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2020 Virtual Meeting of the Urban Economics Association

October 15-17, 2020

Organizers: Christopher Severen (Philly Fed), Matthew Turner (Brown)

Program Committee: Maisy Wong (Wharton, Co-Chair), Giacomo Ponzetto (CREI, Co-Chair), Stephen Billings (U Colorado, Past Chair), Elisabet Viladecans (Universitat de Barcelona, Past Chair), Marco Gonzalez-Navarro (Berkeley, Vice Chair), Ferdinand Rauch (Oxford, Vice Chair), Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE), Treb Allen (Dartmouth), Clare Balboni (MIT), Dominick Bartelme (Michigan), Leah Boustan (Princeton), Pierre-Philippe Combes (Sciences Po), Victor Couture (UBC), Klaus Desmet (SMU), Jonathan Dingel (Chicago Booth), Fabian Eckert (Yale), Ben Faber (Berkeley), Gabrielle Fack (Paris Dauphine), Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley), Nic Gendron-Carrier (McGill), Adam Guren (Boston), Jonathan Hall (Toronto), Jessie Handbury (Wharton), Walker Hanlon (NYU), Nina Harari (Wharton), Naomi Hausman (Hebrew University), Ines Helm (Stockholm), Camille Hémet (Ecole Normale Superieure), Christian Hilber (LSE), Gabriel Kreindler (Harvard), Jeffrey Lin (Philly Fed), Joan Monras (UPF), David Nagy (CREI), Charlie Nathanson (Northwestern), Luis Quintero (Johns Hopkins), Yukiko Saito (RIETI), Christopher Severen (Philly Fed), Olmo Silva (LSE), Helen Simpson (Bristol), Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern), Lin Tian (INSEAD), Nick Tsivanidis (Berkeley), Winnie van Dijk (Harvard), Alex Whalley (Calgary), Yanos Zylberberg (Bristol).

Program Overview

All times are Eastern Time (US and Canada)

October 15, 2020
11:00 to 13:00 Parallel Session 01
13:00 to 14:00 Urban Economics Gather (virtual networking)
14:00 to 16:00 Parallel Session 02
16:00 to 17:00 Urban Economics Gather (virtual networking)
October 16, 2020
11:00 to 13:00 Parallel Session 03
13:00 to 14:00 Urban Economics Gather (virtual networking)
14:00 to 16:00 Parallel Session 04
16:00 to 17:00 Urban Economics Gather (virtual networking)
October 17, 2020
11:00 to 13:00 Parallel Session 05
13:00 to 14:00 Urban Economics Gather (virtual networking)
14:00 to 16:00 Parallel Session 06
16:00 to 17:00 Urban Economics Gather (virtual networking)

Detailed Program


October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01A. Labor I

Chairs: Ana Moreno-Maldonado (European University Institute), Jorn Rattso (Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology)

  • Ana Moreno-Maldonado
    Mums and the City: Female Labour Participation and City Size (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Ana Moreno-Maldonado (European University Institute)
  • Stefan Leknes, Jorn Rattso, Hildegunn Stokke
    Labor Market Matching, City Size, and the Education Level of Workers
    Presented by Jorn Rattso (Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology)
  • Heesang Ryu
    Human Capital Concentration and Regional Labor Adjustment in Brazil (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Heesang Ryu (ESSEC)
  • Rizki Nauli Siregar
    Price Shocks and Internal Migration: Evidence from Indonesia (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Rizki Nauli Siregar (UC Davis)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01B. Labor and Housing

Chairs: Xianqiang Zou (Renmin University of China), Jeffrey Zabel (Tufts University)

  • Ruozhi Xu, Xianqiang Zou
    Housing Prices Effects on Spousal Age Gap and Delayed Marriage: Evidence from Chinese Housing Boom
    Presented by Xianqiang Zou (Renmin University of China)
  • Jeffrey Zabel, Joseph Chance
    Explaining the Decline in U.S. Residential Migration: Have Net Benefits Declined?
    Presented by Jeffrey Zabel (Tufts University)
  • Filippo Boeri
    Offshoring and Local Labour Markets: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Filippo Boeri (London School of Economics)
  • Daniel Ladd
    Correlated Labor Market Risk and Housing Investment (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Daniel Ladd (UC Irvine)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01C. Housing I

Chairs: Maria Hansen (University of Copenhagen), Nikodem Szumilo (UCL - University College London)

  • Leonie Ratzke
    Do Cultural Ecosystem Services of Urban Green Spaces Increase with Their Size? A Revealed Preference Assessment of Urban Greenspaces in Hamburg (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Leonie Ratzke (University of Hamburg)
  • Tianyun Zhu
    Estimating the Implicit Price Elasticity of the Demand for Neighborhood Amenities: A Hedonic Approach (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Tianyun Zhu (Syracuse University)
  • Edward Pinchbeck, Sefi Roth, Nikodem Szumilo, Enrico Vanino
    The Price of Indoor Air Pollution: Evidence from Radon Maps and the Housing Market
    Presented by Nikodem Szumilo (UCL - University College London)
  • Maria Hansen, Christopher Timmins
    Connect-The-Dots: Identification of Heterogeneous Marginal Willingness to Pay Functions under Time-Varying Preferences
    Presented by Maria Hansen (University of Copenhagen)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01D. Housing Regulation I

Chairs: Amrita Kulka (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kensuke Teshima (Hitotsubashi University)

  • Evan Soltas
    The Price of Inclusion: Evidence from Housing Developer Behavior (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Evan Soltas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Brendan Shanks
    Land Use Regulations and Housing Development: Evidence from Tax Parcels and Zoning Bylaws in Massachusetts (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Brendan Shanks (University of Munich)
  • Junichi Yamasaki, Kentaro Nakajima, Kensuke Teshima
    From Samurai to Skyscrapers: How Historical Lot Fragmentation Shapes Tokyo
    Presented by Kensuke Teshima (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Amrita Kulka
    Sorting into Neighborhoods: The Role of Minimum Lot Sizes
    Presented by Amrita Kulka (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01E. Externalities & Neighborhood Effects I

Chairs: Prottoy Akbar (University of Pittsburgh), Yulong Wang (Syracuse University)

  • Yulong Wang
    Threshold Regression with Nonparametric Sample Splitting
    Presented by Yulong Wang (Syracuse University)
  • Prottoy Akbar
    Public Transit Access and Income Segregation
    Presented by Prottoy Akbar (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Shuhua He
    Neighborhood Tipping under Heterogeneous Preference for Segregation (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Shuhua He (SUNY at Buffalo and Hunan University)
  • Yilin Wu
    The Impact of Density Zoning on Neighbourhood Segregation: Evidence from Mid-Century New York City (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Yilin Wu (Rutgers University)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01F. History I

Chairs: Dafeng Xu (University of Washington), Simon Fuchs (FRB Atlanta)

  • Yan Hu
    Civil War, Sea Trade and the Rise of Cities in 19th Century China (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Yan Hu (CEMFI)
  • Pawel Janas
    Public Goods Under Financial Distress: Evidence from Cites in the Great Depression (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Pawel Janas (Northwestern University)
  • Simon Fuchs
    The Spoils of War: Trade Shocks & Segmented Labor Markets in Spain during WWI
    Presented by Simon Fuchs (FRB Atlanta)
  • Dafeng Xu
    Separate from the Separated City: Transportation Geography and Political Economy behind Slavic Emigration from the Austro-Hungarian Empire
    Presented by Dafeng Xu (University of Washington)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01G. Migration I

Chairs: Lin Ma (National University of Singapore), Ran Song (National University of Singapore)

