Regional and Geographical Sciences

Journal Articles

1. Mossay, Pascal; Picard, Pierre M.; Tabuchi, Takatoshi. Urban structures with forward and backward linkages. In: Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 83, p. 103522 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2020.103522 (Accepté/Sous presse).

2. Aerts, Raf; Nemery, Benoit; Bauwelinck, Mariska; Trabelsi, Sonia; Deboosere, Patrick; Van Nieuwenhuyse, An; Nawrot, Tim S.; Casas, Lidia. Residential green space, air pollution, socioeconomic deprivation and cardiovascular medication sales in Belgium: A nationwide ecological study. In: Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 712, no.1, p. 136426 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136426 (Accepté/Sous presse).

3. Gandica, Yérali; Decuyper, Adeline; Cloquet, Christophe; Thomas, Isabelle; Delvenne, Jean-Charles. Measuring the effect of node aggregation on community detection. In: EPJ Data Science, Vol. 9, no. 6 (2020). doi:10.1140/epjds/s13688-020-00223-0.

4. Lauwers, Laura; Trabelsi, Sonia; Pelgrims, Ingrid; Bastiaens, Hilde; De Clercq, Eva; Guilbert, Ariane; Guyot, Madeleine; Leone, Michael; Nawrot, Tim; Van Nieuwenhuyse, An; Remmen, Roy; Saenen, Nelly; Thomas, Isabelle; Keune, Hans. Urban environment and mental health: the NAMED project, protocol for a mixed-method study. In: BMJ Open, Vol. 10, no. 2, p. e031963 (2020). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031963 (Accepté/Sous presse).

5. Proost, Stef; Thisse, Jacques-François. What can be learned from spatial economics?. In: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 57, no.3, p. 575-643 (2019). doi:10.1257/jel.20181414.

6. Mossay, Pascal; Picard, Pierre. Spatial segregation and urban structure. In: Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 59, no.3, p. 480-507 (2019). doi:10.1111/jors.12442.

7. de Palma, André; Papageorgiou, Yorgos Y.; Thisse, Jacques-François; Ushchev, Philip. About the origin of cities. In: Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 111, p. 1-13 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.jue.2019.01.006.

8. Sidqi, Yousra; Frankhauser, Pierre; Thomas, Isabelle; Retière, Nicolas. Comparing fractal indices of electric networks to roads and buildings: The case of Grenoble (France). In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 531, p. 121774 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.physa.2019.121774.

9. Trabelsi, Sonia; Casas, Lidia; Nemery, Benoit; Nawrot, Tim S.; Thomas, Isabelle. Geographies of asthma medication purchase for pre-schoolers in Belgium. In: Respiratory Research, Vol. 20, no.90 (2019). doi:10.1186/s12931-019-1052-8.

10. Gokan, Toshitaka; Kichko, Sergey; Thisse, Jacques-François. How do trade and communication costs shape the spatial organization of firms?. In: Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 113, no.103191 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.jue.2019.103191.

11. Picard, Pierre; Zenou, Yves. Urban spatial structure, employment and social ties. In: Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 104, p. 77-93 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.jue.2018.01.004.

12. Adam, Arnaud; Charlier, Julien; Debuisson, Marc; Duprez, Jean-Paul; Reginster, Isabelle; Thomas, Isabelle. Bassins résidentiels en Belgique : deux méthodes, une réalité ?. In: Espace géographique, Vol. 47, no.1, p. 35-50 (2018). doi:10.3917/eg.471.0035.

13. Adam, Arnaud; Delvenne, Jean-Charles; Thomas, Isabelle. Detecting communities with the multi-scale Louvain method: robustness test on the metropolitan area of Brussels. In: Journal of Geographical Systems, Vol. 20, no. 4, p. 363-386 (2018). doi:10.1007/s10109-018-0279-0.

14. Beckers, Joris; Thomas, Isabelle; Vanoutrive, Thomas; Verhetsel, Ann. Logistics clusters, including inter-firm relations through community detection. In: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, Vol. 18, no.2, p. 178-195 (2018).

15. Jones, Jonathan; Peeters, Dominique; Thomas, Isabelle. Scale effect in a LUTI model of Brussels: challenges for policy evaluation. In: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, Vol. 17, p. 103-131 (2017).

16. Caruso, Geoffrey; Hilal, Mohamed; Thomas, Isabelle. Measuring urban forms from inter-building distances: combining MST graphs with a local index of spatial association. In: Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 163, p. 80-89 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.03.003.

17. Adam, Arnaud; Delvenne, Jean-Charles; Thomas, Isabelle. Cartographies des champs d’interaction dans et autour de Bruxelles : navettes, déménagements et appels téléphoniques. In: Brussels Studies, no. 118 (2017). doi:10.4000/brussels.1592.

18. Adam, Arnaud; Delvenne, Jean-Charles; Thomas, Isabelle. Cartography of interaction fields in and around Brussels: Commuting, moves and telephone calls. In: Brussels Studies, no. 118 (2017). doi:10.4000/brussels.1601.

19. Adam, Arnaud; Delvenne, Jean-Charles; Thomas, Isabelle. Cartografie van de interactiegebieden in en rond Brussel: pendelverkeer, verhuizingen en telefoongesprekken. In: Brussels Studies, no. 118 (2017). doi:10.4000/brussels.1598.

20. Thomas, Isabelle; Adam, Arnaud; Verhetsel, Ann. Migration and commuting interactions fields: a new geography with community detection algorithm?. In: Belgeo, Vol. 2017, no. 4 (2017). doi:10.4000/belgeo.20507.

