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2016 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 51st AREUEA-ASSA Conference will be held in San Francisco, California, January 3-5 2016. Please note that the conference for 2016 will be a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday conference with the AREUEA Board Meeting and Doctoral Session on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Information on the 2016 conference is posted as it becomes available. Conference registration information for the 2016 meeting will be posted around mid-September once it is available from the 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: Daniel McMillen

Department of Economics

University of Illinois

Phone: (217) 333-8930

The 2016 AREUEA-ASSA Conference Committee

Sumit Agarwal
Economic Research Department
National University of Singapore
David Albouy
Department of Economics
University of Illinois
Edward Coulson
Professor of Economics
and King Faculty Fellow in Real Estate
Michael Eriksen
Department of Finance
Texas Tech University
Andra Ghent
Department of Finance
Arizona State University
Andrew Hanson
Department of Economics
Marquette University
Christian Hilber
Department of Geography and Environment
London School of Economics
Crocker Liu
School of Hotel Administration
Cornell University
Henry Munneke
Department of Real Estate
University of Georgia
Amy Schwartz
Maxwell School of Business
Syracuse University
Alexei Tchistyi
Office of Real Estate Research
University of Illinois
Sheridan Titman
Department of Finance
University of Texas at Austin

Conference Announcements

Register for the San Francisco Conference

ASSA will open registration September 16 at 11:00 am CDT. Please visit the ASSA Conference website for updated and additional registration information.

If registered by December 3, 2015 the registration fee is $55.00. After December 3rd (online only), the fee for registration is $115.00. Spouse or guest registration is $25.00 before December 3rd and $45.00 following that date. Additional fees for the AREUEA Presidential Luncheon are $70.00 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 Parc 55 San Francisco, 55 Cyril Magnin Street.

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 Parc 55 San Francisco. The hotel is located at 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco. 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 confirmation number during registration, which you will need to complete your hotel reservation. Please visit the ASSA 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 Parc 55 San Francisco Hotel from the San Francisco International and Oakland International Airports.

San Francisco International Airport is approximately 30-40 minutes from the hotel and taxi fares range from $41-$60. Oakland International Airport is approximately 40-60 minutes from the hotel and taxi fares range $62-85. Gratuity or tolls not included.

SuperShuttle is offering a 10% discount off fares from the airport to downtown San Francisco. Visit: San Francisco International Airport SuperShuttle to downtown takes 20-45 minutes. SuperShuttle from Oakland International Airport to downtown takes approximately 45-90 minutes.

BART Transit is available for $9 to $10, visit for more information.

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, 2015. 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 2016 conference committee has organized 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 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 Parc 55 San Francisco, 55 Cyril Magnin Street. Please click on the following link to view the special event schedule.

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 29th Annual Doctoral Session and Reception on Saturday, January 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, location to be announced.

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
2016 AREUEA-ASSA Conference and Meetings

AREUEA invites you to submit a paper for the 51st AREUEA Conference held in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) meetings. This conference will take place January 3-5, 2016, in San Francisco, California.

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, 2015. 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 San Francisco.

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