4. From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions.  Princeton University Press, 2013, 544 pages.

Table of Contents.   Preface.  


Yves Zenou, J. of Economic Geography, May 14, 2013; DOI; extract.

Michael Batty, Spatial Complexity.

Matthew E. Kahn, Environmental and Urban Economics.

Andreas Koch, J. of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(4), October 2013.

Michael Batty, Progress in Human Geography, October 2014, 723-725; DOI; extract.

William A. Sundstrom, J. of Economic History, September 2014, 938-939; DOI; extract.

Outline: Jstor entry

Talks based on book.

“Learning about Cities from Social Interactions Research.” Workshop slides, Cornell Univ., Dept of City and Regional Planning, Febr. 2014.

“From Neighborhoods to Nations via Social Interactions.” Slides. Keynote speech, 18th International Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance. University of Crete, May 30, 2014.

And a related very early version: ASSET Lecture, ASSET Meeting, Rethymno, Crete, October 2001.


3. Public Investment Financing and Social Risk Allocation, Center for Planning and Economic Research, Athens, Greece, 1986,143 pages.

2. Mathematical Economic Analysis:  An Intermediate Text, Athens School of Economics and Business, Athens, 1985 (in Greek), 203 pages.  pdf

1. Economics of Electrical Power Systems, with Vasilis Nicoletopoulos, Athens, 1968 (in Greek), 350 pages.  pdf-1 pdf-2


Articles in Refereed Journals


“US City Size Distribution: Robustly Pareto, but Only in the Tail,” with Spyros Skouras, Journal of Urban Economics,  73, 1, January, 18–29, 2013. DOIpdf

Complexity and  Organizational Architecture,”  Mathematical Social Sciences, September, 193–202, 2012. DOI.  pdf

“Social Interactions,” with Steven N. Durlauf, Annual Review of Economics,  September,  2, 451–478, 2010. DOI pdf

Review,” of Scott E. Page “The Difference: How The Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies.” Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007;  Journal of Economic Literature (article section), 48, 1,   107–121, 2010. DOI  pdf

“Neighborhood Effects: Accomplishments and Looking Beyond them,” with Giorgio Topa, Journal of Regional Science, 50th Anniversary Issue, 50, 1,  2010, 343–362.DOI pdf

“The Effect of Information and Communication Technologies on Urban Structure,” with Henry G. Overman, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, and Kurt Schmidheiny, Economic Policy, 54, April, 201–242, 2008.DOI  pdf

“Interactions, Neighborhood Selection and Housing Demand,” with Jeffrey E. Zabel, Journal of Urban Economics, 63, 229-252, 2008. DOI pdf

“Social Networking and Individual Outcomes beyond the Mean Field Case,” with Adriaan R. Soetevent, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, (special issue in Honor of Alan Kirman), 64, 3–4, 369–390, 2007.DOI pdf

“Unemployment and Liquidity Constraints,” with Vassilis A. Hajivassiliou, Journal of Applied Econometrics,  22, 3April/May, 479-510, 2007 . DOI pdf

“Wages and Employment in a  Random Social Network with Arbitrary Degree Distribution,” with Adriaan Soetevent, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 96, 2, May, 270–274, 2006. DOI pdf  A related working paper

“Topologies of Social Interactions,” Economic Theory, 28, 559–584, 2006.  DOI pdf

“The Role of Output Composition in the Stabilization of US Output Growth,” with Andrew Eggers, Journal of Macroeconomics, 28, 585–595, 2006. DOI  pdf

“Job Information Networks, Neighborhood Effects, and Inequality,” with Linda D. Loury,  Journal of Economic Literature, XLII, December, 1056–1093, 2004. DOI pdf

“Neighbors’ Income Distribution: Economic Segregation and Mixing in US Urban Neighborhoods,” with Anna M. Hardman, Journal of Housing Economics, 13, 4, 368–382, 2004. DOI   pdf

“Neighborhood Income Distributions,” Journal of Urban Economics, 56, 435–457, 2004;  DOI  pdf

“Spatial Evolution of the U.S. Urban System,” with Henry G. Overman, Journal of  Economic Geography, 4, 2, 1–26, 2004. DOI pdf

