Klaus Desmet

Klaus Desmet is a Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Content by Klaus Desmet
  • 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