Pierre-Philippe Combes

CNRS Research Professor at ENS-University of Lyon and Sciences Po, and CEPR Research Affiliate

Pierre-Philippe Combes is CNRS research professor at ENS-University of Lyon. He is also associated professor of the economics department at Sciences Po and CEPR research fellow. His research focuses on the determinants of spatial disparities, in terms of productivity and income but also cost of living. With co-authors, he's currently developing a programme on urbanisation over time, since the 18th c. Most of his papers regard the French economy but a recent series focuses on China.

He publishes in general audience journals as Econometrica, the Review of Economic studies, the European Economic Review, or the Journal of the European Economic association, in many top field journals in urban and regional economics and in other fields (Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Development Economics). He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and the Journal of Economic Geography.

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