  • Matthias Hoelzlein
    Two-Sided Sorting and Spatial Inequality in Cities (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Matthias Hoelzlein (University of Notre Dame)
  • Charly Porcher
    Migration with Costly Information (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Charly Porcher (Princeton University)
  • Wenquan Liang, Ran Song, Christopher Timmins
    Frictional Sorting
    Presented by Ran Song (National University of Singapore)
  • Wen-Tai Hsu, Lin Ma
    Urbanization Policy and Economic Development: A Quantitative Analysis of China’s Differential Hukou Reforms
    Presented by Lin Ma (National University of Singapore)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01H. Regional Economics & Trade I

Chairs: Javier Quintana Gonzalez (Bank of Spain), Andrei Potlogea (University of Edinburgh)

  • Sebastian Ottinger
    Immigrants, Industries, and Path Dependence (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Sebastian Ottinger (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
  • Gianandrea Lanzara
    Tourism and Urban Structure: Evidence from Venice (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Gianandrea Lanzara (Bocconi University)
  • Alvaro Garcia-Marin, Andrei Potlogea, Nico Voigtlaender, Yang Yang
    Cities, Productivity and Trade
    Presented by Andrei Potlogea (University of Edinburgh)
  • Javier Quintana Gonzalez
    Import Competition, Regional Divergence, and the Rise of the Skilled City
    Presented by Javier Quintana Gonzalez (Bank of Spain)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01I. Transportation I

Chairs: Luís Carazza (UFRPE), Filippo Tassinari (University Of Barcelona & IEB)

  • Lea Bou Sleiman
    Are car-free centers detrimental to the periphery? Evidence from the pedestrianization of the Parisian riverbank (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Lea Bou Sleiman (Ecole Polytechnique)
  • Devi Brands, Joris Klingen, Francis Ostermeijer
    Hands on the Wheel, Eyes on the Phone: The Effect of Smart Phone Usage on Road Safety (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Joris Klingen (VU Amsterdam)
  • Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez, Alfonso Herranz-Loncán, Filippo Tassinari, Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal
    Paving the Way to Urban Growth? Evidence from Bourbon Roads in Spain
    Presented by Filippo Tassinari (University Of Barcelona & IEB)
  • Yuri Barreto, Luís Carazza, Raul da Mota Silveira neto
    Uber and Traffic Fatalities: Evidence from Brazilian Cities
    Presented by Luís Carazza (UFRPE)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01J. Credit and Real Estate Cycles

Chairs: Jaime Luque (ESCP Business School), Stephanie Johnson (Rice University)

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Financial Technology and the 1990s Housing Boom
    Presented by Stephanie Johnson (Rice University)
  • Jaime Luque, Timothy Riddiough
    Credit Scoring and the Mortgage Credit Supply Boom
    Presented by Jaime Luque (ESCP Business School)
  • Cameron LaPoint
    You Only Lend Twice: Corporate Borrowing and Land Values in Real Estate Cycles (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Cameron LaPoint (Yale School of Management)
  • Samir Mahmoudi
    The Propagation of Local Credit Shocks: Evidence from Hurricane Katrina (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Samir Elsadek Mahmoudi (Georgia State University)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01K. Development I

Chairs: Eloiza Almeida (Federal University of São Paulo), Hugo E. Silva (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

  • Kenzo Asahi, Andrea Herrera, Hugo E. Silva
    The Impact of Commuter Market Access on a City's Structural Density: Evidence from a Substantial Investment in Transport Infrastructure
    Presented by Hugo E. Silva (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Eloiza Almeida, Veneziano Araujo, Solange Gonçalves
    Urban Wage Premium in a Labor Market with Informality
    Presented by Eloiza Almeida (Federal University of São Paulo)
  • Roman Zarate
    Spatial Misallocation, Informality and Transit Improvements: Evidence from Mexico City (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Roman Zarate (World Bank, DECRG)
  • Niclas Moneke
    Can Big Push Infrastructure Unlock Development? Evidence from Ethiopia (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Niclas Moneke (Oxford)

October 15, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
01L. Environment I

Chairs: Yue Yu (University of Toronto), Stephen Billings (University of Colorado)

  • Asaf Bernstein, Stephen Billings, Matt Gustafson, Ryan Lewis
    Voting with their Sandals: Residential Sorting on Climate Change
    Presented by Stephen Billings (University of Colorado)
  • Yue Yu, Qianyang Zhang
    The Value of Cleaner Waterways: Evidence from the Black-and-Smelly Water Program in China
    Presented by Yue Yu (University of Toronto)
  • Pierre Magontier
    Does Media Coverage Affect Governments' Preparation for Natural Disasters? (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Pierre Magontier (University of Bern)
  • Tomas Dominguez-Iino
    Climate Change, Incomplete Regulation, and Imperfect Competition: Evidence from South American Agriculture (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Tomas Dominguez-Iino (New York University)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02A. What is Driving Local COVID-19 Spread in the U.S.?

Chairs: Benjamin Leyden (Cornell University), Romain Wacziarg (UCLA)

  • Daniel Wilson
    Weather, Social Distancing, and the Spread of COVID-19
    Presented by Daniel Wilson (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
  • 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)
  • Edward Glaeser, Caitlin Gorback, Stephen Redding
    How Much does COVID-19 Increase with Mobility? Evidence from New York and Four Other U.S. Cities
    Presented by Caitlin Gorback (NBER)
  • Klaus Desmet, Romain Wacziarg
    Understanding Spatial Variation in COVID-19 across the United States
    Presented by Romain Wacziarg (UCLA)
  • Edward Glaeser, Ginger Jin, Benjamin Leyden, Michael Luca
    Learning from Deregulation: The Asymmetric Impact of Lockdown and Reopening on Risky Behavior During COVID-19
    Presented by Benjamin Leyden (Cornell University)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02B. Agglomeration I

Chairs: Enrico Moretti (University of California Berkeley), Alexandre Sollaci (University of Chicago)

  • Marigee Bacolod, Bernardo Blum, Marcos Rangel, William Strange
    Learners in Cities: Agglomeration and the Spatial Division of Cognition
    Presented by Bernardo Blum (University of Toronto)
  • Paolo Martellini
    The City-Size Wage Premium: Origins and Aggregate Implications
    Presented by Paolo Martellini (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
  • Alexandre Sollaci
    Agglomeration, Innovation and Spatial Reallocation: the Aggregate Effects of R&D Tax Credits
    Presented by Alexandre Sollaci (University of Chicago)
  • Enrico Moretti
    Estimating Who Benefits From Productivity Growth: Local and Distant Effects of City TFP Shocks on Wages, Rents, and Inequality
    Presented by Enrico Moretti (University of California Berkeley)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02C. Land Use and Built Up Area

Chairs: Mathilde Lebrand (World Bank), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University)

  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Jason Barr
    The Economics of Skyscrapers: A Synthesis
    Presented by Jason Barr (Rutgers University Newark)
  • David Albouy, Mauricio Arango, Minchul Shin
    Crowning the Metropolis: Skylines, Land Values, and Urban Population
    Presented by David Albouy (University of Illinois)
  • Somik Lall, Mathilde Lebrand, Maria Soppelsa
    Pyramids or Pancakes: How will Cities Grow?
    Presented by Mathilde Lebrand (World Bank)
  • Marcel Fafchamps, Forhad Shilpi
    The Evolution of Built-up Areas in Ghana since 1975
    Presented by Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02D. Neighborhood Choice Models

Chairs: Sophie Calder-Wang (University of Pennsylvania), Gregorio Caetano (University of Georgia)

