Stephan Heblich

Munk Chair of Economics at University Of Toronto

Stephan Heblich is an Associate Professor and Munk Chair of Economics at the University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Economics. Previously, he has worked at the University of Bristol and the University of Stirling in the UK. His research looks at spatial disparities in the distribution of consumptive or productive amenities that attract individuals or firms. This helps explain spatial variation in house prices, the share of high-skilled workers, innovative activities, entrepreneurship, or economic development. Another stream of research focuses on causes and consequences of regional disparities in voting behavior. To establish causality, Stephan often studies historic developments that explain present-day economic outcomes. This explains his interest in economic history.