Thursday, July 29, 2021


2014 International Conference

Held for the first time in 1992, AREUEA's annual International Conference over the years has become the leading conference to address global developments in international topics that affect real estate and urban economics. AREUEA membership now include individuals and libraries from over 45 countries around the world.

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

General Conference Information

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) is pleased to announce the International Conference to be organized by Henley Business School, University of Reading and held for the very first time in the UK and more precisely in Reading (England) between Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th July 2014 (with optional tour to Windsor Castle on Saturday 12 July)

Alongside the academic rigour and hence the benefit of attending the conference, the Programme is also intended to allow you to have a great experience in “English style”.

We have also arranged special rates with the hotel in case you decide to stay longer to visit other sites of English heritage (quite a few in the area!) and to enjoy a relaxing break in the English countryside. Alternatively, you may also want to visit London, which is only 25 minutes by train.

The highlights of social events are visits in a local brewery and winery with beer and wine tasting and a walking tour of Oxford with the final dinner in the spectacular Rhodes House. ... as well as a surprise prepared for you during the Thursday night dinner with view on the River Thames.

We look forward to seeing you in Reading!

Local Organizing Committee
Henley Business School, University of Reading

Gianluca Marcato
Eamonn D’Arcy
Tommaso Gabrieli
Stanimira Milcheva
Sotiris Tsolacos

For technical queries, you can email:

For more information, contact our International Conference Chair: Gianluca Marcato

School of Real Estate & Planning

University of Reading

Henley Business School

Reading RG6 6UD, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)118 3788178
FAX: +44 (0)118 3788172

The 2014 International Conference Committee

Brent Ambrose
The Smeal College of Business
Pennsylvania State University
Dirk Brounen
Department of Economics
Tilburg University
Piet Eichholtz
Finance Department
Maastricht University
Christian Hilber
Department of Geography and Environment
London School of Economics
David Ling
Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies
University of Florida
Colin Lizieri
Department of Land Economy
Cambridge University
Brent Smith
School of Business
Virginia Commonwealth University

Conference Announcements

Call for Papers

The 2014 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) International Conference will take place in Reading (UK) on 9-11 July 2014. The conference will provide a forum for academics, research focused practitioners and policy makers to present research findings in the areas of urban economics, real estate markets, housing economics and finance, development and investment, real estate finance, and other related areas.

Submission Guidelines

Follow the link below to submit your well developed abstract or full paper by 28 February 2014. Preference will be given to completed papers.

Key Dates

  • Feb 28, 2014: Paper submission deadline
  • March 15, 2014: Announcement of accepted abstracts/papers
  • May 7, 2014: Deadline for early bird registration & hotel reservation
  • June 15, 2014: Submission of full papers to be sent to discussants

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

Conference Registration and Hotel Booking

Follow the link below to register to the conference

To book your room at the AREUEA Conference rate, please go to and use the “Corporate” code: NCRUNB
(N.B. the types of code you can choose are either “Promotion” or “Corporate” but it only works with “Corporate”)

Main Costs

Registration by 7 May 2014 (Early Bird Rate)

  • Participant £230 ( 360$)
  • Accompanying Person £150
  • PhD Student (reduced fee excl. dinners on Thursday and Friday) £100

Registration after 7 May 2014

  • Participant £300
  • Accompanying Person £200
  • PhD Student (reduced fee excl. dinners on Thursday and Friday) £150
    • N.B. Any PhD students wishing to attend evening events on Thursday and Friday should register as a participant and pay the full conference fee.

Accommodation (guaranteed rate until 7 May 2014)

  • £79 + VAT per night (incl. breakfast)
  • Possibility to stay for a couple of days before and/or after the conference at the same room rate per night.
  • If you prefer to experience a more luxurious and “English style” accommodation, you may want to go for rooms in the Mansion House, with prices kept at the normal rate (see hotel website).

Optional Tour of Windsor Castle on Saturday 12 July 2014

  • Cost of £40 per person (incl. transport, entrance and guided tour).
  • Windsor is between Reading and London, and it is only 15-20 minutes from London Heathrow airport (in case you want to fly in the afternoon of Saturday 12 July, the visit will end by 1 pm)

Conference Program

Wednesday 9 July Evening Welcome Reception
Thursday 10 July Parallel Sessions
Tour Visit to Local Brewery and Winery and Dinner In Henley-on-Thames
Friday 11 July Parallel Sessions until mid-afternoon
Walking Tour of Oxford and Final Dinner at Rhodes House
Saturday 12 July Optional tour visit to Windsor Castle (£40)

Please download the conference program where you can find further information on:
  • An Industry Seminar (Wednesday, 9 July at 5 pm) scheduled just before our welcome reception (page 9)
  • Social events for each of the three evenings and an optional tour on Saturday (page 19)
  • Transportation Information – train/bus/taxi (page 21)

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

Location and Transportation

Reading is a town situated only 25 minutes by train from central London, and it is at the heart of a land with several English and World Heritage Cities in reachable distance (around 1 hour): Oxford, Winchester (with King Arthur’s Round Table), Stonehenge, Salisbury (with a stunning cathedral where one of the four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta is kept) and Bath (Roman city).

Several important local attractions are within a 30 minute journey from the venue: Windsor Castle (one of the Queen’s main residences), Ascot Racecourse (probably the most famous in the UK) and Reading Abbey (founded by king Henry I in 1121). Moreover, Reading is also well connected with major airports:

  • Heathrow Airport, 30 minutes by car/express bus
  • Gatwick Airport, around 1 hour by car or direct train
  • London City, Luton and Stansted, reachable via Central London

The venue is only a 15 minute taxi ride from the train station in Reading town centre. During the two main days of the conference – 10 and 11 July – there will be a complimentary shuttle bus from/to the venue to/from the town centre in the morning and early afternoon.

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

Conference Venue

DeVere Hotel Wokefield Park (

Set in 250 acres of landscaped grounds, Wokefield Park blends the grandeur of a traditional mansion with a modern executive venue. The conference will be based at the Executive Centre, with Welcome Evening Reception being held at the Mansion House (see picture).

The hotel also has a swimming pool, spa and a Championship golf course for people who may wish to relax for a couple of days before or after the conference. Free internet access is also guaranteed through the stay.

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

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