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Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics

Regional Disparities and Efficient Transport Policies in Economics without Borders

Thisse J., Proost S.

Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Trade Costs, Regional Inequality, and the Home Market Effect In print

Kichko S.

Spatial Economic Analysis. 2018.

Book chapter
Monopolistic competition without apology In print

Thisse J., Ushchev P.

In bk.: Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization. Vol. 1. Edward Elgar, 2018. P. 93-136.

Working paper
How do trade and communication costs shape the spatial organization of firms?

Kichko S., Thisse J., Gokan T.

ECONOMICS. WP BRP . HSE, 2018. No. 191/EC/2018.

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.

Paper by CMSSE fellow accepted for publication at European Economic Review

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.

CMSSE research assistant accepted to the University of Pennsylvania

Research Assistant of CMSSE Kharis Sokolov has been accepted to the PhD in Economics program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Paper by CMSSE academic advisor accepted at "Regional Science and Urban Economics"

The paper "Industry location and wages: The role of market size and accessibility in trading networks" by the Academic advisor of CMSSE Kristian Behrens, co-authored with Javier Barbero and José Zofio, has been accepted for publication at the "Regional Science and Urban Economics" journal.