Urban Economics Association

Urban Economics

8th Meeting of the Urban Economics Association

At the 60th Annual North American Meetings
of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI)
November 13-16, 2013
Atlanta, GA

Programme Committee: Jan K. Brueckner (UC Irvine, chair), Nathaniel Baum-Snow (Brown), and Maria M. Ferreyra (Carnegie Mellon).

Conference Program

 
Session 1: Education 1
November 14, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: Felix Weinhardt, LSE
 
Moving Matters: The Causal Effect of School Mobility on Student Performance
By Amy Schwartz; New York University
Leanna Stiefel; New York University
   Presented by: Amy Schwartz, New York University
   Discussant:   Hildegunn Stokke, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
 
I (don't) Like the Way You Move: The Disruptive Effects of Residential Mobility on Student Attainment
By Stephen Gibbons; Department of Geography and Environment
Olmo Silva; Dept. of Geography and Environment
Felix Weinhardt; LSE
   Presented by: Felix Weinhardt, LSE
   Discussant:   Constant Tra, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 
The Value of School Quality: Evidence from Housing Booms and Busts
By Constant Tra; University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Charles Towe; University of Maryland
   Presented by: Constant Tra, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
   Discussant:   Felix Weinhardt, LSE
 
Education, experience and dynamic urban wage premium
By Fredrik Carlsen; Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Jorn Rattso; Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology
Hildegunn Stokke; Norwegian University of Science and Technology
   Presented by: Hildegunn Stokke, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
   Discussant:   Amy Schwartz, New York University
 
Session 2: Lending and Transfers
November 14, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: Neil Bhutta, Federal Reserve Board
 
Payday credit access and household financial health
By Neil Bhutta; Federal Reserve Board
   Presented by: Neil Bhutta, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant:   Yilan Xu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
Payday Lending and Crimes in the Neighborhood
By Yilan Xu; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   Presented by: Yilan Xu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   Discussant:   Neil Bhutta, Federal Reserve Board
 
Multipliers and Spillovers from Cash-Transfers to the Poor: Evidence from Brazil's Bolsa Familia Program
By Leo Feler; Johns Hopkins University
   Presented by: Leo Feler, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant:   Yong Suk Lee, Williams College
 
Impact of Small Business Loans on the Local Growth of Small and Large Establishments
By Yong Suk Lee; Williams College
   Presented by: Yong Suk Lee, Williams College
   Discussant:   Leo Feler, Johns Hopkins University
 
Session 3: Race
November 14, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: Jorge De la Roca, New York University
 
The Dynamics of Ethnic Enclaves
By Nathan Schiff; University of British Columbia
Tianran Dai; Brown University
   Presented by: Nathan Schiff, University of British Columbia
   Discussant:   Junfu Zhang, Clark University
 
Are Ghettos Good or Bad? Evidence from U.S. Internal Migration
By Junfu Zhang; Clark University
   Presented by: Junfu Zhang, Clark University
   Discussant:   Nathan Schiff, University of British Columbia
 
Race and neighborhoods in the 21st century: What does segregation mean today?
By Jorge De la Roca; New York University
Katherine O'Regan; New York University
   Presented by: Jorge De la Roca, New York University
   Discussant:   Salem Abo-Zaid, Texas Tech University
 
The Effects of Macroeconomic Aggregates on Fertility Decisions: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Annual Data
By Salem Abo-Zaid; Texas Tech University
   Presented by: Salem Abo-Zaid, Texas Tech University
   Discussant:   Jorge De la Roca, New York University
 
Session 4: Agglomeration I
November 14, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Jonathan Dingel, Columbia University
 
Heterogeneous Agglomeration
By Giulia Faggio; London School of Economics
Olmo Silva; Dept. of Geography and Environment
William Strange; University of Toronto
   Presented by: William Strange, University of Toronto
   Discussant:   Antonio Miscio, Columbia University
 
The Dynamics of City-Industry Growth
By William Hanlon; UCLA
Antonio Miscio; Columbia University
   Presented by: Antonio Miscio, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Jonathan Dingel, Columbia University
 
The Comparative Advantage of Cities
By Donald Davis; Columbia University
Jonathan Dingel; Columbia University
   Presented by: Jonathan Dingel, Columbia University
   Discussant:   William Strange, University of Toronto
 
