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Publications in peer-reviewed academic journals

2017

Trade and Manufacturing Jobs in Germany  (with Wolfgang Dauth and Sebastian Findeisen)
American Economic Review (Papers & Proceedings), 2017, Vol. 107 (5): 337-342.   (pdf)   (VOX column)

Spatial Frictions (with Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion and Yasusada Murata)
Journal of Urban Economics, 2017, Vol. 97 (1): 40-70.     (pdf)  (VOX column)


2016

Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy  (with Fabrice Defever and Christian Fischer)
Journal of International Economics, 2016, Vol. 103 (1): 147-165.  (pdf)    (supplementary appendix)    (VOX column)

Globalization and Local Profiles of Economic Growth and Industrial Change (with Wolfgang Dauth)
Journal of Economic Geography, 2016, Vol. 16 (5): 1007-1034.  (pdf)

Asymmetric Spiders: Supplier Heterogeneity and the Organization of Firms  (with Verena Nowak and Christian Schwarz) 
Canadian Journal of Economics2016, Vol. 49 (2): 663-684.  (pdf)   (online appendix)

2015

Cultural Diversity and Plant-Level Productivity   (with Michaela Trax and Stephan Brunow)
Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2015, Vol. 53 (Aug): 85-96.    (pdf)

The Pan-European Population Distribution Across Consistently Defined Functional Urban Areas (with Kurt Schmidheiny)
Economics Letters, 2015, Vol. 133 (Aug): 10-13.   (pdf)

De-Industrialization and Entrepreneurship under Monopolistic Competition (with Albert Schweinberger)
Oxford Economic Papers, 2015, Vol. 67 (4): 1174-1185.  (pdf)

Same Same but Different: Dialects and Trade (with Alfred Lameli, Volker Nitsch and Nikolaus Wolf)
German Economic Review, 2015, Vol. 16 (3): 290-306.    (pdf)

2014

The Rise of the East and the Far East: German Labor Markets and Trade Integration (with Wolfgang Dauth and Sebastian Findeisen)
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, Vol. 12 (6): 1643-1675.  (pdf)   (online appendix)

Trade, Wages, and Productivity (with Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion and Yasusada Murata)
International Economic Review, 2014, Vol. 55 (4): 1305-1348.  (pdf

City Age and City Size (with Kristian Giesen)
European Economic Review, 2014, Vol. 71 (Nov): 193-208. (pdf

Global Sourcing of Complex Production Processes (with Christian Schwarz)
Journal of International Economics, 2014, Vol. 93 (1): 123-139. (pdf

Financial Liberalization and the Relationship-Specificity of Exports (with Fabrice Defever)
Economics Letters, 2014, Vol. 122 (3): 375-379. (pdf

Why are Educated and Risk-Loving Persons More Mobile Across Regions? (with Stefan Bauernschuster, Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich and Alfred Lameli)
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2014, Vol. 98 (Feb): 56-69. (pdf

Cultural Diversity and Local Labour Markets (with Katja Wolf and Uwe Blien)
Regional Studies, 2014, Vol. 48 (1): 173-191.  (pdf

2013


Subsidizing Firm Entry in Open Economies (with Michael Pflüger)
Journal of Public Economics, 2013, Vol. 97 (1): 258-271.      (pdf)  (supplementary appendix)

2012

Dialects, Cultural Identity, and Economic Exchange (with Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich and Alfred Lameli)
Journal of Urban Economics, 2012, Vol. 72 (2-3): 225-239. (pdf)

Globalization and Strategic Research Investments (with Anna Bohnstedt and Christian Schwarz)
Research Policy, 2012, Vol. 41 (1): 13-23. (pdf)

The French Overall City Size Distribution (with Kristian Giesen)
Region et Developpement, 2012, Vol. 36: 107-126. (special issue on Zipf's law)   (pdf)

2011

Zipf's Law for Cities in the Regions and the Country (with Kristian Giesen) 
Journal of Economic Geography, 2011, Vol. 11 (4): 667-686. (pdf)

On Pitchforks and Tomahawks (with Michael Pflüger)
Journal of Regional Science, 2011, Vol. 51 (2): 292-298. (pdf)   (supplementary material) ZIP-file, 386kb

