Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Market Theory and Spatial Economics Laboratory

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0059

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state autonomous educational institution of higher professional education "National Research University "Higher School of Economics"

Fields of scientific research:
Economics. International research. Sociology

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
1. The project will advance the theory of monopolized competitive markets and its applications with respect to international trade and economic geography;
2. The project will empirically test theoretical hypotheses under scrutiny;
3. The project will help to further develop computable models of general regional equilibrium for long-term prognostication.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Jacques-Francois Thisse

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degrees and titles:
Doctor of economic sciences (1975)

Job title:
- Professor at the CORE research center of the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium),
- Professor at the National School of Bridges and Roads (Paris, France),
- Scientific Director of the Market Theory and Spatial Economics Laboratory at the National Research University "Higher School of Economics".

Areas of scientific interest:
Spatial economics, regional economics, economics of integration and agglomeration, interregional and international trade

Scientific recognition:
- Doctorates Honoris Causa (2010) from the Universite de Paris-Pantheon-Assas and Ecole Nationale Superieure de Cachan,
- European Prize in Regional Science (2007),
- Walter Izard Prize (2010).

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