Washington DC Urban Economics Day 2014

School of Media and Public Affairs, Room 305
805 21st Street NW
George Washington University
May 9, 2014


9:00 – 10:00 Jon Rothbaum, US Census: “Counterfactual Spatial Distributions,” joint with Paul Carrillo, Economics, George Washington University

10:00 – 10:30 introductions, coffee break

10:30-11:30 Elliot Anenberg, Federal Reserve Board: “A More Timely House Price Index,” joint with Steve Laufer, Federal Reserve Board

11:30-12:30 GW student hour. Weihua Zhao: “Does the Standard Urban Model Still Describe Cities? A New Test Based on the Pattern of Urban Growth,” & Yishen Liu: “Why Do Higher Income Cities Have Smaller Housing Units?“

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Raven Molloy, Federal Reserve Board: “Regulation and the Housing Supply,” joint with Joe Gyourko

2:30-3:30 Remi Jedwab, Economics & Elliot School, George Washington University: “Malthusian Dynamism and the Rise of Poor Megacities: From 18th Century London to 21st Century Kinshasa”

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