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For further information, please contact
Tajender Sagoo, email: t.sagoo@lse.ac.uk, tel: +44(0)20-7955-6648

This seminar is organised by

Felipe Carozzi, email: f.carozzi@lse.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4942
Maria Sanchez-Vidal, email: m.sanchez-vidal@lse.ac.uk
Enrico Vanino, email: e.vanino@lse.ac.uk



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Friday  16 November 2018  13:00 - 14:30

The efficiency of land-use in a developing city: traditional vs modern tenure systems in Kampala, Uganda

Julia Bird (Oxford)

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32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Friday  05 October 2018  13:00 - 14:30

Income Growth, Spatial Sorting, and the Distributional Effects of Urban Gentrification

Jessie Handbury (Wharton)

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32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Friday  19 October 2018  13:00 - 14:30

Commuting Fast and Slow: the Effects of High Speed Rail

Helen Simpson (Bristol University)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Friday  26 October 2018  13:00 - 14:30

Financial Constraints and Propagation of Shocks in Production Networks

Beata Javorcik (Oxford)

This study examines the role of financing constraints in propagation of an unexpected supply shock through a country's production network. The analysis, motivated by a simple theoretical model, is based on data covering quasi-totality of supplier-customer links in Turkey during the 2010-14 period. The shock in question was the increase of the tax rate applying to imports purchased on credit from 3% to 6% of the transaction value, which took place in October 2011. As utilization of trade credit varied across product varieties, the shock had a heterogenous effect across importers. The results suggest that the shock had a substantial direct effect on importers. More interestingly, the findings suggest that it was propagated and amplified primarily by firms with limited access to external liquidity. Liquidity constrained importers, exposed to the shock, transmitted it to their customers to a much larger extent than importers that were not facing liquidity constraints.


32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Friday  02 November 2018  13:00 - 14:30

The Propagation of Trade Cost Shocks through Global Production Networks: evidence from the 2001 US-Vietnam bilateral trade agreement

Maarten Bosker (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Friday  16 November 2018  13:00 - 14:30

The efficiency of land-use in a developing city: traditional vs modern tenure systems in Kampala, Uganda

Julia Bird (Oxford)

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32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Friday  23 November 2018  13:00 - 14:30

The Dynamic Response of Municipal Fiscal Budgets to Revenue Shocks

Jan Stuhler (Carlos III Madrid)

We study the dynamic response of local budgets to a shift in fiscal revenues. We first isolate quasi-experimental variation in transfers within Germany’s municipal fiscal equalization scheme. Because transfers depend on population counts, the 1987 Census led to sudden and permanent shifts in revenues across municipalities. Using an event-study design, we then track the causal response of municipal budgets to revenue gains or losses. In contrast to prior work, we focus on the dynamics of this response over time. Local budgets do not adjust instantly. The total level of government spending adapts over three to four years, predominantly driven by capital and infrastructure investments. Local tax rates adjust even more slowly. Business and property tax rates do decrease in response to revenue gains, but the adjustment stretches over at least one decade. We contrast these findings with prior evidence on the “flypaper effect”, as well as theoretical work on local public finance.


32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Friday  30 November 2018  13:00 - 14:30

Air pollution and sick leaves: Evidence from social security data

Laura Hospido (Bank of Spain)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Friday  07 December 2018  13:00 - 14:30

Growth and Trade in a World of Cities

Dávid Krisztián Nagy (CREI)

Cities have traditionally been locations that host both production and trading activities. This paper documents recent technological changes in the shipping industry which have led to a significant reallocation of economic activity across cities and the formation of cities that serve as large trading hubs. To quantify how improvements in transportation technology have affected the allocation of economic activity across cities and aggregate output, we build a quantitative model in which endogenous investment in local shipping technology interacts with standard agglomeration forces. The model matches the key patterns in the data.


32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Friday  14 December 2018  13:00 - 14:30

TBC

Julien Grenet (PSE)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH