Category Archives: JMPs

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
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
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

Trade JMPs (2020-2021)

For the 11th year running, I’ve gathered a list of trade-related job-market papers. It’s in reverse-alphabetical order by first name. If I’ve missed someone, please contribute to the list in the comments.

Of the 38 candidates I’ve initially listed, 15 registered a custom domain, 13 used Google Sites, 4 used GitHub, 3 used Weebly and only 3 use school-provided webspace.

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

Ziho Park (Chicago) – Trade Adjustment: Establishment-Level Evidence
Zachary Kiefer (Oregon) – Extracting the Costs of International Internet Communication
Yuta Watabe (Penn State) – Triangulating Multinationals and Trade
Yusuke Kuroishi (LSE) – Value of Trademarks: Micro Evidence from Chinese Exports to Africa
Yoonseon Han (Kentucky) – Determinants of Export Earnings Volatility
Yang Zhou (Minnesota) – The US-China Trade War and Global Value Chains
Xiaochen Xie (Penn State) – Export Dynamics: Evidence from the Global Mobile Phone Industry
Xiao Ma (UC San Diego) – College Expansion, Trade, and Innovation: Evidence from China
Vu Thanh Chau (Harvard) – International Portfolio Investments with Trade Networks
Trang Hoang (Vanderbilt) – The Dynamics of Global Sourcing
Tomas Dominguez-Iino (NYU) – Efficiency and Redistribution in Environmental Policy: An Equilibrium Analysis of Agricultural Supply Chains
Todd Messer (Berkeley) – Foreign Currency as a Barrier to International Trade: Evidence from Brazil
Tanmay Belavadi (Penn State) – Informality, Inequality and Trade
Swapnika Rachapalli (Toronto) – Learning Between Buyers and Sellers Along the Global Value Chain
Sen Ma (Illinois) – Can Foreign Direct Investment Increase the Productivity of Domestic Firms? Identifying FDI Spillovers from Borders of Chinese Dialect Zones
Sebastian Ellingsen (Pompeu Fabra) – Free and Protected: Trade and Breaks in Long-Term Persistence
Samuel Bailey (Minnesota) – Competition and Coordination in Infrastructure: Port Authorities’ Response to the Panama Canal Expansion
Roza Khoban (Stockholm University) – The Impact of Trade Liberalization in the Presence of Political Distortions
Ross Jestrab (Syracuse) – Do Multilateral and Bilateral Trade Agreements Share the Same Motive? An Empirical Investigation
Rizki Nauli Siregar (UC Davis) – Global Prices, Trade Protection, and Internal Migration: Evidence from Indonesia
Piyush Panigrahi (Berkeley) – Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity
Paul Ko (Penn State) – Dissecting Trade and Business Cycle Co-movement
Monika Khan (Kentucky) – Finance and Trade: The Role of Stock Markets and Importers
Marius Faber (Basel) – Robots and Reshoring: Evidence from Mexican Labor Markets
Marijn Bolhuis (Toronto) – Financial Linkages and the Global Business Cycle
Lucas Zavala (Yale) – Unfair Trade: Market Power in Agricultural Value Chains
Kendrick Morales (UC Irvine) – Religious hostilities: A consequence of international trade?
Jan David Bakker (UCL) – Trade and Agglomeration: Theory and Evidence from France
Haruka Takayama (Virginia) – Greenfield or Brownfield? FDI Entry Mode and Intangible Capital
Haishi Harry Li (Chicago) – Multinational Production and Global Shock Propagation in the Great Recession
Gustavo Gonzalez (Chicago) – Commodity Price Shocks, Factor Utilization, and Productivity Dynamics
Ezequiel Garcia-Lembergman (Berkeley) – Multi-establishment Firms, Pricing and the Propagation of Local Shocks: Evidence from US Retail
Eduardo Fraga (Yale) – Drivers of Concentration: The Roles of Trade Access, Structural Transformation, and Local Fundamentals
Ebehi Iyoha (Vanderbilt) – Estimating Productivity in the Presence of Spillovers: Firm-level Evidence from the US Production Network
Daniel Bonin (Purdue) – To Greener Pastures: the Domestic Migration Response to Social Policies and Its Impact on Political Polarization
Daisuke Adachi (Yale) – Robots and Wage Polarization: The Effects of Robot Capital across Occupations
Christoph Albert (CEMFI) – Immigration and Spatial Equilibrium: the Role of Expenditures in the Country of Origin
Chenying Yang (UBC) – Location Choices of Multi-plant Oligopolists: Theory and Evidence from the Cement Industry
Bérengère Patault (CREST-Ecole Polytechnique) – How valuable are business networks? Evidence from sales managers in international markets
Bruno Conte (UAB) – Climate change and migration: the case of Africa
Brett McCully (UCLA) – Immigrants, Legal Status, and Illegal Trade
Arnold Njike (Université Paris Dauphine) – Trade in value-added and the welfare gains of international fragmentation
Armen Khederlarian (Rochester) – Inventories, Input Costs and Productivity Gains from Trade Liberalizations
Alexander Wise (Princeton) – Global Dynamics of Structural Change

The rapid rise of spatial economics among JMCs

Two years ago, my list of trade candidates also included a dozen candidates in spatial economics. Last year I listed 20 candidates. There are 45 spatial-economics JMCs in this year’s list. That looks like a rapid rise.

Of course, measurement problems abound. My view of “spatial economics” may have broadened during the last two years, in which case the listings would tell you more about me than about the candidates. That would be hard to quantify. But, to focus on one label within the broader spatial economics nexus, I’m pretty sure that I’m seeing more candidates explicitly list “urban economics” as one of their fields than in years prior.

