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- « Optimal Spatial Policies with Local Public Goods and Unobserved Location Preferences » with Nicolas Jannin, updated May 2020, mimeo
- « A Streetcar Named OpportunityCan Light Rail Transit Foster Social Integration ? » with Antton Haramboure, updated September 2020, mimeo
By integrating social equity concerns and deviating from a traditionally more utilitarian designof transport networks, can cities reduce spatial inequalities ? This paper relies on an extensivemulti-city Light Rail Transit (LRT) building program of the last two decades in France as well as anovel geocoded individual unemployed database to assess the effects of opening of a new transportoption on individual unemployment trajectories and local social mixity. We find no evidence of anyimprovement in individual unemployment trajectories of the residents of the treated neighborhoodsaround the arrival of LRT. In the medium term we find effects on the housing market consistent withcapitalization of accessibility gains as well as a change in income composition of renters althoughgentrification is limited by the large share of social housings
Presented in : Urban Economics Association 2019 meeting, Amsterdam; International Transport Economics 2019 meeting, Paris
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