Urban Economics Association

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8th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association

At Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf
May 11-12, 2018
Düsseldorf, Germany

Local Organizer: Jens Suedekum (DICE Düsseldorf).

Venue: Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz 14, Düsseldorf city center.

Program Committee: Miren Lafourcade (U Paris Sud, Chair), Elisabet Viladecans (U Barcelona, Vice Chair), Stephan Heblich (U Bristol, Past Chair), Gabrielle Fack (U Paris Dauphine), Camille Hémet (Paris School of Economics), Hans Koster (VU Amsterdam), Ismir Mulalic (DTU and Kraks Fond), and Jens Wrona (DICE Düsseldorf).

Program Overview

May 11, 2018
09:00 to 10:00Keynote Lecture I
10:00 to 10:30Coffee break
10:30 to 12:30Parallel Sessions 01
12:30 to 13:30Lunch break
13:30 to 15:30Parallel Sessions 02
15:30 to 15:45Coffee break
15:45 to 17:15Parallel Sessions 03
17:15 to 17:30Coffee break
17:30 to 19:00Parallel Sessions 04
19:30 to 23:00Reception, Kerkhoff Lounge
May 12, 2018
09:00 to 10:00Keynote Lecture II
10:00 to 10:30Coffee break
10:30 to 12:30Parallel Sessions 05
12:30 to 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 to 15:30Parallel Sessions 06

Detailled Program


May 11, 2018 9:00 to 10:00 (Room A)
Keynote Lecture I

Chair: Jens Suedekum (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)

  • Erik Hurst
    Inequality and Urban Gentrification
    Presented by Erik Hurst (University of Chicago)

May 11, 2018 10:30 to 12:30 (Room A)
01A. Housing I

Chair: Seung-Hyun Hong (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

  • Andreas Mense, Claus Michelsen, Konstantin Kholodilin
    Empirics on the Causal Effects of Rent Control in Germany
    Presented by Andreas Mense (University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez, Jordi Jofre-Monseny, Rodrigo Martínez Mazza, Mariona Segú
    Do Short-term Rent Platforms Affect Rents? Evidence from Airbnb in Barcelona
    Presented by Mariona Segú (Université Paris Sud)
  • Simon Büchler
    Market Segmentation and Housing Supply Elasticities: A comparison of Rrental and Selling Properties
    Presented by Simon Büchler (University of Bern)
  • Lu Han, Seung-Hyun Hong
    Financing Risk and Information Bias in Housing Markets
    Presented by Seung-Hyun Hong (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

May 11, 2018 10:30 to 12:30 (Room B)
01B. Cities and Education

Chair: Filippo Boeri (London School of Economics)

  • Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen, Mikkel Gandil
    Opting Out of Public Schools - Limits to Social Engineering
    Presented by Mikkel Gandil (University of Copenhagen)
  • Muharrem Yesilirmak
    Bonus Pay for Teachers, Spatial Sorting and Student Achievement
    Presented by Muharrem Yesilirmak (ADA University)
  • Elise Sørensen, Anders Holm
    Educational Choice and Inter-Regional Migration – The Causal Effect of Secondary Education on Moving out of Non-Urban Areas
    Presented by Elise Sørensen (Kraks Fond Byforskning)
  • Filippo Boeri
    High-speed Broadband and Educational Achievements
    Presented by Filippo Boeri (London School of Economics)

May 11, 2018 10:30 to 12:30 (Room C)
01C. Geography of FDI and Trade

Chair: Steven Brakman (University of Groningen)

  • Tadashi Morita, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
    Welfare, Tax Discrimination, and Horizontal Foreign Direct Investments
    Presented by Tadashi Morita (Kindai University)
  • Keisuke Kondo
    Markup, City Size, and Export: Evidence from Japan
    Presented by Keisuke Kondo (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry)
  • Cecilie Weatherall, Ismir Mulalic, Ditte Lyngemark
    The Geography of Foreign Direct Investment’s Spillover Effects -Evidence from Denmark
    Presented by Cecilie Weatherall (Kraks Fond Institute for Urban Economic Research)
  • Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen, Michiel Gerritse, Charles van Marrewijk
    Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions: Matching Patterns Between Heterogeneous Firms
    Presented by Steven Brakman (University of Groningen)

