CONTRIBUTOR:

Jacques-François Thisse

AFFILIATION:

TITLE:

Professor Emeritus

DEPARTMENT:

Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication

INSTITUTION:

Université Catholique de Louvain

BIOGRAPHY:

Jacques-François Thisse is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Louvain in Belgium. He has published over 200 articles in different international journals (Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Operations Research, etc) and in different fields such as industrial economics, spatial economics, public economics, and operations research. He is the co-author of Discrete Choice Theory of Product Differentiation (MIT Press), Economic Geography (Princeton University Press) and Economics of Agglomeration (Cambridge University Press). He has been a Visiting Invited Professor in many departments, most recently at Columbia economics department and has received many prestigious awards, amongst which the Solvay price of the Belgian Science Foundation in 2006.