Department of Economics

Associate professor

Room: POR/16.A-1.85
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.


Primary research areas

Urban Economics and Transportation Economics


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Applied Urban Economics and Real Estate (KAN-CCMVV1443U)
Urban economics and real estate investments (MBD)
Principles of Microeconomics - a Business Perspective (ISUP, BA-BHAAI1023U)
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. 2020. Does improving public transport decrease car ownership? Evidence from a residential sorting model for the Copenhagen metropolitan area. RegionalScience and Urban Economics, 83, 103543.
McKenna, R., J.M.Weinand, I. Mulalic, S. Petrovic, K. Mainzer, T. Preis and H.S. Moat. 2021. Scenicness assessment of onshore wind sites with geotagged photographs and impacts on approval and cost-efficiency. Nature Energy, 6, pp. 663-6 
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Ismir Mulalic; Jos Van Ommeren / Cruising for Parking in Copenhagen
In: Symposium i anvendt statistik 2022-2. ed. /Peter Linde. Aarhus : SEGES Innovation 2022, p. 11-18
Article in proceedings
Russell McKenna; Ismir Mulalic; Iain Soutar; Jann Michael Weinand; James Price; Stefan Petrovic / Exploring Trade-offs between Landscape Impact, Land Use and Resource Quality for Onshore Variable Renewable Energy : An Application to Great Britain.
In: Energy, Vol. 250, 7.2022
Journal article > peer review
Ismir Mulalic / Kattegatforbindelsen, tilgængelighed og virksomheder i Danmark
: Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2022, 51 p.
Working paper
Ismir Mulalic; Jan Rouwendal / Public Transport Investments, Commuting and Gentrification : Evidence from Copenhagen.
: Tinbergen Institute 2022, 46 p. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, No. 2022-035)
Working paper > peer review
Jesper Hybel Pedersen; Ismir Mulalic / Transportation and Quality of Life : Evidence from Denmark.
In: Transportation Research. Part A: Policy & Practice, Vol. 157, 3.2022, p. 107-125
Journal article > peer review
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, 12.2021
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
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Outside activities

The Copenhagen Metro and the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail’s Review Board.

External lecturer (part-time associate professor) at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (2011-2022).

Visiting Professor at School of Business and Economics, VU Amsterdam (2020-2022).