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Workshop on Public, Urban and Regional Economics

Public policies and the structure of our urban areas are thought to be two of the primary determinants of economic productivity and growth. In this two-day conference, researchers from across the country will present their research on the impact of public policies on local economies.


Day One — Friday, February 26, 2016

11:30 am Registration
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Roberto Pinheiro— Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
“Spatial Sorting and Job Polarization” with Jan Eeckhout and Kurt Schmidheiny
2:15 – 3:15 pm David Agrawal— University of Kentucky
Commuting and Taxes: Theory, Empirics, and Welfare Implications” with William H. Hoyt
3:30 – 4:30 pm Jeffrey Zabel— Tufts University
Vacancies in Housing and Labor Markets” with Yannis M. Ioannides
4:30 – 6:00 pm Reception
6:00 pm Dinnerand Keynote Speaker:
Stuart Rosenthal— Syracuse University
The Vertical City: Rent Gradients and Spatial Structure

Day Two — Saturday, February 27, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am Shawn Rohlin— Kent State University
Local Sales Taxes, Employment, and Tax Competition” with Jeffrey P. Thompson
9:45 – 10:45 am Caroline Weber— University of Oregon
The Behavioral Response to Housing Transfer Taxes: Evidence from a Notched Change in D.C. Policy” with Joel Slemrod and Hui Shan
11:00 – 12:00 pm Keith Ihlanfeldt— Florida State University
“School Segregation and the Foreclosure Crisis” with Tom Mayock
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Dionissi Aliprantis— Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Neighborhood Dynamics and the Distribution of Opportunity” with Daniel Carroll
2:00 pm Adjourn

Co-Sponsors: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and University of Kentucky

When and where

February 26–27, 2016 

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
1455 East 6th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114-2597
Please use the Superior Avenue entrance