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.
MSSE research assistant Maxim Goryunov has been granted a Max Weber Fellowship for a two-year post-doctoral position at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
MSSE research assistant Maxim Senkov has been accepted for the PhD program at CERGE-EI (Prague, Czech Republic).
The paper "Affirmative Action: One Size Does Not Fit All" by MSSE Leading research fellow Alexander Tarasov co-authored with Krishna, Kala has been accepted for publication by the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8(2): 215-52.
The paper "How to make the metropolitan area work? Neither big government, nor laissez-faire" by MSSE Academic Advisor Jacques Thisse, co-authored with Carl Gaigné and Stéphane Riou, has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Public Economics.