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Nathaniel Baum-Snow


    Nathaniel Baum-Snow

    Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy

    Degrees: Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago (2005)
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    Phone: 416-978-4273


    Nathaniel Baum-Snow is an Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy. He has research interests in urban and real estate economics, labor economics and economic geography. His research includes investigations of reasons for changes in the spatial organization of economic activity in U.S. and Chinese cities, reasons for which workers earn more and have more dispersed wages in larger cities, and the consequences of transportation infrastructure investments on urban growth and welfare. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Urban Economics.

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    Academic Positions

    2016-  Associate Professor of Business Economics; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2011-2015  Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Studies; Brown University
    2005-2011  Assistant Professor of Economics; Brown University

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Roads, Railroads and Decentralization of Chinese Cities; Review of Economics and Statistics; forthcoming
    • Inequality and City Size; with Ronni Pavan; Review of Economics and Statistics; 2013
    • Understanding the City Size Wage Gap; with Ronni Pavan; Review of Economic Studies; 2012
    • School Desegregation, School Choice and Changes in Residential Location Patterns by Race; with Byron Lutz; American Economic Review; 2011
    • The Effects of Low Income Tax Credit Developments on Neighborhoods; with Justin Marion; Journal of Public Economics; 2009
    • Did Highways Cause Suburbanization?; Quarterly Journal of Economics; 2007

    Honors and Awards

    2007-2010  Understanding the City Size Wage Gap; National Science Foundation
    2017-2022  Quantifying Local Economic Spillovers Between Firms and Workers; Social Science and Humanities Research Council

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    American Economic Association
    Urban Economics Association

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Urban Economics and Real Estate  

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