CURE Programme

Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE)

29-30 September 2017



Friday 29 September
Venue: Paris School of Economics
Building Oikos - Grand Amphithéâtre
48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris​


Registration and Coffee


Rethinking Detroit
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University & CEPR (with Raymond Owens and Pierre-Daniel Sarte)

Discussant 1: Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant 2: Marcus Berliant, Washington University


Cities in motion: Gentrification and local businesses
Kristian  Behrens, University of Quebec, NRU Higher School of Economics & CEPR (with Brahim Boualam, Julien Martin and Florian Mayneris)

Discussant 1: Amy Schwartz, New York University
Discussant 2: Coen Teulings, Cambridge University & CEPR


Coffee Break


The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco
Tim McQuade, Stanford University (with Rebecca Diamond and Franklin Qian)

Discussant 1: Gabrielle Fack, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne & CEPR
Discussant 2: Hans Koster, VU University Amsterdam & CEPR




The Geography of Linguistic Diversity and the Provision of Public Goods
Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University & CEPR (with Joseph Gomes and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortin)

Discussant 1: Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Universitat de Barcelona & CEPR
Discussant 2: Frédéric Robert-Nicoud, Université de Genève & CEPR


The Political Economy of Transportation Investment
Giacomo Ponzetto, CREI and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (with Edward Glaeser)

Discussant 1: Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University
Discussant 2: David Albouy, University of Illinois


Coffee Break


E-Commerce Integration and Economic Development: Evidence from China
Benjamin Faber, University of California, Berkeley & CEPR (with Victor Couture, Yizhen Gu and Lizhi Liu)

Discussant 1: Loren Brandt, University of Toronto
Discussant 2: Ferdinando Monte, Georgetown University & CEPR


Dinner – Restaurant Le Train Bleu

Saturday 30 September
Venue: Sciences Po
Room Leroy Beaulieu
27 Rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris


Immigrants’ Residential Choices and their Consequences
Joan Monras, CEMFI (with Christoph Albert)

Discussant 1: Jorge de la Roca, USC Price School of Public Policy
Discussant 2: Stephan Heblich, University of Bristol


Trade, Merchants, and the Lost Cities of the Bronze Age
Thomas Chaney, Sciences Po & CEPR (with Gojko Barjamovic, Kerem Cosar and Ali Hortacsu)

Discussant 1: Helen Simpson, University of Bristol & CEPR
Discussant 2: Yannis Ioannides, Tufts University


Coffee Break


The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London
Stephen Redding, Princeton University & CEPR (with Stephan Heblich and Daniel Sturm)

Discussant 1: Victor Couture, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant 2: Vernon Henderson, London School of Economics



*Presenters have 40 minutes
The two discussants have 15 minutes
There will be 10 minutes for general discussion.