Jessie Handbury

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

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Work in Progress

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

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

Working Papers

"Food Deserts and the Causes of Nutritional Inequality," with Hunt Allcott, Rebecca Diamond, Jean-Pierre Dube, Ilya Rahkovsky and Molly Schnell, 2018. Revise and resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics.

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

"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''.