Urban Economics Association

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10th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association

April 29 - May 1, 2021
Online

Organizers: David Jinkins and Ismir Mulalic (Copenhagen Business School)

Program Committee: Ferdinand Rauch (Oxford, Chair), Giacomo Ponzetto (CREI, Past Chair), Yanos Zylberberg (Bristol, Vice Chair), Gabriel Ahlfedlt (LSE), Adrien Bilal (Harvard), Marius Brülhart (Lausanne), Gharad Bryan (LSE), Gabrielle Fack (Paris Dauphine), Andreas Fuster (Swiss National Bank), Naomi Hausman (Hebrew), Ines Helm (Stockholm), Camille Hémet (Ecole Normale Superieure), Matthias Hoelzlein (Notre Dame), Niclas Moneke (Oxford), Joan Monras (UPF), David Nagy (CREI), Lindsay Relihan (LSE), Clara Santamaria (Carlos III), Marta Santamaria (Warwick), Olmo Silva (LSE), Lin Tian (INSEAD), Clemence Tricaud (UCLA Anderson), Philip Ushchev (HSE St Petersburg).

Program Overview

All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 
April 29, 2021
14:00 to 16:00 Parallel Sessions 1
16:00 to 17:00 Social Session on Gather.town
17:00 to 19:00 Parallel Sessions 2
19:00 to 20:00 Social Session on Gather.town
 
April 30, 2021
14:00 to 16:00 Parallel Sessions 3
16:00 to 17:00 Social Session on Gather.town
17:00 to 19:00 Parallel Sessions 4
19:00 to 20:00 Social Session on Gather.town
 
May 1, 2021
14:00 to 16:00 Parallel Sessions 5
16:00 to 17:00 Social Session on Gather.town (Announcement of Student Prize)
17:00 to 19:00 Parallel Sessions 6
19:00 to 20:00 Social Session on Gather.town

Detailed Program

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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1A. Trade Networks

Chair: David Gomtsyan (ZEW Mannheim)

  • Piyush Panigrahi
    Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity
    Presented by Piyush Panigrahi (University of California, Berkeley)
    Discussed by David Gomtsyan (ZEW Mannheim)
  • Matthias Flueckiger, Erik Hornung, Mario Larch, Markus Ludwig, Allard Mees
    Roman Transport Network Connectivity and Economic Integration
    Presented by Matthias Flueckiger (University of York)
    Discussed by Piyush Panigrahi (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Yan Hu
    The Roadblock Effect: War Shocks, Modal Shifts, and Population Changes
    Presented by Yan Hu (CEMFI)
    Discussed by Matthias Flueckiger (University of York)
  • David Gomtsyan
    Merchant Networks in Big Cities
    Presented by David Gomtsyan (ZEW Mannheim)
    Discussed by Yan Hu (CEMFI)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1B. Migration and Households

Chair: Sarah Schroeder (Aarhus University )

  • Miguel Zerecero
    The Birthplace Premium
    Presented by Miguel Zerecero (Toulouse School of Economics)
    Discussed by Chamna Yoon (KAIST College of Busines)
  • Holger Sieg, Chamna Yoon, Jipeng Zhang
    The Impact of Migration Controls on Urban Fiscal Policies and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital in China
    Presented by Chamna Yoon (KAIST College of Busines)
    Discussed by Rodrigo Martinez-Mazza (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Rodrigo Martinez-Mazza
    Mom, Dad: I'm staying. Initial Labor Market Conditions, Housing Markets, and Welfare
    Presented by Rodrigo Martinez-Mazza (Universitat de Barcelona)
    Discussed by Sarah Schroeder (Aarhus University )
  • Sarah Schroeder, Rui Zhang
    Mobility Frictions, Remittances and the Distributional Effects of International Trade
    Presented by Sarah Schroeder (Aarhus University )
    Discussed by Miguel Zerecero (Toulouse School of Economics)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1C. Crime 1

Chair: Carlos Diaz Guimaraens (Catholic University of Uruguay)

  • Magdalena Domínguez Pérez
    Sweeping up Gangs: The Effects of tough-on-crime Policies from a Network Approach
    Presented by Magdalena Domínguez Pérez (University of Barcelona & IEB)
    Discussed by Pavel Jelnov (Leibniz University Hannover and IZA)
  • Pavel Jelnov
    Sunset Long Shadows: Time, Crime, and Perception of Change
    Presented by Pavel Jelnov (Leibniz University Hannover and IZA)
    Discussed by Aria Golestani (UC Irvine)
  • Aria Golestani
    Silenced: Consequences of the Nuisance Property Ordinances
    Presented by Aria Golestani (UC Irvine)
    Discussed by Carlos Diaz Guimaraens (Catholic University of Uruguay)
  • Carlos Diaz Guimaraens, Eleonora Patacchini
    Parents, Neighbors and Youth Crime
    Presented by Carlos Diaz Guimaraens (Catholic University of Uruguay)
    Discussed by Magdalena Domínguez Pérez (University of Barcelona & IEB)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1D. Effects from Refugee Migration on Local Labour Markets and Voting

Chair: Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski (Paris School of Economics, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University)

  • Wagner Oliveira
    Unpacking the Political Impact of Low-skilled Immigration
    Presented by Wagner Oliveira (FGV)
    Discussed by Katrin Sommerfeld (ZEW Mannheim)
  • Paul Berbée, Alfred Garloff, Katrin Sommerfeld, Herbert Bruecker
    The Labour Demand Effects of Refugee Immigration: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
    Presented by Katrin Sommerfeld (ZEW Mannheim)
    Discussed by Lukas Delgado-Prieto (UC3M)
  • Lukas Delgado-Prieto
    Dynamics of Local Wages and Employment: Evidence from the Venezuelan Immigration in Colombia
    Presented by Lukas Delgado-Prieto (UC3M)
    Discussed by Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski (Paris School of Economics, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
  • Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski
    Hosting Refugees and Voting for the Far-Right: Evidence from France
    Presented by Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski (Paris School of Economics, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
    Discussed by Wagner Oliveira (FGV)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1E. Urban Transportation

Chair: Duc Nguyen (University of Groningen)

  • Lea Bou Sleiman
    Are Car Free Centers Detrimental to the Periphery? Evidence from the Pedestrianization of the Parisian Riverbank
    Presented by Lea Bou Sleiman (Ecole Polytechnique)
    Discussed by Wenbo Li (Tianjin University)
  • Wenbo Li
    Did Road Space Rationing Reduce Air Pollution? Evidence from China
    Presented by Wenbo Li (Tianjin University)
    Discussed by Louise Bernard (LSE)
  • Louise Bernard
    The Impact of Segregated Cycling Lanes on Cycling and Motorised Traffic in London
    Presented by Louise Bernard (LSE)
    Discussed by Duc Nguyen (University of Groningen)
  • Duc Nguyen, Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen, Tristan Kohl
    From Bulwarks and Bombs to Boulevards
    Presented by Duc Nguyen (University of Groningen)
    Discussed by Lea Bou Sleiman (Ecole Polytechnique)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1F. Urban Theory

Chair: Matthew Turner (Brown University)

  • Lars Boerner, Battista Severgnini
    Epidemic Networks
    Presented by Battista Severgnini (Copenhagen Business School)
    Discussed by Matthew Turner (Brown University)
  • Cecile Gaubert, Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
    Sorting to Expensive Cities
    Presented by Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM)
    Discussed by Rowan Shi (Ryerson University)
  • Costas Arkolakis, Fabian Eckert, Rowan Shi
    Combinatorial Discrete Choice
    Presented by Rowan Shi (Ryerson University)
    Discussed by Battista Severgnini (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Jacques Thisse, Matthew Turner, Philip Ushchev
    A Unified Theory of Cities
    Presented by Matthew Turner (Brown University)
    Discussed by Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1G. Housing Markets 1

Chair: Martin Simmler (Oxford University )