May 11, 2018 10:30 to 12:30 (Room D)
01D. Transportation I

Chair: Antonio Russo (ETH Zurich)

  • Sofia Franco, Bowman CutterSkyler Lewis
    The Shadow Cost of Parking Minimums: Evidence from Los Angeles County
    Presented by Sofia Franco (UNL)
  • Francis Ostermeijer, Hans Koster, Jos Van Ommeren
    Autonomous Vehicles, Residential Parking Prices and Car Use
    Presented by Francis Ostermeijer (VU Amsterdam)
  • Konstantin Buechel, Stephan Kyburz
    Fast Track to Growth? Railway Access, Population Growth, and Local Displacement in 19th Century Switzerland
    Presented by Konstantin Buechel (University of Bern)
  • Martin Adler, Federica Liberini, Antonio Russo, Jos Van Ommeren
    Road Congestion and Public Transit
    Presented by Antonio Russo (ETH Zurich)

May 11, 2018 13:30 to 15:30 (Room A)
02A. Amenities

Chair: Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona & Institut d'Economia de Barcelona)

  • Luisa Gagliardi
    How to Get Great Employees? Make Sure They Can Enjoy Their Leisure Time
    Presented by Luisa Gagliardi (University of Geneva and LSE-SERC)
  • Yashar Blouri, Olivier Schoeni
    Taxing Cross-Border Commuters: Welfare Evidence from U.S. Counties
    Presented by Olivier Schoeni (University of Bern)
  • Nicolás González Pampillón
    Spillover Effects from a Place-Based Housing Subsidy
    Presented by Nicolás González Pampillón (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez, Ilias Pasidis, Elisabet Viladecans
    Amphitheaters, Cathedrals and Operas: The Role of Historic Amenities on Suburbanization
    Presented by Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona & Institut d'Economia de Barcelona)

May 11, 2018 13:30 to 15:30 (Room B)
02B. Transportation II

Chair: Adelheid Holl (CSIC)

  • Jos Van Ommeren, Michael McIvor
    The Marginal External Cost of Street Parking, Optimal Pricing and Supply: Evidence from Melbourne
    Presented by Jos Van Ommeren (VU University Amsterdam)
  • Samira Barzin, Daniel Graham
    Roads and Productivity: The Geographical Effects of Transportation Infrastructure on Firms’ Productivity Patterns across East and West Germany
    Presented by Samira Barzin (Imperial College London)
  • Daniel Graham, Csaba Gabor Pogonyi
    Road Building, Agglomeration Benefits and Induced Demand - Causal Estimation of the Impact of Road Capacity on Firm Productivity in Great Britain
    Presented by Csaba Gabor Pogonyi (Imperial College)
  • Adelheid Holl, Ilaria Mariotti
    Highways and Firm Performance in the Logistics Industry
    Presented by Adelheid Holl (CSIC)

May 11, 2018 13:30 to 15:30 (Room C)
02C. Spatial Effects of Public Policies

Chair: Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE)

  • Stephan Heblich, Marlon Seror, Hao Xu, Yanos Zylberberg
    Place-Based Policies in the Long Run: Evidence from Million-Rouble Plants in China
    Presented by Stephan Heblich (University of Bristol)
  • Felipe Carozzi
    Estimating the House Price Elasticity of Brownfield Re-Development in English Cities
    Presented by Felipe Carozzi (London School of Economics)
  • Giuseppe Albanese, Emanuele Ciani, Guido de Blasio
    Something New in the City? The Local Effects of Urban Regeneration Policies in Italy
    Presented by Emanuele Ciani (Bank of Italy)
  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Duncan Roth, Tobias Seidel
    The Regional Effects of a National Minimum Wage
    Presented by Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE)

