Economic History Mini-Conference
Public Policy Challenges: Housing, Retirement, and Immigration
Sponsored by the Center for Economic History, the von Gremp Workshop in Economic and Entrepreneurial History, and the Ziman Center for Real Estate
9:10 Joseph Gyourko (Wharton), Can Interest Rates Explain the Housing Boom?
10:10 am break
10:30 am Price Fishback (University of Arizona), The Booms and Busts in Housing Markets in the 1920s and 1930s
11:30 am lunch
1:00 pm David Card (UC Berkeley), The Option Value of Delaying Social Security Benefits
2:00 pm break
2:20 pm Leah Boustan (UCLA), Europe's Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses: Self-Selection and Economic Outcomes in the Age ofMass Migration (joint with Ran Abramitzky and Katherine Eriksson)
3:20 pm adjourn and coffee with graduate students
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