Urban Economics Seminar: Gilles Duranton & Thomas Steger

May 20th 2016
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Urban Economics Seminar Session 12

Friday, May 20th, 2016

12:30 pm - 02:30 pm 

LIEPP's Conference Room

New LIEPP's Office, 1st Floor, 254 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris

Attendance is free, open until full.

Interested participants should register here


Gilles DURANTON (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)

Gilles Duranton

 Paper Title: Urban Form and Driving: Evidence from US Cities

Gilles Duranton is professor of real estate and holds the Dean’s Chair in Real Estate, in Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on urban and transportation issues. His work is concerned with land use, urban growth and the estimation of the costs and benefits of cities and clusters. He is also interested in the effects of transportation infrastructure on urban development and the evaluation of local policies.

Thomas STEGER (Leipzig University, CESifo, IWH)

Thomas Steger Paper Title: Das House-Kapital: A Theory of Wealth-to-Income Ratios

Thomas Steger is Professor of Economics at Leipzig University. He is also a Research Fellow of CESifo and a Research Professor of Institute of Economic Research Halle (IWH). Before moving to Leipzig, he has been Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on Economic Growth and Development, Capital Mobility and Migration as well as Public Finance. He has published, among others, in Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, as well as Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

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