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, often using novel data sources and quantitative models. I am particularly interested in the interplay between local labor markets and trade - both domestic and international. I co-organize the Atlanta International Economics Workshop with Federico Mandelman, Kim Ruhl, and Vivian Yue.

Research Fields

Primary: Spatial Economics
Secondary: International Economics, Labor Economics

Working Paper

Is Tourism good for Locals? Evidence from Barcelona (with Treb Allen, Sharat Ganapati, Alberto Graziano, Rocio Madera and Judit Montoriol-Garriga)

[Draft] [Slides]

The Spoils of War: Trade Shocks during WWI and Spain's Regional Development

[Draft] (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)