Office Contact information
Academic Support Building B
2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057 - USA

benoit(dot)schmutz(at)howard(dot)edu
(+1) 202-806-9895




Main publications (Personal use only)

Can Tax Breaks Beat Geography? Lessons from the French Enterprise Zone Experience 
with A. Briant and M. Lafourcade
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2015, 7, 2, pp. 88-124
For text, see 
here
longer versionhere
Featured in Paris School of Economics newsletter

Residential mobility and unemployment of African immigrants in France: a calibration approach
with B. Decreuse
Annals of economics and statistics, 2012, 107-108, pp. 51-91 
For text, see here

Featured in newspaper La Marseillaise, 06/23/2010







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Other publications (Personal use only)

Spatial sorting of African immigrants in the French public housing market
Review of Black Political Economy, 2015, 42, 3, pp. 247-270
latest version: here, supplementary material

Public housing quotas and segregation
Urban Public Economics Review2013, 18, pp. 68-94 
For text, see here
longer version: WP AMSE 2012-28 (text)

The Geography of unemployment of African immigrants
(in French) with L. Bouvard, P.-Ph. CombesB. DecreuseM. Laouénan and A. Trannoy
Revue Française d’Economie, 2009, 3, 23, pp. 4-106 
For text, see here (intro), here (part1) 
and here (part 2)



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                For a CV, see here 





Working papers

Frictional Spatial Equilibrium 

with M. Sidibé

WP CREST 2016-29, ERID WP 236
latest version: here

Neighbor Discrimination 
with P.-Ph. CombesB. Decreuse and A. Trannoy 
WP CREST 2016-36
Latest version: here
Revised and Resubmitted, Journal of Urban Economics


Frictional Labor Mobility

with M. Sidibé

ERID WP 234
latest version: here
Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies














Work in progress

Selection into public housing in Maryland 
with A. Diagne 

To whom can you teach love?
with H. Kurban

Residential mobility in Washington DC
with C. Otabor

The frictional origins of the urban premium
with M. Sidibé

Anatomy of domestic migration