Washington DC Urban Economics Day 2015

Marvin Center, Room 403
800 21st Street NW
George Washington University
May 22, 2015


9:00 – 10:00 Jenny Schuetz, Federal Reserve Board: “Have Distressed Neighborhoods Recovered?,” joint with Jonathan Spader and Alvaro Cortes

10:00 – 10:30 introductions, coffee break

10:30-11:30 John Carruthers, “The American City System: A Spatial Hazard Analysis of an Evolving Hierarchy,” joint with Negin Askarzadeh and Ainur Montayeva, George Washington University

11:30-12:30 GW student hour. Guoliang Feng: “The Effect of Transfer Tax Reform for Residential Property on the Shanghai Housing Market,” & Chun Kuang: “Spatial Sorting and Urban Wage Premium: The Role of Life Cycle Housing Demand”

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 David Schleicher, George Mason and Yale Universities: “Cities and the Sharing Economy”

2:30-3:30 Maria Marta Ferreyra, World Bank: “Charter School Entry and School Choice: The Case of Washington, D.C.,” joint with Grigory Kosenok

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-4:45 Leah Brooks, George Washington University: “Containerization and Cities,“ joint with Gisela Rua, Federal Reserve Board

Contact Leah Brooks, lfbrooks at gwu.edu, with questions.

Past Urban Day conferences.