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2017 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 52nd AREUEA-ASSA Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, January 6-8, 2017. Please note that the conference for 2017 will be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday conference with the AREUEA Board Meeting and Doctoral Session on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Information on the 2017 conference is posted as it becomes available. Conference registration information for the 2017 conference will be posted around mid-September, once it is available from the ASSA.

For more information, contact our AREUEA-ASSA Conference Chair: Sheridan Titman

Department of Finance

University of Texas at Austin

Phone: (512) 232-2787

The 2017 AREUEA-ASSA Conference Committee

Morris Davis
Department of Finance
Rutgers University
Gilles Duranton
Department of Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania
Mike Eriksen
Department of Finance
University of Cincinnati
Andra Ghent
Department of Real Estate
and Urban Land Economics
Lu Han
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
Crocker Liu
School of Hotel Administration
Cornell University
Tomek Piskorski
Department of Real Estate
Columbia University
Wenlan Qian
Department of Finance
National University of Singapore
Timothy Riddiough
Department of Real Estate
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jacob Sagi
Department of Finance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nancy Wallace
Department of Real Estate
University of California-Berkeley
Ko Wang
Department of Real Estate
Johns Hopkins University

Conference Announcements

Register for the Chicago Conference

ASSA will open registration September 14 at 10:00 am CDT. Please visit the ASSA Conference website for updated and additional registration information.

If registered by December 3, 2016 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 Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water 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 Sheraton Grand Chicago. The hotel is located at 301 East North Water Street, Chicago. 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 Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel from the Chicago Airports.

Midway Airport is approximately 25 minutes from the hotel and taxi fares are about $30. O’Hare International Airport is approximately 35 minutes from the hotel and taxi fares range $30 t0 40. Gratuity or tolls not included.

GO Airport Express (888-284-3826) is also available from the airport to our conference hotel. Fares are approximately $30 to $35 one way and $50 t0 $60 round trip, depending on airport. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA Blue Line or Orange Line depending on airport) will be $4.50 to $6.50 each way. 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, 2016. 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 2017 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 Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water Street. Please click on the following link to view the special event schedule.

WREN Networking Event

The Women in Real Estate Network (WREN) invites you to join their networking social event being held Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the Tennessee room of the Sheraton Grand Hotel (301 East North Water Street).

All are invited to meet for light refreshments before the AREUEA reception at the House of Blues. This event is a perfect opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones.

To make new connections, WREN will be pairing up individuals, in advance of the event, with someone else with similar research interests. We will do our best to pair junior researchers with more senior researchers. If you would like to participate, please send your CV to Ingrid Gould Ellen at by Friday, December 16.

Notifications, providing the name of your partner, will be emailed a few days prior to the conference.

We encourage people of all backgrounds and at all stages of their career—including men—to participate!

ASSA Conference – Go Mobile Application

The ASSA Conference mobile application allows 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 meetings. This app will be available on-line the first week of December at

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.

Submissions must be received as one (1) PDF file by Thursday, September 29, 2016, 11:59 pm Pacific Time Zone.

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

Doctoral Session & Reception

AREUEA will be hosting the 30th Annual Doctoral Session and Reception on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, location to be announced.

Please use the link below to apply for the upcoming Doctoral Session. NOTE: You will receive an automated confirmation email of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please follow up with the AREUEA office as your application may not be complete.

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.

The application deadline is Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:50 pm Eastern Time Zone.

Call for Papers and Participation
2017 AREUEA-ASSA Conference and Meetings

AREUEA invites you to submit a paper for the 52nd AREUEA Conference held in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) meetings. This conference will take place January 6-8, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

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, 2016. 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 Chicago.

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