CHS 2023 Summer Workshop

Cities, Housing, and Society 2023 Summer Workshop

September 13th-15th, 2023

@ Cities, Housing, and Society Lab, Stanford GSB

There has been a recent surge of work in housing and urban economics, with people often scattered across otherwise disjoint fields such as public finance, labor, trade, development and macro, and using different methodologies. This workshop aims to bring together researchers that share an interest in these topics in one room. We welcome both theoretical and empirical research on housing and urban broadly speaking. 

Conference Program

Conference will take place at the GSB Botha-Chan Building, Room BC104. Speakers in Bold.

Wednesday September 13, 2023

2-3pm: The Effect of Foreclosures on Homeowners, Tenants, and Landlords by Rebecca Diamond and Adam Guren

3-3:30pm Break

3:30-4:30pm: Homeownership and the Distributional Effects of Uneven Regional Growth by Brian Greaney

4:30pm-5pm Break

5pm-6pm: The (Express) Way to Segregation: Evidence from Chicago by Sara Bagagli

6:15pm-8:30pm Taco Dinner in SIEPR Courtyard

Thursday  September 14, 2023

7:30am-8am Breakfast, Room BC104

8am-9am: Neighborhood Effects: Evidence from Wartime Destruction in London by Steven Redding and Daniel Sturm

9-9:30am Break

9:30-10:30am: Spatial Spillovers from High-Rise Developments:Evidence from the Mumbai Mills by Michael Gechter and Nick Tsivanidis

10:30-11am Break

11am-12pm Who’s your landlord? Assortative matching in rental markets by Antoine B Levy and Thomas Bézy  

12pm-1pm Lunch, Room BC104

1-2pm: The Price of Housing in the United States, 1890-2006 by Ronan Lyons, Allison Shertzer, Rowena Gray, and David Agorastos

2-2:30pm Break

2:30-3:30pm Optimal Urban Transportation Policy: Evidence from Chicago by Milena Almagro Felipe Barbieri, Juan Camilo Castillo, Nathaniel Hickok, and Tobias Salz

3:30-4pm Break

4-5pm Work From Home and the Office Real Estate Apocalypse by Arpit Gupta, Vrinda Mittal, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

6pm Dinner at Ettan 518 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Friday September 15, 2023

7:30am-8am Breakfast, Room BC104

8am-9am Sea Level Rise and Urban Adaptation in Jakarta by Allan Hsiao

9-9:30am Break

9:30-10:30am Disparities in Social Exposure: Preferences, Access, and Sorting by Victor Couture, Jonathan Dingel, Allison Green, and Jessie Handbury

10:30-11am Break

11am-12pm Size Matters: The Benefits of Large Labor Markets for Job Seekers by Enrico Moretti and Moises Yi

12pm-1pm Lunch, Room BC104

The workshop has a limited budget. Participants book their own accommodation and travel. If you feel that this arrangement makes it difficult for you to attend, please contact Josephine Yan ( and we may be able to work something out. 

Organized by

Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University

Winnie van Dijk, Yale University

Martin Schneider, Stanford University

        Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Stanford University

Nick Tsivanidis, University of California, Berkeley