Spatial economics JMPs (2020-2021)

Here’s a list of job-market candidates whose job-market papers fall within spatial economics, as defined by me quickly skimming webpages. I’m sure I missed folks, so please add them in the comments.

Of the 27 candidates I’ve initially listed, 12 registered a custom domain, 8 used Google Sites, 3 used GitHub, 3 used school-provided webspace, and 2 used Weebly.

Here’s a cloud of the words that appear in these papers’ titles:

Aaron Weisbrod (Brown) – Housing Booms and Urban Frictions: The Impact of the 1917 Halifax Explosion on Local Property Values
Aleksandar Petreski (Jönköping University, Sweden)
Spatial-temporal asymmetry, shock and memory: housing transaction prices in Sweden
Andrew Simon (Michigan) – Public Good Spillovers and Fiscal Centralization: Evidence from Community College Expansions
Avichal Mahajan (Geneva) – Highways and segregation
Björn Brey (Nottingham) – The long-run gains from the early adoption of electricity
Brendan Shanks (LMU Munich) – Land Use Regulations and Housing Development: Evidence from Tax Parcels and Zoning Bylaws in Massachusetts
Christoph Albert (CEMFI) – Immigration and Spatial Equilibrium: the Role of Expenditures in the Country of Origin
Desen Lin (Penn) – Housing Search and Rental Market Intermediation
Dmitry Sedov (Northwestern) – How Efficient are Firm Location Configurations? Empirical Evidence from the Food Service Industry
Eduardo Fraga (Yale) – Drivers of Concentration: The Roles of Trade Access, Structural Transformation, and Local Fundamentals
Eunjee Kwon (USC) – Why Do Improvements in Transportation Infrastructure Reduce the Gender Gap in South Korea?
Ewane Theophile (UQAM) – Trade costs, prices and connectivity in Rwanda
Ezequiel Garcia-Lembergman (Berkeley) – Multi-establishment Firms, Pricing and the Propagation of Local Shocks: Evidence from US Retail
Franklin Qian (Stanford) – The Effects of High-skilled Firm Entry on Incumbent Residents
Gregor Schubert (HBS) – House Price Contagion and U.S. City Migration Networks
Ian Herzog (Toronto) – The City-Wide Effects of Tolling Downtown Drivers: Evidence from London’s Congestion Charge
Jacob Krimmel (Wharton) – Reclaiming Local Control: School Finance Reforms and Housing Supply Restrictions
Jan David Bakker (UCL) – Trade and Agglomeration: Theory and Evidence from France
Joanna Venator (Wisconsin) – Dual Earner Migration, Earnings, and Unemployment Insurance
John Pedersen (Binghamton) – Voting for Transit: The Labor Impact of Public Transportation Improvements
Jonathan Moreno-Medina (Duke) – Local Crime News Bias and Housing Markets
Kate Pennington (Berkeley ARE) – Does Building New Housing Cause Displacement?: The Supply and Demand Effects of Construction in San Francisco
Kenneth Tester (Kentucky) – The Effect of Taxes on Where Superstars Work
Magdalena Domínguez (Barcelona) – Sweeping Up Gangs: The Effects of Tough-on-crime Policies from a Network Approach
Marcos Ribeiro Frazao (Yale) – Brand Contagion: The Popularity of New Products in the United States
Margaret Bock (WVU) – Unintended Consequences of the Appalachian Development Highway System on Mortality
Mariya Shappo (Illinois) – The Long-Term Impact of Oil and Gas Extraction: Evidence from the Housing Market
Matthew Gross (Michigan) – The Long-Term Impacts of Rent Control on Renters
Meng Li (Queen’s) – Within-city Income Inequality, Residential Sorting, and House Prices
Miguel Zerecero (TSE) – The Birthplace Premium
Pablo E. Warnes (Columbia) – Transport Infrastructure Improvements, Intra-City Migration, and Spatial Sorting: Evidence from a BRT system in Buenos Aires
Pedro Tanure Veloso (Minnesota) – Housing Supply Constraints and the Distribution of Economic Activity: The Case of the Twin Cities
Piyush Panigrahi (Berkeley) – Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity
Prottoy Aman Akbar (Pittsburgh) – Who Benefits from Faster Public Transit?
Rizki Nauli Siregar (UC Davis) – Global Prices, Trade Protection, and Internal Migration: Evidence from Indonesia
Sarah Thomaz (UC Irvine) – Investigating ADUS: Determinants of Location and Their Effects on Property Values
Sebastian Ellingsen (Pompeu Fabra) – Free and Protected: Trade and Breaks in Long-Term Persistence
Sebastian Ottinger (UCLA Anderson) – Immigrants, Industries and Path Dependence
Shiyu Cheng (Kentucky) – High-Speed Rail Network and Brain Drain: Evidence from College Admission Scores in China
Sydney Schreiner (Ohio State) – Does Gentrification Stop at the Schoolhouse Door? Evidence from New York City
Tianyun Zhu (Syracuse) – Estimating the Implicit Price Elasticity of the Demand for Neighborhood Amenities: A Hedonic Approach
Tillman Hönig (LSE) – The Legacy of Conflict: Aggregate Evidence from Sierra Leone
Timur Abbiasov (Columbia) – Do Urban Parks Promote Racial Diversity in Social Interactions? Evidence from New York City
Xiao Betty Wang (Wharton) – Housing Market Segmentation
Yiming He (Stanford) – The Economic Impacts of Slum Demolition on the Displaced: Evidence from Victorian England
Zibin Huang (Rochester) – Peer Effects, Parental Migration and Children’s Human Capital: A Spatial Equilibrium Analysis in China

9 thoughts on “Spatial economics JMPs (2020-2021)

  1. Timur Abbiasov


    My colleague Dmitry Sedov is on the job market this year with a paper called ”How Efficient are Firm Location Configurations? Empirical Evidence from the Food Service Industry”. Here is the link to his JMP:

  2. Kenneth Tester

    My name is Kenneth Tester and I am a job market candidate at the University of Kentucky and my job market paper looks at spatial distortions in the employment decisions of high income earners. My job market paper is title “The Effect of Taxes on Where Superstars Work” and my website is

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