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Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting 2019
Hosted By: American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
Chair: Tien Foo Sing, National University of Singapore

In early January, a group of researchers from the Center traveled to Atlanta for the ASSA meeting. It is an annual meeting of over 10,000 economists. Many economists from the Center go annually to present papers and socialize with international colleagues. The conference itself focused on three large issues this year, the 10 year anniversary of the GFC, automation and gender discrimination in the economics profession. In addition, there are just over 1,000 papers presented across these few days that will lead the field in the period to come. A lot of the work from the Center takes place at the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, where the Center had the biggest highlights. 

Center Highlights:

The John M. Quigley Medal for Advancing Real Estate and Urban Economics was awarded to Professor Bill Wheaton for advancing the field of real estate and urban economics

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Papers Presented:

Revisiting Supply and Demand Indexes in Real Estate by Dorinth van Dijk, Alex van de Minne and David Geltner

Is Innovation Really in a Place? Examining the Impact of Accelerator Programs on Startup Firm Performance by Schery Bokari, Andrea Chegut, Dennis Frenchman and Isabel Tausendschoen

The Role of High Speed Rail in Facilitating High Skilled Worker Matching and Interaction, by Siqi Zheng

From Visiting PhDs:

The Impact of Housing Quality on Health and Labor Market Outcomes: the German Reunification by Stefan Keunan and Juan Palacios Temperano

Team Representation:

Prof. Siqi Zheng, visiting Ph.D. Mike Langen and China Future City Lab Researcher, Rui Du, were all attending.

This was a great representation by the CRE research team, we will continue to celebrate and promote the research of the Center and our affiliated labs. Read more about our labs and read research papers here: /research-publications 


Success at ASSA