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2015 AREUEA-ASSA Conference

AREUEA’s January Meeting is held in conjunction with the meetings of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA). The ASSA conference is held in conjunction with approximately 55 associations in related disciplines over a three-day period. Average full attendance for the conference is over 13,000 attendees.

AREUEA organizes twenty-three sessions during the three-day conference, in which selected participants report on research in progress or recently completed. The topical focus of the conference sessions will include theoretical, empirical, and policy research in real estate economics, real estate finance, and urban economics. Additionally, AREUEA hosts a Doctoral Session which invited distinguished scholars share their insights and wisdom with students on topics such as career planning, publishing, and research. Furthermore selected students can present their current research at the doctoral poster session which is held in conjunction of a reception in their honor.

Each year AREUEA hosts a joint session with the American Economic Association (AEA) and a joint session with the American Finance Association (AFA) in which topics of mutual interests are presented by distinguished scholars from both organizations. The Presidential Luncheon is featured on the last full day of the conference and is hosted in honor of AREUEA’s outgoing President. In addition to the Presidential address, AREUEA recognizes the generous sponsors of the organization and announces the recipients of the George Bloom Award, Edwin Mills Best Paper Award, Real Estate Economics Best Referee Awards, and the Homer Hoyt Institute Dissertation Award.

For information about previous AREUEA-ASSA conferences, please see the conference archive section.

General Conference Information

The 50th AREUEA-ASSA Conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, January 3-5 2015. Information on the 2015 conference is posted as it becomes available. Conference registration information for the 2015 meeting will be posted around mid-September once it is available from ASSA. All information from ASSA for this conference is available online only; ASSA stopped using printed registration materials in 2008.

For more information, contact our AREUEA-ASSA Conference Chair: Edward Coulson

Professor of Economics

and King Faculty Fellow in Real Estate

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 863-0625/5457

The 2015 AREUEA-ASSA Conference Committee

Brent Ambrose
The Smeal College of Business
Pennsylvania State University
Thomas Davidoff
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia
Lynn Fisher
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina
Lu Han
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
Austin Jaffe
The Smeal College of Business
Pennsylvania State University
Daniel McMillen
Department of Economics
University of Illinois
Raven Molloy
Real Estate Finance Section
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Joseph Ooi
Department of Real Estate
National University of Singapore
Liang Peng
Department of Finance
University of Colorado-Boulder
Stuart Rosenthal
Department of Economics
Syracuse University
Walter Torous
Center for Real Estate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jeffrey Zabel
Department of Economics
Tufts University

Conference Announcements

Register for the Boston Conference

ASSA will open registration in mid-September. Please visit the ASSA Conference website for updated and additional registration information.

If registered by December 3, 2014 the registration fee is $55.00 and for full time students the registration fee is $25.00. After December 3rd (online only), the fee for registration is $115.00 and for full time students, $40.00. Spouse or guest registration is $25.00 before December 3rd and 45.00 following that date. Additional fees for the AREUEA Presidential Luncheon are $65.00 per person.

You are required to register for the conference before you will be allowed to make a hotel reservation. We strongly encourage you to register for the conference as soon as registration opens so that you can then complete your hotel reservation. Space in the AREUEA conference hotel is limited.

Please Note: All communication regarding registration should be directed to ASSA and all hotel information should be directed to the booking agent.

All AREUEA special events and sessions will be taking place in the Westin Copley Place, Boston, 10 Huntington Avenue.

All conference attendees must have an official ASSA name badge in order to attend the paper sessions and special events. (All session chairs, paper presenters and discussants must be registered.)

Hotel Reservation Info

All AREUEA paper sessions, special events such as the Presidential Luncheon and evening receptions for the upcoming January conference will be held in the Westin Copley Place, Boston. The hotel is located at 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Rooms are limited and the conference hotel will fill-up quickly so we encourage you to register for the conference and make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

ASSA requires that you register for the conference prior to making your hotel reservation. You will receive a registration number during registration, which you will need to complete your hotel reservation. Please visit the Annual Conference website for registration and hotel information.

Please note, all hotel reservation and/or questions regarding your reservation should be directed to the booking agent. AREUEA does not have access to hotel reservation information and therefore is unable to assist you with your hotel reservation.

Airport/Hotel Transportation

There are a number of options available to get to the Westin Copley Place Hotel from the Boston Logan International Airport. Transportation options include taxis, van services, water taxi, and bus lines.

