Urban Economics Association

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Online Spatial and Urban Seminar — Season 1

June 8 - August 3, 2020
Monday 11:00-12.15, Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Fabian Eckert (Princeton and UCSD), Clare Balboni (MIT), Caitlin Gorback (NBER and U Texas), Chris Severen (Philadelphia Fed)


June 8: Michael Peters (Yale University)
"Market Size and Spatial Growth - Evidence from Germany's Post-War Population Expulsions"

June 15: Eric Mengus (HEC Paris)
"Labor Market Polarization and the Great Divergence: Theory and Evidence"
(with Don Davis and Tomasz Michalsk)

June 22: Myrto Kalouptsidi (Harvard University)
"Search Frictions and Efficiency in Decentralized Transport Markets"
(with Giulia Brancaccio, Theodore Papageorgiou, and Nicola Rosaia)

June 29: Aradhya Sood (University of Toronto Scarborough)
"Land Market Frictions in Developing Countries: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in India"

July 13: Stephan Heblich (University of Toronto)
"East Side Story: Historic Pollution and Neighborhood Segregation"

July 20: Jean Flemming (Federal Reserve Baord)
"Costly Commuting and the Job Ladder"

July 27: Kirill Borusyak (University College London)
"Non-Random Exposure to Natural Experiments: Theory and Applications"
(with Peter Hull)

August 3: Nina Harari (Wharton School)
"Slum Upgrading and Long-run Urban Development: Evidence from Indonesia"
(with Maisy Wong)

About OSUS

OSUS was founded in June 2020 by Clare Balboni (MIT), Fabian Eckert (UCSD), Caitlin Gorback (NBER and U Texas), and Chris Severen (Philadelphia Fed) with the aim of bringing economists from various disciplines together to explore urban issues. OSUS is run by junior faculty and post-doctoral students on a revolving basis, supporting the aim of showcasing up-and-coming economists in urban and related fields. The original website can be accessed at osus.info.