Session 5: Housing 1
November 14, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Jeffrey Zabel, Tufts University
 
Reduced-Form Hedonics: The First Stage and Difference-in-Differences as "Sufficient Statistics"
By Spencer Banzhaf; Georgia State University
   Presented by: Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University
   Discussant:   Jeffrey Zabel, Tufts University
 
The Hedonic Model and the Housing Cycle
By Jeffrey Zabel; Tufts University
   Presented by: Jeffrey Zabel, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Keith Ihlanfeldt, Florida State University
 
The Impact of REO Sales on Neighborhood Schools
By Keith Ihlanfeldt; Florida State University
Tom Mayock; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
   Presented by: Keith Ihlanfeldt, Florida State University
   Discussant:   Philippe Bracke, London School of Economics
 
House Prices and Rents: Micro Evidence from a Matched Dataset in Central London
By Philippe Bracke; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Philippe Bracke, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University
 
Session 6: Transport Pricing
November 14, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Mogens Fosgerau, Technical University of Denmark
 
Lobbying by Retailers and Urban Traffic Policy
By Bruno De Borger; University of Antwerp
Antonio Russo; RSCAS, European University Institute
   Presented by: Antonio Russo, RSCAS, European University Institute
   Discussant:   Brian Adams, California State University, East Bay
 
A bathtub model of downtown traffic congestion and a reason why road pricing may not always be so beneficial
By Mogens Fosgerau; Technical University of Denmark
   Presented by: Mogens Fosgerau, Technical University of Denmark
   Discussant:   Jonathan Hall, Northwestern University
 
Zone Pricing and Spatial Menu Costs: Estimates for Drywall
By Brian Adams; California State University, East Bay
Kevin Williams; University of Minnesota
   Presented by: Brian Adams, California State University, East Bay
   Discussant:   Antonio Russo, RSCAS, European University Institute
 
Lexus Lanes and Pareto Improvements: The case for value pricing on heavily congested highways
By Jonathan Hall; Northwestern University
   Presented by: Jonathan Hall, Northwestern University
   Discussant:   Mogens Fosgerau, Technical University of Denmark
 
Session 7: Environment
November 14, 2013 13:30 to 15:30
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Session Chair: Stephen Gibbons, Department of Geography and Environment
 
Green cities? Urbanization, trade and the environment
By Rainald Borck; University of Potsdam
Michael Pflüger; University of Wuerzburg
   Presented by: Rainald Borck, University of Potsdam
   Discussant:   Stephen Gibbons, Department of Geography and Environment
 
Gone with the wind: valuing the local impacts of wind turbines through house prices
By Stephen Gibbons; Department of Geography and Environment
   Presented by: Stephen Gibbons, Department of Geography and Environment
   Discussant:   Rosa Sanchis-Guarner, London School of Economics
 
Towards Estimating the Carbon Footprint of Retail: Do English Planning Policies Make Shops More Accessible?
By Paul Cheshire; London School of Economics
Christian Hilber; London School of Economics
Rosa Sanchis-Guarner; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Rosa Sanchis-Guarner, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Giacomo Ponzetto, CREI , UPF, and Barcelona GSE
 
Centralization and Accountability: Theory and Evidence from the Clean Air Act
By Federico Boffa; University of Macerata
Amedeo Piolatto; Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB)
Giacomo Ponzetto; CREI , UPF, and Barcelona GSE
   Presented by: Giacomo Ponzetto, CREI , UPF, and Barcelona GSE
   Discussant:   Rainald Borck, University of Potsdam
 
Session 8: Industry Location 1
November 14, 2013 13:30 to 15:30
 
Session Chair: John Clapp, University of Conneticut
 
The Influence of Diversity on the Formation, Survival and Growth of New Firms
By Mikaela Backman; Jonkoping International Business School
Janet Kohlhase; University of Houston
   Presented by: Mikaela Backman, Jonkoping International Business School
   Discussant:   Javier Barbero, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
 
Industry location and wages: the role of size and accessibility in trading networks
By Javier Barbero; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Kristian Behrens; Univ. du Québec à Montréal
Jose Zofío; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
   Presented by: Javier Barbero, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
   Discussant:   Ted Rosenbaum, Yale University
 
