Imperial College London

Dr Rosa Sanchis-Guarner

Business School

Research Associate Economics, Data Science & Energy Demand



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Desk E2.05Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I joined the Imperial College Business School as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in October 2015.

I am also a Research Associate in the Urbanisation Programme at the Centre for Economic Perfomance, London School of Economics.


- PhD Economic Geography, London School of Economics, 2012
- MSc Economics, London School of Economics, 2007
- Masters in Quantitative Economics, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2006
- BSc Economics, University of Valencia, Spain, 2004



Urban and Spatial Economics, Policy Evaluation, Labour Economics


- Assessing the Impact of Road Investment on Traffic and the Environment in Great Britain (funded by the British Academy)
- Impact of Broadband Speed on Education and Local Growth
- Impact of Town Centre First Policy on Shopping Travel Sustainability



– “ICT and Education: Evidence from Student Home Addresses”, with Ben Faber (UC Berkeley & NBER) and Felix Weinhardt (Humboldt-University Berlin & CEP), NBER Working Paper No. 21306, June 2015
- “First-Come First-Served: Identifying the Demand Effect of Immigration Inflows on House Prices”, SERC Discussion Paper no. 160, May 2014
– “Driving up Wages: The Effects of Road Construction in Great Britain”, SERC Discussion Paper no. 120, October 2012
– “New Road Infrastructure: the Effects on Firms”, with Steve Gibbons (LSE & SERC), Henry Overman (LSE & SERC) and Teemu Lyytikainen (VATT), SERC Discussion Paper no. 117, September 2012


– “Quantitative Analysis of Wellbeing and Practices in Environmental Spaces” with Susana Mourato (LSE) and Steve Gibbons (LSE & SERC), chapter prepared for the NEA 2 report “Cultural Ecosystem Services and Indicators (WP4)” (PI Andrew Church – University of Brighton), November 2013
– “Evaluating the Productivity Impacts of Road Transport Schemes: Report on Pilot Study Findings”, with Steve Gibbons (LSE & SERC), Henry Overman (LSE & SERC) & Teemu Lyytikinen (VATT & SERC), Report for the UK Department for Transport, August 2010


- 3-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014
- EU “Data without Boundaries DWB” funding, 2013
- LSE PhD Studentship, 2011
- Bank of Spain PhD Scholarship, 2009-2011
- Ramon Areces Postgraduate Scholarship,  2007-2009
- Research Student Award RSAI - British and Irish section, 2008
- Fundacion Caja Madrid Postgraduate Scholarship, 2006-2007
- PhD Fellowship Spanish Department of Education, 2004-2007
- Prize for Best Performance in BSc Economics, University of Valencia, 2005


- Teaching experience: Introduction to Economics, Econometrics and Spatial Analysis
- Extensive experience using British micro-datasets (Secure Data Service user)
- Member of the Urban Economics Association and the Royal Economic Society
- Proficient user of Stata and ArcGIS



Gibbons S, Lyytikäinen T, Overman HG, et al., 2019, New road infrastructure: The effects on firms, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol:110, ISSN:0094-1190, Pages:35-50

Cheshire P, Hilber C, Montebruno P, et al., 2018, Take me to the centre of your town! Using micro-geographical data to identify town centres, Cesifo Economic Studies, Vol:64, ISSN:1610-241X, Pages:255-291

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