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SI 2015 Urban Economics

Edward L. Glaeser, Organizer

July 20, 2015

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



Monday, July 20

7:30 am

Coffee and pastries

8:00 am

Subhra Saha, Cleveland State University
Joseph Staudt, The Ohio State University
Bruce A. Weinberg, Ohio State University and NBER
Estimating the Local Productivity Spillovers from Science

Discussant: Naomi Hausman, Hebrew University

9:00 am

Judith K. Hellerstein, University of Maryland and NBER
Mark J. Kutzbach, U.S. Census Bureau
David Neumark, University of California at Irvine and NBER
Labor Market Networks and Recovery from Mass Layoffs Before, During, and After the Great Recession

Discussant: Giorgio Topa, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

10:00 am


10:15 am

Alberto F. Alesina, Harvard University and NBER
Ugo Troiano, University of Michigan and NBER
Traviss Cassidy, University of Michigan
Old and Young Politicians

Discussant: Giacomo Ponzetto, CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

11:15 am

Gharad T. Bryan, London School of Economics
Melanie Morten, Stanford University and NBER
Economic Development and the Spatial Allocation of Labor: Evidence from Indonesia

Discussant: Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University

12:15 pm


1:00 pm

Yannis M. Ioannides, Tufts University
Junfu Zhang, Clark University
Walled Cities in Late Imperial China

Discussant: Yueran Ma, Harvard University

2:00 pm

Mariaflavia Harari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cities in Bad Shape: Urban Geometry in India

Discussant: Denise DiPasquale, City Research

3:00 pm

Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania
Ejaz Ghani, The World Bank
Arti Grover Goswami, The World Bank
William R. Kerr, Harvard University and NBER
The Misallocation of Land and other Factors of Production in India

Discussant: Adam Guren, Boston University

4:00 pm


4:15 pm

Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto
Pareto Improvements from Lexus Lanes: The Effects of Pricing a Portion of the Lanes on Congested Highways

Discussant: Glen Weyl, Microsoft Corporation

5:15 pm

Nava Ashraf, Harvard University and NBER
Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
Abraham Holland, Harvard University
Bryce Steinberg, Harvard University
Water, Health, and Wealth

Discussant: Matthew E. Kahn, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER

6:15 pm