  • Fernando Ferreira, Maisy Wong
    Estimating Preferences for Neighborhood Amenities Under Imperfect Information
    Presented by Maisy Wong (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Peter Bergman, Raj Chetty, Stefanie Deluca, Nathaniel Hendren, Lawrence Katz, Christopher Palmer
    Creating Moves to Opportunity: Experimental Evidence on Barriers to Neighborhood Choice
    Presented by Christopher Palmer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Gregorio Caetano, Vikram Maheshri
    A Unified Empirical Framework to Study Segregation
    Presented by Gregorio Caetano (University of Georgia)
  • Sophie Calder-Wang
    The Distributional Impact of the Sharing Economy on the Housing Market
    Presented by Sophie Calder-Wang (University of Pennsylvania)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02E. Education I

Chairs: Manon Garrouste (Université de Lille), Andres Barrios-Fernandez (CEP-LSE and VATT)

  • E. Jason Baron
    School Spending and Student Outcomes: Evidence from Revenue Limit Elections in Wisconsin
    Presented by E. Jason Baron (University of Michigan)
  • Cora Wigger
    Housing Market Impacts of School Choice
    Presented by Cora Wigger (Northwestern University)
  • Andres Barrios-Fernandez
    Should I Stay or Should I go? Neighbors' Effects on University Enrollment
    Presented by Andres Barrios-Fernandez (CEP-LSE and VATT)
  • Manon Garrouste, Camille Hémet
    Neighbor Effects and Track Choice
    Presented by Manon Garrouste (Université de Lille)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02F. Transportation and Mobility Patterns

Chairs: Patrick Farrell (Princeton University), Peleg Samuels (Harvard University)

  • Paul Blanchard, Douglas Gollin, Martina Kirchberger
    Perpetual Motion: Human Mobility and Spatial Frictions in Three African Countries
    Presented by Martina Kirchberger (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Thilo Albers, Kristian Behrens
    Prime Locations
    Presented by Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE)
  • Peleg Samuels, Naomi Hausman, Maxime Cohen, Roy Sasson
    Neighborhood Amenities, Commute Costs, and Spatial Equilibrium
    Presented by Peleg Samuels (Harvard University)
  • Michael Bailey, Patrick Farrell, Theresa Kuchler, Johannes Stroebel
    Social Connectedness in Urban Areas
    Presented by Patrick Farrell (Princeton University)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02G. Homeownership

Chairs: Matteo Sandi, CEP (LSE), Sarah Cordes (Temple University)

  • Naomi Hausman, Tamar Ramot-Nyska, Noam Zussman
    Homeownership, Labor Supply, and Neighborhood Quality
    Presented by Naomi Hausman (Hebrew University)
  • Alexander Daminger, Kristof Dascher
    Homeowner Subsidy Repeal and City Skew
    Presented by Kristof Dascher (Regensburg University)
  • Sarah Cordes, Brian Elbel, Amy Schwartz
    Does Homeownership Matter for Childhoood Academic and Health Outcomes? Evidence from New York City
    Presented by Sarah Cordes (Temple University)
  • Richard Disney, John Gathergood, Stephen Machin, Matteo Sandi
    Does Homeownership Reduce Crime? Evidence from the Right-to-Buy in England and Wales
    Presented by Matteo Sandi (CEP, LSE)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02H. Density in Cities in Developing Countries

Chairs: Juan Pablo Chauvin (Inter-American Development Bank), Alexander Rothenberg (Syracuse Unversity)

  • Sam Asher, Juan Pablo Chauvin, Paul Novosad
    Rural Spillovers of Urban Growth
    Presented by Paul Novosad (Dartmouth College)
  • J. Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard, David Weil
    Quality Adjusted Population Density
    Presented by Adam Storeygard (Tufts University)
  • Andrea Civelli, Arya Gaduh, Alexander Rothenberg, Yao Wang
    Urban Sprawl and Social Capital: Evidence from Indonesian Cities
    Presented by Alexander Rothenberg (Syracuse Unversity)
  • Juan Pablo Chauvin, Matias Busso
    Rural-Urban Migration at High Urbanization Levels
    Presented by Juan Pablo Chauvin (Inter-American Development Bank)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02I. Housing Supply

Chairs: Salim Furth (George Mason University), Andreas Mense (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

  • Knut Are Aastveit, Bruno Albuquerque, Andre Anundsen
    Changing Supply Elasticities and Regional Housing Booms
    Presented by Bruno Albuquerque (Bank of England)
  • Dan Ben-Moshe, David Genesove
    Frontier Estimation of the Housing Supply Function
    Presented by David Genesove (Hebrew U Jerusalem)
  • Andreas Mense
    The Impact of New Housing Supply on the Distribution of Rents
    Presented by Andreas Mense (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Salim Furth
    Foundations and Microfoundations: Building Houses on Regulated Land
    Presented by Salim Furth (George Mason University)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02J. Migration and Sorting

Chairs: Bryan Stuart (George Washington University), Sergey Kichko (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Cecile Gaubert, Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
    Income Sorting and Non Homothetic Preferences in General Spatial Equilibrium
    Presented by Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM)
  • Wookun Kim
    The Valuation of Local Government Spending: Gravity Approach and Aggregate Implications
    Presented by Wookun Kim (Southern Methodist University)
  • Sergey Kichko, Pierre Picard
    Income Heterogeneity, Redistribution, and Welfare
    Presented by Sergey Kichko (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
  • Brad Hershbein, Bryan Stuart
    Recessions and Local Labor Market Hysteresis
    Presented by Bryan Stuart (George Washington University)

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02K. Labor II

Chairs: Hannah Illing (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)), Bradley Setzler (University of Chicago)

  • Tom Holden, Jonathan Swarbrick
    Business Cycles in Space
    Presented by Jonathan Swarbrick (Bank of Canada)
  • Jan David Bakker
    Agglomeration, International Trade and Regional Inequality
    Presented by Jan David Bakker (UCL)
  • Bradley Setzler, Felix Tintelnot
    The Effects of Foreign Multinationals on Workers and Firms in the United States
    Presented by Bradley Setzler (University of Chicago)
  • Hannah Illing
    Crossing Borders: Labor Market Effects of European Integration
    Presented by Hannah Illing (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

October 15, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
02L. Place-based and Regional Redistribution I

Chairs: Andrew Garin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champai), Niels Kuiper (University of Groningen)

  • Yue Li, Sutirtha Roy
    The Direct and Indirect Effect of Place-based Policies on Jobs: Evidence from An Indian State Border
    Presented by Yue Li (The World Bank)
  • Niels Kuiper, Mark Van Duijn, Arno van der Vlist
    Do Urban Redevelopment Projects Create Jobs? Evidence from the Dutch National Restoration Fund
    Presented by Niels Kuiper (University of Groningen)
  • Andrew Garin, Jonathan Rothbaum
    Was the Arsenal of Democracy an Engine of Mobility? Public Investment and the Roots of Mid-Century Manufacturing Opportunity
    Presented by Andrew Garin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champai)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03A. Covid I

Chairs: Ruben Gaetani (University of Toronto), Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern)

  • David Argente, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Munseob Lee
    The Cost of Privacy: Welfare Effects of the Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases
    Presented by Munseob Lee (University of California San Diego)
  • Juan Palacios
    Pandemics as Coordination Games: Evidence from a Large Scale Field Experiment in China after a Lockdown
    Presented by Juan Palacios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Milena Almagro Garcia, Joshua Coven, Arpit Gupta, Angelo Orane
    Racial Disparities in Frontline Workers and Housing Crowding during COVID-19: Evidence from Geolocation Data
    Presented by Angelo Orane (New York University)
  • Enrico Berkes, Olivier Deschenes, Ruben Gaetani, Jeffrey Lin, Christopher Severen
    Lockdowns and Innovation: Evidence from the 1918-19 Flu Pandemic
    Presented by Ruben Gaetani (University of Toronto)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03B. Agglomeration II

