Economic Geography

Seminar Series

Research Seminars in Economic Geography take place throughout term time. They are regularly led by PhD students in Economic Geography from LSE, and occasionally play host to external speakers. The seminars take place in a hybrid format with most sessions taking place in person with hybrid delivery via Zoom and some sessions exclusively online.

If you wish to attend any of the below seminars, please reach out to o.silva@lse.ac.uk

Summer Term 2021

Wednesday 5 May, 4pm-5pm 
M. Yorga Permana (LSE)
"Workplace location choice of gig workers: The case of ride-hailing drivers in Jakarta".

Wednesday 12 May, 4pm-5pm 
Margarida Bandeira Morais
"Economic complexity and employment growth: The case of Portuguese regions".

Wednesday 19 May, 4pm-5pm 
Natalie Pruett (LSE)
"The Effect of Construction Quality and Land Use on Housing Vacancy in the Wake of Population Decline".

Wednesday 26 May, 4pm-5pm 
Han Wang (LSE)
"One and a Half Child: The Fertility Policy and Gender Bias in China".

Wednesday 2 June
Yohan Iddawela (LSE)

Wednesday 9 June, 4-5pm
Sandro Provenzano (LSE)
"The Local Economic Consequences of Mining in Africa: Evidence from Four Decades of Satellite Imagery".

Wednesday 16 June, 4pm-5pm 
Augustin Boey (LSE)
"The emerging geography of frontier innovation: Early findings on UK fintech". 

Past seminars

Lent Term 2021

Wednesday 20 January, 4-5pm 
Beatriz Jambrina Canseco (LSE)
"Trends in real wage inequality: Revisiting the evidence".

Wednesday 27 January, 4-5pm 
George Yunxiong Li (LSE)
"The Material Basis of Modern Technologies: A Case Study on Rare Metals". 

Wednesday 3 February, 4-5pm
Juan Soto Diaz (LSE)
"Large-Scale Mining, Multinationals, and Local Economic Development".

Wednesday 10 February, 4-5pm 
Jen-Hsuan Yu (LSE)
"Robots in the U.K”.

Wednesday 17 February, 4-5pm *CANCELLED*
Possapon Charoenporn (LSE)
"The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Local Productivity: The case of Thai manufacturing".

Wednesday 3 March, 4-5pm 
Rebecca Maria Mari (LSE)
"When Capital falls to pieces: Public Investment and the role of Private Capital Stock".

Wednesday 10 March, 4-5pm 
Mohammed Adil Sait (LSE)
“Linking ‘conflict minerals’ and conflict events across Africa”.

Till Meissner (LSE)
“Does Foreign Direct Investment drive inequality in Ethiopia?”.

Wednesday 17 March, 4-5pm 
Elena Lutz (LSE)
"The Determinants of Zoning Regulations: Evidence from the Canton of Zurich".

Capucine Riom (LSE)
"Environmental Hazards and Asset-based Wealth Inequality".

Wednesday 24 March, 4-5:30pm
Martina Pardy (LSE)
“Multinationals & intra-regional innovation inequality”.

Pedros Llanos Paredes (LSE)
“Effects of regional deindustrialisation in Europe (1999-2008)”.

Lindiwe Rennert (LSE)
“Dissecting the Rail Transit Premium: A Meta-Analysis”. 

Wednesday 31 March, 4-5:30pm
Gabriele Piazza (LSE)
"Beyond Science: The socio-economic benefits of Research Infrastructures".

Antonio Avila (LSE)
"The effect of air pollution on US aggregate production"

Ignacio Aravena Gonzalez (LSE)
"Paying for integration. The short-run impacts of a mixed-income demand voucher housing policy on neighborhoods: Evidence from Chile". 


Michaelmas Term 2020

Wednesday 7 October, 4-5pm 
Matthew Sharp (LSE)
"How does minimum wage legislation influence the impacts of productivity shocks?".

Wednesday 14 October, 4-5:30pm
Carolin Ioramashvili (LSE)
"Innovation, regional employment and earnings: An analysis of France, Germany and the UK".

Wednesday 21 October, 4-5:30pm
Margarida Madaleno (LSE)
"Haven in a heartless world? Redlining and the racial marriage gap".

Wednesday 28 October, 4-5:30pm
Xiaolun Yu (LSE)
"Low-rise buildings in big cities: Theory and evidence from China".

Wednesday 11 November, 4-5pm
Tanner Regan (LSE)
"Public Disclosure and Property Tax Compliance: A field experiment in Kampala, Uganda".

Wednesday 18 November, 4-5pm
Lars Ludolph (LSE)
“Global food prices, local weather and migration in Sub-Saharan Africa".

Wednesday 25 November, 4-5pm
Louise Bernard (LSE)
"Evaluation of the segregated cycling lanes scheme in London".

Wednesday 2 December, 4-5pm
Dzhamilya Nigmatulina (LSE)
"Misallocation and State Ownership". 

Wednesday 9 December, 4-5pm
Lukas Makovsky (LSE)
"Agglomeration Wage Elasticity in the Czech Republic".