Yves Zenou, Professor

Stockholm University Department of Economics SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden

+46-8-162880

Short presentation

Yves Zenou is professor of economics at Stockholm University. Yves Zenou was previously a visiting professor at the department of economics at the University of California, Berkeley (2009-2010), a professor of economics at the University of Southampton, UK (2000-2003), a Research Fellow at CORE. Belgium (1994-1996) and a Guest Professor at the European University Institute, Osaka University, Sciences Po (Paris), Tel Aviv University, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). His research is both theoretical and empirical and his interests include: (i) Social interactions and network theory, (ii) Search and matching theory, (iii) Urban economics, (iv) Segregation and discrimination of ethnic minorities, (v) Identity and assimilation of immigrants, (vi) Criminality and (vii) Education

Yves Zenou is also affiliated to the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN, Stockholm), the Groupe d'Analyse des Itineraires et Niveaux Salariaux (GAINS, Le Mans), the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London) and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn). He is also a visiting professor at the University of Southampton.
He is currently the Editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Urban Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, IZA Journal of Migration, and Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Research interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Economics of Networks

Current teaching

  • Spring 2013 at Stockholm University (Jan-March): Networks: Theory and Applications (PhD Course)
  • Spring 2013 at Stockholm University (April-May): Game Theory (Master Course)

Selected publications

Books

Zenou, Y. (2009), Urban Labor Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Here are links to some reviews of the book: in Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, in Economica, in the Journal of Economic Geography.

Jackson, M.O. and Y. Zenou (2013), Economic Analyses of Social Networks, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, London: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Table of contents and Introduction to the book.

Articles

Ballester, C., Calvó-Armengol, A. and Y. Zenou (2006), "Who's who in networks. Wanted: the key player", Econometrica, 74, 1403-1417.

Calvó-Armengol, A., Patacchini, E. and Y. Zenou (2009), "Peer effects and social networks in education", Review of Economic Studies, 76, 1239-1267.

Zenou, Y. (2015), "A Dynamic Model of Weak and Strong Ties in the Labor Market". Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming. NEW

Helsley, R. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Social networks and interactions in cities.", Journal of Economic Theory, 150, 426-466.

Smith, T.E. and Y. Zenou (1997), "Dual labor markets, urban unemployment and multicentric cities", Journal of Economic Theory, 76, 185-214.

Liu, X., Patacchini, E. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Peer Effects: Local Aggregate or Local Average?". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , 103, 39-59. NEW

König, M., Tessone, C. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Nestedness in networks: A theoretical model and some applications", Theoretical Economics, forthcoming.

Ballester, C., Calvó-Armengol, A. and Y. Zenou (2010), "Delinquent networks", Journal of the European Economic Association, 8, 34-61.

Zenou, Y. (2011), "Search, migration, and urban land use. The case of transportation policies", Journal of Development Economics, 96, 174-187.

Cabrales, A., Calvó-Armengol, A. and Y. Zenou (2011), "Social interactions and spillovers", Games and Economic Behavior, 72, 339-360.

Bisin, A., Patacchini, E., Verdier, T. and Y. Zenou (2008), "Are Muslim immigrants different in terms of cultural integration?", Journal of the European Economic Association, 6, 445-456.

Complete list of publications

Citations of my articles

Recent publications

Ballester, C. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Key player policies when contextual effects matter", Journal of Mathematical Sociology, forthcoming.

Zenou, Y. (2013), "Social versus spatial mismatch", Journal of Urban Economics, 74, 113-132.

Dequiedt, V. and Y. Zenou (2013), "International Migration, Imperfect Information, and Brain Drain", Journal of Development Economics , 101, 117-132.

Zenou, Y. (2012), "Housing policies in China: Issues and options", Regional Science, Policy and Practice, 4, 393-417.

Patacchini, E. and Y. Zenou (2012), "Juvenile Delinquency and Conformism", Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 28, 1-31. Won the 2011 Oliver E. Williamson prize for the best article accepted for publication in the JLEO during 2009 and 2010.

M. Saez-Marti and Y. Zenou (2012), "Culture transmission and discrimination", Journal of Urban Economics , 72, 137-146.

Patacchini, E. and Y. Zenou (2012), "Ethnic Networks and Employment Outcomes", Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42, 938-949.

