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SI 2016 Urban Economics 

Edward L. Glaeser, Organizer 

July 28-29, 2016 

Thursday: Hotel Marlowe, Serrano Ballroom
25 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA

Friday: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Skyline Room
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA



Thursday, July 28 (Hotel Marlowe)

Morning joint with Real Estate

8:30 am

Coffee and pastries

9:00 am

Victor Couture, University of California at Berkeley
Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Urban Revival in America, 2000 to 2010

Andrew Haughwout, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

9:50 am

William Strange, University of Toronto
Crocker Liu, Cornell University
Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University
The Vertical City: Rent Gradients, Spatial Structure, and Agglomeration Economies

Discussant: Joseph Gyourko, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

10:40 am


11:10 am

Paul S. Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and NBER
Lara Loewenstein, Brandeis University
Christopher Foote, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Cross-Sectional Patterns of Mortgage Debt During the Housing Boom: Stocks and Flows

Discussant: Denise DiPasquale, City Research

12:00 n

Lunch, Muse Salon

1:00 pm

Matthew Turner, Brown University
Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania 
Urban Form and Driving: Evidence from US Cities

Discussant: Marlon Boarnet, University of Southern California

2:00 pm

Treb Allen, Northwestern University and NBER
Costas Arkolakis, Yale University and NBER
Xiangliang Li, Peking University and Yale University
Optimal City Structure

Discussant: Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto, CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Walker Hanlon, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Coal Smoke and the Costs of the Industrial Revolution

Discussant: Daniel M. Sullivan, Harvard University

4:30 pm

Lauren Cohen, Harvard University and NBER
Christopher Malloy, Harvard University and NBER
Quoc H. Nguyen, University of Illinois Chicago
The Impact of Forced Migration on Modern Cities: Evidence from 1930s Crop Failures

Discussant: TBA

5:30 pm


Friday, July 29 (Royal Sonesta Hotel)

8:00 am

Coffee and pastries

8:30 am

J. Vernon Henderson, London School of Economics
Tanner Regan, LSE
Anthony Venables, Oxford University
Building the City: Sunk Capital, Sequencing, and Institutional Frictions

Discussant: Tavneet Suri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

9:30 am

Remi Jedwab, George Washington University
Adam Storeygard, Tufts University
The Heterogeneous Effects of Transportation Investments: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa 1960-2010

Discussant: Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College

10:30 am


10:45 am

Meiping Sun, Columbia University
The Puzzle of Mistaken Millions: The MTA Surcharge and the Surge of Money onto MetroCards

Discussant: Linh T. , Harvard University

11:30 am

Elisabeth Ruth. Perlman, Boston University
Dense Enough To Be Brilliant: Patents, Urbanization, and Transportation in Nineteenth Century America

Discussant: Andrew Garin, Harvard University

12:15 pm

Nikhil Naik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
Scott Duke Kominers, Harvard University
Measuring Cities with Google Streetview

Discussant: Jesse M. Shapiro, Brown University and NBER

1:00 pm

Lunch and Adjourn