Sandro Provenzano

Sandro Provenzano

PhD candidate in Economic Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Development Economics, Urban Economics, GIS programming

About me

Sandro is a PhD Candidate in Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. His research interests are development, environmental and urban economics as well as political economy.

His main research interest is understanding the determinants of economic growth and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the interactions of geographical and environmental factors and political processes. In addition, he focuses on applied topics in environmental and urban economics in developed countries, such as the effect of air pollution on the spread of infectious diseases, or the impact of corporate home ownership on rental prices in the UK residential housing market. His work seeks to draw causal conclusion from quasi-experimental settings leveraging geocoded big data sources such as satellite imagery. Outside of academia, he has consulted in the private sector as a data analyst and spatial economist.

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Provenzano, Sandro (2017): The Empirics of Hidden Labor Force Dynamics in Germany. In: Journal of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 237(5): 373–406. Available here

Working Papers

"Provenzano, Sandro: Accountability Failure in Isolated Areas: The Cost of Remoteness from the Capital City. (Revise and Resubmit at the Economic Journal)"

Provenzano, Sandro (joint with Felipe Carozzi and Sefi Roth) (2020): Urban Density and COVID-19. IZA Discussion paper: Available here; CEP Discussion paper: Available here.

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Academic supervisors

Prof Olmo Silva
Prof Felipe Carozzi

Expertise Details

Development Economics; Urban Economics; Political Economy; Applied Spatial Microeconometrics; GIS programming