1) Select one of the following sets of papers and briefly discuss the author(s) research question and key variables of interest. 

a. Option 1: “The Contagion Effect of Neighboring Foreclosures” (Towe and Lawley, AEJ Micro, 2013) & “Do Better Schools Matter? Parental Valuation of Elementary Education” (Black, QJE, 1999) 

b. Option 2: “Moved to Opportunity: The Long-Run Effects of Public Housing Demolition on Children” (Chyn, AER, 2018) & “White Flight and Coming to the Nuisance: Can Residential Mobility Explain Environmental Injustice? (Depro et. al., JAERE, 2015).