CURE Programme

Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE)

Venue: University of Basel
25-26 September 2015

Programme (pdf)

Friday 25 September

08:30-09:00

Coffee and Registration

09:00-09:10

Welcome Address by Sébastien Kraenzlin, Swiss National Bank

09:10-10:20

The Impact of Public Employment: Evidence from Bonn
Stephan Heblich, University of Bristol (with Sascha Becker and Daniel Sturm)

 

Discussants: Henry Overman, London School of Economics and CEPR and David Albouy, University of Illinois

10:20-10:25

Short break

10:25-11:35

Is Highway Access Good for your Tax Base?
Raphaël Parchet, Università della Svizzera Italiana (with Stephan Fretz)

 

Discussants: Elisabet Viladecans, Universitat de Barcelona and Pierre Philippe Combes, GREQAM and CEPR

11:35-11:50

Coffee break

11:50-13:00

Spatial Competition, Innovation and Institutions: The Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence
Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University and CEPR (with Avner Greif and Stephen Parente)

 

Discussants: Ferdinand Rauch, University of Oxford and CEPR and Jens Südekum, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and CEPR

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:40

Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities
Ferdinando Monte, Georgetown University (with Stephen Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg)

 

Discussants: Joan Monras, Sciences Po and Matt Turner, Brown University

15:40-16:05

Coffee break

16:05-17:15

Equilibrium Commuting
Takatoshi Tabuchi, University of Tokyo (with Marcus Berliant)

 

Discussants: Giordano Mion, University of Surrey and CEPR and Kristian Behrens, University of Quebec, Montreal and CEPR

17:15-17:20

Short break

17:20-18:30

Political Centralization and Government Accountability
Giacomo Ponzetto, CREI - Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR (with Federico Boffa and Amedeo Piolatto)

 

Discussants: Yasusada Murata, Nihon University and Remi Jedwab, George Washington University

19:15

Dinner

Saturday 26 September 

09:00-10:10

Transport Infrastructure, Urban Growth and Market Access in China
J Vernon Henderson, London School of Economics (with Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Loren Brandt, Matt Turner and Qinghua Zhang)

 

Discussants: Daniel Sturm, London School of Economics and CEPR and Gerald Carlino, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

10:10-10:15

Short Break

10:15-11:25

Regulating vacancies away? The paradoxical effects of mismatch in the housing market
Christian Hilber, London School of Economics (with Paul Cheshire and Hans R.A. Koster)

 

Discussants: Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University and Jeremiah Dittmar, London School of Economics

11:25-11:50

Coffee Break

11:50-13:00

The Production Function for Housing: Evidence from France
Laurent Gobillon, Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED) and CEPR (with Pierre-Philippe Combes and Gilles Duranton)

 

Discussants Felipe Carozzi, London School of Economics and Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University

13:00-14:30

Lunch

Note: Presenters have 45 min to present their paper. A total of 15 min are allocated to the two discussants and 10 min for general discussion.


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