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Research

My main research interest is new economic geography, in particular extending the basic frameworks to integrate more general mechanisms, as well as the use of spatial econometrics to empirically test the predictions of such models.

A second, more recent, direction of my work is the development of information-theoretical economics methodologies that allow the analysis of simulation-based models.

Publications 


    Publications in English

  • "Back to the Future: Economic Self-Organisation and Maximum Entropy Prediction", Computational Economics, Forthcoming (available online)
  • “Of Ants and Voters: Maximum Entropy prediction of agent-based models with recruitment”, Special Issue of the Revue de l’OFCE on Agent-Based Models and Economic Policy, J.-L. Gaffard & M. Napoletano Eds., October 2012 (available online)
  • With Dr. John Peirson, "Non-negativity and agglomeration behaviour of the quasi-linear logarithmic model of NEG", Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Vol 4, N°1, March 2011. (available online)
  • "Increasing returns and the spatial structure of French wages", Spatial Economic Analysis, Vol 5, N°1, March 2010. (available online)
  • "Knowledge spillovers, black holes and the equilibrium location of vertically linked industries", Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 10, N°1, January 2010. (available online)
  • "Agglomeration incentives in a spatial Cournot model",  Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, N°1, 2008. (The publication is available online)

    Publications in French

  • "Rendements croissants et structure spatiale des salaires en France", Revue de l'OFCE n°104, January 2008. (pdf file)

     Media contributions

Current work

My current working projects: 

  • Developing information-theoretical approaches for validation and comparision of agent-based models
  • Testing NEG predictions though the firm mark-up variable, in collaboration with Lionel Nesta.

My existing working papers are:

  • "A Generalised Variable Elasticity of Substitution Model of New Economic Geography", OFCE working paper 2008-33, October 2008. pdf file and mathematical annex
  • "Stable partial agglomeration in a NEG model with urbanisation costs", University of Kent School of Economics Discussion Papers, n° 0702, with John Peirson. Updated pdf file

Conferences and invitations

    Current invitations and conference attendance

  • June 2014: CEF conference, Oslo. Presentation of "A Universal Information Criterion".

    Past conference attendance

  • December 2013: CFE conference, London. Presentation of "A Universal Information Criterion".
  • June 2013 : ESHIA conference, Reykjavik. Presentation of "A Class-Free Information Criterion".
  • June 2012 : CEF conference, Prague. Presentation of the "Back to the future: economic rationality and maximum entropy prediction" working paper.
  • June 2012 : ESHIA conference, Paris. Presentation of "Of Ants and Voters: Maximum Entropy prediction of agent-based models with recruitment".
  • August 2011 :  ERSA conference, Barcelona. Presentation of the "Back to the Future: A Simple Solution to Schelling Segregation" working paper.
  • June 2011 : ESHIA conference, Ancona. Presentation of the "Back to the Future: A Simple Solution to Schelling Segregation" working paper.
  • June 2011 : Invitation to the Department for Research on Innovation and Competition at OFCE. Presentation of the "Ignorance is bliss" and "Back to the future: working papers.
  • June 2010 : ESHIA conference, Alessandria. Presentation of the "The Google thought experiment: rationality, information and equilibrium in an exchange economy" working paper.
  • March 2010 : Invitation to Sciences-Po economics department, Paris; Presentation of work in progress with Stein Østbye, "Microfoundations of knowlegde spillovers in spatial models".
  • Febuary 2010:  WRSA conference, Sedona. Presentation of the "Microfoundations for knowledge spillovers in spatial equilibrium models" collaborative work with Stein Østbye.
  • January 2010 : Invitation to GREQAM, Marseille. Presentation of the "The Google thought experiment: rationality, information and equilibrium in an exchange economy" working paper.
  • August 2009 : ERSA conference, Lodz. Presentation of the "Generalised Variable Elasticity of Substitution Model of NEG" working paper
  • August 2008 : ERSA conference, Liverpool. Presentation of the "Knowledge spillovers" and "The spatial structure of French wages" working papers.
  • May 2008 - Invitation to the Department of Economics, University of Tromsø
  • 2007 : ERSA conference, Paris. Presentation of the "Stable partial agglomeration in a NEG model with urbanisation costs" working paper
  • 2004 : RSAI World congress, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Presentation of the "Agglomeration incentives in a spatial Cournot model" working paper (Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 2008)