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Peer-reviewed Journals (R&R, Forthcoming, Published)

Algan Y., Mayer T. , Safi M. & Thoenig M., “The Economic Incentives of Cultural Transmission: Spatial Evidence from Naming Patterns
across France”, CEPR working paper 9416, 2013.
Revise and resubmit, Economic Journal, 2018.

Couttenier M., Preotu V., Rohner D., Thoenig M., “The violent Legacy of Victimization: Post-Conflict Evidence on Asylum Seekers, Crimes and Public Policy in Switzerland”, CEPR Working Paper 11079, 2016.
Revise and resubmit, American Economic Review, 2017. Media coverage : Atlantico, RTS, Le Monde, Citoyenneté active, La vie Economique/Die Volkswirtschaft

Bas M., Mayer T. & Thoenig M., “From micro to macro: Demand and supply-side determinants of the trade elasticity”, Journal of International Economics, 2017, 108, 1-19, (Lead article)

Koenig M., Rohner D.,Thoenig M. & Zilibotti F., “Networks in Conflict Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa”, Econometrica, 2017, 85, 1093-1132, Online appendix. Media Coverage : RSI Rete Due

Berman N., Couttenier M., Rohner D. & Thoenig M., “This Mine is mine! How Minerals Fuel Conflicts in Africa”. American Economic Review, 2017, 107, 1564-1610. online appendix Media coverage: The Economist, AEA Research Highlights, Sverige Radio, SWR2, NZZ, Africa Times, Finanz und Wirtschaft, Le Monde, Monthly Review, FranceTV Info

Cacault M. P., Goette L., Lalive R., Thoenig M., 2015, “Do We Harm Others Even if We Don’t Need To?”, Frontiers in Psychology, section Evolutionary Psychology and Neuroscience, 6(729)

Head K., Mayer T. & Thoenig M., 2014, “Welfare and Trade without Pareto
American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings, 104(5), 310-316. (Online Appendix)

Maystre A., Olivier J., Thoenig M. & Verdier T., 2014, “Product-based cultural change: is the village global ?“, Journal of International Economics, 92(2), 212-230 (Lead Article).

Rohner D., Thoenig M. & Zilibotti F., 2013, “War Signals: A Theory of Trade, Trust and Conflict“, Review of Economic Studies, 80(3), 1114-1147. (Online appendix)

Rohner D., Thoenig M. & Zilibotti F., 2013, “Seeds of distrust: conflict in Uganda“,
Journal of Economic Growth, 18(3), 217-252.

Martin P., Mayer T. & Thoenig M. (2012), “The Geography of Conflicts and Regional Trade Agreements“, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 4(4), 1-35 (Lead Article).

Thesmar D. & Thoenig M., 2011, “Contrasting Trends in Firm Volatility
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 3(4), 143-180. (Online Appendix)

Thoenig M. & Verdier T., 2010, “A macroeconomic perspective on knowledge management“, Journal of Economic Growth, 15(1), 33-63.

Levchenko A., Rancière R. & Thoenig M., 2009, “Growth and Risk at the Industry-level: The Real Effects of Financial Liberalization“, Journal of Development Economics, 89(2), 210-222.

Landier A., Thesmar D. & Thoenig M., 2008, “Investigating the Origins of Capitalism-Aversion“, Economic Policy, Issue 55 (July).

Martin P., Mayer T. & Thoenig M., 2008, “Make Trade not War?
Review of Economic Studies, 75(3).

Martin P., Mayer T. & Thoenig M., 2008, “Civil Wars and International Trade“,
Journal of the European Economic Association, 6(2-3), 541-550.

Olivier J., Thoenig M. & Verdier T., 2008, “Globalization and the Dynamics of Cultural Identity“, Journal of International Economics, 76, 356-370.

Thesmar D. & Thoenig M., 2007, “From Flexibility to Insecurity: How Outsourcing Amplifies Firm Level UncertaintyJournal of the European Economic Association, 5(6), 1161-1202.

Askenazy P., Thesmar D. & Thoenig M., 2006, “On the Relation between organizational practices and new technologies: the role of time based Competition
Economic Journal, 116 (January), 128-154.

Maurin E., Thesmar D. & Thoenig M., 2003, “Mondialisation des échanges et emploi: le rôle des exportations”, Economie et Statistiques, 33-44.

Thoenig M. & Verdier T., 2003, “A Theory of Defensive Skill-Biased Innovation and Globalization“, American Economic Review, 93(3), 709-728.

Thoenig M. & Verdier T., 2003, “Une théorie de l’innovation défensive biasée vers le travail qualifié”, Economie et Statistiques, 19-32.

Thesmar D. & Thoenig M., 2000, “Creative Destruction and Firm Organization Choice“, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115(4), 1201-1239.

Thesmar D. & Thoenig M., 1999, “Choix d’organisation dans un environnement instable: une analyse macroéconomique”, Revue Economique, 50(3), 393-403.


Martin P., Mayer T. & Thoenig M., 2006, La mondialisation est-elle un facteur de paix?, Editions de la Rue d’Ulm.

Thoenig M. & Verdier T., 2006, The impact of Rules of Origins on Strategic Outsourcing: an IO perspective. In Cadot O., Estevadeordal A., Suwa A. & Verdier T. (Eds.), The Origin of Goods, Oxford University Press.

General Audience: My Vox-EU columns

Selected Popular Writing
“Fragmented Civil Wars” VoxDev, June 26, 2017

Countering the mining curse” VOX, June 9, 2017

“Violence by Asylum Seekers: Role of Home Nation Conflict”, VOX, April 6, 2016

The economics and politics of free trade agreements

Philippe Martin, Thierry Mayer, Mathias Thoenig, 9 April 2010

Civil war: Does international trade help or hurt?

Philippe Martin, Thierry Mayer, Mathias Thoenig, 4 January 2008

Does globalisation pacify international relations?

Philippe Martin, Thierry Mayer, Mathias Thoenig, 4 July 2007

Unpublished Working Papers

Algan Y., Mayer T. & Thoenig M., 2013, “The economic incentives of cultural transmission : spatial evidence from naming patterns across France“, CEPR Working Paper 9416.

Maurin E., Thesmar D. & Thoenig M., 2002, “How globalization impacts the labor demand by skill? An export based channel”, CEPR Working Paper 3406.