Research programme directors
Nick Tsivanidis is a Research Programme Director for the IGC’s Cities research programme.
Nick is Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Economics at University of California, Berkeley. 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.
He received a BSc from Warwick University in 2009, MA from Yale University in 2010 and PhD from University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2018.