New York City / Tuesday Apr 14,2015
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Nathaniel Baum-Snow on Urban Inequality

NYU Urban Seminar

ROOM 3-50
44 W 4TH ST.

Nathaniel Baum-Snow led a presentation based on his paper, "Why Has Urban Inequality Increased?"

The NYU Urban Seminar is co-hosted by the Marron Institute, the Urbanization Project, the Furman Center, and the Center for Real Estate Finance Research.

Tile image courtesy of Giacomo Carena.


Nathaniel Baum-Snow
Nathaniel Baum-Snow
Stephen Robert Associate Professor of Economics / Brown University

Nathaniel Baum-Snow received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2005 and is the Stephen Robert Associate Professor of Economics. He has been affiliated with the PSTC at Brown University since 2005. Baum-Snow is also affiliated with Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) and is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Baum-Snow is currently working to better understand trends in the spatial distribution of population and employment in U.S. metropolitan areas. In particular, he is investigating the role of transportation infrastructure in the location decisions of firms and households. In addition, he is investigating the role of local public goods such as school quality in determining residential location decisions by race. In addition, in collaboration with Ronni Pavan (University of Rochester), Baum-Snow has an NSF grant to study reasons for urban wage premia.