David Christafore

Assistant Professor – Instructionalphoto of David Christafore

835 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122


Urban and Regional Economics, Labor Economics


Dr. Christafore joined the Economics Department at Temple in 2017. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. His research is primarily focused on urban and labor economics.

Selected Publications

  • Christafore, David and Susane Leguizamon, “Is ‘Gaytrification’ a Real Phenomenon?” Urban Affairs Review, Forthcoming, Online Dec. 2016.
  • Christafore, David and Susane Leguizamon, “Willingness to Pay for Hospital Access in Areas with High Concentrations of Blacks,” Review of Regional Studies, 2015, 87 – 104.
  • Christafore, David and Susane Leguizamon, “Spatial Spillovers of Land Use Regulation and Political Competition,” Housing Studies, 2015, 491 – 503.
  • Christafore, David and Sebastian Leguizamon, “Revisiting Evidence of Labor Market Discrimination Against Homosexuals and the Effects of Anti-Discriminatory Policies,” Review of Regional Studies, 2013, 213 – 238.
  • Christafore, David, Leguizamon, Sebastian, and Susane Leguizamon, “Are Black Neighborhoods Less Welcoming to Homosexuals than White Neighborhoods?” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2013, 579 – 589.
  • Christafore, David and Susane Leguizamon, “The Influence of Gay and Lesbian Households on House Prices in Conservative and Liberal Neighborhoods,” Journal of Urban Economics, 2012, 258 – 267.

Courses Taught

  • 0858 The American Economy