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

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
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, .

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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