“Public Policies, Cities and Regions” workshop

“Public Policies, Cities and Regions” workshop

Lyon, December 18-19, 2023.

PROGRAM (pdf download)

18 December

9:15 – 10 :15 Keynote lecture
Daniel Sturm, London School of Economics(with Stephen J. Redding)
Neighborhood Effects: Evidence from Wartime Destruction in London

10:30 – 11:20
Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania
(with Pierre-Philippe Combes, Laurent Gobillon, Clément Gorin and FrédéricRobert-Nicoud)
Urbanization and urban divergence: France 1760 – 2020

11:20 – 12:10
Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez Univestitat Autònoma de Barcelona(with Diego Buitrago-Mora)
Causes and consequences of urban form: Evidence from US cities

13:25 – 14:15
Jos van Ommeren, VU Amsterdam(with Hans R.A. Koster and ZhilingWang)
Identifying housing preferences in regulated markets: Evidence from waiting lists

14:15 – 15:30
Guillaume Chapelle, THEMA, CY CERGY PARIS UNIVERSITE(with J.B. Eyméoud and C. Wolf)
Land-use regulation and housing supply elasticity: evidence from France

15:30- 16:20
Kevin D. Sheedy, London School of Economics(with Lu Han and L. Rachel Ngai)
To Own or to Rent? The Effects of Transaction Taxes on Housing Markets

16:20 – 17:10
Thomas Jansson, Sveriges Riksbank (with Michael Haliassos and Yigitcan Karabulut)
Wealth Inequality: Opportunity or Unfairness?


19 December

9:00 – 10 :00 Keynote lecture
Dionissi Aliprantis, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (with Kristen Tauber)
“Childhood Exposure to Violence and Nurturing Relationships: The Long-Run Effects on Black Men”

10:20 – 11:10
Prottoy A. Akbar, Aalto University and Helsinki GSE
Who Benefits from Faster Public Transit?

11:10 – 12:00
Pol CosentinoCES, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Urban Transport Infrastructure and Downtown outmigration in the 19th century: the case of Paris

13 :15 – 14:05
Rosa Sanchis-Guarner, University of Barcelona and IEB(with Julia McGee and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal)
Pop to the Shop! Impact of Chain Collapses on High Street Retail

14:05 – 15:20
Sergei Kichko, University of Trento(with Toshitaka Gokan, Jesse A. Matheson and Jacques-François Thisse)
How the rise of teleworking will reshape labor markets and cities

15:20 – 16:10
Leda Inga, CERDI
The Effects of Subsidized Transit on the Unemployed Youth: A Regression Discontinuity Design

16:10 – 17:00
Maxence Castiello, CES (Paris-1 University) (with Clément Bosquet)
Railroad Expansion, Local Shocks and Individual Opportunities: Evidence from Nineteenth Century America





  • Gilles Duranton (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Laurent Gobillon (Paris School of Economics)
  • Florian Mayneris (UQAM)
  • Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (Univ. of Lausanne)
  • Elisabet Viladecans (Univ. of Barcelona)
  • Nelly Exbrayat (GATE, Univ. Jean Monnet)
  • Florence Goffette-Nagot (GATE, CNRS)
  • Sonia Paty (GATE, Univ. Lyon 2)
  • Mathieu Sanch-Maritan (GATE, Univ. Jean Monnet)
  • Victor Stéphane (GATE, Univ. Jean Monnet)



  • Nelly Exbrayat (GATE, Univ. Jean Monnet)
  • Florence Goffette-Nagot (GATE, CNRS)
  • Victor Stéphane (GATE, Univ. Jean Monnet)


Information will be sent by email.

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MILC – Pôle universitaire des quais, 35 rue Raulin – 69007 LYON
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About Lyon: http://www.onlylyon.com 

Here’s a platform for booking accommodation in Lyon: OnlyLyon

And a few suggestions close to the workshop’s venue :
Ibis Lyon Centre Perrache ***
Kyriad Lyon Centre – Perrache ***
Hôtel Des Remparts Perrache ***
Campanile Lyon Centre – Gare Perrache – Confluence ***
B&B Hôtel LYON Centre Perrache Berthelot ***
Mercure Lyon Centre Château Perrache ****

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