  • Stefano Colonnello, Roberto Marfe, Qizhou Xiong
    Housing Yields
    Presented by Qizhou Xiong (Said Business School, University of Oxford)
    Discussed by Yiran Mao (Massey University)
  • Yiran Mao
    Social Media and Expectations in Housing Market
    Presented by Yiran Mao (Massey University)
    Discussed by Juan Pablo Uribe (Brown University)
  • Juan Pablo Uribe
    The Effect of Location Based Subsidies on the Housing Market
    Presented by Juan Pablo Uribe (Brown University)
    Discussed by Martin Simmler (Oxford University )
  • Ben Lockwood, Martin Simmler, Eddy Tam
    Tax and Occupancy of Business Properties: Theory and Evidence from UK Business Rates
    Presented by Martin Simmler (Oxford University )
    Discussed by Qizhou Xiong (Said Business School, University of Oxford)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1H. Land Use

Chair: Kentaro Nakajima (Hitotsubashi University)

  • Melanie Krause, André Seidel
    Land Scarcity and Urban Density within Cities
    Presented by André Seidel (University of Bergen)
    Discussed by Simon Büchler (University of Bern)
  • Simon Büchler, Maximilian von Ehrlich
    Quantifying Land Use Regulation and its Determinants - Ease of Residential Development across Swiss Municipalities
    Presented by Simon Büchler (University of Bern)
    Discussed by Thomas Boogaerts (KU Leuven )
  • Thomas Boogaerts, Geert Goeyvaerts
    Hold out in Land Assembly for Residential Development
    Presented by Thomas Boogaerts (KU Leuven )
    Discussed by Kentaro Nakajima (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Kentaro Nakajima, Keisuke Takano
    Estimating the Impact of Land Use Regulation on Land Price: At the Kink Point of Building Height Limits in Fukuoka
    Presented by Kentaro Nakajima (Hitotsubashi University)
    Discussed by André Seidel (University of Bergen)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1I. Amenities 1

Chair: Stephan Heblich (University of Toronto)

  • Naomi Hausman, Peleg Samuels, Maxime Cohen, Roy Sasson
    Urban Pull: The Roles of Amenities and Employment
    Presented by Naomi Hausman (Hebrew University)
    Discussed by Giulia Romani (Ca' Foscari University)
  • Agar Brugiavini, Marco Di Cataldo, Giulia Romani
    Schooling Provision and Residential Choices: Evidence from Italy
    Presented by Giulia Romani (Ca' Foscari University)
    Discussed by Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
  • Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez, Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal
    The Role of Amenities in Shaping Cities
    Presented by Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
    Discussed by Stephan Heblich (University of Toronto)
  • Lu Han, Stephan Heblich, Christopher Timmins, Yanos Zylberberg
    Cool Cities: The Value of Green Infrastructure
    Presented by Stephan Heblich (University of Toronto)
    Discussed by Naomi Hausman (Hebrew University)
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April 29, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
1J. Housing Rents

Chair: Christian Hilber (London School of Economics)

  • Javiera Selman
    Rental Voucher Programs in Middle Income Countries Countries: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Chile
    Presented by Javiera Selman (New York University)
    Discussed by Randal Verbrugge (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland )
  • Brian Adams, Randal Verbrugge
    Location, Location, Structure Type: Rent Divergence within Neighborhoods
    Presented by Randal Verbrugge (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland )
    Discussed by Aleksandar Petreski (Jönköping International Business School)
  • Aleksandar Petreski
    Rental Swap Market, Residential Mobility and Access to Housing
    Presented by Aleksandar Petreski (Jönköping International Business School)
    Discussed by Christian Hilber (London School of Economics)
  • Christian Hilber, Andreas Mense
    Why Have House Prices Risen So Much More Than Rents in Superstar Cities?
    Presented by Christian Hilber (London School of Economics)
    Discussed by Javiera Selman (New York University)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2A. Housing Supply

Chair: Andreas Mense (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

  • Kate Pennington
    Does Building New Housing Cause Displacement?: The Supply and Demand Effects of Construction in San Francisco
    Presented by Kate Pennington (UC Berkeley)
    Discussed by Maeve Maloney (Syracuse University)
  • Maeve Maloney, Stuart Rosenthal
    Why Do Home Prices Appreciate Faster in Center Cities? The Role of Risk-Return Trade-Offs in Real Estate Markets
    Presented by Maeve Maloney (Syracuse University)
    Discussed by Paul Fisher (University of Arizona)
  • Paul Fisher
    The Impact of Assessment Growth Caps on Land Use Decisions in Southern California
    Presented by Paul Fisher (University of Arizona)
    Discussed by Andreas Mense (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Andreas Mense
    The Impact of New Housing Supply on the Distribution of Rents
    Presented by Andreas Mense (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
    Discussed by Kate Pennington (UC Berkeley)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2B. Spatial Mismatch

Chair: Eduard Bruell (ZEW Mannheim)

  • Xinle Pang
    The Welfare Effect of Spatial Mismatch: Evidence From the New York Metropolitan Area
    Presented by Xinle Pang (The Pennsylvania State University)
    Discussed by Vegard Nygaard (University of Houston)
  • Elena Falcettoni, Vegard Nygaard
    A Comparison of Living Standards Across the United States of America
    Presented by Vegard Nygaard (University of Houston)
    Discussed by Juliette Fournier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Juliette Fournier
    Spatial Mismatch
    Presented by Juliette Fournier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Discussed by Eduard Bruell (ZEW Mannheim)
  • Eduard Bruell
    The Willingness to Pay for Urban Amenities. Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Germany.
    Presented by Eduard Bruell (ZEW Mannheim)
    Discussed by Xinle Pang (The Pennsylvania State University)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2C. Urban Transportation Infrastructure

Chair: Jing Li (Singapore Management University)

  • Maureen Cropper, Palak Suri
    What Are the Benefits of a Subway in Mumbai, India?
    Presented by Palak Suri (University of Maryland)
    Discussed by Prottoy Akbar (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Prottoy Akbar
    Who Benefits from Faster Public Transit?
    Presented by Prottoy Akbar (University of Pittsburgh)
    Discussed by Brandon Tan (Harvard University)
  • Brandon Tan, Kwok Hao Lee
    Urban Transit Infrastructure and Inequality: The Role of Access to Non-Tradable Goods and Services
    Presented by Brandon Tan (Harvard University)
    Discussed by Jing Li (Singapore Management University)
  • Yumi Koh, Jing Li, Jianhuan Xu
    Subway, Collaborative Matching, and Innovation
    Presented by Jing Li (Singapore Management University)
    Discussed by Palak Suri (University of Maryland)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2D. Crime 2

Chair: Adam Soliman (Duke University)

  • Michael Appiah-Kubi
    Crime and Chinese Aid in Ghana
    Presented by Michael Appiah-Kubi (Xiamen University)
    Discussed by Idaliya Grigoryeva (Stanford University)
  • Idaliya Grigoryeva
    Crime & Education in Rio de Janeiro: The Effect of Exposure to Crime on Students’ Performance in High-Stakes Tests
    Presented by Idaliya Grigoryeva (Stanford University)
    Discussed by Adam Soliman (Duke University)
  • Adam Soliman
    Crime and (a Preference for) Punishment: The Effects of Drug Policy Reform on Policing Activity
    Presented by Adam Soliman (Duke University)
    Discussed by Michael Appiah-Kubi (Xiamen University)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2E. Migration and Housing

Chair: Vinicios Sant'Anna (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Min Fang
    Migration, Housing Constraints, and Inequality: A Quantitative Analysis of China
    Presented by Min Fang (University of Rochester)
    Discussed by Gregor Schubert (Harvard University)
  • Gregor Schubert
    House Price Contagion and U.S. City Migration Networks
    Presented by Gregor Schubert (Harvard University)
    Discussed by Hanna Schwank (Boston University)
  • Hanna Schwank
    Disruptive Effects of Natural Disasters: The 1906 San Francisco Fire
    Presented by Hanna Schwank (Boston University)
    Discussed by Vinicios Sant'Anna (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Gustavo Cortes, Vinicios Sant'Anna
    Send Them Back? The Real Estate Consequences of Repatriations
    Presented by Vinicios Sant'Anna (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    Discussed by Min Fang (University of Rochester)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2F. Local Government

