Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Schools, Houses, Fruits, Taxes and other differentiated products

29 October 2019, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Lars Nesheim

Lars Nesheim, Professor of Economics, UCL Department of Economics, delivers his Inaugural Lecture: 'Schools, Houses, Fruits, Taxes and other differentiated products'

This event is free.

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UCL Joint Faculties Office


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
UCL Wilkins Building
Gower Street

About the lecture

Which is more important for student outcomes, school quality or the quality of students? How do investments in roads and rail affect property prices and public welfare? How does the price of cherries affect demand for bananas? Should council tax rates and housing benefit levels be higher or lower in city centres?

Four disparate questions tied together by a common analytical theme: theories of differentiated products and household sorting. This lecture discusses how to combine these theories with large scale modern datasets to provide evidence to help address these questions.

About the speaker

Lars Nesheim is a Professor of Economics at UCL and Co-Director of the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP).

He obtained his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2001 and worked for 2 years at the Institute for Fiscal Studies before joining UCL in 2003. He teaches industrial organisation and econometrics.

His research interests focus on structural econometrics, computational economics, industrial organisation, urban economics, economic dynamics and hedonic models.

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Inaugural Lecture Series 2019/20

This lecture is part of the 2019/20 series for UCL's Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences. The series provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our professors who are undertaking research and scholarship of international significance, and offers an insight into the strength and vitality of the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL.

All our lectures are free to attend and open to all. You don't have to be a UCL staff member or student to come along.

Lectures begin at 18:30 and are typically one hour long. A drinks reception will follow, to which everyone is welcome to join.

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