Felix Friedt

Assistant Professor of Economics at Macalester College

Felix Friedt is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Macalester College. His research is centered at the intersection of international trade, transportation economics, and urban economics. It empirically investigates a number of economic issues ranging from the effects of transport policy and carrier conduct on the patterns and composition of international trade to the microeconomic ramifications for trade and land values arising from weather and climate extremes, as well as noise pollution. His primary work explores the impact of transportation costs on international markets, the resilience of international trade against natural disasters and the resulting urban labor market externalities. Other work explores the effects of transport infrastructure investments and infrastructure utilization on local economic development as well as the urban labor market effects arising from externalities of transportation, such as aircraft noise pollution. Professor Friedt holds a PhD and Master's degree in Economics from the University of Oregon and a BA in Economics and International Business from Whitworth University.