Marco Modica studied economics at the University of Palermo
and at IMT Lucca School for Advanced Studies, where he\'s attending
his PHD program. His recent research focuses on the empirical
analysis of city size distribution between countries with
particular attention for localization
problems for both residential and
industrial activities, with applications in
Regional & Urban Economics. A novel perspective includes the
use of these models to understand the formation, transmission and
persistence of hierarchical structure of a system of cities, as
well as their interaction with institutions, economic structure’s
characteristics and standard economic incentives.
His main research interests lie in Applied Economic Theory,
Regional and Urban Economics and Spatial Econometrics.
 Fazio, G. and Modica, M. (2012), Pareto
or log-normal? A recursive-truncation approach to the distribution
of (all) cities
 Modica, M. (2009), Un\'Analisi
empirica sulla consistenza dei Moody\'s Credit
Ratings (in italian only)
 Modica, M. 2013. Does the EU have a homogeneous
urban structure area? The role of agglomeration and the impact of
(hypothetical) shocks on the EU urban structure.
 Modica, M. and A. Reggiani. 2013. Alternative
Interpretation of Regional Resilience: Evidence from Italy.
 Modica, M., A. Reggiani and P. Nijkamp. 2012. Are
Gibrat and Zipf Monozygotic or Heterozygotic Twins? A Comparative
Analysis of Means and Variances in Complex Urban Systems.
 Modica, M. 2012. Un modello economico per la
valutazione dell\'impatto dei documenti di indirizzo sulla
riduzione di gas inquinanti sulla domanda e oerta di energia.
University of Bologna. Are Gibrat and Zipf Monozygotic
or Heterozygotic Twins? A Comparative Analysis of Means and
Variances in Complex Urban Systems. (Bologna [Italy], 07-08 May
Conference and Workshop
(forthcoming) XXXIV Conferenza scientica annuale AISRe
(Palermo [Italy], 2-3 September 2013)
(forthcoming) 53rd European Regional Science
Association Congress, ERSA (Palermo [Italy], 2-3 September
59th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional
Science Association International, November (Ottawa [Canada], 7-10
Giornate Palermitane di Studi Economici (Ficuzza
[Italy], 15-16 June 2012)
9th World Congress of Regional Science Association
International, Changing spatial patterns in a globalising world
(Timisoara [Romania], 9-12 May 2012)
Urban Economics, Regional Science, Spatial Econometrics, Law and
Economics, Applied Economics