektiven Der Wirtschaftspolitik, 11 (4). 340-355. ISSN 1465-6493

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2010) Substitutability and complementarity of urban amenities: external effects of built heritage in Berlin Real Estate Economics, 38 (2). 285-323. ISSN 1080-8620

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2010) Impact of non-smoking ordinances on hospitality revenues: the case of Germany Jahrbücher Für NationalöKonomie und Statistik, 230 (5). 506-521. ISSN 0021-4027

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Feddersen, Arne (2010) From periphery to core: economic adjustments to high speed rail London School of Economics & University of Hamburg.

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Feddersen, Arne (2010) Geography of a sports metropolis Région et Développement, 31. 11-35. ISSN 1267-5059

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2010) Stadium architecture and urban development from the perspective of urban economics International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 34 (3). 629-646. ISSN 1468-2427

2009

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Wendland, Nicolai (2009) Looming stations: valuing transport innovations in historical context Economics Letters, 105 (1). 97-99. ISSN 0165-1765

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Maennig, Wolfgang (2009) Arenas, arena architecture and the impact on location desirability: the case of `Olympic Arenas' in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Urban Studies, 46 (7). 1343-1362. ISSN 1360-063X

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2009) Built environment as determinant for attractiveness of location (Gebaute Umwelt als Determinante fuer Lageattraktivitaet: Der Einfluss gebietstypischer Bebauungsstruktur auf Grundstueckspreise in Berlin) DISP, 179. ISSN 0251-3625

2008

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Wendland, Nicolai (2008) Die Zentralität war schon da!: Die Bedeutung des öffentlichen Schienennahverkehrs für die Entstehung der Berliner City West DISP, 44 (3). 5-14. ISSN 0251-3625

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