Economics serving society

Workshop “Neighborhoods and local interactions” | May 25-26

Paris School of Economics is glad to invite you this workshop co-organized by the ANR and the Opening economics Chair.

There is no registration fee, but attendees are required to register here.

Date: May 25-26, 2023

Location: Paris School of Economics
48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, room R2-21 (2nd floor)
Coffee breaks and lunches in the hallway


Thursday, May 25th

08.45am - 9.00am - Welcome coffee

09am - A few introductory words

09.05am – 11.05am - Session 1: Residential segregation - within city sorting

  • “On the other side of the creek: The evolution and persistence of colonial ethno-racial zoning”, Guillermo Woo-Mora (PSE)
  • “Natural amenities and racial segregation dynamics”, Pol Cosentino (university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • “The (express) way to segregation: evidence from Chicago”, Sara Bagagli (Harvard)

11.05am – 11.25am - Coffee break

11.25am – 12.25am - Invited speaker: Dionissi Aliprantis (Cleveland Fed): “Childhood exposure to violence and nurturing relationships: the long-run effects on black men”, with Kristen Tauber

12.25pm – 1.35pm - Lunch break

1.35pm – 3.35pm - Session 2: Segregation and education

  • “Place-based policies: opportunity for deprived schools or zone-and-shame effect?”, Manon Garrouste (university of Lille) and Miren Lafourcade (university Paris-Saclay)
  • “School degregation: is it all about residential sorting? Evidence from a nationwide school system”, Youssef Souidi (university Paris Dauphine-PSL)
  • “Desegregating dchools: evidence from middle school closures in deprived neighborhoods”, Nina Guyon (PSE)

3.35pm – 3.55pm - Coffee break

3.55pm – 6.05pm - Session 3: Social cohesion and social fractures within neighborhoods

7.30pm - Dinner for speakers only, place to be confirmed

Friday, May 26th

09am - Welcome coffee

09.15am – 11.15am - Session 4: Cities and social conflict in developing countries

  • “Urbanization and crime: evidence from South Africa”, Nelly Exbrayat (université Saint-Etienne) and Victor Stéphane (université Saint-Etienne)
  • “Come out and play: public space recovery, social capital, and citizen security”, Matías Braun (Universidad de los Andes), Francisco Gallego (PUC-Chile) and Rodrigo R. Soares (Insper and Columbia)
  • “To burn a slum: investigating strategic arson to remove favelas in São Paulo”, Rafael Pucci (Insper)

11.15am – 11.35am - Coffee break

11.35am – 12.35pm - Invited speaker: Stefanie DeLuca (John Hopkins university): “Creating moves to opportunity: experimental evidence on barriers to neighborhood choice”, with Peter Bergman, Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Lawrence F. Katz, and Christopher Palmer

12.35pm – 1.50pm - Lunch break

1.50pm – 3.10pm - Session 5: Labor market

3.10pm – 4.10pm - Invited speaker: Gerard Torrats-Espinosa (Columbia university), “The mental health effects of violent police raids in the black community”

4.10pm - Farewell drink

For any further questions, please e-mail Camille Hémet at: workshop at

The Opening economics Chair allows economists to respond in creative and effective ways to the major questions of our times, by integrating two observations: that current challenges, complex and multifaceted as they are, demand an approach that transcends disciplinary boundaries, and that economics research must be renewed by advances made in other related disciplines.