Taxis from Logan International to Copley Square Hotels run approximately $25 to $35 and take about 15 minutes. Gratuity not included.

For additional ground transportation information go to Ground Transportation - Boston Logan International Airport or visit the Boston Logan International transportation webpage.

Westin Copley Place hotel directions and transportation information may be found on their website:

Session Schedule

Please click on the link below to preview the AREUEA session schedule.

The date, time, and room assignments are set by ASSA for the upcoming January Conference. If you are scheduled to present a paper at the conference we ask that you submit your final paper (should you have any changes to your original paper submission) to Liz Laffitte at the AREUEA office, via email,, no later than December 1, 2014. All conference papers will be linked to the program by December 1 and made available for download for discussants, session chairs, and participants.

All presenters, chairs and discussants must be registered for the conference.

Please note that ASSA will be providing LCD projectors in the session rooms. Computers WILL NOT be provided. If you plan on using the LCD projector you must provide your own laptop.

Special Joint Sessions

The 2015 conference committee has organized a special panel session to celebrate AREUEA’s 50th Anniversary, featuring Edward Glaeser (Harvard University), James Poterba (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Robert Shiller (Yale University), and Susan Wachter (University of Pennsylvania).

Also scheduled for the Boston conference are joint sessions with the American Economic Association (AEA) and the American Finance Association (AFA).

Please review the Joint Session Flyer for detailed information. We recommend that you highlight your program schedule to ensure your participation in these engaging and dynamic panel and paper sessions.

Special Events Schedule

AREUEA will be hosting several special events during the AREUEA-ASSA conference such as the Presidential Luncheon, and evening receptions, all excellent opportunities to catch up with your colleagues! The conference hotel is the Westin Copley Place, Boston, 10 Huntington Avenue. Please click on the following link to view the special event schedule.

AREUEA thanks its conference sponsors for their gracious and generous support. Please join us in recognizing and thanking:

Charles River Associates   The Center for Real Estate Education & Research
College of Business, Florida State University
MIT Center for Real Estate   National University of Singapore
Institute of Real Estate Studies
NYU Furman Center   Pennsylvania State University
Institute for Real Estate Studies
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate   The University of Cincinnati Real Estate Center
University of Florida
Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies
  Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies
Lee Business School
University of Nevada–Las Vegas
University of Texas at Austin
McCombs Real Estate Finance and Investment Center
  Virginia Commonwealth University
Kornblau Real Estate Program

WREN Breakfast

The Women’s Real Estate Network (WREN) invites you to join their networking breakfast being held Saturday, January 3rd from 7:00 - 8:00 AM in St. George A of the Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel (10 Huntington Avenue).

Come enjoy a delicious breakfast, catch up with old friends and meet new ones. This is a great networking event. Featured speaker will be George W. McCarthy, President, of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. As the new President of the leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land, McCarthy will discuss his vision for the Institute and priorities for land research and policy making. If you would like to attend the WREN Breakfast, please RSVP to Liz Laffitte at by Monday, December 15, 2014.

For more information, please download the PDF version of this announcement.

Homer Hoyt Institute Dissertation Award

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association will solicit submissions for the doctoral dissertation award competition.

This award is sponsored by the Homer Hoyt Institute and distributed by AREUEA.

Information on guidelines and application is now available on AREUEA Awards Competition webpage.

ASSA Conference – Go Mobile Application

ASSA has a conference mobile application that will allow you to build a personal daily schedule, receive reminders and updates, find what you are looking for, take notes, and more. You will receive a username and password when you register for the conference. This app will be available online the first week of December at

Doctoral Session & Reception

AREUEA will be hosting the 28th Annual Doctoral Session and Reception on Friday, January 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Staffordshire room of the Westin Copley Place Hotel.

Doctoral students who applied and were selected to present during the poster session will be displaying their research during the doctoral reception. Please plan on attending this event to support all of the students selected.

We encourage all Ph.D. students to attend this insightful event.

Call for Papers and Participation
2015 AREUEA-ASSA Conference and Meetings

AREUEA invites you to submit a paper for the 50th AREUEA Conference held in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) meetings. This conference will take place January 3-5, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts.

For complete details regarding the request for papers please download the PDF version of this announcement.

All submissions must be made through AREUEA's online submission system and they must be submitted by April 1, 2014. Beginning this year, only completed papers will be considered for inclusion on the program.

The call for papers is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper. Details of the program will be posted to the conference website as soon as the full schedule is available. We look forward to a great conference and program in Boston.

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