If I’m right that the supply of spatial economists is rising, then one immediately wonders if the demand side will keep pace. I haven’t looked at JOE postings, but I doubt that ads mentioning “urban economics” are growing at the same rate as candidates listing it as a field.

Last month, in response to a Beatrice Cherrier query about why urban economics’ “boundaries & identity are so difficult to pin down,” Jed Kolko noted that “urban economists typically align strongly to another field — trade, labor, PF, finance (esp the real estate types), macro.” That fluidity has advantages and disadvantages. It certainly makes it challenging to compile a list of relevant job-market candidates. But my very short time series of arbitrarily collated candidates suggests growth in the supply of young spatial economists.

Spatial economics JMPs (2019-2020)

Here’s a list of job-market candidates whose job-market papers fall within spatial economics, as defined by me when glancing at a webpage for a few seconds. Illinois has six candidates! I’m sure I missed folks, so please add them in the comments.

The annual list of trade candidates is a distinct post.

Of the 45 candidates I’ve initially listed, 18 used Google Sites, 12 registered a custom domain, 3 used GitHub, and 12 used school-provided webspace.

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

Trade JMPs (2019-2020)

It’s November again. Time flies, and there’s a new cohort of job-market candidates. Time really flies: I started this series a decade ago! Many members of that November 2010 cohort now have tenure or will soon.

As usual, I’ve gathered a list of trade-related job-market papers. There is no clear market leader: the most candidates from one school by my count is three (Berkeley, Maryland, UCLA). If I’ve missed someone, please contribute to the list in the comments.

A separate post lists candidates in spatial economics, broadly defined.

Of the 31 candidates I’ve initially listed, 14 registered a custom domain, 9 used Google Sites, 2 used GitHub, and only 6 use school-provided webspace.

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

Spatial economics JMPs (2018-2019)

Last year, I comingled spatial-economics candidates with the trade JMCs. This year, I’m offering a separate list. Thanks to those who suggested spatial-economics candidates in response to my tweet. Since people working on spatial economics come from a variety of fields, I’ve listed candidate’s self-identified fields in brackets after their JMP title. I’m sure I missed folks, so please add them in the comments.

  • Clare-Balboni (LSE) – In Harm’s Way? Infrastructure Investments and the Persistence of Coastal Cities [Environmental, Trade, Development]
  • Chiara Fratto (Chicago) – The reallocative effects of mobility restrictions on workers and firms. An application to the West Bank [applied macro, urban, productivity, trade]
  • Xuan Fei (UC Davis) – Land Market Misallocation in China [International, Urban, Macro, and Chinese Economy]
  • Laurel Wheeler (Duke) – Property Rights, Place-Based Policies, and Economic Development [labor and development]
  • Dennis McWeeny (Wisconsin) – Spatial Competition in the Airline Industry [industrial organization, health, and regional]
  • Yanjun (Penny) Liao (UCSD) – How Hurricanes Sweep Up Housing Markets: Evidence from Florida [Environmental, Public]
  • Xueying Lu (UCSD) – Housing Markets and Automobile Policy [Environmental, Urban, Energy]
  • Cailin Slattery (Virginia) – Bidding for Firms: Subsidy Competition in the US [public finance, urban, industrial organization]
  • Mesay M. Gebresilasse (Boston U) – Rural Roads, Agricultural Extension, and Productivity [development and applied microeconomics]
  • Tatjana Kleineberg (Yale) – Can We Save the American Dream? A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of the Effects of School Financing on Local Opportunities [Macro, Economic Development, and Urban]
  • Donghyuk Kim (Yale) – Government Incentives and Firm Location Choices [Industrial Organization, Urban, and Labor]
  • Max Perez Leon (Yale) – Inducing Labor Mobility? Evidence from Peruvian Teacher Reallocation [Labor, Urban, and Personnel]
  • Nicholas Li (Berkeley) – Housing Market Channels of Segregation [Labor, Urban, Development]
  • Qing Zhang (Columbia) – Sunlight, Development Restrictions, and Urban Density [Development, Political Economy, Urban]
  • Ben Klopack (Stanford) – One Size Fits All? The Value of Standardized Retail Chains [Industrial Organization, Urban, Public]
  • Zhezhi Hou (Binghamton) – Growing from Spillovers: A Semiparametric Varying Coefficient Approach [econometrics and applied microeconomics]
  • Soeren Henn (Harvard) – Complements or Substitutes: State Presence and the Power of Traditional Leaders [development and political economy]
  • Jessica Brown (Princeton) – Does Public Pre-K have Unintended Consequences on the Child Care Market for Infants and Toddlers? [public and labor]
  • Matthew Davis (Wharton) – The Distributional Impact of Mortgage Interest Subsidies: Evidence from Variation in State Tax Policies [Real Estate, Public Finance]
  • Simon Franklin (Oxford/LSE) – The demand for government housing: evidence from a lottery for 200,000 homes in Ethiopia [Development, Labour, and Urban]

Trade JMPs (2018-2019)

It’s already November again. Time flies. As I do annually, I’ve gathered a list of trade-related job-market papers. The market leader in trade this year is Penn State, which offers seven candidates. If I’ve missed someone, please contribute to the list in the comments. A few schools (e.g., UCLA, Yale) have not yet posted candidates.

[Nov 11 update: I’ve added a number of candidates since this was posted Nov 5. Now listing 40 people. I didn’t recompute stats nor word cloud.]

Of the 33 candidates I’ve initially listed, 16 use Google Sites, 8 registered their own domain, and only 5 use school-provided webspace (3 use Weebly; 1 GitHub).

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

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