Call for Papers: Neighborhoods, externalities and inequality

Economic growth is unequally distributed not just between, but also within cities. This might reflect that residents and firms are spatially segregated based on various characteristics. However,it could also be that certain neighborhood characteristics within cities influence residents’ productivity, employment, health, crime and hence maintain inequality. The focus of the workshop is to discuss research on how and to what extent exposure to spatial disparities influences residents’ behavior. In particular, we invite submissions that touch upon questions such as:

• To what extent do we observe inequality across space and over time?
• Which neighborhood externalities impact individual behavior?
• Is the effect short- or long term?
• Through which channels do areas or neighborhoods operate?
• Can policy interventions make a difference?

The purpose of this full day workshop is to bring together researchers, to offer an opportunity for scientific discussion as well as to build new relationships among scholars with common research
interests. PhD students and young researchers are particularly welcome to submit their related research.


Leah Platt Boustan (Princeton University)
Eleonora Patacchini (Cornell University)


March 7th, 2019: Deadline for submission (Full paper/extended abstract to
March 20th, 2019: Notification of acceptance
March 20th – May 15th, 2019: Registration for attendance
May 29th, 2019: Workshop at the Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is an independent research unit under the Kraks Fond. Results of Kraks’ projects are available to decision makers, the general public, and
researchers alike.

The CBS Inequality Platform addresses the causes and consequences of inequality in a globalized world, from a Danish, European, and global level and in its multiple and closely linked dimensions.


Bence Boje-Kovacs, PhD student at Kraks Fond, Cecilie Dohlmann Weatherall, Senior Researcher at Kraks Fond and Birthe Larsen, Associate Professor and Academic Director for the CBS Inequality Platform


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