Klaus Desmet
Professor

 

 

SMU Dept of Economics

3300 Dyer, Suite 301

Dallas, TX 75205

kdesmet at smu dot edu

 

My home town now and then

My other home town

Estudiantes Erasmus

 

  

CV

 

 

Papers published in refereed academic journals

 

 

1.     The Spatial Development of India,” Journal of Regional Science, forthcoming (with Ejaz Ghani, Steve O’Connell and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg). Related Vox column (reproduced in Ideas for India). Economic Premise note. Coverage in Financial Express.

 

2.     Resistance to Technology Adoption: The Rise and Decline of Guilds,” Review of Economic Dynamics, 2014, 17, 437-458 (with Stephen Parente). Related Vox column.

 

3.     Spatial Development,” American Economic Review, 2014, 104, 1211-43 (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg). Replication Files.

 

4.     Urban Accounting and Welfare,” American Economic Review, 2013, 103, 2296-2327 (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg). Related Vox column (in Japanese). Replication Files.

 

5.     The Evolution of Markets and the Revolution of Industry: A Unified Theory of Growth,” Journal of Economic Growth, 2012, 17, 205-234 (with Stephen Parente).

 

6.     Hub-and-Spoke Free Trade Areas,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 2012, 45, 942-977 (with Giovanni Facchini and George Deltas).

 

7.     Innovation in Space,” American Economic Review P&P, 2012, 102, 447-52 (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg).

 

8.     The Political Economy of Linguistic Cleavages,” Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 97, 322-338 (with Ignacio Ortuño and Romain Wacziarg). ELF and Polarization Data (different levels of aggregation).

 

9.     The Stability and Breakup of Nations: A Quantitative Analysis,” Journal of Economic Growth, 2011, 16, 183-213 (with Michel Le Breton, Ignacio Ortuño and Shlomo Weber). Coverage in BBC, Radio Nacional de España, El Mundo.

 

10.   Bigger is Better: Market Size, Demand Elasticity and Innovation,” International Economic Review, 2010, 51, 319-333 (with Stephen Parente).

 

11.   On Spatial Dynamics,” Journal of Regional Science, 2010, 50, 43-63 (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg).

 

12.   Spatial Growth and Industry Age,” Journal of Economic Theory, 2009, 144, 2477-2502 (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg). Related Vox column.

 

13.   Linguistic Diversity and Redistribution,” Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7, 1291-1318 (with Ignacio Ortuño and Shlomo Weber). Linguistic heterogeneity data (accounting for distances)

 

14.   Foreign Direct Investment and Spillovers: Gradualism May Be Better,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 2008, 41, 926-953 (with Felipe Meza and Juan Rojas).

 

15.   Rational Underdevelopment,” Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2007, 109, 1-24 (with Ignacio Ortuño).

 

16.   Inflation in Open Economies with Complete Markets,” Economic Theory, 2007, 31, 271-291 (with Marco Celentani and J. Ignacio Conde).

 

17.   Employment Concentration across U.S. Counties,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2006, 36, 482-509 (with Marcel Fafchamps).

 

18.   Changes in the Spatial Concentration of Employment across U.S. Counties: A Sectoral Analysis 1972-2000?,Journal of Economic Geography, 2005, 5(3), 261-284 (with Marcel Fafchamps).

 

19.   Implementing R&D Policies: An Analysis of Spain's Pharmaceutical Research Program,” Research Policy, 2004, 33, 1493-1507 (with Praveen Kujal and Félix Lobo).

 

20.   Endogenous Policy Leads to Incomplete Risk Sharing,” Review of Economic Dynamics, 7, 2004, 758-787 (with Marco Celentani and J. Ignacio Conde).

 

21.   A Simple Model of Uneven Development and Overtaking,” Economic Journal, 2002, 112, 894-918.

 

22.   Accounting for the Mexican Banking Crisis,” Emerging Markets Review, 2000, 1, 165-181.

 

23.   A Perfect Foresight Model of Regional Development and Skill Specialization,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2000, 30, 221-242.

 

 

 

Completed working papers

 

 

24.    On the Spatial Economic Impact of Global Warming,” NBER Working Paper #18546, November 2012 (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg). Coverage in The Economist. Related Vox column.

 

25.   The Settlement of the United States, 1800-2000: The Long Transition to Gibrat’s Law,” CEPR Discussion Paper #9353, February 2013 (with Jordan Rappaport). Online Appendix.

 

26.   Culture, Ethnicity and Diversity,” April 2014 (with Ignacio Ortuño and Romain Wacziarg).

 

27.   The Geography of Development within Countries,” prepared for Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics (with Vernon Henderson).

 

28.   The Geography of Development: Evaluating Migration Restrictions and Coastal Flooding,” September 2014 (with Dávid Krisztián Nagy and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg). Online Appendix with Video Simulations.

 

 

 

Other published work 

 

 

29.   Discussion of The Bank Lending Channel: Evidence from Emerging Economies,” Moneda y Crédito, 2003, 216, 201-203.

 

30.   Breaking Down the Barriers to Firm Growth in Europe,” Bruegel Blueprint 18, 2012 (with Loris Rubini, Facundo Piguillem and Aránzazu Crespo).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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