Chairs: Benoit Schmutz (Ecole Polytechnique and CREST), Simon Janssen (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

  • Jing Li, Liyao Li, Shimeng Liu
    Attenuation of Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from the Universe of Chinese Manufacturing Industries
    Presented by Shimeng Liu (Jinan University)
  • Bruno Barsanetti
    Capital as an Anchor of Economic Activity: Evidence from the 1975 Frost
    Presented by Bruno Barsanetti (FGV EPGE)
  • Simon Janssen, Wolfgang Keller, Hale Utar, Ehsan Vallizadeh
    Future Technology Hubs or Backwater? Lessons on Structural Change from Germany’s Coal Regions
    Presented by Simon Janssen (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
  • Jose de Sousa, Benoit Schmutz
    Spatial Determinants of Ability in a Leisure Activity: The Case of Chess
    Presented by Benoit Schmutz (Ecole Polytechnique and CREST)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03C. Household Sorting

Chairs: Marcus Casey (University of Illinois at Chicago), Alvin Murphy (Arizona State University)

  • Dionissi Aliprantis, Hal Martin, Kristen Tauber
    Choice of Neighborhood Opportunity Index Is Not What Determines the Success of Housing Mobility Programs
    Presented by Dionissi Aliprantis (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)
  • Peter Blair
    Is Spending on Schools Valuable and Efficient? A National Study of the Capitalization of School Spending and Local Taxes
    Presented by Peter Blair (Harvard)
  • Kelly Bishop, Nicolai Kuminoff, Sophie Mathes, Alvin Murphy
    Sorting For Life: Mortality and House Prices
    Presented by Alvin Murphy (Arizona State University)
  • Marcus Casey
    Neighborhood Sorting, Entry Intensity, and Price Responses
    Presented by Marcus Casey (University of Illinois at Chicago)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03D. Environment II

Chairs: Rhiannon Jerch (Temple University), David Castells-Quintana (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Stephen Billings, Emily Gallagher, Lowell Ricketts
    Human Capital Investment After the Storm
    Presented by Emily Gallagher (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Rainald Borck, Philipp Schrauth
    Urban Pollution: A Global Perspective
    Presented by Philipp Schrauth (University of Potsdam)
  • David Castells-Quintana, Melanie Krause, Thomas McDermott
    Global Warming and Urban Structure: New Evidence on Climate Change and the Spatial Distribution of Population and Economic Activity
    Presented by David Castells-Quintana (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona)
  • Rhiannon Jerch, Matthew Kahn, Gary Lin
    Local Public Finance Dynamics in the Face of Rising Climate Risk
    Presented by Rhiannon Jerch (Temple University)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03E. Urban Questions through the Lens of IO

Chairs: Milena Almagro (Federal Reserve of Minneapolis and Chicago Booth), Cailin Slattery (Columbia Business School)

  • Juan Castillo
    Who Benefits from Surge Pricing?
    Presented by Juan Castillo (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Claudia Allende
    Competition under Social Interactions and the Design of Education Policies
    Presented by Claudia Allende (The University of Chicago)
  • Cailin Slattery
    Bidding for Firms: Subsidy Competition in the U.S.
    Presented by Cailin Slattery (Columbia Business School)
  • Milena Almagro, Tomas Dominguez-Iino
    Location Sorting and Endogenous Amenities: Evidence from Amsterdam
    Presented by Milena Almagro (Federal Reserve of Minneapolis and Chicago Booth)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03F. Housing II

Chairs: João Santos (Nova School of Business and Economics), Abdollah Farhoodi (University of Toronto)

  • Maggie Hu, Sumit Agarwal, Adrian Lee
    Who Gains from Housing Market Stimulus? Evidence from Homeowner Grants with Threshold Prices
    Presented by Maggie Hu (CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Daniel Ringo
    "Revitalize or Stabilize": Does Community Development Financing Work?
    Presented by Daniel Ringo (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Abdollah Farhoodi, Nazanin Khazra, Peter Christensen
    Does Airbnb Reduce Matching Frictions in the Housing Market?
    Presented by Abdollah Farhoodi (University of Toronto)
  • Susana Peralta, João Santos
    Should We Ban AirBnB? Short-Term Rental Regulations and Housing Prices
    Presented by João Santos (Nova School of Business and Economics)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03G. Labor III

Chairs: Enrico Moretti (University of California Berkeley), Elie Vidal-Naquet (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)

  • Gregor Schubert, Anna Stansbury, Bledi Taska
    Monopsony and Outside Options
    Presented by Anna Stansbury (Harvard University)
  • Adrien Bilal
    The Geography of Unemployment
    Presented by Adrien Bilal (Princeton University)
  • Benoit Schmutz, Modibo Sidibe, Elie Vidal-Naquet
    Why are Low-Skilled Workers less Mobile?
    Presented by Elie Vidal-Naquet (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)
  • Enrico Moretti
    Wage Equalization and Regional Misallocation: Evidence from Italian and German Provinces
    Presented by Enrico Moretti (University of California Berkeley)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03H. Local Retail Amenities

Chairs: Rocio Madera (Southern Methodist University), Jessie Handbury (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Yuhei Miyauchi, Kentaro Nakajima, Stephen Redding
    Consumption Access and Agglomeration: Evidence from Smartphone Data
    Presented by Yuhei Miyauchi (Boston University)
  • Justin Leung, Zhonglin Li
    Superstar Firms and Rising Retail Concentration
    Presented by Zhonglin Li (University of Chicago)
  • Jessie Handbury, Sarah Moshary
    Retail Spillovers from In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from the Community Eligibility Provision
    Presented by Jessie Handbury (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Treb Allen, Simon Fuchs, Sharat Ganapati, Rocio Madera
    Is Tourism good for Locals? Evidence from Barcelona
    Presented by Rocio Madera (Southern Methodist University)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03I. Transportation II

Chairs: Kilian Heilmann (University of Southern California), Pierre Picard (University of Luxembourg)

  • Panle Barwick, Shanjun Li, Andrew Waxman, Jing Wu, Tianli Xia
    Transportation Policies and Equilibrium Sorting: Evidence from Beijing
    Presented by Andrew Waxman (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Lin Ma, Yang Tang
    The Distributional Impacts of Transportation Networks in China
    Presented by Lin Ma (National University of Singapore)
  • Yi Niu, Matthew Shum
    Do Larger Cities Eliminate More Low-Productivity Firms? Evidence from Infrastructure Construction in China
    Presented by Yi Niu (Capital University of Economics and Business)
  • Pierre Picard
    On the Design of Sustainable Cities: Local Traffic Pollution and Urban Structure
    Presented by Pierre Picard (University of Luxembourg)
  • Kilian Heilmann
    Information Frictions, Load Matching, and Route Efficiency in the Trucking Industry: Implications for the Environmental Impact of the Freight Sector
    Presented by Kilian Heilmann (University of Southern California)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03J. Organization of Local Public Sector

Chairs: Claudio Ferraz (University of British Columbia), Fernando Ferreira (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Guo Xu
    Organization of the State: Home Assignment and Bureaucrat Performance
    Presented by Guo Xu (UC Berkeley)
  • Nathan Canen, Leonard Wantchekon
    Political Uncertainty, Market Structure and the Forms of State Capture
    Presented by Nathan Canen (University of Houston)
  • Klenio Barbosa, Fernando Ferreira
    Occupy Government: Democracy and the Dynamics of Personnel Decisions and Public Sector Performance
    Presented by Fernando Ferreira (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Finan, Monica Martinez-Bravo
    Political Power, Elite Control, and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Brazil
    Presented by Claudio Ferraz (University of British Columbia)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03K. Place-based and Regional Redistribution II

