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Selected Publications


  1. Javier Barbero, Kristian Behrens, and José Zofio. Industry location and wages: The role of market size and accessibility in trading networks // Regional Science and Urban Economics, forthcoming.
  2. Vera IvanovaPhilip Ushchev. Product Differentiation, Competitive Toughness, and Intertemporal Substitution // Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming.
  3. Takatoshi Tabuchi, Jacques-Francois Thisse, and Xiwei ZhuDoes Technological Progress Magnify Regional Disparities? // International Economic Review, forthcoming.
  4. Kristian BehrensDmitry Pokrovsky, and Evgeny Zhelobodko. Market size, occupational self-selection, sorting,and income inequality // Journal of Regional Science, forthcoming.
  5. Kristian Behrens, W. Mark Brown, and Théophile Bougna. The World in not yet Flat: Transport costs matter! // Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
  6. Kristian Behrens and W. Mark Brown. "Transport costs, trade, and geographic concentration: Evidence from Canada”. In: Bruce A. Bloningen and Wesley W. Wilson (eds.), Handbook in International Trade and Transportation. Edward Elgar Publishing. Forthcoming.


    1. Paul Cheshire, Christian A.L. Hilber, and Hans R.A. Koster. Empty homes, longer commutes: The unintended consequences of morerestrictive local planning // Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 158, P. 126-151.
    2. Mathieu Parenti. Large and small firms in a global market: David vs. Goliath // Journal of International Economics, Vol. 110, p. 103-118.


    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.
    5. Sergey Kokovin and Babu Nahata. Method of Digraphs for Multi-dimensional Screening // Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 253 (1). P. 431-451.


    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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