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2012 Annual Conference

AREUEA’s Annual Meeting is held in January in conjunction with the meetings of the Allied Social Science Associations. AREUEA organizes twenty-three sessions during the three day conference, in which selected participants report on research in progress or recently completed. 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.

Every year AREUEA hosts a joint session with the American Economic Association (AEA) 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 in addition to announcing the recipients of the George Bloom Award, Edwin Mills Best Paper Award, Real Estate Economics Best Referee Awards, and the Homer Hoyt Institutes Dissertation Award.

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

General Conference Information

The 47th Annual AREUEA Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois January 6-8, 2012. Information on the 2012 conference is posted as it becomes available. Conference registration information for the 2012 meeting will be posted around mid-September once it is available from ASSA. Note, that the ASSA stopped using printed registration materials in 2008.

For more information, contact our Annual Conference Chair: Gary Painter

School of Policy, Planning and Development

University of Southern California

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 301A

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Phone: (213) 740-8754
FAX: (213) 740-1801

Conference Announcements

Special Panel Session on Residential Mortgage Securitization

The conference program committee has organized a panel discussion for the Chicago conference to be held on Sunday, January 8th at 10:15 AM, in Zurich D of the Swissôtel.

The panel discussion will focus on important topics related to the recent financial crisis: Future of Residential Mortgage Securitization.

Featuring: Stuart Gabriel (University of California, Los Angeles) as moderator. 

Panelist include: Dwight Jaffee (University of California-Berkley), Frank Northaft (Freddie Mac), Wayne Passmore (Federal Reserve Board), David Scharfstein (Harvard University), and Susan Wachter (University of Pennsylvania).

Doctoral Session & Reception

AREUEA will be hosting the 25th Annual Doctoral Session and Reception on Thursday January 5th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in Alpine Salons I & II of the Swissôtel.

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.

Hotel Reservation Info

Paper sessions, special events such as the Presidential Luncheon and evening receptions for the upcoming January conference will be held in the Swissôtel Chicago. The hotel is located at 323 East Wacker Drive Chicago. The conference hotel will fill-up quickly so we encourage you to 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 registration number that you will need to complete your hotel reservation via an email message.  ASSA will open registration around mid-September.  Please check their Annual Conference website for registration information.

Note, that all hotel reservations 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 reservations.

Register for the Chicago Conference

ASSA has now opened their online registration for the upcoming January conference to be held in Chicago. If registered by December 1st, the registration fee is $65.00 and for full time students the registration fee is $35. After December 1st and including onsite registration the fee for registration is $125.00 and for full time students, $55.00.  Please check the Annual Conference website for additional registration information.

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 possible so that you can then complete your hotel reservation.

Note, the ASSA is no longer preparing registration packets or postcards for us to use to alert you that it is time to register and make your hotel reservation. All communication regarding registration and hotel information will now be via electronic methods only (website, email).

All AREUEA special events and sessions will be taking place in the Swissôtel Chicago, 323 East Wacker Drive.

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.)

Special Event Schedule

AREUEA will be hosting several Special events during the Annual conference such as the Presidential Luncheon and evening receptions which are excellent opportunities to catch up with your colleagues! The conference hotel is the Swissôtel Chicago, 323 East Wacker Drive. Please click on the following link to view the special event schedule.

WREN Breakfast

The Women’s Real Estate Network (WREN) invites you to join their networking breakfast being held Friday, January 6th from 7:00 - 8:00 AM in Currents at the Swissôtel.

Come enjoy a delicious breakfast, catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Starting at 7:20 we will have a panel discussion on current topics in multifamily housing research.

If you would like to attend the WREN Breakfast, please RSVP to Liz Laffitte at by Friday, December 17th.

Session Schedule

Please click on the link below to preview the session schedule. The date, time, and room assignments have been 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 paper to Liz Laffitte at the AREUEA office, via email,, no later than December 1, 2011. The paper will be made available for download for the discussants and session chairs.

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.

Call for Papers and Participation
2012 Annual Conference and Meetings

The call for papers for the Chicago Conference closed April 1, 2011. All communications regarding the paper submission are sent to the contact author designated at the time submission. Contact authors will be notified whether the paper is accepted or rejected no later than June 15th.

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