Reader in Economics, University of Bristol
Stephan Heblich is Reader (Associate Professor) in Economics at the University of Bristol, UK. He is also affiliated with CESifo, IfW Kiel, IZA and SERC. Previously, he worked at the University of Stirling, UK and the Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Public Policy Group at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Passau, Germany and his habilitation in economics from the University of Jena, Germany. In 2009 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Toronto. Heblich's research interests include Urban Economics, Political Economy, Environmental Economics and Economic History. In his research, he looks at spatial disparities in the distribution of consumptive or productive amenities that attract individuals or firms. In turn, this helps him explain spatial variation in house prices, the share of high-skilled workers, innovative activities and entrepreneurship, or economic development. Another stream of research focuses on causes and consequences of regional disparities in voting behavior. To establish causality Heblich often studies historic developments that explain present-day economic outcomes.