Where Do Automotive Suppliers Locate and Why?
By Ted Rosenbaum; Yale University
   Presented by: Ted Rosenbaum, Yale University
   Discussant:   Stephen Ross, U of Connecticut
 
Strategic Location Decisions of Anchor Stores: An Application of the Experienced Based Equilibrium Model
By John Clapp; University of Conneticut
Stephen Ross; U of Connecticut
Tingyu Zhou; U of Connecticut
   Presented by: Tingyu Zhou, U of Connecticut
   Discussant:   Janet Kohlhase, University of Houston
 
Session 9: Migration 1
November 14, 2013 13:30 to 15:30
 
Session Chair: Tara Watson, Williams College
 
Migration of Power Couples: Recent Evidence from the American Community Surveys
By Curtis Simon; Clemson University
   Presented by: Curtis Simon, Clemson University
   Discussant:   Daniel Hartley, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
 
Enforcement and Immigrant Location Choice
By Tara Watson; Williams College
   Presented by: Tara Watson, Williams College
   Discussant:   Curtis Simon, Clemson University
 
Underwater? Household Finances and Migration Decisions after a Flood: The Case of Hurricane Katrina
By Daniel Hartley; Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
   Presented by: Daniel Hartley, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
   Discussant:   Tara Watson, Williams College
 
Session 10: Land Use Regulations
November 14, 2013 16:00 to 18:00
 
Session Chair: Kyle Mangum, Georgia State University
 
Do land-use policies follow road construction?
By Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Albert Solé-Ollé; University of Barcelona
Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal; Universitat de Barcelona
   Presented by: Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Universitat de Barcelona
   Discussant:   Kyle Mangum, Georgia State University
 
The Global Effects of Local Land Use Restrictions
By Kyle Mangum; Georgia State University
   Presented by: Kyle Mangum, Georgia State University
   Discussant:   Hans Koster, VU University Amsterdam
 
The Determinants of Housing Vacancy Rates: Does Land Use Regulation Matter?
By Paul Cheshire; London School of Economics
Christian Hilber; London School of Economics
Hans Koster; VU University Amsterdam
   Presented by: Hans Koster, VU University Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Universitat de Barcelona
 
Session 11: Real Estate
November 14, 2013 16:00 to 18:00
 
Session Chair: Lu Han, University of Toronto
 
Experimental Tests for Discrimination by Mortgage Loan Originators
By Andrew Hanson; Marquette University
Zackary Hawley; Texas Christian University
Bo Liu; Georgia State University
Hal Martin; Georgia State University
   Presented by: Andrew Hanson, Marquette University
   Discussant:   Michael Eriksen, University of Georgia
 
In-House Transactions in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry: Matching Outcome or Strategic Promotion?
By Lu Han; University of Toronto
   Presented by: Lu Han, University of Toronto
   Discussant:   Peng Liu, Cornell University
 
List Price Information in the Negotiation of Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Is Silence Golden?
By Peng Liu; Cornell University
   Presented by: Peng Liu, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Lu Han, University of Toronto
 
Housing and Elderly Health: Evidence from Falls
By Gary Engelhardt; Syracuse University
Michael Eriksen; University of Georgia
Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley; Kent State University
   Presented by: Michael Eriksen, University of Georgia
   Discussant:   Andrew Hanson, Marquette University
 
Session 12: Transportation Infrastructure
November 14, 2013 16:00 to 18:00
 
Session Chair: Daniel Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
 
The Short Run Effect of Public Transit on Crime
By David Phillips; Hope College
Danielle Sandler; Freddie Mac
   Presented by: David Phillips, Hope College
   Discussant:   Daniel Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
 
New Rail Infrastructure: Effects on Happiness Using Micro Surveys in Beijing
By WENJIE WU; University of Glasgow
   Presented by: WENJIE WU, University of Glasgow
   Discussant:   Jenny Schuetz, University of Southern California
 
Does Rail Transit Investment Stimulate Neighborhood Retail Activity?
By Jenny Schuetz; University of Southern California
   Presented by: Jenny Schuetz, University of Southern California
   Discussant:   WENJIE WU, University of Glasgow
 
