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Assistant Professor of Economics
611 Tappan Street351C Lorch HallAnn Arbor, MI 48109-1220
Office Location(s): 351C Lorch Hall
David Albouy examines the unequal distribution of federal taxation and spending across regions, how this impacts local economies, and is influenced by political representation. His newer research estimates inter-urban differences in wage levels and costs-of-living to determine the quality of life and productivity of cities in the U.S., Canada, and China. These estimates are used to determine the value of public infrastructure, the welfare consequences of climate change, and of rural-to-urban migration. Albouy is also known for work on the economics of language and the impact of institutions on development. He is currently looking at whether cities are under-sized, how land-use restrictions affect housing costs, and at gender-ratio imbalances across cities.
Albouy is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Associate at CIRANO, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Geography.
238 Lorch Hall611 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI