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Selected Publications


  1. Takatoshi TabuchiJacques-Francois Thisse, and Xiwei ZhuDoes Technological Progress Magnify Regional Disparities? // International Economic Review, forthcoming.
  2. Sergey Kokovin and Babu Nahata. Method of Digraphs for Multi-dimensional Screening // Annals of Operations Research, forthcoming.
  3. Kristian BehrensDmitry Pokrovsky, and Evgeny Zhelobodko. Market size, occupational self-selection, sorting,and income inequality // Journal of Regional Science, forthcoming.


  1. Mathieu Parenti, Philip Ushchev, and Jacques-Francois Thisse. Toward a theory of monopolistic competition // Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 167. No. 1. P. 86-115.
  2. Kristian BehrensGiordano Mion, Yasusada Murata, and Jens Südekum. Spatial frictions // Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 97. P. 40-70.
  3. Mathieu Parenti, Alexander V. Sidorov, Jacques-Francois Thisse, and Evgeny Zhelobodko. Cournot, Bertrand or Chamberlin: Toward a reconciliation // International Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 13(1). P. 29–45.
  4. Sergey Kichko. Input-output linkages and optimal product diversity // Economics Letters, Vol. 158, P. 58-61.


  1. Carl  Gaigné, Stéphane Riou and Jacques-Francois Thisse.  How to make the metropolitan area work? Neither big government, nor laissez-faire // Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 134, p. 100 - 113.
  2. Kim P. Huynha, David T. Jacho-Chávez, Oleksiy Kryvtsova, Oleksandr Shepotylo, and Volodymyr Vakhitov. The Evolution of Firm-Level Distributions for Ukrainian Manufacturing Firms //  Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 44(1), p. 148 - 162.
  3. Maxim Goryunov and Sergey Kokovin. "Vanishing Cities:" Can Urban Costs Explain Deindustrialization? // Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 95(3), p. 633-651.
  4. Kala Krishna and Alexander Tarasov. Affirmative Action: One Size Does Not Fit All // American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 8(2), p. 215-252(38).
  5. Kristian Behrens. Agglomeration and clusters: Tools and insights from coagglomeration patterns // Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 49(4), p. 1293-1339.


  1. Philip UshchevIgor Sloev, and Jacques-Francois Thisse. Do we go shopping downtown or in the `burbs? // Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 85, p. 1-15

  2. Kristian BehrensThéophile Bougna. An anatomy of the geographical concentration of Canadian manufacturing industries // Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 51, p. 47-69.

  3. Volodymyr Vakhitov and Oleksandr Shepotylo. Services liberalization and productivity of manufacturing firms: Evidence from Ukraine // Economics of Transition, Vol. 23(1), p. 1-44.

  4. Kristian Behrens, Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, and Yasusada Murata. The Henry George Theorem in a second-best world // Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 85, p. 34-51.

  5. Igor Bykadorov, Alexey Gorn, Sergey Kokovin, and Evgeny Zhelobdoko. Why are losses from trade unlikely? // Economics Letters, Vol. 129, p. 35-38.

  6. Kristian Behrens and Frédéric L. Robert-Nicoud. Agglomeration Theory with Heterogeneous Agents In : Duranton, Gilles, J. Vernon Henderson, and William C. Strange (eds.) Handbook in Regional and Urban Economics, vol.5B, North-Holland, Elsevier B.V., pp.171–245.


  1. Kristian Behrens, Frederic Robert-Nicoud. Survival of the fittest in cities: Urbanisation and inequality // Economic Journal, Vol. 124, p. 1371-1400.

  2. Jacques-Francois Thisse. The New Science of Cities by Michael Batty: The Opinion of an Economist // Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 52(3), p. 805-19.

  3. Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata, and Jens Südekum. Trade, wages, and productivity // International Economic Review, Vol. 55(4), p. 1305-1348.

  4. Kristian Behrens, Gilles Duranton, Frederic Robert-Nicoud. Productive cities: Agglomeration, selection and sorting // Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 122, No. 3, p. 507-533.

  5. Francesco Di Comite, Jacques-Francois Thisse, Hylke Vandenbussche. Verti-zontal differentiation in export markets // Journal of International Economics, Vol. 93 (1), p. 50-66.

  6. Sergey KichkoSergey KokovinEvgeny Zhelobdoko. Trade patterns and export pricing under non-CES preferences // Journal of International Economics, Vol. 94, p. 129-142.

  7. Alexander OsharinJacques-Francois ThissePhilip Ushchev, and Valery Verbus. Monopolistic competition and income dispersion // Economics Letters, Vol. 122 (2), p. 348-352.

  8. Kristian BehrensSergey Kichko, Evgeny ZhelobdokoCompetition in the traditional sector does not matter for the ‘Core–Periphery’ model // Economics Letters, Vol. 122 (1), p. 94 – 99.

  9. Kristian Behrens, Susana Peralt, Pierre M. Picard. Transfer Pricing Rules, OECD Guidelines, and Market Distortions // Journal of Public Economic Theory, vol. 16(4), p. 650-680.
  10. Toshihiro Okubo, Pierre M. PicardJacques-Francois ThisseOn the Impact of Competition on Trade and Firm Location // Journal of Regional Science,Vol. 54 (5), p. 731-754.


  1. Kristian Behrens, Grégory Corcos, Giordano Mion. Trade crisis? What trade crisis? // Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 95(2), p. 702—709.

  2. Alexander Sidorov, Evgeny Zhelobdoko. International Trade and Agglomeration in Asymmetric World: Core-Periphery Approach // Review of Development Economics, Vol. 17 (2), p. 201-219.

  3. Kristian Behrens, Alain Pholo-Bala. Do rent-seeking and interregional transfers contribute to urban primacy in sub-Saharan Africa? // Papers in Regional Science, 92(1), p. 163—195.

  4. Sergey Kokovin, Babu Nahata, Evgeny Zhelobdoko. Dupuit conjecture for constrained screening: overall distortion and type-partitioning // Economics Letters, Vol. 18 (3). p. 439–441.

  5. Kelejian H. H., Murrell P., and Shepotylo O. Spatial Spillovers in the Development of Institutions // Journal of Development Economics, vol. 101(C), p. 297-315.


  1. Evgeny Zhelobdoko, Sergey Kokovin, Mathieu Parenti, Jacques-Francois Thisse. Monopolistic Competition: Beyond the CES// Econometrica, Vol. 80(6), p. 2765–84.

  2. Ken-Ichi Shimomura, Jacques-Francois Thisse. Competition Among the Big and the Small //Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 43(2), p. 329–347.

  3. Huasheng Song, Jacques-Francois Thisse, and Xiwei Zhu. Urbanization and/or rural industrialization in China // Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 42(1-2), p. 126-134.

  4. Carl Gaigné, Stéphane Riou, and & Jacques-Francois Thisse. Are compact cities environmentally friendly? // Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 72(2), p. 123-136.



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