The research Center aims at obtaining meaningful results in economic theory and empirical research.
The research is based on a new class of models of market systems with free entry.
Our main goals
- the study of new possibilities of the monopolistically competitive markets under removal of restrictions on the constant elasticity of substitution between goods in consumption;
- extended analysis of the model of monopolistically competitive markets by including it in models of endogenous growth and multi-product output;
- study of the nature of asymmetric solutions agglomeration model of core-periphery type;
- empirical study of Russian interregional and international trade accounting for heterogenity of firms, sectors and trade flows;
- development and testing of computable general equilibrium models in the regions.
The paper by David Albouy, Kristian Behrens, Frédéric Robert-Nicoud, and Nathan Seegert "The optimal distribution of population across cities" has been accepted for publication at the Journal or Urban Economics.
The paper "What Can Be Learned from Spatial Economics" by CMSSE chief research fellow Jacques-Francois Thisse (co-authoured with Stef Proost, KU Leuven) has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Economic Literature.
The paper "Trade in Tasks and the Organization of Firms" by CMSSE leading research fellow Alexander Tarasov, co-authored with Dalia Marin (University of Munich) and Jan Schymik (University of Munich), has been accepted for publication at the European Economic Review.