Research and academic publications

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Current working papers and papers under revision

NBER Working Paper 25227, October 2018

New version, August 2018. (an older version available as CEPR Discussion Paper 12306)

Read the VOX EU column about this paper (most read column 10/2017)

(with Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion and Yasusada Murata)

ESG-UQAM Working Paper, January 2018. (new version of CEPR Discussion Paper 11642, "Distorted Monopolistic Competition")

Revise & resubmit: Quarterly Journal of Economics

CEPR Discussion Paper 12875, April 2018. Read the VOX EU column about this paper.

New version, November 2018. Read the VOX EU column about this paper. (an older version is available as CEPR Discussion Paper 11045)

Selected publications in peer-reviewed academic journals

[see my CV for the full list of publications]

Trade and Manufacturing Jobs in Germany (with Wolfgang Dauth & Sebastian Findeisen),

American Economic Review (Papers & Proceedings), 2017. (VOX )

Spatial Frictions (with Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion & Yasusada Murata), Journal of Urban Economics, 2017. (VOX)

Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy (with Fabrice Defever & Christian Fischer),

Journal of International Economics, 2016. (VOX)

The Rise of the East and the Far East: German Labor Markets and Trade Integration (with Wolfgang Dauth & Sebastian Findeisen),

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014.

Trade, Wages, and Productivity (with Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion & Yasusada Murata), International Economic Review, 2014.

City Age and City Size (with Kristian Giesen), European Economic Review, 2014.

Global Sourcing of Complex Production Processes (with Christian Schwarz), Journal of International Economics, 2014.

Subsidizing Firm Entry in Open Economies (with Michael Pflüger), Journal of Public Economics, 2013.

Dialects, Cultural Identity, and Economic Exchange (with Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich & Alfred Lameli), Journal of Urban Economics, 2012.

The Size Distribution Across All Cities - Double Pareto Lognormal Strikes (with Kristian Giesen & Arndt Zimmermann), Journal of Urban Economics, 2010

Industry Churning and the Evolution of Cities: Evidence for Germany (with Sebastian Findeisen), Journal of Urban Economics, 2008.

Integration, Agglomeration and Welfare (with Michael Pflüger), Journal of Urban Economics, 2008.

Local Employment Growth in West Germany: A Dynamic Panel Approach (with Uwe Blien & Katja Wolf), Labour Economics, 2006.

Agglomeration and Regional Costs of Living, Journal of Regional Science, 2006.

Selected other publications

Digitalisierung und die Zukunft der Arbeit, IZA Standpunkte 90, August 2018 (article)

The China shock and the rise of robots: Why Germany is different, in: Marin, D. (ed.), Explaining Germany's exceptional recovery, CEPR e-book, ch. 4, London, 2018 (article)

Globalisierung unter Beschuss: Bestandsaufnahme des Freihandels, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ), Vol. 68(4-5): 4-10. (article)

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)


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