Chairs: Alina Arefeva (University of Wisconsin Madison), Cecile Gaubert (UC Berkeley)

  • Morris Davis, Jesse Gregory
    Planning Problems and Redistribution of Income in Models of Urban Economics
    Presented by Morris Davis (Rutgers Business School, Rutgers Univers)
  • Juliette Fournier
    Spatial Mismatch (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Juliette Fournier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Cecile Gaubert, Patrick Kline, Danny Yagan
    Place-Based Redistribution
    Presented by Cecile Gaubert (UC Berkeley)
  • Alina Arefeva, Morris Davis, Andra Ghent, Minseon Park
    Job Growth from Opportunity Zones
    Presented by Alina Arefeva (University of Wisconsin Madison)

October 16, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
03L. Property Rights

Chairs: Aradhya Sood (University of Toronto and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Nicolas Herrera (Interamerican Development Bank)

  • Tanner Regan, Martina Manara
    Eliciting Demand for Title Deeds: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence from Urban Tanzania
    Presented by Tanner Regan (London School of Economics)
  • Lucie Letrouit, Harris Selod
    Trust or Property Rights? Can Trusted Relationships Substitute for Costly Land Registration in West African Cities?
    Presented by Lucie Letrouit (Paris School of Economics)
  • Nicolas Herrera, Luis Quintero
    The Value of Nothing: Slums and Property Rights
    Presented by Nicolas Herrera (Interamerican Development Bank)
  • Aradhya Sood
    Land Market Frictions in Developing Countries: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in India
    Presented by Aradhya Sood (University of Toronto and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04A. Labor IV

Chairs: Keyoung Lee (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), Conor Walsh (Princeton University)

  • Fabian Eckert, Sharat Ganapati, Conor Walsh
    Skilled Tradable Services: The Transformation of U.S. High-Skill Labor Markets
    Presented by Conor Walsh (Princeton University)
  • Keyoung Lee
    Benefits of Working Near College Workers: Human Capital Spillovers Across Neighborhoods
    Presented by Keyoung Lee (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
  • Anders Høst
    The Local Labor Market Effect of High Skill Public Jobs: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Large-Scale Structural Reform in Denmark (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Anders Høst (Aalborg Universitet)
  • Franklin Qian
    The Effects of High-skilled Firm Entry on Local Residents (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Franklin Qian (Stanford University)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04B. Labor and Networks

Chairs: Thomas Gautier (Boston University), Lin Peng (City University of New York)

  • James Fogel, Bernardo Modenesi
    What is a Local Labor Market? A Network-Based Approach to Identifying Latent Worker and Job Heterogeneity (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by James Fogel (University of Michigan)
  • Andreas Diemer
    Spatial Diffusion of Local Economic Shocks in Social Networks: Evidence from the US Fracking Boom (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Andreas Diemer (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Theresa Kuchler, Yan Li, Lin Peng, Johannes Stroebel, Dexin Zhou
    Social Proximity to Capital: Implications for Investors and Firms
    Presented by Lin Peng (City University of New York)
  • Thomas Gautier
    Refugee Settlement and Social Integration: Evidence from Syrians in Turkey
    Presented by Thomas Gautier (Boston University)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04C. Housing III

Chairs: Jenny Schuetz (Brookings Institution), Janet Kohlhase (University of Houston)

  • Elior Cohen
    Housing the Homeless: The Effect of Housing Assistance on Recidivism to Homelessness, Economic, and Social Outcomes (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Elior Cohen (UCLA)
  • Antoine Levy
    Testing the Self-Interested Voter Hypothesis: Evidence from France (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Antoine Levy (MIT)
  • Felipe Carozzi, Martin Guenther
    Not in my Electoral Backyard
    Presented by Felipe Carozzi (London School of Economics)
  • Jenny Schuetz, Sarah Crump
    Could Statewide Upzoning Improve Housing Affordability in Greater Boston?
    Presented by Jenny Schuetz (Brookings Institution)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04D. Housing IV

Chairs: Patrick Moran (University of Oxford), Jung Sakong (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

  • Hanyi Yi
    Financing Public Investment (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Hanyi Yi (Rice University)
  • Kenneth Whaley
    Local Wealth and the Market for Homes Near Racially Diverse Schools (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Kenneth Whaley (Clemson University)
  • Jung Sakong
    Aggregate and Distributional Impact of Cost-of-Capital Shocks: Evidence from Chinese Buyers in US Housing Markets
    Presented by Jung Sakong (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
  • 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 Oxford)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04E. Education II

Chairs: Lorenzo Neri (University of St Andrews), Mike Zabek (Federal Reserve Board)

  • Pawel Krolikowski, Mike Zabek, Patrick Coate
    Parental Proximity and Earnings After Job Displacements
    Presented by Mike Zabek (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Lorenzo Neri
    Moving Opportunities: The Impact of Public Housing Regenerations on Student Achievement
    Presented by Lorenzo Neri (University of St Andrews)
  • Zibin Huang
    Peer Effects, Parental Migration and Children's Human Capital: A Spatial Equilibrium Analysis in China (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Zibin Huang (University of Rochester)
  • Michael Cassidy
    A Closer Look: Proximity Boosts Homeless Student Performance in New York City (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Michael Cassidy (Rutgers University)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04F. Externalities & Neighborhood Effects II

Chairs: Jing Li (Singapore Management University), Gaurav Khanna (University of California San Diego)

  • Gaurav Khanna, Carlos Medina, Anant Nyshadham, daniel ramos, Audrey Tiew, JORGE TAMAYO
    Spatial Mobility, Economic Opportunity, and Crime
    Presented by Gaurav Khanna (University of California San Diego)
  • Jing Li, Shimeng Liu, Yifan Wu
    Identifying Knowledge Spillovers from Universities: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Urban China
    Presented by Jing Li (Singapore Management University)
  • Magdalena Domínguez Pérez
    Sweeping Gangs: Successful Strategy or Missing the Key? (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Magdalena Domínguez Pérez (University of Barcelona & IEB)
  • Andrew Simon
    Public Good Spillovers and Fiscal Centralization: Evidence from Community College Expansions (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Andrew Simon (University of Michigan)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04G. Housing Regulation II

Chairs: Camilo Acosta (Universidad EAFIT), Matthew Delventhal (Claremont McKenna College)

  • Xiaolun Yu
    Low-rise Buildings in Big Cities: Theory and Evidence from China (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Xiaolun Yu (London School of Economics)
  • Jacob Krimmel
    Reclaiming Local Control: School Finance Reforms and the Rise of NIMBYism (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Jacob Krimmel (University of Pennsylvania - Wharton)
  • Camilo Acosta
    The Incidence of Land Use Regulations
    Presented by Camilo Acosta (Universidad EAFIT)
  • Matthew Delventhal, Eunjee Kwon, Andrii Parkhomenko
    Zoning and the Density of Urban Development
    Presented by Matthew Delventhal (Claremont McKenna College)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04H. Infrastructure

Chairs: Michiel Gerritse (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Mesay Gebresilasse (Amherst College)

