Klaus Desmet

Desmet

Professor
Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor

Economics

Contact

Office: Umphrey Lee 301CC
Phone: 214-768-2689
Email: kdesmet@smu.edu
Professional website: http://faculty.smu.edu/kdesmet/

Educational Background

Ph.D. Stanford University, MSc (Business and Engineering) Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

About

Dr. Klaus Desmet joined the Department of Economics at SMU in 2014 after being on the faculty at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. 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 and in 2019 he received the Robert E. Lucas Jr. Prize.

Research

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

Publications

Teaching

International Trade (PhD), International Macroeconomics (undergraduate)