Are State Governments Roadblocks to Federal Stimulus? Evidence From Highway Grants in the 2009 Recovery Act
By Sylvain Leduc; Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Daniel Wilson; Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
   Presented by: Daniel Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
   Discussant:   David Phillips, Hope College
 
Session 13: City Size Distributions
November 15, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: John McDonald,
 
Task Trade and the Size Distribution of Cities
By Kohei Nagamachi; The University of Tokyo
   Presented by: Kohei Nagamachi, The University of Tokyo
   Discussant:   Rafael González-Val, Universidad de Zaragoza & Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)
 
Sequential city growth in the US: Does age matter?
By Rafael González-Val; Universidad de Zaragoza & Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)
María Sánchez-Vidal; Universitat de Barcelona & IEB
Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal; Universitat de Barcelona
   Presented by: Rafael González-Val, Universidad de Zaragoza & Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)
   Discussant:   John McDonald,
 
Urbanization and the Transformation of the South: A Review of Modern History
By John McDonald
   Presented by: John McDonald,
   Discussant:   Kohei Nagamachi, The University of Tokyo
 
Session 14: Migration 2
November 15, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: Dionissi Aliprantis, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
 
A Sequential Growth Model of Cities with Rushes
By Nathan Seegert; University of Michigan
   Presented by: Nathan Seegert, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Nicholas Sheard, Aix-Marseille University
 
Urban location, housing equilibrium, and retiree migration
By Paolo Piacquadio; Université catholique de Louvain
Nicholas Sheard; Aix-Marseille University
   Presented by: Nicholas Sheard, Aix-Marseille University
   Discussant:   Nathan Seegert, University of Michigan
 
What can regional labor markets tell us about declining US migration?
By Kyle Hood; Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Presented by: Kyle Hood, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Discussant:   Dionissi Aliprantis, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
 
Marginal Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity
By Dionissi Aliprantis; Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
   Presented by: Dionissi Aliprantis, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
   Discussant:   Kyle Hood, Bureau of Economic Analysis
 
Session 15: Tax Competition
November 15, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: David Agrawal, University of Georgia
 
Tax competition with commuting workers and agglomeration
By Michiel Gerritse; University of Groningen
   Presented by: Michiel Gerritse, University of Groningen
   Discussant:   Hajime Takatsuka, Kagawa University
 
Inter-Federation Competition: Sales Taxation with Multiple Federations
By David Agrawal; University of Georgia
   Presented by: David Agrawal, University of Georgia
   Discussant:   Raphael Parchet, University of Basel and University of Lausanne
 
Are Local Tax Rates Strategic Complements or Strategic Substitutes?
By Raphael Parchet; University of Basel and University of Lausanne
   Presented by: Raphael Parchet, University of Basel and University of Lausanne
   Discussant:   David Agrawal, University of Georgia
 
Emission Tax, Abatement, and Regional Inequalities
By Hajime Takatsuka; Kagawa University
   Presented by: Hajime Takatsuka, Kagawa University
   Discussant:   Michiel Gerritse, University of Groningen
 
Session 16: Agglomeration II
November 15, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Takatoshi Tabuchi, University of Tokyo
 
The Fine Microstructure of Knowledge Creation Dynamics
By Masahisa Fujita; RIETI
   Presented by: Masahisa Fujita, RIETI
   Discussant:   Takatoshi Tabuchi, University of Tokyo
 
Historical Trends of Agglomeration to the Capital Region and New Economic Geography
By Takatoshi Tabuchi; University of Tokyo
   Presented by: Takatoshi Tabuchi, University of Tokyo
   Discussant:   Masahisa Fujita, RIETI
 
Urbanization with and without Industrialization
By Douglas Gollin; Oxford University
Remi Jedwab; George Washington University and LSE
Dietrich Vollrath; University of Houston
   Presented by: Remi Jedwab, George Washington University and LSE
   Discussant:   Marcus Berliant, Washington University in St. Louis
 
Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space: A Comment
By Marcus Berliant; Washington University in St. Louis
Adam Weiss; The Urban Institute
   Presented by: Marcus Berliant, Washington University in St. Louis
   Discussant:   Remi Jedwab, George Washington University and LSE
 
Session 17: Boom and Bust in Housing 1
November 15, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Jan Brueckner, UC Irvine
 
