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Dr Sylvain Barde

School of Economics, Keynes College, B1.12



Sylvain Barde is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the School of Economics of the University of Kent, based in Canterbury. I've also kept an affiliation with my previous department, the Department for Research on Innovation and Competition at OFCE, which is Science-Po's research center for economics. Broadly speaking, my chief research interest lies in new economic geography, although I am also working on theoretical micro and macroeconomics. 

Sylvain is a member of the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC) and is the School's Director of Placements (Year in Industry).

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Sylvain's publications can also be found on RePEc, Orcid and ResearchGate.


Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Barde, S. (2017). A Practical, Accurate, Information Criterion for Nth Order Markov Processes. Computational Economics [Online] 50:281-324. Available at:
Barde, S. (2016). Direct comparison of agent-based models of herding in financial markets. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control [Online] 73:329-353. Available at:
Barde, S. (2014). Back to the Future: Economic Self-Organisation and Maximum Entropy Prediction. Computational Economics [Online] 45:337-358. Available at:
Barde, S. and Peirson, J. (2011). Non-negativity and agglomeration behaviour of the quasi-linear logarithmic model of NEG. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences [Online] 4:91-101. Available at:
Barde, S. (2010). Increasing Returns and the Spatial Structure of French Wages. Spatial Economic Analysis [Online] 5:73-91. Available at:
Barde, S. (2010). Knowledge Spillovers, Black Holes and the Equilibrium Location of Vertically Linked Industries. Journal of Economic Geography [Online] 10:27-53. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 6 [See all in KAR]


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Research interests

Sylvain’s research interests are economic geography and information-theoretical modeling.

Sylvain’s RePEc page is:


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Consultation hours


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PhD Supervision

Sylvain is interested in supervising PhD students in the following research areas:

  • Economic geography
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Computational economics

Sylvain would prefer to supervise PhD topics in line with his research interests, but is prepared to supervise other topics as long as he feels competent to do so.

Current students

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Administrative roles

  • Director of Placements (Year in Industry)
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School of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

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Last Updated: 04/10/2018