SI 2021 Urban Economics

Edward L. Glaeser, Organizer

July 29-30, 2021


Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 29
9:30 am
JMP (15 min per paper, 5 min Q&A)
Jacob Krimmel, Federal Reserve Board

Reclaiming Local Control: School Finance Reforms and Housing Supply Restrictions
Kate M. Pennington, U.S. Census Bureau

Does Building New Housing Cause Displacement?: The Supply and Demand Effects of Construction in San Francisco
Franklin Qian, University of North Carolina
Rose Tan, Stanford University

The Effects of High-skilled Firm Entry on Incumbent Residents
10:30 am
Session 1 (20 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Benjamin J. Keys, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Philip Mulder, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Neglected No More: Housing Markets, Mortgage Lending, and Sea Level Rise
Treb Allen, Dartmouth College and NBER
Simon Fuchs, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Sharat Ganapati, Georgetown University and NBER
Alberto Graziano, CaixaBank Research
Rocio Madera, Southern Methodist University
Judit Montoriol-Garriga, CaixaBank Research

Urban Welfare: Tourism in Barcelona (slides)
11:30 am
11:45 am
Session 2 (20 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Santosh Anagol, University of Pennsylvania
Fernando V. Ferreira, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Jonah M. Rexer, Princeton University

Estimating the Economic Value of Zoning Reform
Yuhei Miyauchi, Boston University
Kentaro Nakajima, Hitotsubashi University
Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER

Consumption Access and the Spatial Concentration of Economic Activity: Evidence from Smartphone Data
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
Session 3 (20 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Victor Couture, University of British Columbia
Jonathan I. Dingel, University of Chicago and NBER
Allison E. Green, Princeton University
Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

Quantifying Social Interactions Using Smartphone Data
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Enrico Moretti, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Where is Standard of Living the Highest? Local Prices and the Geography of Consumption
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER
Derek Wu, University of Virginia
Brian Curran, University of Chicago

Does Geographically Adjusting Poverty Thresholds Improve Poverty Measurement and Program Targeting? (slides)
Olle Folke, Uppsala University
Johanna Rickne, Stockholm University
Linna Marten, Stockholm University
Matz Dahlberg, Uppsala University

Politicians’ Neighborhoods: Where do they Live and does it Matter?
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Session 4 (20 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Therese McGuire, Northwestern University
Nathan Seegert, University of Utah

Is the Low Income Housing Tax Credit an Effective Policy for Increasing Neighborhood Income Diversity?
Andrew Haughwout, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Benjamin G. Hyman, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Or Shachar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Option Value of Municipal Liquidity: Evidence from Federal Lending Cutoffs during COVID-19 (slides)
Clemence Tricaud, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

Better Alone? Evidence on the Costs of Intermunicipal Cooperation
Christopher Berry, University of Chicago

Reassessing the Property Tax
5:15 pm
JMP 2 (15 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Elior Cohen, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Housing the Homeless: The Effect of Homeless Housing Programs on Future Homelessness and Socioeconomic Outcomes (slides)
Cora Wigger, Elon University

Decoupling Homes and Schools: Assessing the Impact of Forced School Choice on Residential Change
Xinle Pang, SUNY Buffalo

The Welfare Effect of Spatial Mismatch: Evidence From the New York Metropolitan Area
6:00 pm
Friday, July 30
9:30 am
JMP 3 (15 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Jacob Field, Cambridge University
Yi Jie Gwee, Columbia University
Di Song Tan, London School of Economics

Great Expectations: Urban Development in 17th Century London
Sebastian Ellingsen, University of Bristol

Long-Distance Trade and Long-Term Persistence
Brandon Joel Tan, International Monetary Fund
Kwok Hao Lee, National University of Singapore

Urban Transit Infrastructure and Inequality: The Role of Access to Non-Tradable Goods and Services
10:30 am
Session 5 (20 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Costas Arkolakis, Yale University and NBER
Federico Huneeus, Duke University
Yuhei Miyauchi, Boston University

Spatial Production Networks (slides)
Jacques-François Thisse, Université Catholique de Louvain (CORE)
Matthew Turner, Brown University and NBER
Phillip Ushchev, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

A Unified Theory of Cities
Panle Jia Barwick, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER
Shanjun Li, Cornell University and NBER
Andrew R. Waxman, University of Texas at Austin
Jing Wu, Tsinghua University
Tianli Xia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Efficiency and Equity Impacts of Urban Transportation Policies with Equilibrium Sorting
Myra Mohnen, University of Ottawa
Jose-Alberto Guerra, Universidad de los Andes
Julian Costas-Fernandez, University College London

Train to Opportunity: the Effect of Infrastructure on Intergenerational Mobility
12:30 pm
Special Zipf Session
Diego Rybski, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Felix Auerbach and Zipf’s Law for Cities
Antonio Ciccone, University of Mannheim

The Effect of WWI Military Casualties on the Population Distribution in Germany (slides)
1:30 pm
Session 6 (20 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Jose Luis Cruz Alvarez, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, University of Chicago and NBER

The Economic Geography of Global Warming
Vittorio Bassi, University of Southern California and NBER
Matthew E. Kahn, University of Southern California and NBER
Nancy Lozano Gracia, The World Bank
Tommaso Porzio, Columbia University and NBER
Jeanne Sorin, University of Chicago

Pollution in Ugandan Cities: Do Managers Avoid it or Adapt in Place? (slides)
Brigitte Roth Tran, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Daniel Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Local Economic Impact of Natural Disasters
Mark R. Jacobsen, University of California, San Diego and NBER
James M. Sallee, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Joseph S. Shapiro, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Arthur A. van Benthem, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

Regulating Untaxable Externalities: Are Vehicle Air Pollution Standards Effective and Efficient?
3:30 pm
Session 7 (20 min per paper, followed by Q&A)
Jan Bakker, Bocconi University
Alvaro Garcia Marin, Universidad de los Andes, Chile
Andrei V. Potlogea, University of Edinburgh
Nico Voigtländer, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Yang Yang, International Monetary Fund

Cities, Heterogeneous Fims, and Trade
Simon Franklin, Queen Mary University of London
Clement Imbert, University of Warwick
Girum Abebe, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Carolina Mejia Mantilla, University of California, Los Angeles

Urban Public Works in Spatial Equilibrium: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and NBER
Iffath Sharif, World Bank
Maheshwor Shrestha, World Bank

Returns to International Migration: Evidence from a Bangladesh-Malaysia Visa Lottery
Yuxian Chen, Brown University
Yannis M. Ioannides, Tufts University

The Diffusion of Epichoric Scripts and Coinage in the Ancient Hellenic Poleis
5:30 pm