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SI 2018 Urban Economics

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Edward L. Glaeser, Organizer

July 26-27, 2018


Hotel Marlowe

25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, July 25
6:00 pm
Dinner at the Hotel Marlowe (Muse Salon)
Thursday, July 26
7:50 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Real Estate Economics
8:20 am
Max Löffler, University of Cologne
Sebastian Siegloch, University of Mannheim
Property Taxation, Housing, and Local Labor Markets: Evidence from German Municipalities
Discussant: Owen M. Zidar, Princeton University and NBER
9:10 am
Victor Couture, University of California at Berkeley
Cecile Gaubert, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Erik Hurst, University of Chicago and NBER
The Welfare Implications of Urban Gentrification
Discussant: Jacob L. Vigdor, University of Washington and NBER
10:00 am
Break
10:20 am
Raj Chetty, Harvard University and NBER
John N. Friedman, Brown University and NBER
Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
Maggie Jones, U.S. Census Bureau
Sonya Porter, U.S. Census Bureau
The Opportunity Atlas: Tract-Level Estimates of Intergenerational Mobility in the U.S.
Discussant: Enrico Moretti, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
11:10 am
Konstantin Buechel, University of Bern
Maximilian Ehrlich, University of Bern
Diego Puga, CEMFI
Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Universitat de Barcelon and IEB
Calling from the Outside: The Role of Networks in Residential Mobility
Discussant: Amanda Pallais, Harvard University and NBER
12:00 n
Lunch
1:00 pm
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Enrico Moretti, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
The Geography of Consumption Inequality
Discussant: Jonathan I. Dingel, University of Chicago and NBER
1:50 pm
Elisa Giannone
Skill-Biased Technical Change and Regional Convergence
Discussant: Dávid Krisztián Nagy, CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
2:40 pm
Adrien G. Bilal, Princeton University
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University and NBER
Location as an Asset
Discussant: Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IPEG and Barcelona GSE
3:30 pm
Break
3:50 pm
Douglas Gollin, University of Oxford
Martina Kirchberger, Trinity College Dublin
David Lagakos, University of California at San Diego and NBER
In Search of a Spatial Equilibrium in the Developing World
Discussant: David Albouy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
4:40 pm
Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University
Hugo Jales, Syracuse University
Separating Selection From Spillover Effects: Using the Mode to Estimate the Return to City Size
Discussant: Nathaniel Baum-Snow, University of Toronto
5:30 pm
Fabian Eckert, University of California at San Diego
Mads Hejlesen, Aarhus University
Conor Walsh, Yale University
The Return to Big City Experience: Evidence from Danish Refugees (slides)
Discussant: Linh T. Tô, Boston University
6:20 pm
Adjourn
Friday, July 27
7:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:00 am
Neeraj Baruah, London School of Economics
J. Vernon Henderson, London School of Economics
Cong Peng, London School of Economics
Colonial Legacies: Shaping African Cities
Discussant: James J. Feigenbaum, Boston University and NBER
8:50 am
Matthew E. Kahn, Johns Hopkins University and NBER
Weizeng Sun, Central University of Finance and Economics
Jianfeng Wu, Fudan University
Siqi Zheng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Revealed Preference of the Chinese Communist Party Leadership: Investing in Local Economic Development versus Rewarding Social Connections
Discussant: Kairong Xiao, Columbia University
9:40 am
Melissa Dell, Harvard University and NBER
Benjamin Feigenberg, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kensuke Teshima, Hitotsubashi University
The Violent Consequences of Trade-Induced Worker Displacement in Mexico
Discussant: Filipe R. Campante, Johns Hopkins University and NBER
10:30 am
Break
10:40 am
Paul Gertler, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland and NBER
Raimundo Undurraga, New York University
Aspiration Adaptation in Resource Constrained Enviornments (slides)
Discussant: Mariaflavia Harari, University of Pennsylvania
11:30 am
Stephan Heblich, University of Bristol
Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER
Daniel Sturm, London School of Economics
The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London
Discussant: William Strange, University of Toronto
12:20 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
Trevor S. Gallen, Purdue University
Clifford Winston, Brookings Institution
Transportation Capital and its Effects on the U.S. Economy: A General Equilibrium Approach (slides)
Discussant: Karen Dynan, Harvard University
1:50 pm
Michael D. Gechter, Pennsylvania State University
Nick Tsivanidis, University of California at Berkeley
The Welfare Consequences of Formalizing Developing Country Cities: Evidence from the Mumbai Mills Redevelopment
Discussant: Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
2:40 pm
Prottoy Akbar, University of Pittsburgh
Victor Couture, University of California at Berkeley
Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Adam Storeygard, Tufts University
Mobility and Congestion in Urban India
Discussant: Gabriel Kreindler, Harvard University
3:30 pm
Adjourn
 
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