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Yiming He

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Yiming He

Economics

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Yiming He is a PhD candidate in economics. He holds a dual BA in economics from Sciences-Po (the Paris Institute of Political Studies) and Columbia University. His research lies at the intersection of urban economics, economic history, and development economics. His current research investigates the impacts of various urban policies, including slum clearance and clean water technology, in the context of Victorian England.Yiming He is a PhD candidate in economics. He holds a dual BA in economics from Sciences-Po (the Paris Institute of Political Studies) and Columbia University. His research lies at the intersection of urban economics, economic history, and development economics. His current research investigates the impacts of various urban policies, including slum clearance and clean water technology, in the context of Victorian England.

 

The Long-term Impact of Slum Demolition on its Residents: Evidence from Victorian London

More than 800 million live in urban slums, and approximately 2 million of them are evicted every year due to slum clearance. His project investigates the effects of slum clearance on displaced residents and their children in London between 1875 and 1910. He combines original archival records from the London Metropolitan Archives and decennial census records that allows him to follow displaced residents over time. He’s findings suggest that after displacements household heads are significantly less likely to participate in the labor force, and more likely to move out of the original parish.