Department of Economics

Associate professor

Room: POR/16.A-1.88
Ismir Mulalic

Ismir Mulalic is an associate professor of economics at Copenhagen Business School. His research focuses on applied microeconomics and applied microeconometrics: in particular urban economics and transportation economics. He has recently examined how commuting distance affects workers' wages, the residence choice decision (residential sorting), the financial crisis and diverging house prices, productivity effects of an improvement in transport infrastructure, car ownership and usage, and parking policy. He received a M.Sc and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Copenhagen, and has held positions at the Technical University of Denmark and Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research.


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Urban Economics and Transportation Economics


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Selected publications

Mulalic, I., J.N. van Ommeren and N. Pilegaard. 2014. Wages and commuting: quasi-natural experiments' evidence from firms that relocate. The Economic Journal, 124, pp. 1086-1105.

Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau, E., I. Mulalic and J.N. van Ommeren. 2016. Do rich households live farther away from their workplaces? The Journal of Economic Geography, 16, pp. 177-201.

De Borger, B., I. Mulalic and J. Rouwendal. 2016. Measuring the rebound effect with micro data. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 79, pp. 1-17.

Mulalic, I. and J. Rouwendal. 2015. The impact of fixed and variable cost on automobile demand: evidence from Denmark. Economics of Transportation, 4, pp. 227-240.

Carra, G., I. Mulalic, M. Fosgerau and M. Barthelemy. 2016. Modelling the relation between income and commuting distance. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, volume 13, issue 119.


Publications sorted by:
Albert Gragera; Jesper Hybel Pedersen; Edith Madsen; Ismir Mulalic / A Model for Estimation of the Demand for On-street Parking
In: Economics of Transportation, Vol. 28, 2021
Journal article > peer review
Jos van Ommeren; Michael McIvor; Ismir Mulalic; Eren Inci / A Novel Methodology to Estimate Cruising for Parking and Related External Costs
In: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Vol. 145, 3.2021, p. 247-269
Journal article > peer review
Malte Borghorst; Ismir Mulalic; Jos Van Ommeren / Commuting, Children and the Gender Wage Gap
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2021, 49 p. (Working Paper / Department of Economics. Copenhagen Business School, No. 15-2021)
Working paper > peer review
Jan Rouwendal; Ismir Mulalic / Commuting, the Labor Market, and Wages
In: International Encyclopedia of Transportation: Volume 1. Transport Economics. . ed. /Roger Vickerman; Maria Börjesson. Amsterdam : Elsevier 2021, p. 297-301
Encyclopedia chapter
Russell McKenna; Jann Michael Weinand; Ismir Mulalic; Stefan Petrovic; Kai Mainzer; Tobias Preis; Helen Susannah Moat / Scenicness Assessment of Onshore Wind Sites with Geotagged Photographs and Impacts on Approval and Cost-efficiency
In: Nature Energy, Vol. 6, No. 6, 3.6.2021, p. 663-672
Journal article > peer review
Bruno de Borger; Ismir Mulalic; Jan Rouwendal / The Rebound Effect for Car Transport
In: International Encyclopedia of Transportation: Volume 1. Transport Economics. . ed. /Roger Vickerman; Maria Börjesson. Amsterdam : Elsevier 2021, p. 174-178
Encyclopedia chapter
Jesper Hybel; Ismir Mulalic / Transportation and Quality of Life : Evidence from Denmark.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2021, 44 p. (Working Paper / Department of Economics. Copenhagen Business School, No. 14-2021)
Working paper > peer review
Albert Gragera; Jesper Hybel; Ismir Mulalic; Ninette Pilegaard / Cruising Costs and the Price Elasticity of Parking Demand
In: Parking Regulation and Management: The Emerging Tool for a Sustainable City. . ed. /Daniel Albalate; Albert Gragera. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 16-28 (Routledge Studies In Transport Analysis, Vol. 13)
Book chapter > peer review
Sonja Haustein; Maarten Kroesen; Ismir Mulalic / Cycling Culture and Socialisation : Modelling the Effect of Immigrant Origin on Cycling in Denmark and the Netherlands.
In: Transportation, Vol. 47, No. 4, 8.2020, p. 1689-1709
Journal article > peer review
Ismir Mulalic; Jan Rouwendal / Does Improving Public Transport Decrease Car Ownership? : Evidence from a Residential Sorting Model for the Copenhagen Metropolitan Area.
In: Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 83, 7.2020
Journal article > peer review
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External lecturer (part-time associate professor) at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

Visiting Professor at School of Business and Economics, VU Amsterdam.