“Empirical Nonlinearities and Neighborhood Effects in the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital,” Applied Economics Letters, 10, 535–539, 2003. DOI

“Interactive Property Valuations,” Journal of Urban Economics,53, 2003, 145–170;  DOI  pdf

“Neighborhood Effects and Housing Demand,” with Jeffrey E. Zabel, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 18, 563–584, 2003. DOI pdf

“Zipf’s Law for Cities: An Empirical Examination,” with Henry G. Overman,  Regional Science and Urban Economics, 33, 1, March, 127–137, 2003. DOI  pdf

“Neighborhood Wealth Distributions,” with Tracey N. Seslen, Economics Letters, 76, 3, 2002, 357–367. DOI pdf

“Residential Neighborhood Effects,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 32, 2, 2002, 145–165. DOI pdf

“Spatial Interactions among U.S. Cities,” with Linda H. Dobkins,Regional Science and Urban Economics, 31, 6, 2001, 701-731.  DOI pdf

“Propaedeutics of Strategic Theories of Economic Integration,” with Hans H. Haller, Economics Letters, 70, 215–221, 2001. DOI pdf

“Cross-Sectional Evolution of the U.S. City Size Distribution,” with Henry G. Overman, Journal of Urban Economics, 49, 2001, 543–566. DOI pdf

” `Why Are There Rich and Poor Countries? Symmetry Breaking in the World Economy:’ A Note,” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies,13, 140–149, 1999. DOI pdf

“Residential Mobility and the Housing Market in a Two-Sector Neoclassical Growth Model,” with A. M. Hardman, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 101, 2, 161–181, 1999. DOI pdf

“House Price Dynamics: An International Empirical Perspective,” with Peter Englund, Journal of Housing Economics, June, 6, 119–136, 1997. DOI pdf

“Introduction,” Special Issue, Urban–Regional Structure and Economic Growth, Regional Science and Urban Economics, No.6, 26, 1996, 561–563. DOI

“Structural Estimation of Residential Mobility and Housing Tenure Choice,” with Kamhon Kan, Journal of Regional Science, 36, 3, 1996, 335-363. DOI

“Duality and Liquidity Constraints under Uncertainty” with V. A. Hajivassiliou, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 20, 1996,  1177-1192. DOI

“Moving Behavior and the Housing Market,” with A. M. Hardman,  Regional Science and Urban Economics 25, 1, 1995, 21-39. DOI

“Product Differentiation and Economic Growth in a System of Cities,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 24, 1994, 461-484. DOI

“Estimating the Consumption and Investment Demands for Housing and their Effect on Housing Tenure Status,” with Stuart  S. Rosenthal, Review of  Economics and Statistics, February, 127-141, 1994. DOI

“Dynamics of the Composition of Household Asset Portfolios and the Life Cycle,” Applied Financial Economics, 2, 3, 145-159, 1992. DOI

“On Dynamics with Time-to-Build Investment Technology and Non Time-Separable Leisure,” with Bart Taub, Journal of Economic Dynamics  and Control, 16, 1992, 225-241. DOI

“Trading Uncertainty and Market Form,” International Economic Review, 31, 3, August, 1990, 619-638. DOI

“Housing, Other Real Estate, and Wealth Portfolios: An Empirical Investigation Based on The 1983 Survey of Consumer Finances,” Regional  Science and Urban Economics, 19, 1989, 259-280. DOI

“Female Participation and Male Unemployment Duration in Greece: Evidence from the Labour Force Survey,” with C. Meghir and C. A. Pissarides, European Economic Review, 33, 1989, 395-406. DOI pdf

“Dynamic Aspects of Consumer Decisions in Housing Markets,” with J.V. Henderson, Journal of Urban Economics 26, 1989, 212-230. DOI

“Life Cycle Consumption, Labor Supply, and Housing,” Proceedings of the International Seminar of  Life-Cycle Theory, Annales d’ Economie et de Statistique, 9, 1988, 93-110. pdf

“On The Architecture of Complex Organizations,” Economics Letters, 25, 1987, 201-206. DOI

