Research and academic publications

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Current working papers and papers under revision


CEPR Discussion Paper 15080, July 2020. [pdf]


NBER Working Paper 25227, August 2020. [VOX].


November 2019. [VOX] (most read column 10/2017). [Revise & resubmit, Journal of the European Economic Association ]


Revised version, August 2019. [VOX]. [Revise & resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy ]


Selected publications in peer-reviewed academic journals

[see my CV for the full list of publications]






Quantifying the Gap between Equilibrium and Optimum under Monopolistic Competition (with Kris Behrens, Giordano Mion & Yasu Murata), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2020 (pdf) (online appendix)


The Future of Coal in a Carbon-constrained Climate, Nature (Climate Change), 2020 (Link)




Adjusting to Globalization in Germany (with W.Dauth & S.Findeisen), Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming (pdf) (VOX)


Trade and Manufacturing Jobs in Germany (with W.Dauth & S.Findeisen), American Economic Review (Papers & Proceedings), 2017 (VOX )


Spatial Frictions (with K.Behrens, G.Mion & Y.Murata), Journal of Urban Economics, 2017 (VOX)


Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy (with F.Defever & C.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 Kris Behrens, Giordano Mion & Yasu Murata), International Economic Review, 2014


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


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


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


Dialects, Cultural Identity, and Economic Exchange (with O.Falck, S.Heblich & A.Lameli), Journal of Urban Economics, 2012


The Size Distribution Across All Cities - DPLN Strikes (with K.Giesen & A.Zimmermann), Journal of Urban Economics, 2010


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


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