research focus

research focus

Our research focuses on topics in international economics, industrial organization and regional economics by combining theory with empirics.


In international economics, we are particularly interested in:

  • the determinants and the behavior of multinational enterprises
  • the role of imperfect labor markets in the global economy
  • the implications of credit constraints for the behavior of firms
  • the effects of taxes for the pattern of international trade

In industrial organization, we study:

  • product market competition effects of trade liberalization
  • the effects of credit constraints for price-cost markups

In regional economics, we focus on:

  • the determinants of agglomeration
  • the role of economic policy for shaping the regional distribution of economic activity