“Housing Tenure Choice and Residential Mobility,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 17, 1987, 265-287. Reprinted in: M. M. Fischer and K. J. Button, eds., Regional Housing and Labour Markets, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, Glos. DOI

“On the Distribution of Wealth and Intergenerational Transfers,” with R. Sato, Journal of Labor Economics, 5, 3, 1987, 366-385. DOI

“Owner-Occupancy: Consumption vs. Investment Demand,” with J. V. Henderson, Journal of Urban Economics, 21, 1987, 228-241. DOI


“Heritability of Ability, Intergenerational Transfers and The Distribution of Wealth,” International Economic Review, 27, 3, October 1986,  611-623. DOI

“Tenure Choice and the Demand for Housing,” with J.V.Henderson, Economica, 53, 1, May 1986, 231-246. DOI

“Monopsony and the Lifetime Relation between Wages and Productivity,” with C.A. Pissarides, Journal of Labor Economics, January 1985,  91-100. DOI

“Renting vs. Ownership in Housing Markets,” Greek Economic Review, No. 3, December 1983, 201-222.

“Wages and Employment with Firm-Specific Seniority,” with C.A. Pissarides, The Bell Journal of Economics,14, No.2, Autumn 1983, 573-580. DOI

“Inventories, Rational Expectations and Economic Activity,” with K. Chan, Economics Letters, 1983 (12), 235-241. DOI

“Location Decisions under Uncertainty and the Urban Model,”Economics Letters, 1983 (11), 291-295. DOI

“Endogenous Trading Uncertainty and Macroeconomic Equilibrium,” Economic Journal, Supplement, 1983, March, 98-105. DOI

“A Model of Housing Tenure Choice,” with J.V. Henderson, American Economic Review, 73, No. 1, March 1983, 98-113. DOI

“Layoff Unemployment, Risk Shifting and Productivity,” with K.S.Chan, Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 1982, 97, (22), 2l3-229. DOI

“Aspects of Growth in a System of Cities,” with J.V. Henderson, Journal of Urban Economics, 10, 1981, 117-139. DOI

“Job Search, Unemployment and Savings,” Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 7, No. 3, May 1981, 355-370. DOI

“Sources of Growth and the Contribution of Education, Sex, and Age Structure to the Growth Rate of the Greek Economy: 1961-1971,” with Michael C. Caramanis, Greek Economic Review, V. 2, No. 2, August 1980, 143-162.

“Foreign Investment, Technology Transfer, and Structural Change in Greece: 1958-1970,” Keio Economic Studies, 1980 (17), No. 2, 71-83. pdf

“On Temporary Layoffs and Job Search Theory,” Economics Letters, 1979 (2), 281-285. DOI

“Temporal Risks and the Tenure Decision in Housing Markets,”Economics Letters, 1979(4), 293-297. DOI

“Capital-Labor Substitution in a Developing Country: The Case of Greece–A Note,” with Michael C. Caramanis, European Economic Review, 1979 (12), 101-110. DOI

“Market Allocation through Search: Equilibrium Adjustment and Price Dispersion,”  Journal of Economic Theory, November, 1975 (11), No.  2, 247-262. DOI


Refereed Chapters in Books and Conference Proceedings

“Identification of Social Interactions,” with Laurence E. Blume, William A. Brock, and Steven N. Durlauf, Ch. 18, 853–964. In Handbook of Social Economics,  Jess Benhabib, Alberto Bisin, and Matthew O. Jackson, eds., Elsevier,  2010. DOI pdf  Talk UT Dallas, Nov. 2010 

“Neighborhood Effects and Housing,” Ch. 25, 1283–1342. In  Handbook of Social Economics,  Jess Benhabib, Alberto Bisin, and Matthew O. Jackson, eds., Elsevier, 2010. DOI pdf

“Emergence,” The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics,second edition, 2008, Steven N. Durlauf  and Laurence E. Blume, eds., Palgrave MacMillan, pdf

Empirics of Social Interactions,” The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, second edition, 2008, Steven N. Durlauf  and Laurence E. Blume, eds. PalgraveMacMillan, pdf

