Jacques-François Thisse - Université catholique de Louvain
Professor of economics and regional science

Jacques-François Thisse

Professor of economics and regional science at the Université catholique de Louvain. ENS Cachan honorary doctorate in 2010.

Jacques-François Thisse, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, of the Regional Science Association International and of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, is professor of economics and regional science at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and a member of CORE.

His main fields of interest are in location theory, economic geography, industrial organization, and public economics.

He has held a full professorship at the Sorbonne (France) and has been visiting professor at University of Pennsylvania andVirginia Polytechnic Institute (USA) as well as Kyoto University.


He has published more than 150 papers in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, Mathematics of Operations Research, Geographical Analysis and Journal of Urban Economics.

He is the co-author of Discrete ChoiceTheory of Product Differentiation (The MIT Press), Economics of Agglomeration (Cambridge University Press) and Economic Geography (Princeton University Press). Jacques-FrançoisThisse is also the recipient of the 2004 William Alonso Memorial Prize, the Prix scientifique quinquennal Ernest-John Solvay (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Brussels, 2005) and the 2007 European Prize in Regional Science.