Patacchini, E. and Y. Zenou (2012), "Urban crime and ethnicity", Review of Network Economics, 11(3), Article 11, 1-30.

Wahba, J. and Y. Zenou (2012), "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Migration, Entrepreneurship and Social Capital", Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42, 890-903.

Surveys (Literature overviews)

Topa, G. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Neighborhood versus network effects", In: G. Duranton, V. Henderson W. Strange (Eds.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, vol. 4, Amsterdam: Elsevier Publisher, forthcoming. NEW

Jackson, M.O. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Games on networks", In: P. Young and S. Zamir (Eds.), Handbook of Game Theory Vol. 4, Amsterdam: Elsevier Publisher, forthcoming. NEW VERSION

de Martí,J. and Y. Zenou (2011), "Social networks", In: I. Jarvie and J. Zamora-Bonilla (Eds.), Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science, London: SAGE Publications, Chap. 16, pp. 339-361. Here is the link to the Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science

Zenou, Y. (2013), "Networks in Economics", In: J.D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences,, 2nd Edition, Amsterdam: Elsevier Publisher.

Zenou, Y. (2013), "Social interactions and the labor market", Revue d'Economie Politique, 123, 307-331.

Zenou, Y. (2009), "Search in cities", European Economic Review, 53, 607-624.

Gobillon, L., Selod, H. and Y. Zenou (2007), "The mechanisms of spatial mismatch", Urban Studies, 44, 2401-2427.

Zenou, Y. (2006), "Urban labor economic theory", In: R. Arnott and D. McMillen (Eds.), A Companion to Urban Economics, Boston: Blackwell Publishing, Chap. 25, pp. 418-439.

Zenou, Y. (2003), "The spatial aspects of crime", Journal of the European Economic Association, 1, 459-467.

Zenou, Y. (2000), "Unemployment in Cities ", In: J-M. Huriot and J-F. Thisse (Eds.), Economics of Cities. Theoretical Perspectives, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ch. 10, pp. 343-389.

Working papers

König, M., Liu, X. and Y. Zenou (2014), "R&D networks: Theory, Empirics and Policy Implications". NEW PAPER

Lindquist, M.J. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Key players in co-offending networks". NEW PAPER

Dequiedt, V. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Local and consistent centrality measures in networks". NEW PAPER

Picard, P.M. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Urban spatial structure, employment and social ties". NEW PAPER

Verdier, T. and Y. Zenou (2014), "The role of social networks in cultural assimilation". NEW PAPER

Giulietti, C., Wahba, J. and Y. Zenou (2014), "Strong versus weak ties in migration". NEW PAPER

Olivetti, C., Patacchini, E. and Y. Zenou (2013), "Mothers, friends and gender identity".

Liu, X., Patacchini, E., Zenou, Y. and L-F. Lee (2014), "Criminal Networks: Who is the Key Player?". NEW VERSION

Cohen-Cole, E., Liu, X. and Y. Zenou (2013), "Multivariate choice and identification of social interactions". Revise and resubmit at the Journal of Econometrics.

E. Patacchini and Y. Zenou (2014), "Social networks and parental behavior in the intergenerational transmission of religion". Revise and resubmit (second round) at the Journal of Public Economics. NEW VERSION

Sato, Y. and Y. Zenou (2014), "How Urbanization Affect Employment and Social Interactions".

de Marti, J. and Y. Zenou (2013), "Network Games with Incomplete Information".

C. Gaigné and Y. Zenou (2013), "Agglomeration, city size and crime".

Patacchini, E., Ragusa, G. and Y. Zenou (2012), "Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination in Europe: Homosexuality and Physical Appearance". Revise and resubmit at the Journal of Population Economics.

de Marti, J. and Y. Zenou (2013), "Ethnic identity and social distance in friendship formation". Revise and resubmit at the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

E. Patacchini, E. Rainone and Y. Zenou (2013), "Heterogeneous Peer Effects in Education". NEW VERSION

Bisin, A., Patacchini, E., Verdier, T. and Y. Zenou (2013), "Bend it like Beckham. Ethnic identity and integration".

Cohen-Cole, E. Patacchini and Y. Zenou (2013), "Systemic risk and network formation in the interbank market".

Bervoets, S., Calvó-Armengol, A. and Y. Zenou (2012), "The role of social networks and peer effects in education transmission".


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