Social Networks in Labor Markets,” with Antoni Calvo-Armengol, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, second edition, 2008, Steven N. Durlauf  and Laurence E. Blume, eds.PalgraveMacMillan, pdf

“Urban Growth,” with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, second edition, 2008, Steven N. Durlauf  and Laurence E. Blume, eds., PalgraveMacMillan, pdf

“Economic Geography and the Spatial Evolution of Wages in the United States,” 335–357, in Anselin, Luc, Raymond Florax, and Sergio J. Rey, eds., Advances in Spatial Econometrics, Springer Verlag, 2004;   pdf

“Book Review,” of Baldwin, Richard,  Economic Geography and Public Policy,  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2003. Journal of Regional Science, 44, 3, 2004, 590–594.

“Book Review” of Pagoulatos, George,   Greece’s New Political Economy: State, Finance and Growth from Postwar to EMU,
Palgrave MacMillan, Houndsmill, Basinstoke,    Journal of Southeast  European and Black Sea Studies, 4, 1, 2004, 204–206.

“Evolution of City Size Distributions,” with Xavier Gabaix, Chapter 53, 2341–2378, in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-Francois Thisse, eds., Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics IV: Cities and Geography, North-Holland, 2004.  pdf

“Book Review” of Cheshire, Paul, and Edwin S. Mills, editors,Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Volume 3, Applied Urban Economics, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1999; Regional Science and Urban Economics, 33, 1, 2003, 121–125. DOI

“The Revolution in Information and Communication Technologies: Observations from the US Economy,” 189–200, in Katsoulacos, Yannis, ed., New Economy, the Internet and E-Commerce, Kerkyra Press, Athens, Greece, 2001 (in Greek).

“Review” of Colander, David, editor, The Complexity Vision and the Teaching of Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2000; Journal of Economic Literature, XXXIX, December 2001, 1224–1226.

“Nonlinear Neighborhood Interactions and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital, ” 75–112, in Bitros, George, and Yannis Katsoulakos, eds., Essays in Economic Theory, Growth and Labour Markets: A Festschrift in Honour of Emmanuel Drandakis, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2002. pdf

“Empirical Aspects of Two-Directional Intergenerational Transfers of Money and Time,” with Kamhon Kan, 314–331, in L.-A. Gerard-Varet, S.-C. Kolm, and Jean Mercier-Ythier, ed.,Economics of Reciprocity, Gift-Giving and Altruism,, MacMillan, 2000. pdf Final

“Regional Disparities in Greece: The Performance of Crete, Peloponnese and Thessaly,” with George Petrakos, Regional Development in Europe: An Assessment of Policy Strategies, EIB Papers/Cahiers, Vol. 5, No. 1, 30–58. European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, 2000. pdf

“Dynamic Evolution of the U.S. City Size Distribution,” with Linda H. Dobkins,, 217–260, in J. Huriot and J. Thisse, eds.,The Economics of Cities, Cambridge University Press, 2000. pdf

“The Evolution of Trading Structures,” in W. Brian Arthur, Steven M. Durlauf and David Lane, eds., The Economy as an Evolving, Complex System II, SFI Studies in the Sciences of Complexity,Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1997.    pdf

“The Dynamics of Housing Prices: An International Perspective,” with Peter Englund, in Economics in a Changing World Dieter Bos, editor, Volume 3, Chapter 10, 175-197, Proceedings, International Economic Association Tenth World Congress Moscow, August 1992, MacMillan, 1993.  PDF

“Diffusion of Technological Change and Economic Growth,” Chapter 8, 101-111, in A. E. Andersson, D. F. Batten and C. Karlsson, eds., Knowledge and Industrial Organization, Springer-Verlag, Berlin–Heidelberg, 1989.

“Comment on `The Dynamics of Housing Demand by the Elderly. I. Wealth, Cash Flow, and Demographic Effects’”, by Jonathan Feinstein and Daniel McFadden, in David A. Wise, ed., The Economics of Aging, The University of Chicago Press, 1988.

“Random Matching, The Intermediation Externality, and Optimal Risk Sharing,” in Scientific Annals: Essays in Honor of G. Christodoulopoulos, Th. Georgacopoulos, editor, Athens School of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, 1986, 54-71.

