Simon Fuchs


I am a Research Economist at the Atlanta Fed. I received my PhD from Toulouse School of Economics in 2018. I focus on the macroeconomic effects of the spatial distribution of economic activity. I am particularly interested in how structural models with a spatial component can be applied empirically in combination with novel data sources. I co-organize the Atlanta International Economics Workshop with Federico Mandelman, Kim Ruhl, and Vivian Yue. My last name means fox in German and is pronounced fʊks.

Research Fields

Spatial Economics
International Economics
Urban Economics

Working Paper

Is Tourism good for Locals? Evidence from Barcelona [Slides] [Updated July 2020]
with Treb Allen, Sharat Ganapati, Alberto Graziano, Rocio Madera and Judit Montoriol-Garriga

The Spoils of War: Trade Shocks during WWI and Spain's Regional Development [update soon]

Work in Progress

Labor Market Dynamics and Sectoral Diversity
with Illenin Kondo and François de Soyres

Globalization and Taste Heterogeneity: Evidence from Hollywood
with Konrad Adler