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2019 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 54th AREUEA-ASSA Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia January 4-6, 2019. Please note that the conference for 2019 will be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday conference with the AREUEA Board Meeting Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Information on the 2019 conference is posted as it becomes available. Conference registration information for the 2019 conference will be posted around mid-September, once it is available from the ASSA.

For more information, contact our AREUEA-ASSA Conference Chair: Abdullah Yavas

Robert E Wangard Real Estate Chair

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Phone: (608) 263-7651

The 2019 AREUEA-ASSA Conference Committee

Alina Arefeva
John Hopkins University
Edward Coulson
University of California–Irvine
Yongheng Deng
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Moussa Diop
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Andra Ghent
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Michael Lacour-Little
Fannie Mae
Timothy Riddiough
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Stephen Ross
University of Connecticut
Tien Foo Sing
National University of Singapore
Vincent Yao
Georgia State University
Jiro Yoshida
Pennsylvania State University

Conference Announcements

Doctoral Session & Reception

AREUEA will be hosting the 32nd annual Doctoral Session and Reception on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Crystal Ballroom at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta, GA.

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 2019 Doctoral Session is Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone.

Register for the 2019 Atlanta Conference

Registration for the 2019 AREUEA-ASSA Conference in Atlanta, GA will open on Wednesday, September 12 at 11:00 am ET / 10:00 am CT. Please visit the ASSA Conference website for updated and additional registration information.

If registered by December 3, 2018 the registration fee is $75.00. After December 3rd (online only), the fee for registration is $135.00. Spouses or guests wishing to attend any of the meetings may register by December 3rd for $35.00. After December 3rd and on-site, their 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 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. 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 Hilton Atlanta, The hotel is located at 255 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. 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 Hilton Atlanta hotel from the Atlanta Airport.

The beautiful Hilton Atlanta is located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, and is within one mile of renowned attractions and premier venues. The hotel is close to the interstate and MARTA rapid transit for convenient accessibility to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and surrounding neighborhoods. Rideshare options are available such as Uber, Lyft, etc. beginning around $20 and up. Taxis and other ground transportation options are available onsite for your convenience.

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 the AREUEA office, via email at, no later than November 30, 2018. All conference papers will be linked to the program by November 30 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 2019 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 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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

Call for Papers and Participation
2019 AREUEA-ASSA Conference

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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