Research Seminars

During the academic year, Real Estate Research Seminars are held every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Cheit Hall, Room 325.

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Faculty Coordinator: Professor Christopher Palmer

Fall 2015

August 26 Adi Sunderam (HBS) Who Neglects Risk? Investor Experience and the Credit Boom
September 2 Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Duke) State Taxes and Spatial Misallocation
September 9 Remi Jedwab (GWU) The Heterogeneous Effects of Transportation Investments: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa, 1960-2010
September 16 Solomon Hsiang (Berkeley-Goldman) Climate Change and the Migration of Global Agriculture: Evidence from Australia, Brazil, China, Europe and the United States
September 23 Benjamin Keys (Chicago Harris) Interest Rates and Equity Extraction During the Housing Boom
September 30 Greg Kaplan (Princeton) Consumption and House Prices During the Great Recession: Model Meets Evidence
October 7 Jessica Shui (Berkeley) Does experience matter? The impact of agent experience on real estate transactions
October 14 Policy Advisory Board Meeting: No Seminar
October 21 Nirupama Kulkarni (Berkeley-Haas) Regional Inequality, Credit Rationing and Uniform Mortgage Pricing
October 28Berkeley-Stanford Finance Seminar
November 4 Atif Mian (Princeton) Household Debt and Business Cycles Worldwide
November 11Veteran's Day: No Seminar
November 18 Itzhak Ben-David (Ohio State) Systemic Mistakes in the Mortgage Market and Lack of Financial Sophistication
November 25Thanksgiving: No Seminar
December 2 Gabriel Chodorow-Reich (Harvard)  
December 9 Tomasz Piskorski (Columbia)  

Spring 2016

February 17 Brigitte Madrian (Harvard Kennedy)  
February 24 Phil Strahan (Boston College)  
March 2 Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern)  
March 9 James Vickery (NY Fed)  
March 16 Gilles Duranton (Wharton)  
March 23 Spring Break: No Seminar
March 30 Amit Seru (Chicago Booth)  
April 6 Jan Eberly (Kellogg)  
April 13 Policy Advisory Board Meeting: No Seminar
April 20 Vikrant Vig (LBS)  
April 27 Raj Chetty (Stanford)  
May 4 Philipp Schnabl (NYU Stern)  

For more information about the Research Seminars, please contact Tom Chappelear, faculty assistant, at (510) 643-6109 or email him at

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List of previous research seminars

Spring 2015

1/14/15Daan Struyven (MIT)Housing Lock: Dutch Evidence on the Impact of Negative Home Equity on Household Mobility
1/21/15Hoai-Luu Nguyen (MIT)Do Bank Branches Still Matter? The Effect of Closings on Local Economic Outcomes
1/28/15Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham (Harvard)Debtor Protections and the Great Recession
2/4/15Anthony DeFusco (Wharton)Homeowner Borrowing and Housing Collateral: New Evidence from Expiring Price Controls
2/11/15Harrison Hong (Princeton)When Real Estate is the Only Game in Town
2/18/15John Campbell (Harvard)Inattention and Inertia in Household Finance: Evidence from the Danish Mortgage Market
2/25/15Andrew Lo (MIT Sloan)Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer? A New Approach to Funding Biomedical Innovation
3/4/15Silvana Tenreyro (LSE)The Transmission of Monetary Policy Operations through Redistributions and Durable Purchases
3/11/15Manuel Adelino (Duke Fuqua)Changes in the Buyer Composition and the Expansion of Credit During the Boom
3/18/15Todd Sinai (Wharton)How Parents’ Wealth Influences the Housing Decisions of their Children
3/25/15Spring Break: No Seminar
4/1/15Adam Storeygard (Tufts)Has climate change driven urbanization in Africa?
4/9/15Erik Hurst (Chicago Booth)Regional Redistribution Through the U.S. Mortgage Market
4/15/15Policy Advisory Board Meeting: No Seminar
4/22/15Camelia Kuhnen (UNC)Non-Cognitive Abilities and Loan Delinquency: The Role of Self-Efficacy in Avoiding Financial Distress
4/29/15Monika Piazzesi (Stanford)Payments, Credit and Asset Prices
5/6/15Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton)Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities
5/13/15Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (NYU Stern)Phasing Out the GSEs

Fall 2014

9/10/2014Rebecca Diamond (Stanford GSB) Housing Supply Elasticity and Rent Seeking by State and Local Governments
9/17/2014Enrico Moretti (Berkeley) Growth in Cities and Countries
9/24/2014Jiro Yoshida (Penn State & Berkeley Haas) Firm-Specific Investments, Product Market Competition, and the Risk of Corporate Value
10/1/2014Patrick Bayer (Duke) Endogenous Sources of Volatility in Housing Markets: The Joint Buyer-Seller Problem
10/8/2014Jiakai Chen (Berkeley Haas) Off-Balance Sheet Financing and Bank Capital Regulation: Lessons from Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
10/22/2014Anna Amirdjanova (Berkeley Haas)Insider Trading: Effects on Agents with Limited Rationality
11/5/2014Daniel Shoag (Harvard Kennedy) Shops and the City: Evidence on Local Externalities and Local Government Policy from Big Box Bankruptcies
11/19/2014Arvind Krishnamurthy (Stanford) Efficient Credit Policies in a Housing Debt Crisis
12/3/2014Taylor Nadauld (BYU Marriott) Final Demand for Structured Finance Securities
12/10/2014Efraim Benmelech (Northwestern Kellogg) The Real Effects of Liquidity During the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Automobiles
12/17/2014Nate Baum-Snow (Brown) Urban Transport Expansions, Employment Decentralization, and the Spatial Scope of Agglomeration Economies

