Olmo Silva is Professor of Real Estate Economics and Finance at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE, where he worked as a full-time Research Officer between September 2004 and August 2007. His research concentrates on: the economics of education; the economics of entrepreneurship; urban and real estate economics.

Olmo received his BSc and MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan, and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the European University Institute, Florence. He also spent some time visiting University College London as a Marie Curie Visiting Fellow and Harvard University as a Visiting Scholar.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2006.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11162
published in: Economic Policy, 2020, 35 (104), 739- 795
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8381
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017, 15 (4), 746-783
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7417
heavily revised version published as 'Mortgage debt and entrepreneurship' in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2018, 103, 52 - 66
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5980
published in: Economic Journal, 2013, 123 (571), 831-874
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4476
published in: Journal of Human Capital, 2014, 8 (2), 126-160
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4089
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2011, 29 (3) , 589-635
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2728
published in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2008, 63 (1), 631-650
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2264
published in: Economics Letters, 2007, 97 (2), 118-123
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2234
published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117 (522), 1145-1167
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