  • Michiel Gerritse
    Public Spending and the Location of Jobs
    Presented by Michiel Gerritse (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Mesay Gebresilasse
    Rural Roads, Agricultural Extension, and Productivity
    Presented by Mesay Gebresilasse (Amherst College)
  • Luis Baldomero-Quintana
    How Infrastructure Shapes Comparative Advantage (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Luis Baldomero-Quintana (William & Mary)
  • Ulrich J. Eberle
    Damned by Dams? Infrastructure and Conflict (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Ulrich J. Eberle (Princeton University / LSE)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04I. Migration II

Chairs: Dirk Foremny (University of Barcelona and IEB), Wei You (New York University)

  • Wei You
    The Welfare Implications of Internal Migration Restrictions: Evidence from China
    Presented by Wei You (New York University)
  • David Agrawal, Dirk Foremny, Clara Martinez-Toledano
    Paraısos Fiscales, Wealth and Mobility
    Presented by Dirk Foremny (University of Barcelona and IEB)
  • Min Fang
    Migration, Housing Constraints, and Inequality: A Quantitative Analysis of China (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Min Fang (University of Rochester)
  • Gregor Schubert
    House Price Contagion and U.S. City Migration Networks (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Gregor Schubert (Harvard University)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04J. Regional Economics & Trade II

Chairs: Stephen Redding (Princeton University), Marius Faber (University of Basel)

  • Ziho Park
    Trade Adjustment: Establishment-Level Evidence (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Ziho Park (University of Chicago)
  • Chenying Yang
    Location Choices of Multi-plant Oligopolists: Theory and Evidence from the Cement Industry (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Chenying Yang (University of British Columbia)
  • Marius Faber, Andres Sarto, Marco Tabellini
    The Impact of Technology and Trade on Migration: Evidence from the US
    Presented by Marius Faber (University of Basel)
  • Stephan Heblich, Stephen Redding, Yanos Zylberberg
    The Distributional Consequences of Trade: Evidence from the Repeal of the Corn Laws
    Presented by Stephen Redding (Princeton University)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04K. Transportation III

Chairs: Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB), Ian Herzog (University of Toronto)

  • Margaret Bock
    (Federally Funded) Country Roads: The Impact of the Appalachian Development Highway System on Mortality (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Margaret Bock (West Virginia University)
  • Ian Herzog
    The City-Wide Effects of Tolling Downtown Drivers: Evidence from London's Congestion Charge. (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Ian Herzog (University of Toronto)
  • Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez, Ilias Pasidis, Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal
    Congestion in Highways When Tolls and Railroads Matter: Evidence from European cities
    Presented by Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

October 16, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
04L. Transportation IV

Chairs: Yichen Su (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Roman Zakharenko (National Research Univeristy Higher School of Economics)

  • Roman Zakharenko
    Optimal pricing for shared vehicles
    Presented by Roman Zakharenko (National Research Univeristy Higher School of Economics)
  • Sitian Liu, Yichen Su
    The Geography of Jobs and the Gender Wage Gap
    Presented by Yichen Su (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)
  • Motaz Al-Chanati, Vinayak Iyer
    What Drives the Efficiency in Ridesharing Markets? Evidence from Austin, Texas (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Vinayak Iyer (Columbia University)
  • Eunjee Kwon
    Why Do Improvements in Transportation Infrastructure Reduce the Gender Gap in South Korea? (Student Prize Submission)
    Presented by Eunjee Kwon (University of Southern California, USC)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05A. Covid II

Chairs: Ben Hyman (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Kyle Mangum (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

  • Ryan Brady, Michael Insler, Jacek Rothert
    The Fragmented United States of America: Impact of Scattered Lockdown Policies on Country-Wide Infections
    Presented by Jacek Rothert (United States Naval Academy)
  • Sitian Liu, Yichen Su
    The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Demand for Density: Evidence from the U.S. Housing Market
    Presented by Sitian Liu (Queen's University)
  • Jeffrey Brinkman, Kyle Mangum
    Travel Activity in the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Presented by Kyle Mangum (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
  • Andrew Haughwout, Ben Hyman, Or Shachar
    The Value of Municipal Liquidity during COVID-19: Bond Price Differentials around Lending Eligibility Cutoffs
    Presented by Ben Hyman (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05B. Development II

Chairs: Neave O'Clery (University College London), Sam Asher (Johns Hopkins SAIS)

  • Tainá Pacheco
    Social Housing Location and Formal Labor Market Accessibility: Evidence From a Brazilian Lottery
    Presented by Tainá Pacheco (FGV)
  • William Violette
    Public Housing Spillovers in a Developing Country
    Presented by William Violette (Federal Trade Commission)
  • Anjali Adukia, Sam Asher, Paul Novosad, Brandon Tan
    Residential Segregation in Urban India
    Presented by Sam Asher (Johns Hopkins SAIS)
  • Juan Camilo Saldarriaga, Daniel Straulino, Jairo Gomez, Juan C Duque, Neave O'Clery
    Uncovering Commercial Activity in Informal Cities
    Presented by Neave O'Clery (University College London)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05C. Politics and Institutions I

Chairs: Gianmarco Daniele (University of Milan / Bocconi University), Guglielmo Barone (University of Padua)

  • Sergio Galletta, Elliott Ash
    How Cable News Reshaped Local Government
    Presented by Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich)
  • William McCartney, Calvin Zhang
    ‘Sort Selling’: Political Affiliation and Households’ Real Estate Decisions
    Presented by William McCartney (Purdue University)
  • Giuseppe Albanese, Guglielmo Barone, Guido de Blasio
    Populist Voting and Losers’ Discontent: Does Redistribution Matter?
    Presented by Guglielmo Barone (University of Padua)
  • Gianmarco Daniele
    Corruption under Austerity
    Presented by Gianmarco Daniele (University of Milan / Bocconi University)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05D. Housing Cycles

Chairs: Carl Liebersohn (The Ohio State University), Nicolas Bottan (Cornell University)

  • Erlend Bø
    Buy to Let: The Role of Investors in Housing Booms
    Presented by Erlend Bø (Statistics Norway)
  • Sumit Agarwal, Kwong Wing Chau, Maggie Hu, Wayne Wan
    Stamp Duty Policy, Housing Speculation, and Property Market Dynamics
    Presented by Wayne Wan (University of Cambridge)
  • Nicolas Bottan, Ricardo Perez-Truglia
    Betting on the House: Subjective Expectations and Market Choices
    Presented by Nicolas Bottan (Cornell University)
  • Greg Howard, Carl Liebersohn
    Regional Divergence and House Prices
    Presented by Carl Liebersohn (The Ohio State University)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05E. Knowledge Flows

Chairs: Clément Bosquet (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Lin Tian (INSEAD)

  • Jang Woo Kim
    The Impact of Transportation Costs on Inter-regional Inventor Mobility and Knowledge Flows
    Presented by Jang Woo Kim (Bocconi University)
  • Jeremiah Dittmar, Ralf Meisenzahl
    The Research University, Invention, and Industry: Evidence from German History
    Presented by Jeremiah Dittmar (London School of Economics)
  • Yang Jiao, Lin Tian
    Geographic Fragmentation in a Knowledge Economy: Theory and Evidence from the US
    Presented by Lin Tian (INSEAD)
  • Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes, Emeric Henry, Thierry Mayer
    Peer Effects in Academic Research: Senders and Receivers
    Presented by Clément Bosquet (University of Cergy-Pontoise)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05F. Local Public Finance I

Chairs: Tejaswi Velayudhan (University of California Irvine), Clemence Tricaud (UCLA Anderson)

  • 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)
  • Ricardo Dahis, Christiane Szerman
    Decentralizing Development
    Presented by Ricardo Dahis (Northwestern University)
  • Clemence Tricaud
    Better Alone? Evidence on the Costs of Intermunicipal Cooperation
    Presented by Clemence Tricaud (UCLA Anderson)
  • Traviss Cassidy, Tejaswi Velayudhan
    Does Intergovernmental Competition Improve the Business Environment?
    Presented by Tejaswi Velayudhan (University of California Irvine)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05G. Gentrification

