Klaus Desmet

Department of Economics and Cox School of Business
Southern Methodist University
3300 Dyer, Suite 301
Dallas, TX 75205
Tel: 214/768-2689

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NBER Program Affiliations: ITI , POL
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliations: Southern Methodist University and CEPR

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2020Understanding Spatial Variation in COVID-19 across the United States
with Romain Wacziarg: w27329
December 2019The Shrinking Advantage of Market Potential
with Marius Brülhart, Gian-Paolo Klinke: w26526

Published: Marius Brülhart & Klaus Desmet & Gian-Paolo Klinke, 2020. "The shrinking advantage of market potential," Journal of Development Economics, .

August 2018Evaluating the Economic Cost of Coastal Flooding
with Robert E. Kopp, Scott A. Kulp, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Michael Oppenheimer, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Benjamin H. Strauss: w24918
June 2018Spatial Competition, Innovation and Institutions: The Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence
with Avner Greif, Stephen Parente: w24727

Published: Klaus Desmet & Avner Greif & Stephen L. Parente, 2020. "Spatial competition, innovation and institutions: the Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence," Journal of Economic Growth, vol 25(1), pages 1-35. citation courtesy of

The Geography of Linguistic Diversity and the Provision of Public Goods
with Joseph Gomes, Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín: w24694

Published: Klaus Desmet & Joseph Flavian Gomes & Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín, 2019. "The geography of linguistic diversity and the provision of public goods," Journal of Development Economics, . citation courtesy of

May 2018The Cultural Divide
with Romain Wacziarg: w24630
April 2015The Geography of Development: Evaluating Migration Restrictions and Coastal Flooding
with Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg: w21087

Published: Klaus Desmet & Dávid Krisztián Nagy & Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, 2018. "The Geography of Development," Journal of Political Economy, vol 126(3), pages 903-983.

February 2015Culture, Ethnicity and Diversity
with Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín, Romain Wacziarg: w20989

Published: Klaus Desmet & Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín & Romain Wacziarg, 2017. "Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity," American Economic Review, vol 107(9), pages 2479-2513. citation courtesy of

November 2012On the Spatial Economic Impact of Global Warming
with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg: w18546

Published: Journal of Urban Economics Volume 88, July 2015, Pages 16–37 Cover image On the spatial economic impact of global warming ☆ Klaus Desmeta, , , Esteban Rossi-Hansbergb, citation courtesy of

December 2010Urban Accounting and Welfare
with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg: w16615

Published: Klaus Desmet & Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, 2013. "Urban Accounting and Welfare," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(6), pages 2296-2327, October. citation courtesy of

September 2009The Political Economy of Ethnolinguistic Cleavages
with Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín, Romain Wacziarg: w15360

Published: The Political Economy of Linguistic Cleavages (with Klaus Desmet and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín) - Journal of Development Economics, vol. 97, no. 2, March 2012, pp. 322-338. - Paper

Spatial Development
with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg: w15349

Published: “ Spatial Development ” (with Desmet )  April 2014, American Economic Review , 104:4, 1211 - 1243 citation courtesy of

August 2007Spatial Growth and Industry Age
with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg: w13302

Published: Desmet, Klaus & Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban, 2009. "Spatial growth and industry age," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 144(6), pages 2477-2502, November. citation courtesy of

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