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Jessie Handbury

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

Mailing address:
1463 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302

Phone: 215-573-7903


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''.

Working Papers

"Urban Revival in America, 2000 to 2010" with Victor Couture, 2017. Submitted.

"Is the Focus on Food Deserts Fruitless? Retail Access and Food Purchases Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum" with Ilya Rahkovsky and Molly Schnell, 2017. 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.

Research in Progress