Chair: Rui Du (Oklahoma State University)

  • Wendy Wong
    Optimal Monitoring and Bureaucrat Adjustments
    Presented by Wendy Wong (University of Chicago)
    Discussed by Baridhi Malakar (Georgia Tech)
  • Sudheer Chava, Baridhi Malakar, Manpreet Singh
    Communities as Stakeholders: Impact of Corporate Bankruptcies on Local Governments
    Presented by Baridhi Malakar (Georgia Tech)
    Discussed by Maike Rackwitz (Hertie School)
  • Maike Rackwitz, Christian Raffer
    Shifts in Local Governments’ Corporatization Intensity: Evidence from German Cities.
    Presented by Maike Rackwitz (Hertie School)
    Discussed by Rui Du (Oklahoma State University)
  • Rui Du, Weizeng Sun, Jianghao Wang, Siqi Zheng
    Quiet Restaurants near Power Centers: The Spatial Effect of the Anti-Corruption Campaign in a Consumer City
    Presented by Rui Du (Oklahoma State University)
    Discussed by Wendy Wong (University of Chicago)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2G. Labour Markets 1

Chair: Pål Schøne (Institute for Social Research)

  • Justin Wiltshire
    Walmart Supercenters and Monopsony Power: How a Large, Low-Wage Employer Impacts Local Labor Markets
    Presented by Justin Wiltshire (University of California, Davis)
    Discussed by Maximiliane Unsorg (University of Tübingen)
  • Davud Rostam-Afschar, Maximiliane Unsorg
    Entry Regulation and Competition. Evidence from retail and labor markets of pharmacists
    Presented by Maximiliane Unsorg (University of Tübingen)
    Discussed by Jacob Kohlhepp (UCLA)
  • Jacob Kohlhepp
    Injury Risk and Labor Supply of Traffic Officers
    Presented by Jacob Kohlhepp (UCLA)
    Discussed by Pål Schøne (Institute for Social Research)
  • Harald Dale-Olsen, Pål Schøne
    Can Placement of Governmental Sector Jobs Spur Private Sector Employment and Performance?
    Presented by Pål Schøne (Institute for Social Research)
    Discussed by Justin Wiltshire (University of California, Davis)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2H. Disparities in Housing and Mortgages

Chair: Paul Willen (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

  • Laura Blattner, Scott Nelson
    How Costly is Noise? Data and Disparities in the US Mortgage Market
    Presented by Scott Nelson (Chicago Booth)
    Discussed by Geert Goeyvaerts (KU Leuven)
  • Sven Damen, Geert Goeyvaerts
    Housing Market Responses to the Mortgage Interest Deduction
    Presented by Geert Goeyvaerts (KU Leuven)
    Discussed by Tingyu Zhou (Florida State University)
  • Stephen L Ross, Tingyu Zhou
    Documenting Loss Aversion using Evidence of Round Number Bias
    Presented by Tingyu Zhou (Florida State University)
    Discussed by Paul Willen (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
  • Paul Willen, Kristopher Gerardi
    Mortgage Prepayment, Race, and Monetary Policy
    Presented by Paul Willen (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
    Discussed by Scott Nelson (Chicago Booth)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2I. Working from Home in the Post-Pandemic Era

Chair: Matthew Delventhal (Claremont McKenna College)

  • Fabian Eckert
    The City Paradox: Skilled Services and Remote Work
    Presented by Fabian Eckert (University of California, San Diego)
    Discussed by Jesse Matheson (University of Sheffield)
  • Gianni De Fraja, Jesse Matheson, James Rockey
    Zoomshock: The geography and local labour market consequences of working from home
    Presented by Jesse Matheson (University of Sheffield)
    Discussed by Jacques Thisse (Universite catholique de Louvain)
  • Jacques Thisse
    Working from Home: Too much of a Good Thing?
    Presented by Jacques Thisse (Universite catholique de Louvain)
    Discussed by Matthew Delventhal (Claremont McKenna College)
  • Matthew Delventhal, Andrii Parkhomenko
    Spatial Implications of Telecommuting
    Presented by Matthew Delventhal (Claremont McKenna College)
    Discussed by Fabian Eckert (University of California, San Diego)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2J. Ethnicity

Chair: Sam Asher (Johns Hopkins SAIS)

  • Ruth Carlitz, Ameet Morjaria, Joris Mueller
    The Roots and Persistence of National Identity in Tanzania
    Presented by Ruth Carlitz (Tulane University)
    Discussed by Sam Asher (Johns Hopkins SAIS)
  • Stefan Nikolić, David Chilosi
    Vanishing Borders: Ethnicity and the Origin of the Yugoslav Market
    Presented by Stefan Nikolić (Bocconi University)
    Discussed by Paul Schaudt (University of Saint Gallen)
  • Richard Bluhm, Roland Hodler, Paul Schaudt
    The Undivided Rule: Local Majorities and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Presented by Paul Schaudt (University of Saint Gallen)
    Discussed by Ruth Carlitz (Tulane University)
  • Anjali Adukia, Sam Asher, Kritarth Jha, Paul Novosad, Brandon Tan
    Are India’s Cities Reproducing its Rural Disparities? Evidence from 1.2m Neighborhoods
    Presented by Sam Asher (Johns Hopkins SAIS)
    Discussed by Stefan Nikolić (Bocconi University)
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April 29, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
2K. Effects of Airbnb

Chair: John Morehouse (University of Oregon)

  • Nicola Fontana
    Backlash against Airbnb: Evidence from London
    Presented by Nicola Fontana (London School of Economics)
    Discussed by Mark Tremblay (Miami University)
  • Andrew Bibler, Keith Teltser, Mark Tremblay
    Is Sharing Really Caring? The Effect of Airbnb on the Affordability of Housing
    Presented by Mark Tremblay (Miami University)
    Discussed by Pablo de Llanos (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)
  • Pablo de Llanos, Marc Agustí, Lucía Kazarian, Alberto Font, Magnús Ásmundsson, Christof Bischofberger
    The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Housing Rental Prices: The Case of Airbnb in Barcelona
    Presented by Pablo de Llanos (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)
    Discussed by John Morehouse (University of Oregon)
  • John Morehouse
    In Search of Peace and Quiet: The Heterogeneous Impacts of Short-Term Rentals on Housing Prices
    Presented by John Morehouse (University of Oregon)
    Discussed by Nicola Fontana (London School of Economics)
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April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3A. Cities in Developing Countries

Chair: Alexander Poulsen (Boston College)

  • Tillman Hoenig
    The Legacy of Conflict: Aggregate Evidence from Sierra Leone
    Presented by Tillman Hoenig (LSE and WIDER)
    Discussed by Juan Pablo Chauvin (Inter-American Development Bank)
  • Sam Asher, Juan Pablo Chauvin, Idaliya Grigoryeva, Paul Novosad
    Rural Spillovers of Urban Growth
    Presented by Juan Pablo Chauvin (Inter-American Development Bank)
    Discussed by Raoul van Maarseveen (Uppsala University)
  • Raoul van Maarseveen
    The Effect of Urban Migration on Educational Attainment: Evidence from Africa
    Presented by Raoul van Maarseveen (Uppsala University)
    Discussed by Alexander Poulsen (Boston College)
  • Alexander Poulsen
    Decomposing the Urban Wage Premium in Brazil: Firms, Matching, and Compensating Wage Differentials
    Presented by Alexander Poulsen (Boston College)
    Discussed by Tillman Hoenig (LSE and WIDER)
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April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3B. Location

Chair: Greg Wright (UC Merced)