May 11, 2018 13:30 to 15:30 (Room D)
02D. Cities in Developing Countries

Chair: Uwe Blien (IAB)

  • Matthew Kahn, Weizeng Sun, Jianfeng Wu, Siqi Zheng
    The Costs of Political Favoritism: Evidence from Placement of Industrial Parks across Chinese Cities
    Presented by Jianfeng Wu (Fudan University)
  • Hale Utar
    Firms and Labor in Times of Violence: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War
    Presented by Hale Utar (Bielefeld University and CESIfo)
  • Luis Quintero, Mark Roberts
    Explaining Spatial Variations in Productivity: Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean
    Presented by Luis Quintero (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Uwe Blien
    Effects of Regional Unemployment on Wages in Vietnam
    Presented by Uwe Blien (IAB)

May 11, 2018 15:45 to 17:15 (Room A)
03A. Housing II

Chair: Teemu Lyytikäinen (VATT Institute for Economic Research)

  • Saleem Bahaj, Angus Foulis, Gabor Pinter
    Home Values and Firm Behaviour
    Presented by Angus Foulis (Bank of England)
  • Wolter Hassink, Matteo Millone, Remco Mocking, Benedikt Vogt
    Collateral Damage? Decreasing House Prices and Entrepreneurial Lending
    Presented by Benedikt Vogt (CPB - Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)
  • Oskari Harjunen, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Tuukka Saarimaa
    Capitalization of Property Taxes: The Role of Salience
    Presented by Teemu Lyytikäinen (VATT Institute for Economic Research)

May 11, 2018 15:45 to 17:15 (Room B)
03B. Agglomeration Economies I

Chair: Jens Wrona (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)

  • Nicolás González Pampillón, Jordi Jofre-Monseny
    Are High Minority Neighborhoods Dynamically Stable?
    Presented by Nicolás González Pampillón (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Marta Santamaria
    Infrastructure Investment and Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Division of Germany
    Presented by Marta Santamaria (Universitat Pompeu Fabra / BGSE)
  • Grigorios Spanos
    Spatial Wage Disparities: Do Firms and Their Organization Matter?
    Presented by Grigorios Spanos (Aix-Marseille University)

May 11, 2018 15:45 to 17:15 (Room C)
03C. Student Prize I

Chair: Miren Lafourcade (University Paris-Sud and Paris School of Economics)

  • Catarina Alvarez, João Santos
    Property Tax Capitalization: Evidence from a Reform in Portugal
    Presented by Catarina Alvarez (NOVA School of Business and Economics)
  • Ying Chen
    The Local Economic Impacts of Air Pollution and Regulation: Evidence from China
    Presented by Ying Chen (LSE)
  • Jan David Bakker
    International Trade and Regional Inequality
    Presented by Jan David Bakker (University of Oxford and CEP)

May 11, 2018 15:45 to 17:15 (Room D)
03D. Student Prize II

Chair: Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (University of Barcelona)

  • Kathleen Kuerschner
    Immigration and Rental Prices of Residential Housing: Evidence from the Fall of the Berlin Wall
    Presented by Kathleen Kuerschner (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)
  • Jacob Krimmel
    Persistence of Prejudice: Estimating the Long Term Effects of Redlining
    Presented by Jacob Krimmel (University of Pennsylvania - Wharton)
  • Romain Gaté
    Efficiency of Road Pricing Schemes with Endogenous Workplace Location
    Presented by Romain Gaté (CREM - Université de Rennes 1 and INRA)

May 11, 2018 17:30 to 19:00 (Room A)
04A. Institutions and Space

Chair: Michel Serafinelli (University of Toronto)

