15th Nov 2017, Submitted Paper
Author: Simon Franklin
This paper examines how labour market outcomes are affected by search costs. It looks at the effects of randomly assigend transport subsidies on jobs search intensity and the likelihood of finding good employment.
Economic Journal, R&R.
12th Dec 2016, Working Paper
This paper attempts to understand the patterns of urban land development in China from the political economy perspective. Our study is motivated by an interesting pattern observed in the past decade that in the initially more densely populated cities the urban land development was expanded more outwardly with a relatively low use intensity.
4th Nov 2016, Working Paper
We conduct a randomised evaluation of two programmes designed to lower spatial and informational barriers to job search among 4,000 young Ethiopians.
3rd Oct 2016, Published Paper
The paper discusses the importance of infrastructure investment in growing cities, arguing that, in addition to its direct benefits, infrastructure plays crucial roles in enabling density and coordinating private investment decisions. Many cities have failed to invest in sufficient infrastructure due to inadequate financing tools (in particular failure to capture benefits through land value taxation) and fragmented urban authority.
Oxford Review of Economic Policy 32(3):391-409
20th Jul 2016, Working Paper
Authors: Remi Jedwab, Adam Storeygard
This study looks how the effects of transportation investments vary as a function of the characteristics of the places they connect.
6th Jun 2016, Working Paper
This paper investigates the effects of the construction of the national highway system in China on local economic outcomes.
2nd May 2016, Published Paper
This paper investigates how the extent and configuration of Chinese road and railroad networks has shaped the spatial transformation and degree of compactness of Chinese urban regions in the last 20 years, a period in which center cities were experiencing strong population inflows but relative losses of industry to the urban periphery.
The Review of Economics and Statistics 2017, 99, 3, 435–4483
23rd Apr 2016, Published Paper
Author: Adam Storeygard
This article investigates the role of intercity transport costs in determining the income of sub-Saharan African cities.
12th Apr 2016, Working Paper
Authors: Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Matthew A. Turner
This paper investigates the relationship between the extent of a city’s subway network, its population and its spatial configuration.