Prof. Dr. Jens Wrona

Professor für New Economic Geography and East Asia

Mercator School of Management (MSM)

Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST)

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Lotharstraße 65, 47057 Duisburg

Gebäude: LC, Raum: 118

Tel.:  +49 (0) 203 37 93653

E-Mail: jens.wrona (at)


I am Professor for Economic Geography and East Asia at the Mercator School of Management (MSM) and the Institute for East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Also, I am a CESifo Research Network Affiliate and affiliated with the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and the Rhur Graduate School (RGS). As a principal investigator I am part of the DFG-funded RTG 2484 - Regional Disparities & Economic Policy. I am doing theoretical and empirical research in international, regional, and labour economics.

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Peer-reviewed Publications


Exporting and Offshoring with Monopsonistic Competition (with Egger, H., Kreickemeier, U. and Moser, C.), Economic Journal 132(644), 2022, pp. 1449-88,

Trade in tasks: Revisiting the wage and employment effects of offshoring (with Kohler, W.), Canadian Journal of Economics 54(2), 2021 pp. 648-76,

Border Effects without Borders: What Divides Japan's Internal Trade?  International Economic Review 59(3), 2018 pp. 1209-62,

Two-Way Migration between Similar Countries (with Kreickemeier, U.), World Economy 40(1), 2017, pp.182-206,

Offshoring domestic jobs (with Egger, H. and Kreickemeier, U.), Journal of International Economics 97(1), 2015, pp. 112-25,

Trade, tasks, and training: The effect of offshoring on individual skill upgrading (with Hogrefe, J.), Canadian Journal of Economics 48(4), 2015, pp. 1537-60,