SI 2023 Urban Economics

Edward L. Glaeser, Organizer

July 27-28, 2023

Hotel Marlowe

Format: For 50-minute slots, 30 for presentation, 10 for discussants, and 10 for Q&A. For 20-minute slots, 15 for presentations and 5 for Q&A.

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 27
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Real Estate
Livestream will start with the 10:20 paper
Short Presentations from Job Market Papers
8:20 am
Tianfang Cui, New York University

The Emergence of Exclusionary Zoning Across American Cities (slides)
8:40 am
Brian Higgins, Harvard University

Racial Segmentation in the US Housing Market
9:00 am
Erica Moszkowski, Harvard University
Daniel Stackman, New York University

Option Value and Storefront Vacancy in New York City
9:20 am
9:30 am
Robert Collinson, University of Notre Dame and NBER
John Eric Humphries, Yale University and NBER
Stephanie Kestelman, Harvard University
Scott T. Nelson, University of Chicago
Winnie van Dijk, Yale University and NBER
Daniel C. Waldinger, New York University and NBER

The Impact of Right to Counsel on Rental Markets
Discussant: Timothy McQuade, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
10:20 am
Hector Blanco Fernandez, Rutgers University
Noémie Sportiche, Harvard University

Local Effects of Bypassing Zoning Regulations in High-Income Areas
Discussant: Joseph Gyourko, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
11:10 am
11:30 am
Aradhya Sood, University of Toronto
Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, University of Minnesota

Long Shadow of Housing Discrimination: Evidence from Racial Covenants
Discussant: Robert A. Margo, Boston University and NBER
12:20 pm
1:00 pm
Pablo D. Fajgelbaum, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Cecile Gaubert, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Nicole Gorton, University of California, Los Angeles
Eduardo Morales, Princeton University and NBER
Edouard Schaal, Pompeu Fabra University

Political Preferences and the Spatial Distribution of Infrastructure: Evidence from California's High-Speed Rail (slides)
Discussant: Giacomo Ponzetto, CREI
1:50 pm
Zachary Liscow, Yale University
William H. Nober, Columbia University
Cailin R. Slattery, University of California, Berkeley

Procurement and Infrastructure Costs
Discussant: Jeffrey B. Liebman, Harvard University and NBER
2:40 pm
Lucas J. Conwell, University College London
Fabian Eckert, University of California, San Diego
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and NBER

Transportation Infrastructure and City-Center Accessibility in the US and Europe (slides)
Discussant: Matthew Turner, Brown University and NBER
3:30 pm
3:50 pm
Keelan Beirne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martina Kirchberger, Trinity College Dublin

Concrete Thinking About Development
Discussant: Sagar Saxena, Yale University
4:40 pm
Gabriel Ahlfeldt, London School of Economics and Political Science
Nathaniel Baum-Snow, University of Toronto
Remi Jedwab, George Washington University

The Skyscraper Revolution: Global Economic Development and Land Savings
Discussant: Mariaflavia Harari, University of Pennsylvania
5:30 pm
Friday, July 28
7:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
Short Presentations from Job Market Papers
8:00 am
Elio Nimier-David, Cornell University

Local Human Capital and Firm Creation: Evidence from the Massification of Higher Education in France
8:20 am
Ryungha Oh, Yale University
Jaeeun Seo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What Causes Agglomeration of Services? Theory and Evidence from Seoul
8:40 am
Leonardo D'Amico, Harvard University

Place Based Policies with Local Voting Lessons From the EU Cohesion Policy
9:00 am
Laura Weiwu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Unequal Access: Racial Segregation and the Distributional Impacts of Interstate Highways in Cities
9:20 am
Andrea Mattia, University of Chicago

The Distribution of Value of Time: An Analysis from Traffic Congestion and Express Lanes
9:40 am
Abigail J. Ostriker, Harvard University
Anna Russo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Effects of Floodplain Regulation on Housing Markets
10:00 am
10:10 am
Allan Hsiao, Stanford University

Sea Level Rise and Urban Adaptation in Jakarta
Discussant: Sarah C. Armitage, Boston University
11:00 am
Ferdinando Monte, Georgetown University and NBER
Charly Porcher, Georgetown University
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, University of Chicago and NBER

Remote Work and City Structure
Discussant: Jonathan I. Dingel, University of Chicago and NBER
11:50 am
Benjamin G. Hyman, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Matthew Freedman, University of California, Irvine
Shantanu Khanna, Northeastern University
David Neumark, University of California, Irvine and NBER

Firm Responses to State Hiring Subsidies: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from a Tax Credit Formula (slides)
Discussant: Emma Harrington, University of Virginia
12:40 pm
1:30 pm
Sotiris Kampanelis, Cardiff University
Aldo Elizalde, Queen's University Belfast
Yannis M. Ioannides, Tufts University

Discussant: Andrew Foster, Brown University and NBER
2:20 pm
Dávid Krisztián Nagy, CREI
Stephan Heblich, University of Toronto and NBER
Alex Trew, University of Glasgow
Yanos Zylberberg, University of Bristol

The Death and Life of Great British Cities
Discussant: James J. Feigenbaum, Boston University and NBER
3:10 pm
3:20 pm
Morris Davis, Rutgers University
Jesse M. Gregory, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER
Daniel Hartley, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Preferences over the Racial Composition of Neighborhoods: Estimates and Implications
Discussant: Peter Q. Blair, Harvard University and NBER
4:10 pm
Abhay Aneja, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Luca, Harvard University and NBER
Oren Reshef, Washington University in St. Louis

Black Ownership Matters: Does Revealing Race Increase Demand For Minority-Owned Businesses?
Discussant: Greg Howard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5:00 pm