Summer School 2017 "Sustainable Cities"

These Summer School and workshop are devoted to study recent advances in urban economics.


Urbanization and cities development are a key issue regarding climate change. Recent advances in urban economics have studied, for instance, relationships between urban structure, the design of public policies and environmental nuisances. This Summer School aims at studying this topic.

During the school, Professor Matthew Kahn, a leading researcher in urban economics, will deliver a 6 hours lecture about his works on urban growth and environmental challenges. The second day will provide the opportunity to the participants to present a selected work. No more than 8 papers have been selected.


Day 1 - Tuesday, June 13th (Amphi Henri Krier)
Summer School - Three lectures by Matthew Kahn
(University of Southern California)

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  • 09:30-10:00 - Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 10:00-12:00 - Lecture one : The Economics of Green Cities
  • 12:00-13:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30-15:30 - Lecture two : Urban Growth and Climate Change
  • 15:30-16:00 - Coffee break
  • 17:00-19:00 - Lecture three: Climate Change’s Impact on Our Cities

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Day 2 - Tuesday, June 13th (Amphi Henri Krier)

  • 8:30 - Welcome address
  • 08:30 - City Equilibrium with Borrowing Constraints : Structural Estimation and General Equilibrium Effects
    Amine Ouazad (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
    Co-authored with Romain Rancière

  • 09:30 - Urban Spatial Structure, Transport Related Emissions and Welfare
    Romain Gaté (CREM, Université de Rennes 1)
    Co-authored with Laurent Denant-Boèmont et Carl Gaigné

10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break

  • 12:00 - Does Fight against Crime Pay ? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Rio’s Favelas
    Joeffrey Drouard (CREM, Université de Rennes 1)
    Co-authored with Christophe Bellego


13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

  • 14:00 - East Side Story : Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighborhood Segregation
    Yanos Zylberberg (University of Bristol)
    Co-authored with Alex Trew and Stephan Heblich

  • 15:00 - Can Cooperation among Local Governments Mitigate Coastal Destruction
    Pierre Magontier (Institute of Economics of Barcelona)
    Co-authored with Albert Solé Ollé and Elisabet Viladecans Marsal