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2014 AREUEA-ASSA Conference

Formerly known as the Annual 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 11,000 attendees.

This year, 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 Institutes Dissertation Award.

For information about previous AREUEA-ASSA conferences, please see the conference archive section.

General Conference Information

The 49th AREUEA-ASSA Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 3-5 2014. Information on the 2014 conference is posted as it becomes available. Conference registration information for the 2014 meeting will be posted around mid-September once it is available from ASSA. All information from ASSA for this conference is available online only; ASSA stopped using printed registration materials in 2008.

For more information, contact our AREUEA-ASSA Conference Chair: Stuart S. Rosenthal

Department of Economics

Center for Policy Research

Syracuse University

426 Eggers Hall

Syracuse, NY 13244-1020

Phone: (315) 443-3809
FAX: (315) 443-1081

The 2014 AREUEA-ASSA Conference Committee

Sumit Agarwal
Economic Research Department
National University of Singapore
Yongheng Deng
Institute of Real Estate Studies
National University of Singapore
Ingrid Gould Ellen
Wagner Graduate School
New York University
Kristopher Gerardi
Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Andra Ghent
Department of Finance
Arizona State University
Crocker Liu
School of Hotel Administration
Cornell University
Stephen Ross
Department of Economics
University of Connecticut
William Strange
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Yildiray Yildirim
Whitman School of Management
Syracuse University

Conference Announcements

Register for the Philadelphia Conference
ASSA has now opened their online registration for the upcoming January conference to be held in Philadelphia. Please visit the ASSA Conference website for registration link and information.

If registered by December 3, 2013 the registration fee is $60.00 and for full time students the registration fee is $30.00. After December 3rd (online only), the fee for registration is $120.00 and for full time students, $50.00. Spouse or guest registration is $30.00 before December 3rd and $50.00 following that date. Additional fees for the AREUEA Presidential Luncheon are $60.00 per person.

Please check the Annual Conference website for the registration link and 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, once the hotel reservations have opened. Space in the AREUEA conference hotel is very 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 Hotel, 1200 Market 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.)

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 paper to Liz Laffitte at the AREUEA office, via email,, no later than December 1, 2013. 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.

Special Joint Sessions

The conference committee has organized joint sessions with the American Economic Association (AEA) and the American Finance Association (AFA) for the Philadelphia conference.

A joint panel discussion with AEA, The Role of Regulation in the Housing Market, featuring Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore) as the moderator and including panelists: John Campbell (Harvard University); Christopher Mayer (Columbia University); Atif Mian (Princeton University); and Amit Seru (University of Chicago); will be held Saturday, January 4th at 2:30 pm in Regency Ballroom C2 of the Loews Hotel.

There will also be a joint paper session with AFA, Information in Real Estate and Mortgage Markets, on Sunday, January 5 at 8:00 am in Regency Ballroom C2 of the Loews Hotel.

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 panel and 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 Hotel, 1200 Market Street.

AREUEA thanks its conference sponsors for their gracious and generous support. Please join us in recognizing and thanking:

William Newman Department of Real Estate
Baruch College
Columbia Business School
The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate
The Center for Real Estate and Finance
Cornell University
The Real Estate Center
DePaul University
Florida State University, College of Business
Center for Real Estate Education & Research
Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis
George Washington University
E. J. Ourso College of Business
Department of Finance
Real Estate Research Institute
Louisiana State University
Marquette University
College of Business Administration
Center for Real Estate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Real Estate
National University of Singapore
Institute of Real Estate Studies
Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
New York University
Pennsylvania State University
Institute for Real Estate Studies
Syracuse University
James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center
Whitman School of Management
University of California-Berkeley
Haas School of Business
Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
University of California-Irvine
Center for Real Estate
University of California-Los Angeles
Ziman Center for Real Estate
The University of Cincinnati
Real Estate Center
Leeds School of Business
CU Real Estate Center
University of Connecticut
Center for Real Estate
Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies
Warrington College of Business Administration
University of Florida
University of Georgia
Real Estate Program
Athens, Georgia
University of North Carolina
Kenan-Flagler Business School
The Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies
Center for Real Estate
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
Lusk Center for Real Estate
University of Texas at Austin
Real Estate and Investment Center
Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate
Villanova School of Business
Virginia Commonwealth University
Kornblau Real Estate Program

Maury Seldin Advanced Studies Institute Dissertation Award
The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association solicits submissions for the doctoral dissertation award competition. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2013.

This award is sponsored by the Homer Hoyt Institute and distributed by AREUEA.

The dissertation award application period is now closed.

Doctoral Session & Reception
AREUEA will be hosting the 27th Annual Doctoral Session and Reception on Thursday January 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, location to be announced.

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.

WREN Breakfast

The Women’s Real Estate Network (WREN) invites you to join their networking breakfast being held Friday, January 3rd from 7:00 - 8:00 AM in Adams of the Loews Hotel.

Come enjoy a delicious breakfast, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Featured speaker will be Ira Goldstein, President, Policy Solutions, The Reinvestment Fund. To learn more about our featured speaker, please visit

If you would like to attend the WREN Breakfast, please RSVP to Liz Laffitte at by Friday, December 16, 2013.

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 Hotel. The hotel is located at 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia. 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 registration number during registration, which you will need to complete your hotel reservation. Please visit the Annual 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 Hotel from the Philadelphia Airport.

Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area and are a flat $28.50 fare (gratuity not included).

Shuttle vans are also available outside of baggage claim and are a flat $10 per person fare. Lady Liberty Shuttle operates 5:30 am to 12 midnight. One way fare is $10.00. Upon arrival at the airport and after claiming luggage, passengers should proceed to the Ground Transportation Counter located inside each baggage claim area, and dial #27 from the free counter telephones for Lady Liberty. Average wait time is 15 minutes. Reservations are required for return trips back to the airport. Early morning (before 9:00 am) must be made the night before by 9:00 pm. All other reservations should be called in at least 3 hours in advance.

SEPTA Regional Rail R1Train can be taken directly from the airport terminals into center city. The cost is $7.00 each way. Trains to center city depart every 30 minutes, stopping at each Terminal, from 5:09 am to 12:09 am. Airport line service from Center City (Suburban Station) to the Airport operates between 4:45 am and 11:30 pm. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes. No transfer necessary if choosing options of Airport Terminal A connecting to Market East Station (about a 4 minute walk to the hotel), cash fare of $2.25 but tickets, tokens, and passes offer additional savings.

For additional ground transportation information go to and click on “Ground Transportation”.

Getting Around Philadelphia
For convenient transportation throughout Philadelphia, please refer to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) SEPTA offers a high speed line, regional rail line, trolley, and bus transportation throughout the area.

ASSA Conference – Go Mobile Application
ASSA has a conference mobile application that will allow 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 conference. This app will be available online the first week of December at

Call for Papers and Participation
2014 AREUEA-ASSA Conference and Meetings
AREUEA invites you to submit a paper for the 49th AREUEA Conference held in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) meetings. This conference will take place January 3-5, 2014, 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, 2013. Well-developed abstracts will be considered but preference will be given to completed papers (beginning with the CFP for the 2015 sessions only completed papers will be considered). Accepted papers will be posted to the conference website prior to the 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.

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