  • Malik Curuk, Sjak Smulders
    Malthus Meets Luther: The Economics Behind the German Reformation
    Presented by Malik Curuk (Bogazici University)
  • Christoph Eder, Martin Halla
    Extractive Institutions: A Little Goes a Long Way. The Soviet Occupation of Germany and Austria
    Presented by Christoph Eder (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Michel Serafinelli, Guido Tabellini
    Creativity over Time and Space
    Presented by Michel Serafinelli (University of Toronto)

May 11, 2018 17:30 to 19:00 (Room B)
04B. Urban and NEG Theory

Chair: Sergey Kichko (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Ryo Itoh
    An Interregional Input-Output Analysis with Agglomeration Economies: Isard Meets Krugman
    Presented by Ryo Itoh (Tohoku University)
  • Mariko Nakagawa
    Skill Transference and International Migration: A Theoretical Analysis on Skilled Migration to the Anglosphere
    Presented by Mariko Nakagawa (The University of Tokyo)
  • Toshitaka Gokan, Sergey Kichko, Jacques Thisse
    How Do Trade and Communication Costs Shape the Spatial Organization of Firms?
    Presented by Sergey Kichko (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

May 11, 2018 17:30 to 19:00 (Room C)
04C. Gentrification

Chair: Jan Rouwendal (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Ismir Mulalic, Jan Rouwendal
    Commuting, Public Transport Investments and Gentrification - Evidence from Copenhagen
    Presented by Ismir Mulalic (Kraks Fond)
  • Mia Goodnature, Daniel Henderson, Amanda Ross
    Do Gay Male and Lesbian Couples Stimulate Gentrification?
    Presented by Amanda Ross (The University of Alabama)
  • Nathalie Picard, Jan Rouwendal
    Gentrification in Paris
    Presented by Jan Rouwendal (VU University Amsterdam)

May 11, 2018 17:30 to 19:00 (Room D)
04D. Housing III

Chair: Tuukka Saarimaa (VATT Institute for Economic Research)

  • Nikodem Szumilo
    Prices of Peers: Identifying Endogenous Price Effects in the Housing Market
    Presented by Nikodem Szumilo (LSE)
  • Bence Boje-Kovacs, Jane Greve, Cecilie Weatherall
    The Impact of Immigrant Concentration on Mental Health - Quasi-experimental Evidence from a Public Social Housing Programme
    Presented by Jane Greve (The Danish Centre of Applied Social Research)
  • Essi Eerola, Oskari Harjunen, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Tuukka Saarimaa
    Transfer Taxes and Household Mobility: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Finland
    Presented by Tuukka Saarimaa (VATT Institute for Economic Research)

May 12, 2018 9:00 to 10:00 (Room A)
Keynote Lecture II

  • Stephan Heblich, Stephen Redding, Daniel Sturm
    The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London
    Presented by Stephen Redding (Princeton University)

May 12, 2018 10:30 to 12:30 (Room A)
05A. Special Session: Delineating Cities I

Chair: Donald Davis (Columbia University)

  • Lewis Dijkstra
    The Degree of Urbanisation Applied to the Globe
    Presented by Lewis Dijkstra (European Commission)
  • Paolo Veneri, Justine Boulant, Ana I. Moreno-Monroy, Vicente Royuela
    Urban Agglomerations in the World. Testing a Global Identification
    Presented by Paolo Veneri (OECD)
  • Donald Davis, Jonathan Dingel, Antonio Miscio
    Cities, Skills, and Sectors in Developing Economies
    Presented by Donald Davis (Columbia University)

May 12, 2018 10:30 to 12:30 (Room B)
05B. Local Public Finance

Chair: Christian Hilber (London School of Economics)

