2024 Pre-WFA Summer Real Estate Research Symposium

Hilton Hawaiian Village
June 26th – June 27th, 2024

Registration is now open! Details can be found at the event website.

Preliminary Agenda

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

6:00 pm – Reception
7:00 pm – Dinner

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Session I
Mortgage Lenders’ Diversity Policies and Mortgage Lending to Minorities
Ivy Feng, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Devin M. Shanthikumar, University of California Irvine, Dayin Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presenter: Dayin Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Discussant: Karen Pence, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Why Zoning is Too Restrictive
Jack Favilukis, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Jaehee Song, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
Presenter: Jack Favilukis, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Discussant: TBD

10:30 am – Break

11:00 am – Session II
In Search of the Matching Function in the Housing Market
Cristian Badarinza, National University of Singapore and CEPR, Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London and CEPR, Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London and CEPR
Presenter: Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London and CEPR
Discussant: Sophia Gilbukh, Baruch College, CUNY

Identifying the Effects of Demand for Safe Assets
Jefferson Duarte, Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University, Tarik Umar, Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University
Presenter: Tarik Umar, Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University
Discussant: Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University

12:30 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – Session III – Lightning Round
Environmental Health Risks, Property Values and Neighborhood Composition
Jules van Binsbergen, University of Pennsylvania, CEPR and NBER, João F. Cocco, London Business School and CEPR, Marco Grotteria, London Business School and CEPR, S. Lakshmi Naaraayanan, London Business School
Presenter: Marco Grotteria, London Business School and CEPR

Impact of Institutional Owners on Housing Markets
Caitlin S. Gorback, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, Franklin Qian, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Zipei Zhu, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Presenter: Franklin Qian, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Exploring Climate Risk, Risk Retention, and CMBS: Understanding their Interplay
Yildiray Yildirim, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY, Bing Zhu, Technical University of Munich, Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering
Presenter: Yildiray Yildirim, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY

Adaptation to Climate Change Through Mortgage Default and Prepayment
Yongheng Deng, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Congyan Han, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teng Li, Sun Yat-sen University, Timothy Riddiough, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presenter: Timothy Riddiough, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Picking Up the PACE: Loans for Residential Climate-Proofing
Aymeric Bellon, UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Cameron LaPoint, Yale School of Management, Francesco Mazzola, ESCP Business School, Guosong Xu, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management
Presenter: Aymeric Bellon, UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School

3:30 pm – Break

4:00 pm – Session IV
Did Pandemic Relief Fraud Inflate House Prices?
John M. Griffin, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, Samuel Kruger, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, Prateek Mahajan, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Presenter: John M. Griffin, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Discussant: TBD

 

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