Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg is the Theodore A. Well ’29 Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he has been since 2005. Prior to Princeton he was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002. His research specializes in international trade, regional and urban economics, as well as growth and organizational economics. He has published extensively in all the major journals in economics. In 2007 he received the Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship and in 2010 he received the August Lösch Prize and the Geoffrey Hewings Award. He is a member of the NBER and CEPR and is, or has been, an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Urban Economics, among other journals.

Content by Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
  • Data Item

    Data: Spatial development and local technology

    We present a theory of spatial development. Manufacturing and services frms located in a continuous geographic area choose each period how much to innovate. Firms trade subject to transport costs and technology diffuses spatially. We apply the model to study the evolution of the US economy in the last half-century and fnd that it can generate the reduction in the...

    28 Feb 2019

  • Project

    Spatial Development and Local Technology

    Developing countries are characterised by large spatial inequalities. In India, for example, poor rural areas coexist with high-tech clusters such as Bangalore. The agglomeration forces underlying the spatial concentration of the IT industry create pockets of high economic growth. Development itself also leads to a reallocation of economic activity across space. As...

    4 Sep 2014 | Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Analyzing Urban Systems (Policy Brief)

    1 Apr 2014 | Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Spatial Development and Local Technology

    1 Apr 2014 | Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg