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SI 2014 Urban Economics

Edward L. Glaeser, Organizer

July 21, 2014

University Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA



Monday, July 21

7:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:00 am

Juan Suarez, Stanford University
Owen M. Zidar, University of California at Berkeley
Who Benefits from State Corporate Tax Cuts? A Local Labor Markets Approach with Heterogeneous Firms

Discussant: Andrew Haughwout, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

9:00 am

Daniel W. Shoag, Harvard University
Stan A. Veuger, American Enterprise Institute
Shops and the City: Evidence on Local Externalities and Local Government Policy from Big Box Bankruptcies

Discussant: Denise DiPasquale, City Research

10:00 am


10:15 am

Jorge De la Roca, New York University
Gianmarco Ottaviano, Bocconi University
Diego Puga, CEMFI
City of Dreams

Discussant: Jesse M. Shapiro, University of Chicago and NBER

11:15 am

Giacomo Ponzetto, CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Federico Boffa, IEB and Universita di Macerata
Amedeo Piolatto, IEB and Unversitat de Barcelona
Political Centralization and Government Accountability

Discussant: Christopher Berry, University of Chicago

12:15 pm


1:00 pm

Qinghua Zhang, Peking University
Zhi Wang, Fudan University, China
Hongbin Cai, Peking University
To Violate or Not?Land Use Regulations and Implementation in Urban China

Discussant: Alain Bertaud, New York University

2:00 pm

Remi C. Jedwab, George Washington University
Luc Christiaensen, United Nations University
Marina Gindelsky, George Washington University
Rural Push, Urban Pull and... Urban Push? New Historical Evidence from Developing Countries

Discussant: Eric Chaney, Harvard University

3:00 pm

Simon Alder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chinese Roads in India: The Effect of Transport Infrastructure on Economic Development

Discussant: J. Vernon Henderson, London School of Economics and NBER

4:00 pm


4:15 pm

Samuel Bazzi, Boston University
Arya Gaduh, University of Arkansas
Alexander Rothenberg, University of California at Berkeley
Maisy Wong, University of Pennsylvania
Skill Transferability, Migration, and Development: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia

Discussant: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and NBER

5:15 pm

Walker Hanlon, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Antonio Miscio, Columbia University
Agglomeration: A Dynamic Approach

Discussant: Glenn Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

6:15 pm


Tuesday, July 22
– Morning session joint with Real Estate

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:30 am

Kyle Mangum, Georgia State University
The Global Effects of Housing Policy

Discussant: Joseph E. Aldy, Harvard University and NBER

9:30 am


9:45 am

Leah Brooks, University of Toronto
Byron Lutz, Federal Reserve Board
Vestiges of Transit: Urban Persistence at a Micro Scale

Discussant: Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania

10:45 am

Donald R. Davis, Columbia University and NBER
Jonathan I. Dingel, Columbia University
Joan Monras, Columbia University
Eduardo Morales, Princeton University and NBER
Spatial and Social Frictions in the City: Evidence from Yelp

Discussant: Albert Saiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:45 am