Klaus Desmet is Professor of Economics at Universidad Carlos III,Madrid. His research
focuses on regional economics, international trade, economic growth and diversity.
He has held visiting positions at a number of institutions, including the University of
Illinois, Stanford University and the Bank of Spain. He is a Research Fellowat the Centre for Economic Policy Research. In 2010 he was co-recipient of the August Lösch Prize for outstanding research in the field of Regional Science. He was educated at the
Université Catholique de Louvain (Business Engineering) and at Stanford University
(PhD in Economics).