  • Kristina Komissarova
    Location Choice over the Life Cycle: Determinants and Policy Implications
    Presented by Kristina Komissarova (NYU)
    Discussed by Jingting Fan (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Jingting Fan, Ben Zou
    The Dual Local Markets: Family, Jobs, and the Spatial Distribution of Skill
    Presented by Jingting Fan (Pennsylvania State University)
    Discussed by Sandro Provenzano (London School of Economics)
  • Sandro Provenzano
    Accountability Failure in Isolated Areas: The Cost of Remoteness from the Capital City
    Presented by Sandro Provenzano (London School of Economics)
    Discussed by Greg Wright (UC Merced)
  • Greg Wright, Rowena Gray
    A Rising Tide? The Local Incidence of the Second Wave of Globalization
    Presented by Greg Wright (UC Merced)
    Discussed by Kristina Komissarova (NYU)
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April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3C. Local Public Finance 1

Chair: Veronica Grassi (St Gallen)

  • Matthias Krapf, David Staubli
    The Corporate Elasticity of Taxable Income: Event Study Evidence from Switzerland
    Presented by Matthias Krapf (University of Lausanne)
    Discussed by Justus Nover (ZEW Mannheim)
  • Justus Nover
    Local Tax Policy Responses to a Shock in Foreign Labor Supply
    Presented by Justus Nover (ZEW Mannheim)
    Discussed by Marko Koethenbuerger (ETH Zurich)
  • Marko Koethenbuerger, Christian Stettler
    Municipal Merger and Taxes
    Presented by Marko Koethenbuerger (ETH Zurich)
    Discussed by Veronica Grassi (St Gallen)
  • Laura Fontana-Casellini, Veronica Grassi
    Taxation, Public Spending and Internal Migratory Responses in Switzerland: Who Votes with Her Feet?
    Presented by Veronica Grassi (St Gallen)
    Discussed by Matthias Krapf (University of Lausanne)
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April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3D. Mortgages

Chair: Ryan Sandler (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

  • Sven Damen, Stef Schildermans
    Capital Requirements, Mortgage Rates and House Prices
    Presented by Sven Damen (University of Antwerp)
    Discussed by Ryan Sandler (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
  • Ryan Sandler
    Aligning Incentives: The Effect of Mortgage Servicing Rules on Foreclosures and Delinquency
    Presented by Ryan Sandler (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
    Discussed by Patrick Moran (University of Copenhagen & IFS)
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April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3E. Traffic Reduction

Chair: Ricard Gil (Queen's University)

  • Nicola Rosaia
    Competing Platforms and Transport Equilibrium: Evidence from New York CIty
    Presented by Nicola Rosaia (Harvard)
    Discussed by Shuhei Nishitateno (Kwansei Gakuin University)
  • Shuhei Nishitateno
    Effects of Low Emission Zones on Air Quality, New Vehicle Registrations and Infant Health: Evidence from Japan
    Presented by Shuhei Nishitateno (Kwansei Gakuin University)
    Discussed by Filippo Tassinari (University Of Barcelona & IEB)
  • Filippo Tassinari
    Low Emission Zones and Traffic Congestion: Evidence from Madrid Central
    Presented by Filippo Tassinari (University Of Barcelona & IEB)
    Discussed by Ricard Gil (Queen's University)
  • Jose Enrique Galdon-Sanchez, Ricard Gil, Felix Holub, Guillermo Uriz-Uharte
    Benefits and Costs of Driving Restriction Policies: The Impact of Madrid Central on Congestion, Pollution and Consumer Spending
    Presented by Ricard Gil (Queen's University)
    Discussed by Nicola Rosaia (Harvard)
^

April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3F. Universities

Chair: Constantin Charles (University of Southern California)

  • Greg Howard, Russell Weinstein, Yuhao Yang
    Do Regional Universities Make their Local Economy More Resilient?
    Presented by Greg Howard (University of Illinois)
    Discussed by Lea Immel (Ifo Institute)
  • Lea Immel
    University Openings and their Long-term Impact on Regional Wages: Evidence from West Germany
    Presented by Lea Immel (Ifo Institute)
    Discussed by Yifan Wu (Singapore Management University)
  • Jing Li, Shimeng Liu, Yifan Wu
    Identifying Knowledge Spillovers from Universities: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Urban China
    Presented by Yifan Wu (Singapore Management University)
    Discussed by Constantin Charles (University of Southern California)
  • Constantin Charles
    Company-College Co-Location: Do universities create local innovation clusters?
    Presented by Constantin Charles (University of Southern California)
    Discussed by Greg Howard (University of Illinois)
^

April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3G. Agglomeration Effects in Developing Countries

Chair: Simon Franklin (Queen Mary University London)

  • Niango Sika Antoine Brice Adou
    Agglomeration Economies and Firms’ Performance: Assessment on Ivorian Enterprises
    Presented by Niango Sika Antoine Brice Adou (University Felix Houphouet Boigny)
    Discussed by Jeanne Sorin (University of Chicago)
  • Vittorio Bassi, Matthew Kahn, Nancy Lozano-Gracia, Tommaso Porzio, Jeanne Sorin
    Avoiding Pollution or Adapting to it? Managerial Quality and Worker Exposure to PM2.5 in Urban Uganda
    Presented by Jeanne Sorin (University of Chicago)
    Discussed by Björn Brey (AMSE & University of Nottingham)
  • Björn Brey
    The Long-Run Gains from the Early Adoption of Electricity
    Presented by Björn Brey (AMSE & University of Nottingham)
    Discussed by Simon Franklin (Queen Mary University London)
  • Simon Franklin, Clement Imbert
    Urban Public Works in Spatial Equilibrium: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia
    Presented by Simon Franklin (Queen Mary University London)
    Discussed by Niango Sika Antoine Brice Adou (University Felix Houphouet Boigny)
^

April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3H. Geography of Firms

Chair: Ziho Park (University of Chicago)

  • Lin Tian, Yue Yu
    Geographic Spillovers and Firm Exports: Evidence from China
    Presented by Yue Yu (University of Toronto)
    Discussed by Dominick Bartelme (University of Michigan)
  • Dominick Bartelme, Oren Ziv
    The Internal Geography of Firms
    Presented by Dominick Bartelme (University of Michigan)
    Discussed by Ziho Park (University of Chicago)
  • Benjamin Schoefer, Oren Ziv
    Productivity, Place, and Plants: Revisiting the Measurement
    Presented by Oren Ziv (Michigan State University)
    Discussed by Yue Yu (University of Toronto)
  • Ziho Park
    Import Competition and Internal Firm Network: Establishment-level Analysis
    Presented by Ziho Park (University of Chicago)
    Discussed by Oren Ziv (Michigan State University)
^

April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3I. Voting and Local Politics

Chair: Guglielmo Barone (University of Bologna)

  • Makoto Fukumoto
    Biting the Hands that Feed Them? Place-Based Policies and Decline of Local Support: Evidence from the UK
    Presented by Makoto Fukumoto (UC Berkeley)
    Discussed by Evan Wigton-Jones (Husson University)
  • Evan Wigton-Jones
    Droughts, Conflict, and the Importance of Democratic Legitimacy: Evidence from Pre-Industrial Europe
    Presented by Evan Wigton-Jones (Husson University)
    Discussed by Tuuli Tähtinen (European University Institute)
  • Tuuli Tähtinen
    Populism and Ideological Convergence in a Multiparty System: Evidence from Finland
    Presented by Tuuli Tähtinen (European University Institute)
    Discussed by Guglielmo Barone (University of Bologna)
  • Guglielmo Barone, Guido de Blasio, Elena Gentili
    Politically Connected Cities: Italy 1951-1991
    Presented by Guglielmo Barone (University of Bologna)
    Discussed by Makoto Fukumoto (UC Berkeley)
^

April 30, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
3J. Migration

Chair: Federico Haslop (The George Washington University)

