8th Annual Conference 
Real Estate And Urban Economics

 
 
24
May
2021
Monday (Morning)
Climate Risk and Real Estate
Chair: Stijn Van Niewerburgh (Columbia University & ABFER)

8:30 am – 9:20 am (SGT)
Climate Risk Perceptions and Demand for Flood Insurance
Buvaneshwaran Venugopal* (University of Central Florida)
Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara (Louisiana State University)

Discussant:
Carlos Garriga (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
9:20 am - 10:10 am
Pricing of Climate Risk Insurance: Regulatory Frictions and Cross-Subsidies
Ishita Sen (Harvard University)
Ana-Maria Tenekedjieva* (Federal Reserve Board)

Discussant:
Shan Ge (New York University)
10:10 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 11:10 am
Credit Risk Transfer and the Pricing of Mortgage Default Risk
Edward Golding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Deborah Lucas* (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & ABFER)

Discussant:
Brent Ambrose (Pennsylvania State University)
11:10 am – 12:00 pm
Cool Cities: The Value of Green Infrastructure
Lu Han* (University of Wisconsin – Madison & ABFER)
Stephan Heblich (University of Toronto)
Christopher Timmins (Duke University)
Yanos Zylberberg (University of Bristol)

Discussant:
Yu Qin (National University of Singapore)


  
24
May
2021
Monday (Afternoon)
Mortgage Markets and Credit Risks
Chair: Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore & ABFER)

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm (SGT)
Lending Next to the Courthouse: Exposure to Adverse Events and Mortgage Lending Decisions
Da Huo (The University of Hong Kong)
Mingzhu Tai* (The University of Hong Kong)
Yuhai Xuan (University of California, Irvine)

Discussant:
Arkodipta Sarkar (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
3:50 pm – 4:40 pm
Climate Change Concerns and Mortgage Lending
Tinghua Duan* (IESEG School of Management)
Frank Weikai Li (Singapore Management University)

Discussant:
Zoe Yang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
4:40 pm - 4:50 pm
4:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Know Thyself: Free Credit Reports and the Retail Mortgage Market
Amit Kumar* (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Discussant:
Shashwat Alok (Indian School of Business)

01
Jun
2021
Tuesday (Morning)
Macroeconomic Policies and Urban Economics
Chair: Yongheng Deng (University of Wisconsin – Madison & ABFER)

8:30 am – 9:20 am (SGT)
Nowcasting Economic Activity with Mobility Data
Kohei Matsumuraz (Bank of Japan)
Yusuke Oh* (Bank of Japan)
Tomohiro Sugo (Bank of Japan)
Koji Takahashi (Bank of Japan)

Discussant:
Shirley Xin Zou (Hong Kong Baptist University)
9:20 am – 10:10 am
Housing Shock and Online Consumption
Hanming Fang* (University of Pennsylvania & ABFER)
Long Wang (ShanghaiTech University)
Zoe Yang* (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Discussant:
Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
10:10 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am – 11:10 am
Real Effects of the ECB's Quantitative Easing: A Housing Portfolio Channel
Daniel Marcel te Kaat (University of Groningen)
Chang Ma* (Fudan University)
Alessandro Rebucci (Johns Hopkins University)

Discussant:
Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore)
11:10 am – 12:00 pm
Appraisal Inflation and Private Mortgage Securitization
Moussa Diop (University of Southern California)
Abdullah Yavas* (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Shuang Zhu (Kansas State University)

Discussant:
Changcheng Song (Singapore Management University)

* Presenter. Program is subjected to change. Updated 21 Jun 2021.

Session Format

Four papers will be presented for each session. Each paper has 30 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for discussant remarks, and 10 minutes for Q&A. There will be a 10 minutes break after two papers.

Contact Information

Program Director Conference Organizer

Yongheng Deng (University of Wisconsin-Madison & ABFER)
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Sheridan Titman (University of Texas, Austin & ABFER)
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Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (Columbia University & ABFER)
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Tien Foo Sing (National University of Singapore)
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Call for Papers
Conference Summary (pdf)
Conference Schedule (pdf)
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