21. Caigné, Carl; Riou, Stéphane; Thisse, Jacques-François. How to make the metropolitan area work? Neither big government, nor laissez-faire. In: Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 134, p. 100-113 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2015.12.002.

22. Le Gallo, Julie; Thomas, Isabelle. Statistique, économétrie et espace : progrès et défis en science régionale. In: Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Vol. mai, no.1, p. 9-26 (2015). doi:10.3917/reru.151.0009.

23. Caruso, Geoffrey; Cavailhès, Jean; Peeters, Dominique; Thomas, Isabelle; Frankhauser, Pierre; Vuidel, Gilles. Greener and larger neighbourhoods make cities more sustainable! A 2D urban economics perspective. In: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 54, p. 82-94 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2015.06.002.

24. Peeters, Dominique; Caruso, Geoffrey; Cavailhès, Jean; Thomas, Isabelle; Frankhauser, Pierre; Vuidel, Gilles. Emergence of leapfrogging from residential choice with endogenous green space : Analytical results. In: Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 55, no.3, p. 491-512 (2015). doi:10.1111/jors.12158.

25. Jones, Jonathan; Peeters, Dominique; Thomas, Isabelle. Is cities delineation a pre requisite for urban modelling? The example of land price determinants in Brussels. In: CyberGeo : revue européenne de géographie, Vol. Document 716 (2015). doi:10.4000/cybergeo.26899.

26. Le Gallo, Julie; Thomas, Isabelle. Espace, statistique et économétrie : progrès et défis en science régionale. In: Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine, Vol. 1-2, p. 387 (mai 2015).

27. Amaya, Jorge; Peeters, Dominique; Uribe, Paula; Valenzuela, Juan P. Optimization Modeling for Resource Allocation in the Chilean Public Education System. In: International Regional Science Review, Vol. 39, no.2, p. 155-176 (2015). doi:10.1177/0160017615571584.

28. Jones, Jonathan; Thomas, Isabelle; Peeters, Dominique. Forecasting jobs location choices by Discrete Choice Models: A sensitivity analysis to scale and implications for LUTI models. In: REGION, Vol. 2, no. 1, p. 67-93 (2015). doi:10.18335/region.v2i1.63.

29. Delloye, Justin; Peeters, Dominique; Thomas, Isabelle. "On the morphology of a growing city: a heuristic experiment merging static economics with dynamic geography". In: PLoS One, Vol. 10, no.8:e0135871 (2015). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135871.

Book Chapters

1. Sanders, Lena; Thomas, Isabelle; Vacchiani-Marcuzzo, Céline. On the Survival of Butterflies in the Jungle of Urban Systems. In: Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis : Theories and Models of Urbanization (Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis; xxx), Springer, 2020, p. 151-167. 9783030366551. xxx xxx. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-36656-8_9.

2. Adam, Arnaud; Montero Redondo, Gaëtan; Finance, Olivier; Verhetsel, Ann; Thomas, Isabelle. Revisiting urban models with information and communication technology data? Some exampes from Brussels. In: Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments , Routledge: London, 2019, p. 186-202. 9781138594630. xxx xxx.

3. Thisse, Jacques-François. Economics of agglomeration. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Economics and Finance , Oxford Univesity Press, 2019. 9780190625979. xxx xxx. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190625979.013.152.

4. Cabrita, Inès; Gayda, Sylvia; Hurtubia, Ricardo; Efthymiou, Dimitrios; Thomas, Isabelle; Peeters, Dominique; Jones, Jonathan. Integrated land use and transport microsimulation for Brussels. In: Integrated Transport and Land Use Modeling for Sustainable Cities , EPFL Press / Routledge, 2015, p. 373-411. 978-0-415-72910-9. xxx xxx.

5. Thomas, Isabelle; Cotteels, Camille; Pholo Bala, Alain; Peeters, Dominique. Spatial challenges in the estimations of LUTI models: some lessons from the Sustaincity project. In: Integrated Transport and Land Use Modeling for Sustainable Cities , EPFL Press / Routledge, 2015, p. 55-74. 978-0-415-72910-9. xxx xxx.

Working Papers

1. Takayama, Yuki; Ikeda, Kiyohiro; Thisse, Jacques-François. Stability and sustainability of urban systems under commuting and transportation costs. 2020. 49 p. CORE Discussion Papers 2020/05.

2. Kichko, Sergey; Liang, Wen-Juang; Mai, Chao-Cheng; Thisse, Jacques-François; Wang, Ping. The rise (and fall) of science parks. 2020. 33 p. CORE Discussion Papers 2020/15.

3. Finance, Olivier; Adam, Arnaud; Jones, Jonathan; Thomas, Isabelle. Révéler la polarisation économique d'une ville à partir de traces GPS de camions. Le cas de Liège. 2018. 23 p. CORE Discussion Paper 2018/33.

4. Delloye, Justin; Peeters, Dominique; Tharakan, Joe. Equilibrium selection and stability in dynamic core-periphery models with heterogeneous preferences. 2018. 28 p. CORE Discussion Paper 2018/02.

5. TABUCHI, Takatoshi; Thisse, Jacques-François; Zhu, Xiwei. Does Technological Progress Affect the Locationof Economic Activity?. 2015. 25 p. CORE Discussion Paper 2015/11.


1. Le Gallo, Julie; Thomas, Isabelle. Espace, Statistique et économétrie: progrès et défis en science régionale. Armand Colin: Malakoff, 2015. 9782200929817. 387 pages.