SMU Economics Faculty Directory


Klaus Desmet

Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University
Umphrey Lee 301CC

Klaus Desmet joined the Department of Economics at SMU in 2014 after being on the faculty at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. He holds an MSc in Business and Engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Research (CEPR). His research focuses on regional and urban economics, international trade, long-run economic growth, and the political economy of diversity. In 2010 he was awarded the August Lösch Prize for outstanding contributions to regional science.


Research Interests

International Trade, Regional & Urban Economics, Macroeconomics, Political Economy

Courses Taught

International Trade and International Macroeconomics

Selected Publications


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