  • András Jagadits
    Emigration and Local Structural Change - Evidence from (Austria)-Hungary in the Age of Mass Migration
    Presented by András Jagadits (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
    Discussed by Binta Zahra Diop (University of Oxford)
  • Binta Zahra Diop
    Agricultural Subsidies, Credit Constraints and Migration: Theory and Evidence from the Zambia
    Presented by Binta Zahra Diop (University of Oxford)
    Discussed by Bruno Conte (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
  • Bruno Conte
    Climate Change and Migration: the case of Africa
    Presented by Bruno Conte (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
    Discussed by Federico Haslop (The George Washington University)
  • Federico Haslop, Remi Jedwab, Carlos Rodriguez-Castelan
    Climate Change, Rural Livelihoods and Urbanization: Evidence from the Permanent Shrinking of Lake Chad
    Presented by Federico Haslop (The George Washington University)
    Discussed by András Jagadits (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4A. Commuting

Chair: Gabriel Loumeau (ETH Zurich)

  • Andrea Mattia
    Traffic Congestion Pricing, Express Lanes and the Value of Time
    Presented by Andrea Mattia (University of Chicago)
    Discussed by Rene Karadakic (Norwegian School of Economics)
  • Aline Buetikofer, Rene Karadakic, Alexander Willen
    Mommy is Stuck in Traffic? Parenthood and the Gender Gap in Commuting
    Presented by Rene Karadakic (Norwegian School of Economics)
    Discussed by Lukas Makovsky (The London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Lukas Makovsky
    The Agglomeration Economies in the Czech Republic Inferred from the Commuting Patterns
    Presented by Lukas Makovsky (The London School of Economics and Political Science)
    Discussed by Gabriel Loumeau (ETH Zurich)
  • Gabriel Loumeau
    Regional Borders, Commuting and Transport Network Integration
    Presented by Gabriel Loumeau (ETH Zurich)
    Discussed by Andrea Mattia (University of Chicago)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4B. Amenities 2

Chair: Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE)

  • Maximilian v. Ehrlich, Pierre Magontier, Markus Schläpfer
    How do Environmental Shocks Affect Human Interactions in Cities? Evidence from Mobile Phone Data in Singapore
    Presented by Pierre Magontier (University of Bern)
    Discussed by Timur Abbiasov (Columbia University)
  • Timur Abbiasov
    Do Urban Parks Promote Racial Diversity? Evidence from New York City
    Presented by Timur Abbiasov (Columbia University)
    Discussed by Stephen Redding (Princeton University)
  • Yuhei Miyauchi, Kentaro Nakajima, Stephen Redding
    Consumption Access and Agglomeration: Evidence from Smartphone Data
    Presented by Stephen Redding (Princeton University)
    Discussed by Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE)
  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Fabian Bald, Duncan Roth, Tobias Seidel
    Quality of Life in a Dynamic Spatial Model
    Presented by Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE)
    Discussed by Pierre Magontier (University of Bern)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4C. Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Chair: Rainald Borck (University of Potsdam)

  • Valentin Lindlacher, Moritz Goldbeck
    Digital Infrastructure and Local Economic Growth: Early Internet in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Presented by Valentin Lindlacher (ifo Institute Munich)
    Discussed by Marcelo Sant'Anna (FGV)
  • Ricardo Guedes, Felipe Iachan, Marcelo Sant'Anna
    Housing Supply in the Presence of Informality
    Presented by Marcelo Sant'Anna (FGV)
    Discussed by Nishant Vats (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
  • Shohini Kundu, Nishant Vats
    What Explains the Geographic Variation in Investment? A Tale of Colonial Hangover
    Presented by Nishant Vats (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
    Discussed by Rainald Borck (University of Potsdam)
  • Rainald Borck, Peter Mulder
    Energy Policies and Pollution in two Developing Country Cities: A Quantitative Model
    Presented by Rainald Borck (University of Potsdam)
    Discussed by Valentin Lindlacher (ifo Institute Munich)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4D. Transport and Inequality

Chair: Shirlee Lichtman-Sadot (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

  • Pablo Warnes
    Transport Infrastructure Improvements and Spatial Sorting: Evidence from Buenos Aires
    Presented by Pablo Warnes (Columbia University)
    Discussed by Guillermo Sinisterra (Universidad Javeriana)
  • Luis Quintero, Guillermo Sinisterra
    The Long and Winding Roads: Roads, Inequality, and Growth
    Presented by Guillermo Sinisterra (Universidad Javeriana)
    Discussed by Sara Bagagli (University of Zurich)
  • Sara Bagagli
    The (Express)Way to Segregation: Evidence from Chicago Metropolitan Area
    Presented by Sara Bagagli (University of Zurich)
    Discussed by Shirlee Lichtman-Sadot (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
  • Aamer Abu-Qarn, Shirlee Lichtman-Sadot
    The Tradeoff between Work and Education: Evidence from Public Transportation Penetration to Arab Towns in Israel
    Presented by Shirlee Lichtman-Sadot (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
    Discussed by Pablo Warnes (Columbia University)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4E. Information Exchange

Chair: Conor Walsh (Princeton University)

  • Fernando Stipanicic, Stefan Pauly
    The Diffusion of Knowledge: Evidence from the Jet Age
    Presented by Fernando Stipanicic (Toulouse School of Economics)
    Discussed by Ruben Gaetani (University of Toronto)
  • Enrico Berkes, Ruben Gaetani, Marti Mestieri
    Cities and Technological Waves
    Presented by Ruben Gaetani (University of Toronto)
    Discussed by Xian Jiang (Duke University)
  • Xian Jiang
    Information and Communication Technology and Firm Geographic Expansion
    Presented by Xian Jiang (Duke University)
    Discussed by Conor Walsh (Princeton University)
  • Fabian Eckert, Sharat Ganapati, Conor Walsh
    Skilled Scalable Services: The New Urban Bias in Economic Growth
    Presented by Conor Walsh (Princeton University)
    Discussed by Fernando Stipanicic (Toulouse School of Economics)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4F. Labour Markets 2

Chair: Bernardo Modenesi (University of Michigan)

  • Luke Haywood, Nicolas Koch, Charlotte Plinke, Olmo Silva
    The Decline of Coal and Local Labour Markets – Evidence from a Managed Transition in Germany
    Presented by Charlotte Plinke (Climate Analytics)
    Discussed by Hiroaki Shirai (UW-Madison)
  • Hiroaki Shirai
    The Employment Effects of Levee Investments
    Presented by Hiroaki Shirai (UW-Madison)
    Discussed by Valentin Lukas Hörnig (RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)
  • Valentin Lukas Hörnig
    Regional Analysis of the Hartz Reforms
    Presented by Valentin Lukas Hörnig (RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)
    Discussed by Bernardo Modenesi (University of Michigan)
  • Bernardo Modenesi, James Fogel
    What is the Extent of the Labor Market? A Network-Based Approach
    Presented by James Fogel (University of Michigan)
    Discussed by Charlotte Plinke (Climate Analytics)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4G. Local Public Goods: Evidence from School Boards

Chair: John Singleton (University of Rochester)

  • Jacob Krimmel
    Reclaiming Local Control: School Finance Reforms and Housing Supply Restrictions
    Presented by Jacob Krimmel (University of Pennsylvania - Wharton)
    Discussed by Tuukka Saarimaa (Aalto University)
  • Oskari Harjunen, Tuukka Saarimaa, Janne Tukiainen
    Love Thy (Elected) Neighbor? Residential Segregation, Political Representation and Local Public Goods
    Presented by Tuukka Saarimaa (Aalto University)
    Discussed by Brett Fischer (University of Virginia)
  • Brett Fischer
    No Spending without Representation: School Boards and the Racial Gap in Education Finance
    Presented by Brett Fischer (University of Virginia)
    Discussed by John Singleton (University of Rochester)
  • Stephen Billings, Hugh Macartney, Geunyong Park, John Singleton
    The Actions of Elected Officials: Self-Interest Versus the Public Good
    Presented by John Singleton (University of Rochester)
    Discussed by Jacob Krimmel (University of Pennsylvania - Wharton)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4H. Homeownership

Chair: Eirik Brandsaas (UW-Madison)

  • Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, Aradhya Sood, William Speagle
    Long Shadow of Racial Discrimination: Evidence from Housing Covenants of Minneapolis
    Presented by Aradhya Sood (University of Toronto and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
    Discussed by Alexander Daminger (University of Regensburg)
  • Alexander Daminger
    Subsidies to Homeownership and Central City Rent
    Presented by Alexander Daminger (University of Regensburg)
    Discussed by Andrii Parkhomenko (University of Southern California)
  • Andrii Parkhomenko
    Homeownership and Labor Market Polarization
    Presented by Andrii Parkhomenko (University of Southern California)
    Discussed by Eirik Brandsaas (UW-Madison)
  • Eirik Brandsaas
    Illiquid Homeownership and the Bank of Mom and Dad
    Presented by Eirik Brandsaas (UW-Madison)
    Discussed by Aradhya Sood (University of Toronto and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4I. Migration and Matching

Chair: Jordy Meekes (The University of Melbourne)

  • Davide Alonzo
    Marrying Your Job: Matching and Mobility with Geographic Heterogeneity
    Presented by Davide Alonzo (UBC)
    Discussed by Devaki Ghose (University of Virginia)
  • Devaki Ghose
    Trade, Internal Migration, and Human Capital: Who Gains from India's IT Boom?
    Presented by Devaki Ghose (University of Virginia)
    Discussed by Mathilde Munoz (Paris School of Economics)
  • Mathilde Munoz
    Traded Non Tradables: Offshoring Services Jobs through Labour Mobility
    Presented by Mathilde Munoz (Paris School of Economics)
    Discussed by Jordy Meekes (The University of Melbourne)
  • Jordy Meekes, Wolter Hassink
    Fired and Pregnant: Gender Differences in Job Flexibility Outcomes after Job Loss
    Presented by Jordy Meekes (The University of Melbourne)
    Discussed by Davide Alonzo (UBC)
^

April 30, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
4J. Housing Taxation

Chair: Sebastian Siegloch (ZEW / University of Mannheim)

  • Antoine Levy
    The tax elasticity of capital gains: Evidence from millions of housing sales
    Presented by Antoine Levy (MIT)
    Discussed by Cameron LaPoint (Yale School of Management)
  • Chun-Che Chi, Cameron LaPoint, Ming-Jen Lin
    Flip or Flop? Tobin Taxes in the Real Estate Market
    Presented by Cameron LaPoint (Yale School of Management)
    Discussed by Natee Amornsiripanitch (Yale University)
  • Natee Amornsiripanitch
    Why Are Residential Property Tax Rates Regressive?
    Presented by Natee Amornsiripanitch (Yale University)
    Discussed by Sebastian Siegloch (ZEW / University of Mannheim)
  • Max Löffler, Sebastian Siegloch
    Welfare Effects of Property Taxation
    Presented by Sebastian Siegloch (ZEW / University of Mannheim)
    Discussed by Antoine Levy (MIT)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5A. Trade 1

Chair: Ugur Yesilbayraktar (Universitat Pompeu Fabra - CREI)

  • Sebastian Ellingsen
    Long-Distance Trade and Long-Term Persistence
    Presented by Sebastian Ellingsen (Pompeu Fabra)
    Discussed by Christian Düben (Hamburg University)
  • Christian Düben, Jonas Rudsinske, Sebastian Schmidt
    Real Iceberg Transport Costs: The Distance Effect of the North Atlantic Iceberg Drift on Trade
    Presented by Christian Düben (Hamburg University)
    Discussed by Haishi Li (University of Chicago)
  • Gustavo de Souza, Haishi Li
    The Employment Consequences of Anti-Dumping Tariffs: Lessons from Brazil
    Presented by Haishi Li (University of Chicago)
    Discussed by Ugur Yesilbayraktar (Universitat Pompeu Fabra - CREI)
  • Marta Santamaria, Jaume Ventura, Ugur Yesilbayraktar
    Borders within Europe
    Presented by Ugur Yesilbayraktar (Universitat Pompeu Fabra - CREI)
    Discussed by Sebastian Ellingsen (Pompeu Fabra)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5B. Local Public Finance 2

Chair: Kurt Schmidheiny (University of Basel)

  • Lionel Wilner
    How do Citizens Perceive Centralization Reforms? Evidence from the Merger of French Regions
    Presented by Lionel Wilner (Insee-Crest)
    Discussed by Todd Czurylo (University of Illinois)
  • Todd Czurylo
    The Effect of Tax Increment Financing Districts on Job Creation in Chicago
    Presented by Todd Czurylo (University of Illinois)
    Discussed by David Schönholzer (IIES)
  • David Schönholzer
    Measuring Preferences for Local Governments
    Presented by David Schönholzer (IIES)
    Discussed by Kurt Schmidheiny (University of Basel)
  • Davud Rostam-Afschar, Kurt Schmidheiny
    Freedom of Movement, Taxation and Job Mobility in Europe
    Presented by Kurt Schmidheiny (University of Basel)
    Discussed by Lionel Wilner (Insee-Crest)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5C. Housing Cost 1

Chair: Alina Arefeva (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business)

  • Christopher Watson, Oren Ziv
    Is the Rent Too High? Land Ownership and Monopoly Power
    Presented by Christopher Watson (Michigan State University)
    Discussed by Jan Rouwendal (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Jan Rouwendal, Aidong Zhao
    The Productivity of Land: Evidence from China
    Presented by Jan Rouwendal (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
    Discussed by Ren Ren (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Ren Ren, S.K. Wong, K.W. Chau
    The Determinant of Neighborhood Supply Elasticity: The Land Assembly Cost
    Presented by Ren Ren (The University of Hong Kong)
    Discussed by Alina Arefeva (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business)
  • Alina Arefeva
    Job Growth from Opportunity Zones
    Presented by Alina Arefeva (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business)
    Discussed by Christopher Watson (Michigan State University)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5D. Commercial Real Estate

Chair: Christophe Spaenjers (HEC Paris)

  • Chao Ma
    Asset Securitization and Firm Expansion in Product Markets
    Presented by Chao Ma (Xiamen University)
    Discussed by Olivier Schöni (Laval University)
  • Simon Büchler, Olivier Schöni, Alex Van de Minne
    Intrinsic Real Option Value: Empirical Evidence from Commercial Real Estate Investors
    Presented by Olivier Schöni (Laval University)
    Discussed by Christophe Spaenjers (HEC Paris)
  • Christophe Spaenjers, Eva Steiner
    Do Private Equity Investors Create Value? Evidence from the Hotel Industry
    Presented by Christophe Spaenjers (HEC Paris)
    Discussed by Chao Ma (Xiamen University)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5E. Firm Subsidies

Chair: Marta Santamaria (University of Warwick)

  • Nils Wehrhöfer, Sebastian Siegloch, Tobias Etzel
    Direct, Spillover and Welfare Effects of Regional Subsidies to Firms
    Presented by Nils Wehrhöfer (University of Mannheim)
    Discussed by Anna Rosso (University of Milan)
  • Anna Rosso, Giorgio Barba Navaretti
    Inequality in Productivity: Geography and Finance of Leaders and Laggards in Italy
    Presented by Anna Rosso (University of Milan)
    Discussed by Lorenzo Incoronato (University College London)
  • Giuseppe Albanese, Guido de Blasio, Lorenzo Incoronato
    Hooked on a Subsidy: Transfers and Preferences for State Intervention
    Presented by Lorenzo Incoronato (University College London)
    Discussed by Marta Santamaria (University of Warwick)
  • Manuel García-Santana, Marta Santamaria
    Border Effects, Governments and Aggregate Productivity
    Presented by Marta Santamaria (University of Warwick)
    Discussed by Nils Wehrhöfer (University of Mannheim)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5F. Empirical Analysis of Agglomeration

Chair: Giulio Farolfi (Clark University)

  • Audinga Baltrunaite, Egle Karmaziene
    Trainspotting: Board Appointments in Private Firms
    Presented by Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy)
    Discussed by Clément Bosquet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Clément Bosquet
    Spatial Sorting and Agglomeration Economies within Cities
    Presented by Clément Bosquet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
    Discussed by Giulio Farolfi (Clark University)
  • David Cuberes, Giulio Farolfi
    The Determinants of Capitals' Location
    Presented by Giulio Farolfi (Clark University)
    Discussed by Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5G. Highways

