Professor Olmo  Silva

Professor Olmo Silva

Professor of Real Estate Economics and Finance; Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Geography and Environment

020 7955 6036
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CKK 4.30
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English, French, Italian, Spanish
Key Expertise
Applied Microeconometrics; Economics of Education; Urban Economics

About me

Olmo joined the Department in September 2007. He is Reseach Associate at the Spatial Economics Research Centre where he was Research Director between 2013 and 2016. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE, where he worked as a full-time research officer between September 2004 and August 2007. His research concentrates on the economics of education, the economics of entrepreneurship and urban and real estate economics.

Olmo received his BSc and MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan, and earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute, Florence. He also spent some time visiting University College London as a Marie Curie Visiting Fellow and Harvard University as a Visiting Scholar. He is a Research Fellow of both the IZA Network and the CESifo group.

His research has been published in leading general interest and field journals, including the Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Expertise Details

economics of education; economics of entrepreneurship; urban and real estate economics; applied microeconometrics

Countries and regions

UK, Italy, Europe

Sectors and industries

Real estate, banking and finance, education and the ‘third sector’

Selected publications

  • Heterogeneous Agglomeration’ (with G. Faggio and W. Strange); Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 99(1), pp. 80-94, 2017 (SERC DP 0152)
  • Why So Many Local Entrepreneurs?’ (with C. Michelacci), Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 89(4), pp. 615-633, 2007 (CEMFI WP 0506 and CEPR DP 5828)