Housing defaults when house prices are uncertain
By Morris Davis; University of Wisconsin-Madison
Erwan Quintin; University of Wisconsin at Madison
   Presented by: Morris Davis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant:   Jan Brueckner, UC Irvine
 
House-Price Expectations, Alternative Mortgage Products, and Default
By Jan Brueckner; UC Irvine
Paul Calem; Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Leonard Nakamura; Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
   Presented by: Jan Brueckner, UC Irvine
   Discussant:   Morris Davis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Post-Crash Dynamics, Missing Information, and Inefficiency in the Housing Market
By Crocker Liu; Cornell University
Adam Nowak; Arizona State University
Stuart Rosenthal; Syracuse University
   Presented by: Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University
 

 Discussants:
     1 Jan Brueckner, UC Irvine
     2 Morris Davis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Session 18: Locational Persistence
November 15, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Paul Carrillo, George Washington University
 
War-Time Destruction and the Persistence of Economic Activity
By Daniela Glocker; London School of Economics
Daniel Sturm; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Daniel Sturm, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Devin Bunten, UCLA
 
Zoning, Persistence, and Land Value after the Great San Francisco Fire
By Devin Bunten; UCLA
James Siodla; University of California, Irvine
   Presented by: Devin Bunten, UCLA
   Discussant:   Daniel Sturm, London School of Economics
 
The Power of Hydroelectric Dams: Agglomeration Spillovers
By Edson Severnini; Carnegie Mellon University
   Presented by: Edson Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant:   Paul Carrillo, George Washington University
 
Counterfactual Spatial Distributions
By Paul Carrillo; George Washington University
Jonathan Rothbaum; The George Washington University
   Presented by: Paul Carrillo, George Washington University
   Discussant:   Edson Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University
 
Session 19: City Structure 1
November 15, 2013 13:30 to 15:30
 
Session Chair: Tatsuhito Kono, Tohoku University
 
Social interactions, social capital, space and urban structure
By Pierre Picard; Universite de Luxembourg
   Presented by: Pierre Picard, Universite de Luxembourg
   Discussant:   Tatsuhito Kono, Tohoku University
 
Optimal spatial structure of property tax in congested and non-congested monocentric cities
By Tatsuhito Kono; Tohoku University
David Pines; Eitan Berglas School of Economics
   Presented by: Tatsuhito Kono, Tohoku University
   Discussant:   Ioannis Tikoudis, VU Amsterdam
 
Second-best urban tolls under building height regulations.
By Ioannis Tikoudis; VU Amsterdam
Jos Van Ommeren; VU University Amsterdam
Erik T. Verhoef; VU University Amsterdam
   Presented by: Ioannis Tikoudis, VU Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Yong Chen, Oregon State university
 
The Evolution of Municipal Structure
By JunJie Wu; Oregon State University
Yong Chen; Oregon State university
   Presented by: Yong Chen, Oregon State university
   Discussant:   Pierre Picard, Universite de Luxembourg
 
Session 20: LDC Urbanization
November 15, 2013 13:30 to 15:30
 
Session Chair: Harris Selod, The World Bank
 
Urbanization in Africa: Climate change
By J. Vernon Henderson; Brown University
Adam Storeygard; Tufts University
   Presented by: J. Vernon Henderson, Brown University
   Discussant:   Daniel Da Mata, University of Cambridge
 
City Structure and Informal Property Rights in West Africa: Theory and Empirical Evidence
By Harris Selod; The World Bank
Lara Tobin; Paris School of Economics
   Presented by: Harris Selod, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Remi Jedwab, George Washington University and LSE
 
The Speed of Urbanization and Economic Development: A Comparison of Industrial Europe and Contemporary Africa
By Remi Jedwab; George Washington University and LSE
   Presented by: Remi Jedwab, George Washington University and LSE
   Discussant:   Harris Selod, The World Bank
 
Disentangling the Causes of Informal Housing
By Daniel Da Mata; University of Cambridge
   Presented by: Daniel Da Mata, University of Cambridge
   Discussant:   J. Vernon Henderson, Brown University
 
