VoxEU Piece on Zheng/Kahn Work on Quality of Life in China's Cities
So, it turns out that I haven't retired from active research. I was notified that I recently wrote this; Zheng/Kahn on China's "Green Cities" . At the bottom of the article, you can find links to our 2 research papers. This is ongoing research. In a nutshell, we are using standard hedonic compensating differentials techniques to study home prices and wages (both within major Chinese cities and across them). While the U.S compensating differentials literature is mature, there is a lot of work to be done on this topic in the developing world (see the last paragraph of the Voxeu piece).