“Public Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Quantities vs. Prices,” Scientific Annals, The Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, 1984 , 51-85.

“Inventories, Rational Expectations and Sticky Prices,” with K. Chan, New Results in Inventory Research Proceedings of The Second International Symposium on Inventories, Budapest, August l982, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science and Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 1984, 47-56.

“Taxation and the Distribution of Income and Wealth,” with R. Sato, in D. Biehl, K. Roskamp and W. Stolper, eds., Public Finance and Economic Growth, Proceedings, 37th Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, Tokyo, September 1981, Wayne State University Press 1983, 367-386.


Miscellanea: Talks and Other Writing

“Looking Beyond the Greek Crisis” Presented at Conference on Growth and Employment in Europe. Lucas Papademos, organizer. Megaron, Athens, May 12., 2014. Slides. Video. Paper to come.

“In the Greek Crisis: Where Are We? Where Do we Go from Here?”  The Hellenic Bar Association and the Boston University International Law Journal Conference .The Legal and Economic Long-term Effects of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Investment Opportunities they Create. Boston University January 17, 2014. Slides

Panel, “Urbanization and Development.” With Gilles Duranton and Stephen C. Sheppard. Williams College, October 17-18, 2013. Video.

“Large versus Small States in The Eurozone, The Democratic Defi cit, and Future Architecture.”  Presented at Conference  “Cyprus: Five Years in the Eurozone,” Tassos Papadopoulos Foundation,  Nicosia, May 17-18, 2013. Text Slides 

“Privatizations and Long-Run Growth: Doing it Right?” Presentation at McGill University Conference, “How the Greek-Euro Crisis is Tranforming Europe and Greece?” April 4, 2013.    Text Slides  Greek summary

“Christopher A. Pissarides and the 2010 Nobel in Economic Sciences,” 54–57, Athens Review of Books, July–August 2012. Greek, English.

“Christopher A. Pissarides: The Scientist,” with Costas Azariadis, 42–43, Athens Review of Books, July–August 2012. In Greek, ARBIn English

“To Euro!” with Christopher A. Pissarides; Kathimerini, November 27, 2011.EnglishGreek.

“Greece, the Eurozone, and the Debt Crisis.” At 10th Anniversary Conference, A World of Crisis and Shifting Geopolitics, K. Karamanlis  Chair on Hellenic and European Studies, The Fletcher School, October 28, 2011. Pp. 59–71.

 Development is the Only Solution: 17 Proposals for a New Development Strategy” (in Greek), Kathimerini, with Costas Azariadis and Christopher A. Pissarides, October 12, 2010. Athens Review of Books version May 2011. English version

“The Greek Crisis of 2009 and the Future of the EMU.” Francesco Giavazzi and Yannis M. Ioannides. Greek Study Group, Center for European Studies, Harvard, April 30th, 2010: Yannis Ioannides slides.

 “Social Priorities and Education,” (in Greek), Kathimerini, September 17, 2006 pdf

“Economic Consequences of World War II for Greece,” a talk at the Maliotis Cultural Center, Brookline, Massachusetts, October 28, 2004.  pdf

 “An Economist’ Thoughts on the Economic Impact of Athens 2004,”  Athens 2004 Symposium, Hellenic Student Association, Harvard, April 17, 2002 pdf


Athens Review of Books, Special Issue on Christopher A. Pissarides, July-August 2012

Yannis M. Ioannides, editor.

Costas Azariadis and Yannis M. Ioannides. “Christopher A. Pissarides: The Scientist.”

Dale T. Mortensen. “Working with Chris Pissarides.”

Charles Bean. “Colleague and Friend, Modest and Approachable.”

Robert Solow. “About Christopher Pissarides.”

Olivier Blanchard. “Chris Pissarides.”

Steven Nickell. “Christopher Pissarides.”

James Albrecht and Susan Vroman. “Search and Unemployment: The Contribution of Christopher Pissarides.”

Barbara Petrongolo. “Scholar and Colleague.”

Robert Shimer. “The Contributions of Diamond, Mortensen and Pissarides.”

Yannis M. Ioannides. “Sir Christopher Pissarides and the 2010 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.”