Spring 2014

1/17/2014Adam GurenHarvard
1/22/2014Cecile GaubertPrinceton
1/31/2014Christopher PalmerMIT Sloan
2/5/2014Jonathan DingelColumbia
2/12/2014Scott BakerStanford
3/12/2014William KerrHBS
3/19/2014Joao CoccoLBS
4/9/2014Rossen ValkanovUCSD
4/16/2014Walker HanlonUCLA
4/23/2014Maisy WongWharton
4/30/2014Rodney RamcharanFederal Reserve Board

Fall 2013

9/11/2013Amnon LehaviIDC, Herzliya 
9/18/2013Donald DavisColumbia
9/25/2013Martin SchneiderStanford
10/2/2013Pablo KurlatStanford
10/9/2013Mark GarmaiseUCLA
10/30/2013Adam AshcraftNY Fed
11/6/2013Jessie HandburyWharton
11/20/2013Selale TuzelUSC

Spring 2013

1/16/2013David RappoportYale 
1/21/2013Rebecca DiamondHarvard
1/23/2013Amir KermaniMIT
1/28/2013Cindy SooWharton
1/30/2013Victor CoutureToronto
2/13/2013Marco Di MaggioMIT
2/20/2013Tim LandvoigtStanford
3/13/2013Andra GhentArizona State University
4/3/2013Adair MorseUCB

Fall 2012

9/5/2012David SraerPrinceton 
9/19/2012Yael Hochberg Northwestern
10/3/2012Panle Barwick MIT
10/10/2012Itzhak Ben-David Ohio State
10/17/2012Fernando FerreiraWharton
10/31/2012Matt TurnerToronto
11/7/2012David AlbouyMichigan
11/14/2012Patrick BayerDuke
11/21/2012Barney Hartman-Glaser
11/28/2012Amit SeruChicago
12/12/2012Robert Novy-Marx Rochester

Spring 2012

1/20/2012Hyun Soo ChoiPrinceton 
1/25/2012Antje BerndtCarnegie Mellon
2/1/2012Yong Suk LeeBrown
2/22/2012Johannes StroebelStanford
2/29/2012Edward KungDuke
3/21/2012Joao CoccoLBS
4/11/2012Aleh TsyvinskiYale
4/25/2012Sumit AgarwalFed Chicago

Fall 2011

9/7/2011Jesse RothsteinUCB 
9/14/2011Semyon MalamudEcole Poly Federale De Lausanne
9/21/2011James WilcoxUCB
10/5/2011Nikolai RoussanovPenn
10/12/2011Boris AlbulUCB
10/19/2011Matteo MaggioriUCB
10/26/2011Andra GhentCUNY
11/2/2011Igor MakarovLBS
11/9/2011Anastasia KartashevaPenn
11/16/2011Vish ViswanathanDuke
11/30/2011James VickeryFed NY

Spring 2011

3/2/2011Joao SantosFed NY 
3/9/2011Pratish PatelUCB
3/16/2011Arthur KortewegStanford
3/30/2011Gary GortonYale
4/6/2011Nathan GeorgeUCB
4/13/2011Joe GyourkoWharton
4/20/2011Wei XiongPrinceton
4/27/2011Enrico MorettiUCB
5/4/2011Paul WaddellUCB

Fall 2010

9/1/2010Atif MianUCB 
9/8/2010Nancy WallaceUCB
9/15/2010Wei XiongPrinceton
9/22/2010Robert HelsleyUCB
9/29/2010Adam AshcraftFed NY
10/6/2010Alexei TchistyiUCB
10/13/2010Anna ScherbinaUC Davis
10/20/2010Amit SeruChicago
10/27/2010Andrew LoMIT
11/3/2010Stijn Van NieuwerburghNYU
11/10/2010Edward GlaeserHarvard
11/17/2010Ayako YasudaUC Davis
11/24/2010Gary RichardsonUC Irvine

Spring 2010

1/20/2010Robert Novy-MarxChicago 
1/27/2010Yves ZenouUCB
2/3/2010Sumitra JhaStanford
2/10/2010Yuming FuNational Univeristy of Singapore
2/17/2010Tracy TurnerKansas State University
2/24/2010James VickeryFed NY
3/3/2010Nils KokMaastricht
3/10/2010William GoetzmannYale
3/17/2010Paolo SodiniStockholm School of Economics
3/31/2010Gilles DurantonToronto
4/7/2010Dennis EppleCarnegie Mellon
4/14/2010Giovanni PeriUC Davis
4/28/2010Christopher MeyerColumbia/Fed NY
5/5/2010Burton HollifieldCarnegie Mellon