Prof. Enrico Moretti, University of California, Berkeley

October 2 h 10.30 room26

October 2 h 2.30, room 22

October 3 h 10.30, room 3

October 3 h 2.30, room 3

October 4 h 10.30, room 5 IBM Rotating Chair


Lecture 1 Theoretical Framework

Time and Place: Wednesday 2.10 h10.30-12.15, room 26


*“Local Labor Markets”, in Handbook of Labor Economics, Elsevier, 2011.


Lecture 2 Effects of Geographical Differences in Labor Demand

Time and Place:  Wednesday 2.10 h14.30-16.15, room 22

Readings (Lecture 2, part a):

*“Real Wage Inequality” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5 (1), 2013.


Lecture 3 Causes of Geographical Differences in Labor Demand

Time and Place: Thursday 3.10  h10.30-12.15, room 3

Readings (Lecture 2, part b, and Lecture 3):

“Human Capital Externalities in Cities”, Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, North Holland-Elsevier, 2004  .

*”Identifying Agglomeration Spillovers: Evidence from Winners and Losers of Large Plant Openings” (with M. Greenstone and R. Hornbeck), Journal of Political Economy, 118(3), 2010.

*“Local Multipliers” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 100(2), 2010.

“Local Multipliers and Human Capital in the US and Sweden” (with P. Thulin), Industrial and Corporate Change, 22, 2013.

“Workers’ Education, Spillovers and Productivity: Evidence from Plant-Level Production Functions”, American Economic Review 94(3), 2004

*”Estimating the Social Return to Higher Education: Evidence From Longitudinal and Repeated Cross-Sectional Data”, Journal of Econometrics 121(1-2), 2004

*”The Geography of Giving: The Effect of Corporate Headquarters on Local Charities” (with D. Card and K. Hallock), Journal of Public Economics, 94(3-4), 2010

Lecture 4 The Role of Regional Economic Development Policies

Time and Place: Thursday 3.10  h14.30-16.15, room 3


*”Local Economic Development, Agglomeration Economies and the Big Push: 100 Years of Evidence from the Tennessee Valley Authority” (with P. Kline), Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming.    .

“State Incentives for Innovation, Star Scientists and Jobs: Evidence from Biotech” (with D. Wilson), The Journal of Urban Economics, forthcoming.

“Place Based Policies with Unemployment” (with P. Kline) American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 103 (3), 2013.

“Bidding for Industrial Plants: Does Winning a ‘Million Dollar Plant’ Increase Welfare?” (with M. Greenstone), mimeo, 2004


All thye readings are available at

* Are mandatory


IBM Rotating Chair: 4th October 2013 10.30 am – 1.30 pm


The attending of the 3 lectures and of the IBM Rotating Chair will be recognized as a 3-credit activity, by presenting a paper. Please find details on the guidelines on 3-credit activities. (point 4)