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Janet Currie
2015
There is a large literature suggesting that “WIC works” to improve birth outcomes. However, methodological limitations related to selection into the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program have left room for doubt about this conclusion. This article ...
Carles Boix
2014
We reassess the literature of growth by looking at the evolution of the European economy from around 1200 to 1900. Employing a comprehensive dataset for the European continent that includes geographic and climate features (1200-1800), urbanization data ...
Noreen Goldman
2013
Noreen Goldman August, 2013 With S. Heidi Ullmann, Anne Pebley; Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 90 Health Demography Immigration Urban Studies Domestic and Social Policy http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953613002566 ...
Stephen Redding
2012
We examine urbanization using new data that allow us to track the evolution of population in rural and urban areas in the United States from 1880 to 2000. We find a positive correlation between initial population density and subsequent population growth ...
Alexandre Mas
2011
A great deal of urban policy depends on the possibility of creating stable, economically and racially mixed neighborhoods. Many social interaction models – including the seminal Schelling (1971) model – have the feature that the only stable equilibria are ...
Alison Isenberg
2010
In the early 1960s, historic Ghirardelli Square was crafted from old factory buildings by leading modernist architects, landscape architects, and innumerable allied artists, and to great acclaim emerged from the transformative crosscurrents of the Bay ...
Keith Wailoo
2010
Katrina's Imprint highlights the power of this sentinel American event and its continuing reverberations in contemporary politics, culture, and public policy. Published on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the multidisciplinary volume ...
Daniel Kahneman
Alan Krueger
2010
A study using the Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) was carried out to examine the determinants of two aspects of well-being: experienced happiness and life satisfaction. Participants were 770 women in Columbus, Ohio and 700 women in Rennes, France. Results ...
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
2009
We document several empirical regularities regarding the evolution of urban structure in the largest U.S. metropolitan areas over the period 1980–90. These regularities relate to changes in resident population, employment, occupations, as well as the ...
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
2007
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg April, 2007 With Mark L. J. Wright, Review of Economic Studies, 74:2, 597-624 Urban Studies Economics and Finance ...
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
2005
This paper studies the effect of terrorist attacks on the internal structure of cities. We develop an urban framework with capital structures suitable for the study of this question and analyze the long and short term implications of this type of events. ...
Alison Isenberg
2004
Ellis Hawley prize,Organization of American Historians Historic Preservation Book Prize, Mary Washington University Lewis Mumford Prize,Society for American City and Regional Planning History Honor Book award, New Jersey Council for the Humanities Alison ...
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
2004
‘Urban growth’ refers to the process of growth and decline of economic agglomerations. The pattern of concentration of economic activity and its evolution have been found to be an important determinant, and in some cases the result, of urbanization, the ...
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
2004
The paper studies the optimal distribution of business and residential land in a circular city. Once the optimum is characterized, we analyze the effect of changes in commuting costs and externality parameters. We also propose policies like labor ...
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
2002
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg July, 2002 With Robert E. Lucas Jr., Econometrica, 70:4, 1445-1476 Urban Studies Economics and Finance http://www.jstor.org/stable/i355280 ...
Keith Wailoo
2001
This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American pain and suffering. Set in ...