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(January 14) Regional and Urban Economics Workshop - “Urban Economics and History”

On January 14, 2020, PSE is glad to organize the next RUES - Regional and Urban Economics Seminar on the following theme: “Urban Economics and History”.

Regional and Urban Economics Workshop:
“Urban Economics and History”

January 14, 2020, 13:30-17:30
Venue: PSE - Paris School of Economics, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Room R1-14 (Building Oikos, 1st floor)


13:30 Lecture 1: Ferdinand Rauch (University of Oxford)

Title: “Of Mice and Merchants: Trade and Growth in the Iron Age”, with Jan David Bakker (University of Oxford), Stephan Maurery (University of Konstanz) and Jörn-Steffen Pischkez (London School of Economics)

Discussant: Farid Toubal (ENS Paris Saclay)

14:30 Lecture 2: Pierre-Philippe Combes (University of Lyon-CNRS and Sciences Po)

Title: “A random forest approach to mine historical maps: Land use in France from the mid-18th century”, with Marie-Pierre de Bellefon (INSEE and Paris School of Economics), Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania), Laurent Gobillon (Paris School of Economics-CNRS), and Clément Gorin (University of Lyon)

Discussant: François Libois (Paris School of Economics-INRA)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Lecture 3: Morgane Laouénan (Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne-CNRS)

Title: “A brief history of human time: Exploring a database of “notable people”, with Palaash Bhargava (Columbia), Jean-Benoit Eyméoud (Banque de France), Olivier Gergaud (Kedge Business School), Guillaume Plique (Sciences-Po) and Etienne Wasmer (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Discussant: Camille Hémet (PSE-ENS)


Organizing Committee:

Laurent Gobillon (PSE): laurent.gobillon
Miren Lafourcade (University Paris Sud and PSE): miren.lafourcade

For more information about the RUES, please go the dedicated page