Jessie Handbury

Assistant Professor
Real Estate Department
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Selected Work in Progress

"Supply-Side Effects of In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from the Community Eligibility Provision" with Sarah Moshary (conference draft available up on request).

"Quantifying Social Interactions Using Smartphone Data" with Victor Couture, Jonathan Dingel, and Allison Green.

Working Papers

"Income Growth and the Distributional Effects of Urban Spatial Sorting" with Victor Couture, Cecile Gaubert, and Erik Hurst, 2019. Submitted.

"Urban Revival in America" with Victor Couture, new version 2019. Submitted.

"How Much Do Official Price Indexes Tell Us About Inflation?" with David E. Weinstein and Tsutomu Watanabe, 2015. Under revision.

"Are Poor Cities Cheap for Everyone? Non-Homotheticity and the Cost of Living Across U.S. Cities," 2013. Revise and resubmit, Econometrica.

Published Papers

"Goods Prices and Availability in Cities" with David E. Weinstein. Review of Economic Studies, 2015, 82(1): 258-296.

  • Media coverage: Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic CityLab
  • Also available as NBER Working Paper 17067.
  • Subsumes a previous working paper entitled "Is New Economic Geography Right? Evidence from Price Data''.

"Food Deserts and the Causes of Nutritional Inequality," with Hunt Allcott, Rebecca Diamond, Jean-Pierre Dube, Ilya Rahkovsky and Molly Schnell, 2019. Forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Economics.