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2016 International Conference

Held for the first time in 1992, AREUEA's annual International Conference over the years has become the leading conference to address global developments in international topics that affect real estate and urban economics. AREUEA membership now include individuals and libraries from over 45 countries around the world.

For information about previous International conferences, please see the conference archive section.

General Conference Information

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) is pleased to announce the 2016 annual international conference will be held in Alicante, Spain on July 7-8, 2016, with a welcome reception on July 6, 2016, organized by the Alicante University. The Alicante airport has multiple connections with most European cities, including direct flights from Madrid, London, Paris, and Frankfurt Airports, and main flight hub linking flights with the US and South America.

The conference will be held at University of Alicante campus, located at 10 minutes by taxi from the airport and 15 minutes from Alicante city, in the town so-called San Vicente del Raspeig. A map of location can be shown here.

Map 1. UA location along the Alicante motorway

For participants who need a visa in order to attend the conference, please follow the general EU regulations. Letter of invitations will be issued once the paper selection is completed./p>

We look forward to seeing you in Alicante.

The 2016 International Conference Committees

International Scientific Committee and Program Committee

Timothy Riddiough, University of Wisconsin, US
Gary D. Painter, University of Southern California
Marsha Courchane, Charles River Associates
Donald R. Haurin, Ohio State University
Lynn Fisher, Mortgage Banker Association
Stanley McGreal, Ulster University
Charles Ka Lui Leung, City University of Hong Kong
Christian Hilber, London School of Economics
Colin Lizieri, University of Cambridge


Local and Organizing Committee

Paloma Taltavull, University of Alicante
Dirk Brounen, University of Tilburg
Gianluca Marcato, Reading University
Martin Hoesli, Geneva University
Eamonn D'Arcy, Reading University
Giaccomo Morri, Bocconi University
Michael White, Nottingham Trent University
Anupam Nanda, University of Reading
Marc Francke, University of Amsterdam


For more information, contact our International Conference Chair: Paloma Taltavull

University of Alicante

Campus de San Vicen


03080 Alicante , Spain

Conference Announcements

Call for Papers

The 2016 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) International Conference will take place in Alicante, Spain (EU) July 78, 2016, with a welcome reception on July 6, 2016. The conference will be held at the University of Alicante campus. The conference will provide a forum for academics, practitioners, and policy makers to present research findings in the areas of real estate economics, real estate finance, urban economics, and other related areas.

Well-developed abstracts or full papers (preference for full papers) must be submitted online, through the AREUEA portal, from the 1st of November 2015. The submission deadline is March 11th, 2016 and the AREUEA submission portal will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone.


You may also submit your well-developed abstract or full paper (preference for full papers) by visiting the conference website, submission guidelines section,

Or you may email your submission direct to Paloma Taltavull (Alicante University) at

All submissions must be received by March 11, 2016.

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

Submission Guidelines

Well-developed abstracts or full papers (preference for full papers) must be submitted online from the 1st of November, following the instructions posted on the AREUEA website.

Key Dates:
March 11, 2016 Deadline for paper or abstract submission
May 1, 2016 Notification of acceptance
June 6, 2016 Deadline for submitting full papers


(Includes the Social
Events of July 6-8.)
Accompanying Person
(Includes the Social
Events of July 6-8.)
Regular 455 / $500 230 / $255
Early Bird Discount
(register by May 10, 2016)
Faculty 320 / $355 185 / $200
Student 185 / $200 ---

Refund Policy

Cancellation received by May 10, 2016 Refund 100%.
Cancellation received by June 6, 2016 Refund 70%.
Cancellation received by June 25, 2016 Refund 30%.
Cancellation received after June 25, 2016 Refund 0%.
Cancellation of the Saturday event may be made until June 25 with a 100% refund.

Conference Hotel

The venue for the conference is the Aulario II in the University of Alicante campus. A bus service will be provided from hotels and the University campus twice a day.

Booking the hotel is managed by the University official travel Agency (link below), and the following hotels are available at reduce rate. All rates include breakfast and 10% of VAT. All prices are in euros.

Room Rates (guaranteed rate until 10 June 2016)
Room Type Single Rate Double Rate
Meliá Alicante
Premium $130 $143
Regular $110 $123
Spa Porta Maris $105 $118
Eurostars Lucentum $90 $100
NH Rambla de Alicante $67 $75

For registration and hotel accommodation, please, visit:

Conference Program

The conference will consist of keynote presentations, plenary sessions and parallel sessions, focused around relevant questions related to real estate and urban economics.

July 6, 2016: Welcome Reception
July 7, 2016: Plenary and Parallel Sessions; Gala Dinner
July 8, 2016: Plenary and Parallel Sessions; Farewell Dinner
July 9, 2016: Farewell and Friendship Trip and Lunch

The sessions are all in English.

Program Schedule

  Thursday, July 7 Friday, July 8
9:00 Welcome
Plenary Session 1 Plenary Session 2
Parallel I Parallel IV
Parallel II Parallel V
Parallel III Farewell Session


Dinner in
Santa Barbara Castle
Farewell Dinner in
Nou Manolin

All sessions will be in English.

Keynote Speakers

Christine Whitehead, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Senior Departmental Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) and Professor Emeritus of Housing Economics, Department of Economics, London School of Economics

Richard Barkham, CB RICHARD ELLIS, Global Chief Economist, CBRE

Don Haurin, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Ohio State University with appointments in the Department of Finance and School of Public Policy and Management.

Location and Transportation

The University of Alicante Campus is located at 5 kilometers of Alicante city borders and has a direct exit to the A7 Motorway which connect the Alicante Airport with all the coast. Busses will be provided from the main hotels to the University twice a day. Tram is also available with a stop at the University and stop available close to the Eurostar Lucentum Hotel door.

Alicante city has only one airport well connected with main European cities due to their large residential areas and tourism destinations. Flights coming from any continent can connect directly with Alicante through Madrid or Barcelona airports as well as from any main European air-hub. The venue is a 15-minutes taxi from the airport and 20 minutes from Alicante city. From Alicante to the campus, taxi or tram is convenient.

Conference Website and Contact Information

For more information on the 2016 AREUEA International Conference in Alicante, Spain, please visit the conference website:

For questions, please contact Paloma Taltavull (Alicante University) to

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