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SEMINAR: Alba Miñano (CEMFI) – “When are D-graded neighborhoods not degraded? Greening the legacy of redlining”

October 31, 2023 – Room 1038 – 14.30h

2023/05: Real estate prices and land use regulations: Evidence from the law of heights in Bogotá

Between 2015 and 2017, the Law of Heights (Policy-562) regulated areas of urban renewal in specific locations of Bogotá (Colombia). Using a novel dataset based on detailed information at the block level between 2008 and 2017, we study whether this policy affected real estate prices. Our empirical strategy compares the price per square meter before and after Policy-562 in treated blocks and in control blocks with similar pre-treatment traits. Results show that prices increased more in treated blocks than in the rest of the city. We also provide evidence that results are heterogeneous from a temporal, land use and strata point of view.

SEMINAR: Federico Curci (CUNEF) – “Factory Location: Resistance to Technology Adoption and Local Institutions”

May 23, 2023 – ROOM 1038 – 14.30h

SEMINAR: Javier Quintana (Bank of Spain) – “The (Real) Premium of Cities: Evidence from Spain”

May 30, 2023 – ROOM 1038 – 14.30h

Info IEB. New Light on the Effects of Rent Control in Catalonia. Number 44. March 2023

Housing affordability is an increasingly important problem in cities around the world. In Europe, approximately one in ten families spend more than 40% of their income on housing costs, a situation referred to as “housing overburden”, which is particularly acute in cities (Eurostat, 2021). In Spain, 20% of tenant households are overburdened by housing costs, spending over 40% of their income on housing (OECD, 2021). The
extent and importance of this phenomenon has led to the coinage of the term “housing affordability crisis” (UN-Habitat, 2020).

SEMINAR: Rodrigo Martínez-Mazza (University College London – BREI) – “Effectiveness and supply effects of high-coverage rent control policies”

March 28, 2023 – Room 1038 – 14.30h