Chair: Ioulia Ossokina (Eindhoven University of Technology)

  • Matias Herrera Dappe, Mathilde Lebrand, Diana Van Patten
    Bridging Bangladesh and India: Cross-border Trade and the Motor Vehicles Agreement
    Presented by Mathilde Lebrand (World Bank)
    Discussed by João Pereira dos Santos (Nova School of Business and Economics)
  • Dirk Dohse, João Pereira dos Santos, Jose Tavares
    Transportation Costs and Firm Performance
    Presented by João Pereira dos Santos (Nova School of Business and Economics)
    Discussed by Luisa Doerr (ifo Institute for Economic Research)
  • Luisa Doerr, Stefanie Gaebler
    Does Highway Accessibility Influence Local Tax Factors? Evidence from German Municipalities
    Presented by Luisa Doerr (ifo Institute for Economic Research)
    Discussed by Ioulia Ossokina (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Ioulia Ossokina
    Highway Widenings, Traffic and Economic Activity
    Presented by Ioulia Ossokina (Eindhoven University of Technology)
    Discussed by Mathilde Lebrand (World Bank)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5H. Urban Transportation

Chair: Morgan Ubeda (GATE - University of Lyon)

  • Rebecca Brough, Matthew Freedman, David Phillips
    A (Free) Ticket to Ride: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Means-Tested Public Transportation Subsidies
    Presented by David Phillips (University of Notre Dame)
    Discussed by Nicolas Volkhausen (VU Amsterdam)
  • Nicolas Volkhausen
    Regional Airports and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Single European Aviation Market
    Presented by Nicolas Volkhausen (VU Amsterdam)
    Discussed by Guillaume Monchambert (University of Lyon)
  • Nicolas Coulombel, Guillaume Monchambert
    Diseconomies of Scale and Subsidies in Urban Public Transportation
    Presented by Guillaume Monchambert (University of Lyon)
    Discussed by Morgan Ubeda (GATE - University of Lyon)
  • Morgan Ubeda
    Local Amenities, Commuting Costs and Income Disparities Within Cities
    Presented by Morgan Ubeda (GATE - University of Lyon)
    Discussed by David Phillips (University of Notre Dame)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5I. Gentrification

Chair: Federico Curci (CUNEF)

  • Rainald Borck, Niklas Gohl
    Gentrification and Affordable Housing Policies
    Presented by Niklas Gohl (Potsdam University)
    Discussed by Meng Li (Queen's University)
  • Meng Li
    Within-city Income Inequality, Neighborhood Gentrification, and House Prices
    Presented by Meng Li (Queen's University)
    Discussed by Ana Moreno-Maldonado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Ana Moreno-Maldonado, Clara Santamaria
    Delayed Childbearing and Gentrification
    Presented by Ana Moreno-Maldonado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
    Discussed by Federico Curci (CUNEF)
  • Federico Curci, Hasin Yousaf
    Gentrifying Cities, Amenities and Income Segregation: Evidence from San Francisco
    Presented by Federico Curci (CUNEF)
    Discussed by Niklas Gohl (Potsdam University)
^

May 1, 2021 14:00 to 16:00
5J. Covid 1

Chair: William Strange (University of Toronto)

  • Daniel Wilson
    Weather, Mobility, and COVID-19: A Panel Local Projections Estimator for Understanding and Forecasting Infectious Disease Spread
    Presented by Daniel Wilson (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
    Discussed by Victor Couture (University of British Columbia)
  • Victor Couture, Jonathan Dingel, Allison Green, Jessie Handbury, Kevin Williams
    Measuring Movement and Social Contact with Smartphone Data: a Real-Time Application to COVID-19
    Presented by Victor Couture (University of British Columbia)
    Discussed by Lindsay Relihan (London School of Economics)
  • Lindsay Relihan, Marvin Ward, Christopher Wheat, Diana Farrell
    The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Local Commerce: Changes in Spend Across Neighborhoods and Online
    Presented by Lindsay Relihan (London School of Economics)
    Discussed by William Strange (University of Toronto)
  • Stuart Rosenthal, William Strange, Joaquin Urrego
    Are City Centers Losing Their Appeal? Commercial Real Estate, Urban Spatial Structure, and COVID-19
    Presented by William Strange (University of Toronto)
    Discussed by Daniel Wilson (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6A. Public Housing / Rent Control

Chair: Milena Almagro (Federal Reserve of Minneapolis and Chicago Booth)

  • Louis Malard, Roxane Morel, Mathilde Poulhes
    Rent Control in Paris: Small Rooms Dwellings more Constrained
    Presented by Roxane Morel (CREST)
    Discussed by Mohammad Saeed Tajrishy (Sharif University of Technology)
  • Mohammad Saeed Tajrishy, Mohammad Vesal
    The Externality of Public Housing Projects: The Case of Mehr Housing Project in Iran
    Presented by Mohammad Saeed Tajrishy (Sharif University of Technology)
    Discussed by Amrita Kulka (NYU Furman Center and University of Warwick)
  • Nicholas Chiumenti, Amrita Kulka, Aradhya Sood
    How to Build Affordable Housing? The Role of Local Barriers to Building Multi-Unit Housing
    Presented by Amrita Kulka (NYU Furman Center and University of Warwick)
    Discussed by Eric Chyn (Dartmouth College)
  • Milena Almagro, Eric Chyn
    The Effects of Urban Renewal Programs on Gentrification and Inequality
    Presented by Eric Chyn (Dartmouth College)
    Discussed by Roxane Morel (CREST)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6B. Trade 2

Chair: Georgios Tsiachtsiras (University of Barcelona)

  • Yuan Tian, Junjie Xia, Rudai Yang
    Trade-Induced Urbanization and the Making of Modern Agriculture
    Presented by Yuan Tian (University of Nottingham)
    Discussed by Jinyan Chang (Clark University)
  • Jinyan Chang, David Cuberes, Junfu Zhang
    The Impact of Canals on Local Growth in the U.S., 1790-1860
    Presented by Jinyan Chang (Clark University)
    Discussed by Heitor Pellegrina (NYU Abu Dhabi)
  • Farid Farrokhi, Heitor Pellegrina
    Trade, Technology, and Agricultural Productivity
    Presented by Heitor Pellegrina (NYU Abu Dhabi)
    Discussed by Georgios Tsiachtsiras (University of Barcelona)
  • Georgios Tsiachtsiras, Deyun Yin, Ernest Miguelez, Rosina Moreno
    Rails and Innovation: Evidence from China
    Presented by Georgios Tsiachtsiras (University of Barcelona)
    Discussed by Yuan Tian (University of Nottingham)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6C. Housing cost 2

Chair: Rohan Ganduri (Emory University)

  • John Hatfield, Katrina Kosec, Luke Rodgers
    Housing Values and Jurisdictional Fragmentation
    Presented by Luke Rodgers (Florida State University)
    Discussed by Fernando Ferreira (Wharton)
  • Fernando Ferreira
    Estimating the Economic Value of Zoning Reform: Evidence from Sao Paulo
    Presented by Fernando Ferreira (Wharton)
    Discussed by Rohan Ganduri (Emory University)
  • Rohan Ganduri, Gonzalo Maturana
    Do Property Rehabs Affect Neighboring Property Prices?
    Presented by Rohan Ganduri (Emory University)
    Discussed by Luke Rodgers (Florida State University)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6D. Housing Markets 2

Chair: Joseph Nichols (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve)

  • Chongyu Wang, Tingyu Zhou
    Face-to-face Interactions, Tenant Resilience, and Commercial Real Estate Performance
    Presented by Chongyu Wang (Concordia University)
    Discussed by Carl Liebersohn (The Ohio State University)
  • Agnes Kovacs, Patrick Moran
    Breaking the Commitment Device: The Effect of Home Equity Withdrawal on Consumption, Saving, and Welfare
    Presented by Patrick Moran (University of Copenhagen & IFS)
    Discussed by Sven Damen (University of Antwerp)
  • Carl Liebersohn
    Debt Overhang and the Retail Apocalypse
    Presented by Carl Liebersohn (The Ohio State University)
    Discussed by Joseph Nichols (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve)
  • Jung-Eun Kim, John Krainer, Joseph Nichols
    Slow-Moving Capital and Fire Sales in Real Estate Markets
    Presented by Joseph Nichols (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve)
    Discussed by Chongyu Wang (Concordia University)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6E. Path Dependence

