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2018 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 53rd AREUEA-ASSA Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 5-7, 2018. Please note that the conference for 2018 will be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday conference with the AREUEA Board Meeting and Doctoral Session on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Information on the 2018 conference will post as it becomes available. Conference registration information for the 2018 conference will be posted around mid-September, once it is available from the ASSA.

For more information, contact our AREUEA-ASSA Conference Chair: Crocker Liu

SC Johnson College of Business

Cornell University

Phone: (607) 255-3739

The 2018 AREUEA-ASSA Conference Committee

Nathaniel Baum-Snow
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Walter Boudry
Center for Real Estate and Finance
Cornell University
Jan Brueckner
Department of Economics
University of California-Irvine
Robert Connolly
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Ingrid Gould Ellen
Wagner Graduate School
New York University
Andra Ghent
Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Erasmo Giambona
Finance Department
Syracuse University
Tobias Muhlhofer
Department of Finance
University of Miami
Rodney Ramcharan
Lusk Center for Real Estate
University of Southern California
Stuart Rosenthal
Department of Economics
Syracuse University
Walter Torous
Center for Real Estate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Maisy Wong
Real Estate Department
University of Pennsylvania

Conference Announcements

Register for the Philadelphia Conference

Registration for the 2018 AREUEA-ASSA Conference in Philadelphia, PA will open on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 am CT / 11:00 am ET. Please visit the ASSA Conference website for updated and additional registration information.

If registered by December 3, 2017 the registration fee is $65.00. After December 3rd (online only), the fee for registration is $125.00. Spouses or guests wishing to attend any of the meetings may register by December 3rd for $35.00. After December 3rd and on-site, the registration fee is $55.00. 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 Loews Philadelphia, 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107.

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 Loews Philadelphia. The hotel is located at 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107. 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 Loews Philadelphia hotel from the Philadelphia Airport.

Philadelphia International Airport is 10 miles from downtown. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, SEPTA, provides train service between Center City and the Airport on the Airport Regional Rail Line. Trains run every 30 minutes and operate from 4:52 am to 11:52 pm (Center City to Airport) and from 5:07 am to 12:30 am (Airport to Center City).

Taxis - There is a $28.50 flat-rate charge (one-way fare, airport access fee already included) to travel to Center City Philadelphia. An additional $1.00 per passenger ($3.00 maximum) after the first passenger will be charged on flat rate trips between the Airport and Center City for passengers over age 12. Gratuity or tolls not included.

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 Lindsay Buchanan at the AREUEA office, via email, no later than December 1, 2017. 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 2018 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 Loews Philadelphia, 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107.

Please click on the following link to view the special event schedule.

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 online the first week of December at

Homer Hoyt Institute Dissertation Award

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association solicits submissions for their 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 Friday, September 29, 2017, 11:50 Pacific Time Zone.

Further information on this award, guidelines, and the application is now available on the AREUEA Homer Hoyt Dissertation Awards Competition webpage.

Doctoral Session & Reception

AREUEA will be hosting the 31st annual Doctoral Session and Reception on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Philadelphia, PA, hotel and room 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 submission 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 are accepted to present during the poster session will be displaying their research during the doctoral reception. AREUEA members, please plan on attending this event to support all of student awardees. We also encourage all Ph.D. students to attend this insightful event.

The application deadline to be considered for the 2018 Doctoral Session is Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone.

Call for Papers and Participation
2018 AREUEA-ASSA Conference and Meetings

AREUEA invites you to submit a paper for the 53rd AREUEA Conference held in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) meetings. This conference will take place January 5-7, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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, 2017. 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 Philadelphia.

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

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