Dr Sabine D'Costa

Senior Lecturer

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I am a Senior Lecturer in economics in the department of Economics and Quantitative Methods. My work is in economic geography, urban and regional economics and applied international trade.

Before joining the University of Westminster I worked at Queen Mary University and at the London School of Economics. I completed my PhD at the University of Michigan. 

I would like to encourage applications from potential PhD students in applied economics in my areas of research. 

Education:

HEC school of management (Paris, France) 1997

DEA in economics EHESS (Paris, France) 2001

PhD economics, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI USA) 2010 

I currently teach microeconomics at the MSc. level as well as economics for public policy at the undergraduate level.

My research interests are in applied international trade, economic geography and urban and regional economics. My recent research includes work on the urban wage premium in Great Britain, on the firm-level impacts of transportation investments and on the effect of nation-wide structural policies on the productivity growth of subnational regions. I am affiliated with the Spatial Economics Research Centre at the LSE, the Centre for Employment Research at WBS and the Centre for Globalisation Research at Queen Mary University.

2017

Impact of macro-structural reforms on the productivity growth of regions: distance to the frontier matters (2017)
D'Costa, S., Garcilazo, E. and Martins, J.O. 2017. Impact of macro-structural reforms on the productivity growth of regions: distance to the frontier matters. Papers in Regional Science.

2014

The urban wage growth premium: sorting or learning? (2014)
D'Costa, S. and Overman, H.G. 2014. The urban wage growth premium: sorting or learning? Regional Science and Urban Economics. 48, pp. 168-179.

2015

Causal inference for ex-post evaluation of transport interventions (2015)
D'Costa, S. and Graham, D. 2015. Causal inference for ex-post evaluation of transport interventions.

2014

Housing policy in high-density global cities: a cost benefit model of sub-market rental accommodation in Central London (2014)
D'Costa, S., Urwin, P.J., Hedges, P.F., Rich, V. and Lister, M. 2014. Housing policy in high-density global cities: a cost benefit model of sub-market rental accommodation in Central London. Dolphin Square Foundation.

2009

Strengthening economic linkages between Leeds and Manchester: Feasibility and implications (2009)
Overman, H.G., Gibbons, S., D'Costa, S., Mion, G., Pelkonen, P., Resende, G. and Thomas, M. 2009. Strengthening economic linkages between Leeds and Manchester: Feasibility and implications. Newcastle upon Tyne The Northern Way.

2013

Agglomeration and labour markets: The impact of transport investments on labour market outcomes (2013)
D'Costa, S., Gibbons, S., Overman, H.G. and Pelkonen, P. 2013. Agglomeration and labour markets: The impact of transport investments on labour market outcomes. in: Crescenzi, R. and Percoco, M. (ed.) Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance Berlin Heidelberg Springer. pp. 263-279

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