Chair: Gan Jin (University of Freiburg, VAT: DE 142116817)

  • Felipe Carozzi, Edward Pinchbeck, Luca Repetto
    Scars of War: the Local Legacy of Sacrifice across Generations of British Soldiers
    Presented by Felipe Carozzi (London School of Economics)
    Discussed by Amine Ouazad (HEC)
  • Babak Mahmoudi, Amine Ouazad
    The Flooded Metropolis: Managing Housing Markets in the Face of Climate Risk
    Presented by Amine Ouazad (HEC)
    Discussed by Stephan Maurer (University of Konstanz)
  • Diego Battiston, Stephan Maurer, Andrei Potlogea, Jose V. Rodriguez Mora
    Making Giants? Oil Discoveries and Intergenerational Mobility
    Presented by Stephan Maurer (University of Konstanz)
    Discussed by Gan Jin (University of Freiburg, VAT: DE 142116817)
  • Gan Jin
    Historical Legacies and Urbanization: Evidence from Chinese Concessions
    Presented by Gan Jin (University of Freiburg, VAT: DE 142116817)
    Discussed by Felipe Carozzi (London School of Economics)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6F. Pollution

Chair: Adriano Borges Costa (MIT)

  • Mark Jacobsen, James Sallee, Joseph Shapiro, Arthur van Benthem
    Regulating Untaxable Externalities: Are Vehicle Air Pollution Standards Effective and Efficient?
    Presented by Arthur van Benthem (University of Pennsylvania)
    Discussed by Shihe Fu (Xiamen University)
  • Shihe Fu, V. Brian Viard, Peng Zhang
    Trans-Boundary Air Pollution Spillovers: Physical Transport and Economic Costs by Distance
    Presented by Shihe Fu (Xiamen University)
    Discussed by Justin Marion (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Justin Marion
    Dirty Business: Principal-Agent Problems in Hazardous Waste Remediation
    Presented by Justin Marion (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    Discussed by Adriano Borges Costa (MIT)
  • Daniela Stucchi, Adriano Borges Costa, Jinhua Zhao, Siqi Zheng, Ciro Biderman
    Can Public Transit Subsidies be Warranted for Improving Air Quality and Health Outcomes? Evidence from the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area for a Second-Best Policy
    Presented by Adriano Borges Costa (MIT)
    Discussed by Arthur van Benthem (University of Pennsylvania)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6G. Segregation

Chair: Thomas Gautier (Boston University)

  • Gregorio Caetano, Vikram Maheshri
    A Unified Empirical Framework to Study Segregation
    Presented by Gregorio Caetano (University of Georgia)
    Discussed by Elena Mattana (Aarhus University)
  • Anna Piil Damm, Elena Mattana, Helena Nielsen
    Effects of School Displacement on Academic Achievement and Wellbeing of Ethnic Minorities
    Presented by Elena Mattana (Aarhus University)
    Discussed by Thomas Gautier (Boston University)
  • Thomas Gautier
    Refugee Settlement and Social Integration: Evidence from Syrians in Turkey
    Presented by Thomas Gautier (Boston University)
    Discussed by Gregorio Caetano (University of Georgia)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6H. Driving in Cities

Chair: Oscar Mitnik (Inter-American Development Bank)

  • Mauricio Arango
    Parking Prices, Cruising, and Congestion
    Presented by Mauricio Arango (University of illinois Urbana-Champaign)
    Discussed by Oscar Mitnik (Inter-American Development Bank)
  • David Agrawal, Weihua Zhao
    Taxing Uber
    Presented by Weihua Zhao (University of Louisville)
    Discussed by Edgar Salgado (Inter-American Development Bank)
  • Edgar Salgado, Oscar Mitnik
    Spatial and Time Spillovers of Driving Restrictions: Causal Evidence from Lima's Pico y Placa
    Presented by Edgar Salgado (Inter-American Development Bank)
    Discussed by Weihua Zhao (University of Louisville)
  • Daniel Martinez, Oscar Mitnik, Raul Sanchez, Patricia Yañez-Pagans
    Smart Congestion Solutions: Adaptive Traffic Lights and Urban Mobility in the city of Medellín
    Presented by Oscar Mitnik (Inter-American Development Bank)
    Discussed by Mauricio Arango (University of illinois Urbana-Champaign)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6I. Covid 2

Chair: Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern)

  • David Castells-Quintana, Paula Herrera-Idárraga, Luis Quintero, Guillermo Sinisterra
    Is COVID-19 the Great Equalizer? Heterogenous Impact of Mobility Restrictions in a Metropolitan Area.
    Presented by Paula Herrera-Idárraga (Universidad Javeriana)
    Discussed by Wookun Kim (Southern Methodist University)
  • Pablo Fajgelbaum, Amit Khandelwal, Wookun Kim, Cristiano Mantovani, Edouard Schaal
    Optimal Lockdown in a Commuting Network
    Presented by Wookun Kim (Southern Methodist University)
    Discussed by Clément Brébion (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Paul Brandily, Clément Brébion, Simon Briole, Laura Khoury
    A Poorly Understood Disease? The Evolution of the Income Gradient in Excess Mortality Due to COVID-19 within Urban Areas
    Presented by Clément Brébion (Copenhagen Business School)
    Discussed by Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern)
  • Arpit Gupta, Vrinda Mittal, Jonas Peeters, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh
    Flattening the Curve: Pandemic-Induced Revaluation of Urban Real Estate
    Presented by Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern)
    Discussed by Paula Herrera-Idárraga (Universidad Javeriana)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6J. Urban Disasters

Chair: Ying Deng (University of International Business and Economics)

  • Kalle Kappner
    Dense, Diverse and Healthy? Mixed-Income Housing and the Spread of Urban Epidemics
    Presented by Kalle Kappner (Humboldt University Berlin)
    Discussed by Ana Varela Varela (NYU and University of Amsterdam)
  • Ana Varela Varela
    Out in the Cold: Effect of Temperature Shocks on Evictions
    Presented by Ana Varela Varela (NYU and University of Amsterdam)
    Discussed by Ying Deng (University of International Business and Economics)
  • Badi Baltagi, Ying Deng, Jing Li, Zhenlin Yang
    Cities in a Pandemic: Evidence from China
    Presented by Ying Deng (University of International Business and Economics)
    Discussed by Kalle Kappner (Humboldt University Berlin)
^

May 1, 2021 17:00 to 19:00
6K. Urbanization and Urban Systems

Chair: Jonathan Halket (Mays School of Business - Texas A&M)

  • Rafael González-Val, Javier Silvestre
    War and City Size: The Asymmetric Effects of the Spanish Civil War
    Presented by Rafael González-Val (Universidad de Zaragoza & Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)
    Discussed by Hiroki Aizawa (Tohoku University)
  • Kiyohiro Ikeda, Hiroki Aizawa, José Gaspar
    How and where Satellite Cities form around a Large City: Bifurcation Mechanism of a long Narrow Economy
    Presented by Hiroki Aizawa (Tohoku University)
    Discussed by David Cuberes (Clark University)
  • John Brown, David Cuberes
    The Birth and Persistence of Cities: Evidence from the Oklahoma’s First Fifty Years of Urban Growth
    Presented by David Cuberes (Clark University)
    Discussed by Jonathan Halket (Mays School of Business - Texas A&M)
  • Abhimanyu Gupta, Jonathan Halket
    Household Sorting in an Ancient Setting
    Presented by Jonathan Halket (Mays School of Business - Texas A&M)
    Discussed by Rafael González-Val (Universidad de Zaragoza & Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)

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