Theodore Papageorgiou

Assistant ProfessorAssistant Professor Theodore Papageorgiou

Department of Economics
Leacock Building, Room 414
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7

Email: theodore.papageorgiou [at] (Theodore Papageorgiou)
Office: 519
Telephone: (514) 398-4400 ext 09880


Theodore Papageorgiou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. Before coming to McGill in 2014, he held an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Economics at Penn State University. His research interests span macroeconomics, labour economics and urban economics.  In labour economics, he has theoretically and empirically studied workers’ occupational choice. For example, in a recent paper published in the Review of Economic Studies, he examined how learning can be crucial in understanding worker sorting across three broad occupational groups. In urban economics, he has also investigated how occupational mobility is affected by the city of residence and the size of the employing firm respectively.



Labour Economics


Urban Economics



PhD in Economics (2008): Yale University


Recent Publications:

Brancaccio, G., Kalouptsidi, M., & Papageorgiou, T. (2019). A Guide to Estimating Matching Functions in Spatial Models.

Brancaccio, G., Kalouptsidi, M., & Papageorgiou, T. (2018). The Impact of Oil Prices on World Trade. mimeo, Harvard University.

Theodore Papageorgiou, Large firms and within firm occupational reallocation, Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 174, 2018, Pages 184-223, ISSN 0022-0531,

Costas Arkolakis, Theodore Papageorgiou, Olga A. Timoshenko, Firm learning and growth, Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 27, 2018, Pages 146-168, ISSN 1094-2025,

Brancaccio, G., Kalouptsidi, M., & Papageorgiou, T. (2017). Geography, search frictions and endogenous trade costs (No. w23581). National Bureau of Economic Research.