2010

The Size Distribution Across All Cities - Double Pareto Lognormal Strikes (with Kristian Giesen and Arndt Zimmermann)
Journal of Urban Economics, 2010, Vol. 68 (2): 129-137. (pdf)

National Champions and Globalization 
Canadian Journal of Economics, 2010, Vol. 43 (1): 204-231 (pdf)

Public Budget Composition, Fiscal (De-)Centralization, and Welfare (with Calin Arcalean, Gerhard Glomm and Ioana Schiopu)
Canadian Journal of Economics, 2010, Vol. 43 (3): 832-859. (pdf)

Human Capital Externalities and the Urban Wage Premium: Two Literatures and their Interrelations (with Benedikt Halfdanarson and Daniel Heuermann)
Urban Studies, 2010, Vol. 47 (4): 749-767. (pdf)

Human Capital Externalities and Growth of High- and Low-Skilled Jobs 
Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (Journal of Economics and Statistics), 2010, Vol 230 (1): 92-114. (pdf)

2009

Vertical Industry Relations, Spillovers and Productivity: Evidence from Chilean Plants (with Ricardo A. Lopez)
Journal of Regional Science, 2009, Vol. 49 (4): 721-747 (pdf)

Voting on Income Tax Exemptions (with Salvatore Barbaro) 
Public Choice, 2009, Vol. 138 (1-2): 239-253 (pdf)

Regional Costs-of-Living with Congestion and Amenity Differences - An Economic Geography Perspective
Annals of Regional Science, 2009, Vol. 43 (1): 49-69  (pdf)

2008

Industry Churning and the Evolution of Cities: Evidence for Germany (with Sebastian Findeisen)
Journal of Urban Economics
, 2008, Vol. 64 (2): 326-339   (pdf)

Integration, Agglomeration and Welfare (with Michael Pflüger) 
Journal of Urban Economics, 2008, Vol. 63 (2): 544-566 (pdf)

Convergence of the Skill Composition across German Regions 
Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2008, Vol. 38 (2): 148-159 (pdf)

A synthesis of footloose-entrepreneur new economic geography models: When is agglomeration smooth and easily reversible? (with Michael Pflüger)
Journal of Economic Geography, 2008, Vol. 8 (1): 39-54  (pdf)

Cross-Border Mergers and National Champions in an Integrating Economy 
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2008, Vol. 164 (3): 477-508  (pdf)

2007

Identifying the Dynamic Home Market Effect in a Three-Country Model 
Journal of Economics, 2007, Vol. 92 (3): 209-228  (pdf)

Stimulating Employment Growth with Higher Wages? A New Approach to Addressing an Old Controversy (with Uwe Blien) 
Kyklos, 2007, Vol. 60 (3): 441-464 (pdf)

2006

Local Employment Growth in West Germany: A Dynamic Panel Approach (with Uwe Blien and Katja Wolf) 
Labour Economics, 2006, Vol. 13 (4): 445-458  (pdf)  

Agglomeration and Regional Costs of Living 
Journal of Regional Science, 2006, Vol. 46 (3): 529-543  (pdf)

Reforming a Complicated Income Tax System: The Political Economics Perspective  (with Salvatore Barbaro) 
European Journal of Political Economy, 2006, Vol. 22 (1): 41-59 (pdf)

Concentration and Specialisation Trends in Germany since Re-Unification
Regional Studies, 2006, Vol. 40 (8): 861-873   (pdf)

What has Caused Regional Employment Growth Differences in East Germany? (with Uwe Blien and Johannes Ludsteck) 
Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft (Review of Regional Research), 2006, Vol. 26 (1): 51-73 (pdf)

2005

The Pitfalls of Regional Education Policy 
Finanzarchiv, 2005, Vol. 61 (3): 327-352 (pdf)

Increasing Returns and Spatial Unemployment Disparities 
Papers in Regional Science
, 2005, Vol. 84 (2): 159-181  (pdf)

Local Economic Structure and Industry Development in Germany, 1993-2001  (with Uwe Blien) 
Economics Bulletin, 2005, Vol. 17 (15): 1-8  (pdf)