Session 21: Local Taxation
November 15, 2013 13:30 to 13:30
 
Session Chair: Shawn Rohlin, Kent State University
 
Behavioral Responses to Local Tax Rates: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Switzerland
By Kurt Schmidheiny; Universität Basel
Michaela Slotwinski; Universität Basel
Frank Somogyi; Deutsche Bundesbank
   Presented by: Kurt Schmidheiny, Universität Basel
   Discussant:   Shawn Rohlin, Kent State University
 
The Effects of Location-based Tax Policies on the Distribution of Household Income: Evidence from the Federal Empowerment Zone Program
By Curtis Reynolds; Kent State University
Shawn Rohlin; Kent State University
   Presented by: Shawn Rohlin, Kent State University
   Discussant:   Wen-Chi Liao, National University of Singapore
 
Firm Productivity, Agglomeration, and China's Fiscal Reform
By Yongheng Deng; National University of Singapore
Pei Li; National University of Singapore
Wen-Chi Liao; National University of Singapore
   Presented by: Wen-Chi Liao, National University of Singapore
   Discussant:   Kurt Schmidheiny, Universität Basel
 
Session 22: Effects of Natural Disasters
November 15, 2013 16:00 to 18:00
 
Session Chair: Mark Kutzbach, US Census Bureau
 
Natural disasters and urban development: insurance policy and development restrictions
By Arnaud Goussebaile; Ecole Polytechnique
   Presented by: Arnaud Goussebaile, Ecole Polytechnique
   Discussant:   Mark Kutzbach, US Census Bureau
 
Storms and Jobs: The Effect of Hurricanes on Individuals’ Employment and Earnings over the Long Term
By Mark Kutzbach; US Census Bureau
   Presented by: Mark Kutzbach, US Census Bureau
   Discussant:   Jesse Gregory, University of Wisconsin
 
Program Evaluation When Externalitites Exist and a Control Group Does Not: The Case of Post-Katrina Rebuilding Grants
By Chao Fu; University of Wisconsin - Madison
Jesse Gregory; University of Wisconsin
   Presented by: Jesse Gregory, University of Wisconsin
   Discussant:   Arnaud Goussebaile, Ecole Polytechnique
 
Session 23: Education 2
November 15, 2013 16:00 to 18:00
 
Session Chair: Maria Ferreyra, Carnegie Mellon University
 
Do Charter Schools Ruing Local Public Schools in Poor Neighborhoods? The Impact of Charter Schools on NYC Public School Resources
By Sarah Cordes; New York University
   Presented by: Sarah Cordes, New York University
   Discussant:   Elizabeth Fisher, University of Georgia
 
Endogenous Private School Location, School Quality and House Prices
By Elizabeth Fisher; University of Georgia
Carolyn Dehring; University of Georgia
   Presented by: Elizabeth Fisher, University of Georgia
   Discussant:   Felix Weinhardt, LSE
 
The Internet, Falling Information and Communication Costs, and Educational Attainment
By Felix Weinhardt; LSE
Benjamin Faber; London School of Economics and Political Science
Rosa Sanchis-Guarner; SERC, LSE
   Presented by: Felix Weinhardt, LSE
   Discussant:   Sarah Cordes, New York University
 
Session 24: Housing 2
November 15, 2013 16:00 to 18:00
 
Session Chair: Ingrid Ellen, New York University
 
Local Economic Conditions and the Nature of New Housing Supply
By Christian Hilber; London School of Economics
Jan Rouwendal; VU University
Wouter Vermeulen; CPB
   Presented by: Christian Hilber, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Elliot Anenberg, Federal Reserve Board
 
Using Data on Seller Behavior to Forecast Short-run House Price Changes
By Elliot Anenberg; Federal Reserve Board
   Presented by: Elliot Anenberg, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant:   Ingrid Ellen, New York University
 
Preserving History or Hindering Progress: The Effect of Historic Districts on Local Housing Markets in New York City
By Vicki Been; New York University
Ingrid Ellen; New York University
Michael Gedal; New York University
Edward Glaeser; Harvard
   Presented by: Ingrid Ellen, New York University
   Discussant:   Matthew Freedman, Cornell University
 
Tax Incentives and Housing Investment in Low-Income Neighborhoods
By Matthew Freedman; Cornell University
   Presented by: Matthew Freedman, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Christian Hilber, London School of Economics
 
