Washington DC Urban Economics Day 2017

A casual place for serious research by DC-area urban economists.

Dining Room, Alumni House
1918 F St. NW
George Washington University
May 12, 2017


8:45 Doors open. Coffee available.
9:00 - 9:15 Introductions
9:15 - 10:00 Dan Ringo, Federal Reserve Board of Governors: “The Effect of Interest Rates on Home Buying: Evidence from a Discontinuity in Mortgage Insurance Premiums,”joint with Neil Bhutta, Federal Reserve Board of Governors. [paper]
10:00 - 10:45 Judie Ricks, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “Do Mortgage Subsidies Promote Household Formation? Evidence from the VA Home Loan Program” [paper]
10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:45 Tian Luan, George Washington Univeristy: “Did Investors Price Regional Housing Bubbles? A Tale of Two Markets” [paper]
11:45 - 12:30 Alex Rothenberg, RAND Corporation: “Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: An Evaluation of Jakarta's Bus Rapid Transit System,” joint with Arya Gaduh, University of Arkansas; and Tadeja Gracner, RAND [paper]
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch: Chat with Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, Redfin
1:45 - 2:30 Benoit Schmutz, Howard University: “Frictional Labor Mobility,” joint with Modibo Sidibe, Duke University [paper]
2:30 - 3:15 Jacob Cosman, Johns Hopkins University: “Welcome! We Have a New Menu: Measuring Product Responses to Competition,” joint with Nathan Schiff
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:00 Charlotte Otabor, Howard University: “Amenity Migration in a Millennial City: Washington, DC 2005-2011”
4:00 - 4:45 Ferdinando Monte, Georgetown University: “The Geography of Consumption,“ joint with Sumit Agarwal, Georgetown University; J. Bradford Jensen, Georgetown University.

Past conferences: Urban Day 2016, Urban Day 2015 and Urban Day 2014.