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 "Toward a theory of monopolistic competition" by the MSSE chief research fellow Jacques Thisse and leading research fellow Philip Ushchev (co-authored with Mathieu Parenti from the Université Libre de Bruxelles) has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Economic Theory.
Research assistant of MSSE Shamil Sharapudinov who is a second-year master student at the Saint Petersburg School of Economics and Management at HSE has been awarded the Gaidar merit scholarship for the 2016 - 2017 academic year by the Ministry of Education and Science.
The paper "Agglomeration and clusters: Tools and insights from coagglomeration patterns" has been accepted for publication at the Canadian Journal of Economics.