  • Pierre Magontier, Albert Sole Olle, Elisabet Viladecans
    Can Cooperation among Local Governments Mitigate Coastal Destruction?
    Presented by Pierre Magontier (University of Barcelona)
  • Ines Helm, Jan Stuhler
    The Dynamic Response of Municipal Fiscal Budgets to Revenue Shocks
    Presented by Ines Helm (Stockholm University)
  • Max Löffler, Sebastian Siegloch
    Property Taxation, Housing, and Local Labor Markets: Evidence from German Municipalities
    Presented by Max Löffler (University of Cologne)
  • Maximilian von Ehrlich, Christian Hilber, Olivier Schoeni
    Race to the Top in Urban Sprawl: Long-Run Evidence from Switzerland
    Presented by Christian Hilber (London School of Economics)

May 12, 2018 10:30 to 12:30 (Room C)
05C. Cities and the Environment

Chair: Michael Pflüger (University of Würzburg)

  • Joris Klingen, Jos Van Ommeren
    Air Pollution and Effort: Evidence from Cyclists in London
    Presented by Joris Klingen (VU Amsterdam)
  • Rainald Borck, Philipp Schrauth
    Population Density and Urban Air Quality
    Presented by Rainald Borck (University of Potsdam)
  • Hans Koster, Mohammad Saeed Zabihidan
    The Welfare Effects of Greenbelt Policy: Evidence from England
    Presented by Hans Koster (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Michael Pflüger
    City Systems and Emissions: Is Small Beautiful?
    Presented by Michael Pflüger (University of Würzburg)

May 12, 2018 13:30 to 15:30 (Room A)
06A. Special Session: Delineating Cities II

Chair: Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Richard Bluhm, Melanie Krause
    Top Lights - Bright Cities and their Contribution to Economic Development
    Presented by Melanie Krause (University of Hamburg)
  • Christian Düben, Melanie Krause
    Population, Light and the Size Distribution of Cities
    Presented by Christian Düben (Hamburg University)
  • Yue Li, Virgilio Galdo, Martin Rama
    Identifying Urban Areas Combing Data from the Ground and from Outer Space: An Application to India
    Presented by Yue Li (The World Bank)
  • Marie-Pierre de Bellefon, Pierre-Philippe Combes, Gilles Duranton, Laurent Gobillon
    Delineating Urban Areas with Building Density
    Presented by Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania)

May 12, 2018 13:30 to 15:30 (Room B)
06B. Urban Interactions and Neighborhood Effects

Chair: Maximilian von Ehrlich (University of Bern)

  • Bence Boje-Kovacs, Georges Poquillon
    Do Your Neighbours Matter? Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Denmark
    Presented by Bence Boje-Kovacs (Kraks Fond Institute for Urban Economic Research)
  • Jun Sung Kim, Eleonora Patacchini, Pierre Picard, Yves Zenou
    Urban Interactions
    Presented by Pierre Picard (Universite de Luxembourg)
  • Patrick Bayer, Peter Blair, Yifan Ye
    The Consequences of Decentralized Racial Sorting
    Presented by Yifan Ye (Boston University)
  • Konstantin Buechel, Maximilian von Ehrlich
    Cities and the Structure of Social Interactions: Evidence from Mobile Phone Data
    Presented by Maximilian von Ehrlich (University of Bern)

May 12, 2018 13:30 to 15:30 (Room C)
06C. Agglomeration Economies II

Chair: Max Nathan (University of Birmingham)

  • Jan Cornelius Peters, Annekatrin Niebuhr
    The Location of Human Capital Accumulation - Learning by Working in Large Regions or in Large Firms?
    Presented by Jan Cornelius Peters (Thünen Institute of Rural Studies)
  • Enrico Berkes, Ruben Gaetani
    The Geography of Unconventional Innovation
    Presented by Ruben Gaetani (University of Toronto)
  • Christoph Hedtrich, Jan Eeckhout, Roberto Pinheiro
    Automation, Spatial Sorting and Job Polarization
    Presented by Christoph Hedtrich (UPF)
  • Max Nathan
    An Impact Evaluation of the Tech City Cluster Programme
    Presented by Max Nathan (University of Birmingham)

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