The Economics of Geography: Cities, Growth, and Economic Development

 April 3–4, 2008 | Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland hosted a conference dedicated to issues of critical importance to our local economies—the role of business—tax incentives; education, city growth, and the adoption of advanced technology; housing in urban markets; the impact of large, mixed-use projects; and more.

On the first day of the conference, economists and researchers presented research papers on topics related to cities, growth, and economic development.

On the second day, industry practitioners and professionals from organizations such as the Gund Foundation and the city of Youngstown discussed the role of nonprofits in economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and collaboration at the metropolitan level.

Topics Presented

Mark Sniderman, Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
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Mark Doms, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Enrico Moretti, The Donald Vial and Michael Peevy Chair in Labor Economics, University of California, Berkeley
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Jan Brueckner, Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine
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Ed Glaeser, The Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
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Emek Basker, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Missouri
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Kenneth Troske, The William B. Sturgill Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Kentucky
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Joel Elvery, Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University
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Sandy Pianalto, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
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Dave Abbott, Executive Director, The George Gund Foundation
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Jay Williams, Mayor, City of Youngstown
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Stuart Lichter, President, Industrial Realty Group, LLC
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John Spirk, Co-president, Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates
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Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania
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