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Fabian Eckert

Welcome Assistant Professor, Fabian Eckert

Fabian Eckert joins the Department of Economics at UCSD from Yale University where he graduated with his doctorate in 2019 and received the Yale University George Trimis Dissertation Prize. He joins us a year later having spent the year at Princeton University as an IES postdoctoral associate. At the end of his graduate studies he also spent a few months as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Fabian works in the areas of Economic Growth and Spatial Economics. He studies the forces that shape the spatial distribution of economic activity within countries and how it changes over time. He is particularly interested in exploring the nexus between the rise in economic inequality and changes in the economic geography of the United States. 

A talented teacher, he was the recipient of the Raymond Powell Prize for Outstanding Graduate Teaching for his work as a teaching Assistant at Yale. He also taught the graduate students math camp for first year PhD students. At UC San Diego, he will teach a graduate class on spatial economics, a new field that is bringing together tools and insights from international economics, urban economics, and regional studies. He is also designing an undergraduate class on "Cities, Migration, and the Rise in Economic Inequality”.