Session 25: Urban Amenities
November 15, 2013 16:00 to 18:00
 
Session Chair: Stephen Sheppard, Williams College
 
Natural Amenities, Neighborhood Dynamics, and Persistence Within Cities
By Sanghoon Lee; University of British Columbia
Jeffrey Lin; Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
   Presented by: Sanghoon Lee, University of British Columbia
   Discussant:   Daniel Murphy, University of Michigan
 
Urbanity
By Gabriel Ahlfeldt; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Gabriel Ahlfeldt, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Stephen Sheppard, Williams College
 
Cultural agglomeration and its implications
By Stephen Sheppard; Williams College
   Presented by: Stephen Sheppard, Williams College
   Discussant:   Gabriel Ahlfeldt, London School of Economics
 
Urban Density and the Substitution of Market Purchases for Home Production
By Daniel Murphy; University of Michigan
   Presented by: Daniel Murphy, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Sanghoon Lee, University of British Columbia
 
Session 26: City Structure 2
November 16, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: Frederic Robert-Nicoud, University of Geneva
 
A Simple Model of Road Congestion with Job Sprawl
By Alex Anas; SUNY Buffalo
Akin Buyukeren; SUNY Buffalo
   Presented by: Akin Buyukeren, SUNY Buffalo
   Discussant:   Igor Sloev, Higher School of Economics
 
Do we go shopping downtown or in the bubs? Well, why not to both?
By Igor Sloev; Higher School of Economics
Philipp Ushchev; Higher School of Economics
Jacques Thisse; CORE
   Presented by: Igor Sloev, Higher School of Economics
   Discussant:   Akin Buyukeren, SUNY Buffalo
 
Session 27: Industry Location 2
November 16, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: Jens Suedekum, University of Duisburg-Essen
 
The Effect of Regional Entrepreneurship Culture on Economic Development – Evidence for Germany
By Michael Fritsch; Friedrich Schiller University
Michael Wyrwich; Friedrich Schiller University Jena
   Presented by: Michael Fritsch, Friedrich Schiller University
   Discussant:   Wen-Tai Hsu, Singapore Management University
 
Industrial Location and City Size: Does Inter-City Space Matter?
By Wen-Tai Hsu; Singapore Management University
Tomoya Mori; Kyoto University
Tony Smith; University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Wen-Tai Hsu, Singapore Management University
   Discussant:   Chamna Yoon, Baruch College/CUNY
 
The Decline of the Rust Belt: A Dynamic Spatial Equilibrium Analysis
By Chamna Yoon; Baruch College/CUNY
   Presented by: Chamna Yoon, Baruch College/CUNY
   Discussant:   Jens Suedekum, University of Duisburg-Essen
 
Profiles of local growth and industrial change: Facts and an explanation
By Wolfgang Dauth; IAB Institute for Employment Research
Jens Suedekum; University of Duisburg-Essen
   Presented by: Jens Suedekum, University of Duisburg-Essen
   Discussant:   Michael Fritsch, Friedrich Schiller University
 
Session 28: Local Public Sector
November 16, 2013 8:00 to 10:00
 
Session Chair: Giulia Faggio, London School of Economics
 
Land/Housing Capitalization, Decentralization, and Intergenerational Spillovers in a Tiebout Economy with Durable Public Goods
By John Conley; Vanderbilt University
Robert Driskill; Vanderbilt University
Ping Wang; Washington University in St. Louis
   Presented by: Ping Wang, Washington University in St. Louis
   Discussant:   Tammy Leonard, University of Texas at Dallas
 
Public Good Provision in Residential Neighborhoods: The Relationship Between Neighborhood Quality and Individual Property Upkeep Behavior
By Tammy Leonard; University of Texas at Dallas
   Presented by: Tammy Leonard, University of Texas at Dallas
   Discussant:   Ping Wang, Washington University in St. Louis
 
Municipal Residency Requirement Laws and their Impact on Cities
By Christina Plerhoples; The Urban Institute
   Presented by: Christina Plerhoples, The Urban Institute
   Discussant:   Giulia Faggio, London School of Economics
 
Relocation of Public Sector Workers: The local labour market impact of the Lyons Review
By Giulia Faggio; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Giulia Faggio, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Christina Plerhoples, The Urban Institute
 
