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

PUBLIC AFFAIRS 4240, Friday, May 13
8:45 am Continental Breakfast

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