Chairs: Farid Farrokhi (Purdue University), Federico Curci (CUNEF)

  • Ana Moreno-Maldonado, Clara Santamaría
    Delayed Childbearing and Gentrification
    Presented by Clara Santamaría (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Abe Dunn, Mahsa Gholizadeh
    The Geography of Consumption and Local Economic Shocks: The Case of the Great Recession
    Presented by Abe Dunn (Bureau of Economic Analysis )
  • Federico Curci, HASIN YOUSAF
    Gentrifying Cities, Amenities and Income Segregation: Evidence From San Francisco
    Presented by Federico Curci (CUNEF)
  • Farid Farrokhi, David Jinkins
    Dynamic Amenities and Path Dependence in Location Choice: Evidence from Danish Refugee Placement
    Presented by Farid Farrokhi (Purdue University)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05H. Environment III

Chairs: Carles Vergara-Alert (University of Navarra), Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara (Louisiana State University)

  • Yanjun Liao, Philip Mulder
    What’s at Stake? Understanding the Role of Home Equity in Flood Insurance Demand
    Presented by Yanjun Liao (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Benjamin Keys, Philip Mulder
    Neglected No More: Housing Markets, Mortgage Lending, and Sea Level Rise
    Presented by Philip Mulder (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania )
  • Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara
    Climate Risk Perceptions and Demand for Flood Insurance
    Presented by Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara (Louisiana State University)
  • Paulo Issler, Richard Stanton, Carles Vergara-Alert, Nancy Wallace
    Mortgage Markets with Climate-Change Risk: Evidence from Wildfires in California
    Presented by Carles Vergara-Alert (University of Navarra)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05I. Racial Disparities in Cities

Chairs: Ying Shi (Syracuse University), Reed Walker (University of California Berkeley)

  • Christopher Timmins
    Does Racial Bias Distort Neighborhood Choice? The Impacts of Discrimination on Welfare and Revealed Preference in the Rental Housing Market
    Presented by Christopher Timmins (Duke University)
  • Leah Brooks, Jonathan Rose, Daniel Shoag, Stan Veuger
    The Long-Run Impact of the 1968 Civil Disturbance
    Presented by Leah Brooks (George Washington University)
  • Janet Currie, John Voorheis, Reed Walker
    What Caused Racial Disparities in Particulate Exposure to Fall? New Evidence from the Clean Air Act and Satellite-Based Measures of Air Quality
    Presented by Reed Walker (University of California Berkeley)
  • Daniel Hartley, Bhashkar Mazumder, Aastha Rajan, Ying Shi
    Urban Renewal and the Great Migration
    Presented by Ying Shi (Syracuse University)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05J. Regional and Urban Growth

Chairs: Florian Oswald (Sciences Po), Steven Brakman (University of Groningen)

  • Kristian Behrens, Florian Mayneris, Theophile BIEDA
    Land for Production: Evidence from Canadian Manufacturing Industries
    Presented by Theophile BIEDA (UQAM)
  • Jacob Moore
    Urban-Rural Productivity Spillovers: Theory and Evidence from Colorado
    Presented by Jacob Moore (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
  • Steven Brakman, Tijl Hendrich, Charles Marrewijk, van, Jennifer Olsen
    The Comparative Advantage of Cities
    Presented by Steven Brakman (University of Groningen)
  • Nicolas Coeurdacier, Florian Oswald, Marc Teignier
    Structural Change, Land Use and Urban Expansion
    Presented by Florian Oswald (Sciences Po)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05K. Transit and Commute Mode

Chairs: Kenzo Asahi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Danae Hernandez-Cortes (University of California Santa Barbara)

  • Andrea Craig
    Commute Mode and Residential Location Choice
    Presented by Andrea Craig (University of British Columbia Okanagan)
  • Yilan Xu
    Is Tech-enhanced Bikeshare a Substitute or Complement for Public Transit?
    Presented by Yilan Xu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champai)
  • Danae Hernandez-Cortes, Paulina Oliva, Christopher Severen
    Cross-Mode Complementarities, Congestion, and Travel Demand: Subways and BRT in Mexico City
    Presented by Danae Hernandez-Cortes (University of California Santa Barbara)
  • Kenzo Asahi, María Ignacia Pinto Retamal
    Transit, Academic Achievement, and Equalisation: Evidence from a Subway Expansion
    Presented by Kenzo Asahi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

October 17, 2020 11:00 to 13:00
05L. Transport Networks and Infrastructure

Chairs: Yuan Zi (University of Oslo), Marta Santamaria (University of Warwick)

  • Stephan Maurer, Ferdinand Rauch
    Economic Geography Aspects of the Panama Canal
    Presented by Stephan Maurer (University of Konstanz)
  • David Krisztian Nagy
    All Aboard: The Aggregate Effects of Port Development
    Presented by David Krisztian Nagy (CREI)
  • Marta Santamaria, Jaume Ventura, Ugur Yesilbayraktar
    Borders within Europe
    Presented by Marta Santamaria (University of Warwick)
  • Yuan Zi, Inga Heiland, Andreas Moxnes, Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe
    Trade From Space: Shipping Networks and The Global Implications of Local Shock
    Presented by Yuan Zi (University of Oslo)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06A. Firms in Cities

Chairs: Sebastian Siegloch (ZEW / University of Mannheim), Tomasz Michalski (HEC Paris)

  • William Grieser, James LeSage, Morad Zekhnini
    Industry Networks and the Geography of Firm Behavior
    Presented by Morad Zekhnini (Michigan State University)
  • Jay Hyun, Ryan Kim
    Spillovers and Redistribution through Intra-Firm Networks: The Product Replacement Channel
    Presented by Jay Hyun (HEC Montréal)
  • Johan Hombert, Eric Mengus, Tomasz Michalski
    Firms’ Spatial Internal Organization
    Presented by Tomasz Michalski (HEC Paris)
  • Tobias Etzel, Sebastian Siegloch, Nils Wehrhöfer
    Efficiency and Equity Effects of Place-Based Policies: Evidence from Capital Subsidies in East Germany
    Presented by Sebastian Siegloch (ZEW / University of Mannheim)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06B. History II

Chairs: Duc Nguyen (University of Groningen), Yannis Ioannides (Tufts University)

  • Christian Düben, Melanie Krause
    The Emperor's Geography - City Locations, Nature, and Institutional Optimization
    Presented by Christian Düben (Hamburg University)
  • Yannis Ioannides, Yuxian Chen
    The Diffusion of Epichoric Scripts and Coinage in the Ancient Hellenic Poleis
    Presented by Yannis Ioannides (Tufts University)
  • Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen, Tristan Kohl, Duc Nguyen
    The Very First First-Nature Geography: The Geographical Economics of Place Names
    Presented by Duc Nguyen (University of Groningen)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06C. Microstructure of Housing

Chairs: Larissa Klick (RWI -Leibniz Intitute for Economic Research), Jan Rouwendal (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • John Hatfield, Scott Kominers, Richard Lowery
    Collusion in Brokered Markets
    Presented by John Hatfield (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Morten Grindaker, Artashes Karapetyan, Espen Moen, Plamen Nenov
    Transaction Sequence Decisions and Housing Market Volatility: Evidence from Norway
    Presented by Plamen Nenov (Norwegian Business School (BI))
  • Jan Rouwendal
    House Prices, Bargaining and Bidding Wars: Do Sellers Set Optimal List Prices?
    Presented by Jan Rouwendal (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Philipp Breidenbach, Larissa Klick
    Who Places the Order Pays the Bill - Agent Costs and Their Pass-Through in the Rental Market
    Presented by Larissa Klick (RWI -Leibniz Intitute for Economic Research)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06D. Politics and Institutions II

