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2018 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association International Conference

2018 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. The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) is pleased to announce the 2018 annual international conference will be held at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, June 12-15.

The 2018 International Conference Committees

Organizing Committee



Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University (Dean, IESR)

Shimeng Liu, Jinan University (Co-chair)

Daniel McMillen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University (Co-chair)

Sheridan Titman, University of Texas – Austin

Sisi Zhang, Jinan University (Associate Dean IESR and Co-chair)

Program Committee


Nathaniel Baum-Snow (Toronto University)

Yongheng Deng (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Joseph Gyourko (University of Pennsylvania)

Lu Han (Toronto University)

Vernon Henderson (London School of Economics)

Jing Li (Singapore Management University)

Shimeng Liu (Jinan University)

Daniel McMillen (University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Stuart Rosenthal (Syracuse University)

Matthew Turner (Brown University)

Sheridan Titman (University of Texas - Austin)

Vincent Yao (Georgia State)

Siqi Zheng (MIT)

Sisi Zhang (Jinan University)

The 2018 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) International Conference will be held at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. Theoretical and empirical contributions centered around research in real estate economics, real estate finance, urban economics, and other related areas are welcomed. All plenary and parallel sessions will take place on June 12-14, with an optional outing to visit some of the local sights on June 15.

Call for Papers

Submission Guidelines

Submissions of well-developed abstracts or preferably full papers in pdf format should be made through the AREUEA website (AREUEA members only) or by email directly to Jinan University at areuea_iesr************. Submission portals will be open from November 1, 2017 through the submission deadline of February 28, 2018, 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone.

The Women in Real Estate Network (WREN) would like to sponsor an academic session at the 2018 International Conference at Jinan University on the topic of gender in real estate or urban economics. Research related to this topic could include (but is not limited to) differential outcomes for women in mortgage borrowing or mortgage delinquency, gender differences in housing market participation such as bidding for property, gender differences in location choice, gender differences in homeownership, or differential effects of any housing or mortgage market government policies on women.

Authors who would like their research to be considered for this session should indicate an interest in this session in a comment to the organizers when submitting their paper or contact Raven Molloy, Amanda Ross, or Sisi Zhang.

Graduate students and authors within three years of having received their PhD. are invited to have their submission considered for a young scholar poster session in addition to presentation in a regular session. The poster session will be held during the reception on the first evening of June 12, in the Vanbrugh hotel. Interested authors should indicate that they would like to have their submission considered for the poster session in a cover letter attached to their paper or email Shimeng Liu.

The call for papers is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper.

Key Dates:    

November 1, 2017    Submission portals open    

February 23, 2018    Deadline for paper or abstract submission (preference for full papers)    

February 28, 2018    Extended deadline for paper or abstract submission (preference for full papers)    

March 15, 2018        Notification of acceptance 

Keynote Speakers and Industry Panel Chair

Vernon Henderson, Professor, London School of Economics, previously Eastman Professor of Political Economy at Brown University.

Joseph Gyourko, Martin Bucksbaum Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy and Nancy A. Nasher and David Haemisegger Director of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Sheridan Titman, Walter W. McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services, University of Texas – Austin.

Program Overview

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Registration (Vanburgh Lobby)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WREN Lunch – Meet in lobby at Vanburgh Hotel

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Opening remarks, Shuaizhang Feng, Dean IESR and Sisi   Zhang, Associate Dean IESR (Vanburgh Grand Ballroom)

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Keynote speech by Vernon Henderson (Vanburgh Grand   Ballroom)

5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Poster session and welcome reception (Vanburgh Function   Room)

7:15 pm

Dinner explore individually or in group

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Registration (Zhonghui Lobby at Jinan University)

8:00 am- 10:00 am

Parallel Session 1

10:00 am- 10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am– 12:15 pm

Parallel Session 2

12:15 pm- 1:45 pm

Lunch on campus (Minghu Restaurant at Jinan Univ.)

1:45 pm- 3:45 pm

Parallel Session 3

3:45 pm- 4:00 pm

Coffee Break

4:00 pm- 5:30 pm

Parallel Session 4

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Registration (Vanburgh Lobby)

6:30 pm– 9:30 pm

Industry Panel followed by Conference   Dinner (Vanburgh Grand Ballroom)

Thursday June 14, 2018

8:00 am- 10:00   am

Parallel   Session 5

10:00 am -   10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am-   12:15 pm

Parallel   Session 6

12:15 pm- 2:00   pm

Lunch on   campus (Jinan Hotel)

2:00 pm- 4:00   pm

Parallel   Session 7

4:00 pm- 4:15   pm      

Coffee Break

4:15 pm - 5:15   pm

Keynote Speech by Joseph Gyourko   (International Conference Hall at Jinan University)

6:15 pm – 9:00   pm

Dinner cruise   on pearl river (Meet in Vanburgh Lobby)

Friday June 15, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00   pm

Outing to   Whitewater Village Scenic Area – Meet in lobby at Vanburgh Hotel