Nick Tsivanidis

Job title: 
Assistant Professor
Haas School of Business
Berkeley Economics

Nick Tsivanidis is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Economics in the Haas School of Business and the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley. He is also Co-Director of the Cities Research Programme at the International Growth Center (IGC).

Tsivanidis is an applied economist with interests across Urban and Regional Economics, Development Economics, and Applied Macroeconomics. His research uses new sources of data to understand the process of urbanization in emerging economies. His recent research includes: examining the impact of Bus Rapid Transit on productivity and inequality in Bogotá, using satellite imagery and AI to understand the dynamics of slums in Mumbai, and understanding the impact of the refugee influx on Amman.

Research interests: 
  • Urbanization in developing countries
  • Development economics
  • Urban and regional economics
  • Applied macroeconomics and econometrics