CRE Research Seminar

CRE launched the “CRE Research Seminar” in Fall 2020. The intent is to feature distinguished scholars in the real estate finance field and provide a rigorous discussion platform for basic research. Each seminar will feature only one presenter’s current work for one hour, including Q&As. 

This Spring 2023, seminars are held every other Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm (ET) in-person or via Zoom as indicated. If you’d like to receive announcements via the seminar mailing list, please sign up.

Spring 2023

Past Events

  • September 13: Dr. Xiaolun YuHenley Business School, University of Reading
    “Low-rise Buildings in Big Cities: Theory and Evidence from China”
  • September 27: Dr. Vaidehi TandelUniversity of Manchester, UK
    “Do mandatory disclosures squeeze the lemons?”
  • October 11: Dr. Gilles DurantonWharton Real Estate Department, University of Pennsylvania
    “Measuring land use changes by (machine) learning from historical maps” (and) “The emergence, growth, and stagnation of cities: France c. 1760-2020”
  • October 18: Dr. Dragana CvijanovicCornell University
    “Opioid Crisis and Real Estate Prices”
  • October 25: Dr. Daniel McMillenUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
    “Assessment Persistence”
  • November 8: Dr. Tobias Seidel, Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    “Optimal Minimum Wages in Spatial Economies” 
  • November 22: Dr. Vinicios Sant’Anna, MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE)
    “Send Them Back?  The Real Estate Consequences of Repatriations”
  • December 6: Dr. Rachel MeltzerHarvard University Graduate School of Design
    “Are Local Retail Services an Amenity or a Nuisance?”

March 1: Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California
“The Challenges and the Opportunities for the Real Estate Sector Caused by Rising Climate Change Risk”

March 15: Patrick Baylis, Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC)
“Mandated Vs. Voluntary Adaption to Natural Disasters: The Case of U.S. Wildfires”

March 29: Jan Brueckner, University of California, Irvine
“A New Spatial Hedonic Equilibrium in the Emerging Work-from-Home Economy?”

April 12: Ishita Sen, Harvard Business School
“Pricing of Climate Risk Insurance: Regulatory Frictions and Cross-Subsidies”

April 26: Rebecca Diamond, Stanford Graduate School of Business
“Where is Standard of Living the Highest? Local Prices and the Geography of Consumption”

May 10: Tingyu Zhou, Florida State University
“Loss Aversion and Focal Point Bias: Empirical Evidence”

May 24: Eva Steiner, Penn State Smeal College of Business
“Did PPP Loans Distort Business Competition? Evidence from the Hotel Industry”

September 9: Brent Ambros, Pennsylvania State University
“Information in Financial Contracts: Evidence from CMBS Pooling and Servicing Agreements”

September 23: Juan Palacios, MIT CRE
“Fear and Behavior: Measuring Expressed Fear and Its Implications for Urban Mobility in Times of COVID-19”

October 21: Jessie Handbury, Wharton Real Estate Department
“School Food Policy Affects Everyone: Retail Responses to the National School Lunch Program”

November 4: Alex van de Minne, Connecticut University
“Does Climate Change Affect Investment Performance? Evidence From Commercial Real Estate”

November 18: Dragana Cvijanovic, Cornell University
“Opioid Crisis and Real Estate Prices”

December 2: Lu Han, University of Toronto
“To Own or to Rent? The Effects of Transaction Taxes on Housing Markets”

February 23: Matthijs Korevaar, Erasmus University
“Baby Booms and Asset Booms: Demographic Change and the Housing Market”

March 9: Bill Wheaton, MIT CRE
“The (R)evolution in retailing: Impacts on Real Estate”

March 23: Olivier Schöni, Laval University
“The Geography of Housing Subsidies”

April 6: Daniel Greenwald, MIT Sloan
“Do Credit Conditions Move House Prices?”

April 20: Christian Hilber, London School of Economics
“Why Have House Prices Risen So Much More Than Rents in Superstar Cities?”

May 4: Antoinette Schoar, MIT Sloan
“Perception of House Price Risk and Homeownership”

May 18: Andra Ghent, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
“The Work-from-Home Technology Boon and its Consequences”

June 1: Andrea Chegut, MIT REI Lab
“The Value of Street Level Greenness: The Financial Impact of Street Level Greenness on New York Commercial Real Estate”

November 10th: Chris Palmer, MIT Sloan
“Are Stated Expectations Actual Beliefs? New Evidence for the Beliefs Channel of Investment Demand”

November 24th: Alex van de Minne, University of Connecticut 
“The Billion-Dollar Club”

December 1st: Walter Torous, MIT CRE
“Pricing Infrequently Traded Assets”

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