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]. [revise & resubmit, Journal of the European Economic Association ]


Selected publications in peer-reviewed academic journals

[see my CV for the full list of publications]




Fiscal Transfers in the Spatial Economy (with Marcel Henkel & Tobias Seidel), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2021 (pdf) (VOX)


The Adjustment of Labor Markets to Robots (with W.Dauth, S.Findeisen, N.Woessner), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2021 (pdf) (VOX)


Adjusting to Globalization in Germany (with Wolfgang Dauth & Sebastian Findeisen), Journal of Labor Economics, 2021 (pdf) (VOX)


Quantifying the Gap between Equilibrium and Optimum under Monopolistic Competition (with Kris Behrens, Gio 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)




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


Spatial Frictions (with Kris Behrens, Gio Mion & Yasu 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 (with Wolfgang Dauth & Sebastian Findeisen), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014


Trade, Wages, and Productivity (with Kris Behrens, Gio Mion & Yasu 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 O.Falck, S.Heblich & A.Lameli), Journal of Urban Economics, 2012


The Size Distribution Across All Cities - DPLN 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