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Cities in Transition


Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Baltimore Branch, Baltimore, MD

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This conference brings together leading researchers in urban and regional economics to present their work and discuss policy responses to a changing economic landscape.



8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Dave Beck, Senior Vice President and Baltimore Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

9:15 a.m.
Nathaniel Baum-Snow, University of Toronto
Accounting for Central Neighborhood Change, 1980-2010

10:00 a.m.
Matthew Turner, Brown University
The Lifecycle of Land: Evidence from the U.S., 2000-2010

10:45 a.m.

11:15 a.m.
Erik Hurst, University of Chicago
The Welfare Implications of Urban Gentrification

12:00 p.m.
Lunch Speaker
Mark Mullinix, Interim President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

2:00 p.m.
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University
Rethinking Detroit

2:45 p.m.
Donald Davis, Columbia University
On the Dynamics of Segregation

3:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Albert Saiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Immigrant Locations and Native Residential Preferences: Emerging Ghettos or New Communities?

4:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Kartik Athreya, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Research Department
(804) 697-8000

Conference Compendium

At this Nov. 2017 conference, six leading researchers presented work on a variety of important topics in urban and regional economics. This publication contains an address discussing the Richmond Fed's interest in these topics, a conference summary, and interviews with each of the presenters.