Die Neue Oekonomische Geographie und Effizienzgruende fuer Regionalpolitik (with Michael Pflüger) 
Vierteljahreshefte für Wirtschaftsforschung (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research), 2005, Vol. 74 (1): 26-46   (pdf)

2002-2004

Severance Payments and Firm-Specific Human Capital (with Peter Ruehmann) 
Labour, 2003, Vol. 17 (1): 47-62   (pdf)

Selective Migration, Union Wage Setting, and Unemployment Disparities in West Germany 
International Economic Journal, 2004, Vol. 18 (1): 33-48  (pdf)



Articles in collected volumes and other publications

Economic Effects of Differences in Dialect
IZA World of Labor, January 2018   (article

Die Globalisierungsverlierer kompensieren - Aber wie? 
Wirtschaftsdienst, 2017, Vol. 97(8): 566-570.    (pdf)     

Verlierer(-regionen) der Globalisierung in Deutschland: Wer? Warum? Was tun?   (with Wolfgang Dauth and Sebastian Findeisen)
Wirtschaftsdienst, 2017, Vol. 97(1): 23-31.    (pdf)     (Ökonomenstimme

Local Labour Markets and Cultural Diversity (with Uwe Blien, Linda Borrs and Katja Wolf)
Journal for International Comparisons (CESifo DICE Report), Vol. 12(2), 2014, pp. 27-34.

Make or buy – on the organizational structure of firms with asymmetric suppliers  (with Verena Nowak and Christian Schwarz)
in: Beugelsdijk, S., S. Brakman, H. van Ees and H. Garretsen (eds.), Firms in the International Economy – Closing the Gap between International Economics and International Business, Cambridge (Mass.): MIT Press, 2013, pp. 231-262.

Economic Patriotism, Foreign Takeovers, and National Champions
in: Falck, O., C. Gollier and L. Woessmann (eds.), Industrial Policy for National Champions, Cambridge (Mass.): MIT Press, 2011, pp. 177-198.

Die Fallen regionaler Bildungspolitik
in: Cordes, A. and M. Revilla-Diez (eds.), Regionale Beschäftigungschancen gering Qualifizierter - Eine Frage der Weiterbildung, Hannover: NIW, 2009, pp. 35-36

Diversität und Spezialisierung als treibende Einflüsse von regionalem Beschäftigungswachstum (with Uwe Blien and Katja Wolf)
in: Clemens, C., M. Heinemann and S. Soretz (eds.), Auf allen Märkten zu Hause - Gedenkschrift für Franz Haslinger, Marburg: Metropolis, 2006, pp. 145-166

Konzentrations- und Spezialisierungstrends in Deutschland - eine Analyse unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Sachsen-Anhalts
in: Sonnabend, R. and R. Stein (eds.), Die anderen Städte - Urban Distinctiveness, Reihe IBA Stadtumbau 2010, Bd. 4, Berlin: Jovis, 2006, pp. 90-103

The Wage Curve and Agglomeration
in: Caroleo, F.E. and S. Destefanis (eds.), Regions, Europe and the Labour Market. Recent Problems and Developments, Physica, 2005, pp. 195-211

Spezialisierung und Branchenkonzentration in Deutschland (with Anette Haas)
IAB Kurzbericht no. 01, 2005

Normative and Positive Problems of Regional Policies
in: Bradley, J., G. Petrarkos and I. Traistaru (eds.), Integration, Growth, and Cohesion in an Enlarged European Union, New York: Springer, 2004, pp. 313-328

Wie sinnvoll ist die Regionalpolitik der Europäischen Union? 
Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 2002, Vol. 51 (2): 121-141



Book reviews

Economic Geography - The Integration of Regions and Nations (by Pierre-Philippe Combes, Thierry Mayer and Jacques Thisse), 
Journal of Regional Science, 2011, Vol. 51 (1): 214-215

Cluster und die New Economic Geography (by Timo Litzenberger), 
Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 2008, Vol. 52 (2-3): 184-187

Regional Disparities in Small Countries (by Daniel Felsenstein and Boris A. Portnov), 
Journal of Regional Science, 2006, Vol. 46 (5): 1002-1004



Monographs

Agglomeration and Regional Unemployment Disparities, PhD thesis. CeGE-Schriften, No. 6, Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2003.


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