Session 29: Boom and Bust in Housing 2
November 16, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Benjamin Keys, University of Chicago
 
Should we Fear the Shadow? House Prices, Shadow Inventory, and the Nascent Housing Recovery
By Hua Kiefer; OCC
Leonard Kiefer; Freddie Mac
Thomas Mayock; OCC
   Presented by: Thomas Mayock, OCC
   Discussant:   Benjamin Keys, University of Chicago
 
Interest Rates and Equity Extraction During the Housing Boom
By Neil Bhutta; Federal Reserve Board
Benjamin Keys; University of Chicago
   Presented by: Benjamin Keys, University of Chicago
   Discussant:   Lei Zhang, North Dakota State University
 
Does Foreclosure Affect Higher- versus Lower- Priced Homes Differently?
By Lei Zhang; North Dakota State University
Tammy Leonard; University of Texas at Dallas
   Presented by: Lei Zhang, North Dakota State University
   Discussant:   Wendong Zhang, The Ohio State University
 
The Housing Market Bust and Farmland Values: Identifying the Changing Influence of Proximity to Urban Centers
By Wendong Zhang; The Ohio State University
Cynthia Nickerson; USDA
   Presented by: Wendong Zhang, The Ohio State University
   Discussant:   Thomas Mayock, OCC
 
Session 30: Housing 3
November 16, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Jan Rouwendal, VU University
 
Homeowner-Entrepreneurs, Housing Capital Gains, and Self-Employment
By John Harding; University of Connecticut
Stuart Rosenthal; Syracuse University
   Presented by: Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University
   Discussant:   Jan Rouwendal, VU University
 
Veblen Effect in the U.S. Housing Market: Spatial and Temporal Variation
By Kwan Ok Lee; National University of Singapore
   Presented by: Kwan Ok Lee, National University of Singapore
   Discussant:   Thomas Davidoff, University of British Columbia
 
Homeownership, Unemployment and Commuting Distances
By Jan Rouwendal; VU University
   Presented by: Jan Rouwendal, VU University
   Discussant:   Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University
 
Do Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Use Credit Ruthlessly?
By Thomas Davidoff; University of British Columbia
   Presented by: Thomas Davidoff, University of British Columbia
   Discussant:   Kwan Ok Lee, National University of Singapore
 
Session 31: Politics
November 16, 2013 10:30 to 12:30
 
Session Chair: Antonio Accetturo, Bank of Italy
 
Regional Decline and Right-Wing Political Extremism
By Wouter Vermeulen; CPB
   Presented by: Wouter Vermeulen, CPB
   Discussant:   Stephan Heblich, University of Stirling
 
Economic Integration and Political Radicalization: Evidence from German Regions
By Christian Dippel; UCLA
Robert Gold; IfW -- Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Stephan Heblich; University of Stirling
   Presented by: Stephan Heblich, University of Stirling
   Discussant:   Wouter Vermeulen, CPB
 
Political Selection in the Skilled City
By Antonio Accetturo; Bank of Italy
   Presented by: Antonio Accetturo, Bank of Italy
   Discussant:   Wouter Vermeulen, CPB
 
Session 32: Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics 1
November 16, 2013 15:00 to 17:00
 
Session Chair: Thomas Holmes, University of Minnesota
 
Causal Inference in Urban Economics
By Nathaniel Baum-Snow; Brown University
Fernando Ferreira; University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University
   Discussant:   Thomas Holmes, University of Minnesota
 
Structural Estimation in Urban and Regional Economics
By Thomas Holmes; University of Minnesota
Holger Sieg; University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Thomas Holmes, University of Minnesota
   Discussant:   Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University
 
Session 33: Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics 2
November 16, 2013 15:00 to 17:00
 
Session Chair: David Albouy, University of Michigan
 
Spatial Methods
By Stephen Gibbons; Department of Geography and Environment
Henry Overman; London School of Economics
Eleonora Patacchini; Syracuse University
   Presented by: Stephen Gibbons, Department of Geography and Environment
   Discussant:   David Albouy, University of Michigan
 
Quantitative/Calibration Models in Urban and Regional Economics
By David Albouy; University of Michigan
Jordan Rappaport; Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Presented by: David Albouy, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Stephen Gibbons, Department of Geography and Environment