Chairs: Cynthia Goytia (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella), Anne Brockmeyer (World Bank)

  • Richard Bluhm, Christian Lessmann, Paul Schaudt
    The Political Geography of Cities
    Presented by Paul Schaudt (University of Saint Gallen)
  • Mitja Kovac, Rok Spruk
    Persistent Effects of Colonial Institutions on Long-Run Development: Local Evidence from Regression Discontinuity Design
    Presented by Rok Spruk (University of Ljubljana)
  • Alejandro Estefan, Anne Brockmeyer
    Taxing Property in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence from Mexico
    Presented by Alejandro Estefan (University of Notre Dame)
  • Cynthia Goytia
    An Empirical Analysis of Land Use Regulation Determinants in a Developing Country
    Presented by Cynthia Goytia (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06E. School Choice in Urban Markets

Chairs: Margaux Luflade (University of Pennsylvania), Mariana Laverde (Yale University)

  • Michael Dinerstein, Christopher Neilson, Sebastian Otero
    The Equilibrium Effects of Public Provision in Education Markets: Evidence from a Public School Expansion Policy
    Presented by Michael Dinerstein (University of Chicago)
  • Gregorio Caetano, Vikram Maheshri
    Explaining Recent Trends in US School Segregation
    Presented by Vikram Maheshri (University of Houston)
  • Mariana Laverde
    Unequal Assignment to Public Schools and the Limits of School Choice
    Presented by Mariana Laverde (Yale University)
  • Francesco Agostinelli, Margaux Luflade, Paolo Martellini
    The Geography of Opportunity: Sorting, Commuting, and School Choice
    Presented by Margaux Luflade (University of Pennsylvania)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06F. Transport in Developing Countries

Chairs: Jonathan Dingel (University of Chicago), Steven Poelhekke (University of Auckland)

  • Theophile Bougna, Ewane Theophile, Maria Jones, Florence Kondylis
    Trade Costs, Prices and Connectivity in Rwanda
    Presented by Ewane Theophile (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Julien Martin, Florian Mayneris, Ewane Theophile
    The Price of Remoteness: Product Availability and Local Cost of Living in Ethiopia
    Presented by Florian Mayneris (ESG-Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Roberto Bonfatti, Yuan Gu, Steven Poelhekke
    Priority Roads: the Political Economy of Africa's Interior-to-Coast Roads
    Presented by Steven Poelhekke (University of Auckland)
  • Prabhat Barnwal, Jonathan Dingel, Pravin Krishna, Eva Van Leemput
    Internal Trade Barriers: Evidence from Indian Trucking
    Presented by Jonathan Dingel (University of Chicago)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06G. Housing and Credit Markets

Chairs: Sven Damen (University of Antwerp), Pierre Mabille (INSEAD)

  • Olmo Silva, Nikodem Szumilo
    Repossession Risk and Demand in Mortgage and Housing Markets
    Presented by Nikodem Szumilo (UCL - University College London)
  • Dayin Zhang
    Government-Sponsored Wholesale Funding and the Industrial Organization of Bank Lending
    Presented by Dayin Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Pierre Mabille
    The Missing Home Buyers: Regional Heterogeneity and Credit Contractions
    Presented by Pierre Mabille (INSEAD)
  • Sven Damen, Geert Goeyvaerts
    Housing Market Responses to the Mortgage Interest Deduction
    Presented by Sven Damen (University of Antwerp)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06H. Transportation V

Chairs: Georgios Tsiachtsiras (University of Barcelona), Mariona Segú (Université Paris Sud)

  • Julien Pascal
    Spatial Equilibrium and Transportation Costs
    Presented by Julien Pascal (BCL)
  • Marcus Berliant
    Commuting and Internet Traffic Congestion
    Presented by Marcus Berliant (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Miren Lafourcade, Mariona Segú
    Jet Setters: Blessing or Curse for Housing Markets? Evidence From the EU Aviation Liberalization
    Presented by Mariona Segú (Université Paris Sud)
  • Georgios Tsiachtsiras
    Who Has Really Access? Transportation Network and the Rise of Knowledge Economy in 19th Century France
    Presented by Georgios Tsiachtsiras (University of Barcelona)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06I. Uber

Chairs: Weihua Zhao (University of Louisville), Caitlin Gorback (NBER)

  • Laura Grant
    Does Uber Reduce Public Transit Ridership? Evidence and Impacts From the San Francisco Bay Area
    Presented by Laura Grant (Claremont-McKenna College)
  • Jordan Norris, Heyu Xiong
    Ride-Sharing and the Geography of Consumption in Cities
    Presented by Jordan Norris (NYU Abu Dhabi)
  • Caitlin Gorback
    Your Uber has Arrived: Ridesharing and the Redistribution of Economic Activity
    Presented by Caitlin Gorback (NBER)
  • David Agrawal, Weihua Zhao
    Taxing Uber
    Presented by Weihua Zhao (University of Louisville)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06J. Rental Markets

Chairs: Hanchen Jiang (University of North Texas), Teemu Lyytikäinen (VATT Institute for Economic Research)

  • Brian An, Andrew Jakabovics, Anthony Orlando, Seva Rodnyansky, Raphael Bostic
    Rental Affordability in the Wake of Natural Disasters
    Presented by Anthony Orlando (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
  • Christian Hilber, Andreas Mense
    Decomposing Local House Price and Rent Dynamics in England
    Presented by Christian Hilber (London School of Economics)
  • Essi Eerola, Tuomas Kosonen, Kaisa Kotakorpi, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Jarno Tuimala
    Tax Compliance in the Rental Housing Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment
    Presented by Teemu Lyytikäinen (VATT Institute for Economic Research)
  • Hanchen Jiang, Luis Quintero, Xi Yang
    Does Rent Regulation Affect Tenant Unemployment? Evidence from New York City
    Presented by Hanchen Jiang (University of North Texas)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06K. Immigration

Chairs: Joan Monras (UPF/CREI and BGSE), Jordi Jofre-Monseny (Universitat de Barcelona and IEB)

  • Yi Wu, Owen Tidwell, Donghui Li
    How Media Coverage Shape Immigrants’ Homeownership Beliefs?
    Presented by Yi Wu (University of Reading)
  • 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)
  • Nicolás González Pampillón, Jordi Jofre-Monseny
    How Do Cities Absorb a Large Immigration Shock?
    Presented by Jordi Jofre-Monseny (Universitat de Barcelona and IEB)
  • Christoph Albert, Joan Monras
    The Regional Impact of Economic Shocks: Why Immigration Is Different Than Import Competition
    Presented by Joan Monras (UPF/CREI and BGSE)

October 17, 2020 14:00 to 16:00
06L. Transportation and Externalities

Chairs: Francis Ostermeijer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Nicolas Koch (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC))

  • Yizhen Gu, Ben Zou
    Congestion Externalities of Public Transit
    Presented by Ben Zou (Michigan State University)
  • Hans Koster, Francis Ostermeijer, Jos van Ommeren
    Citywide Parking Policy and Congestion: Evidence From Amsterdam
    Presented by Francis Ostermeijer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Nicolas Koch, Phi Nguyen, Nolan Ritter, Alexander Rohlf
    Machine Learning from Big GPS Data about the Costs of Congestion
    Presented by Nicolas Koch (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC))

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