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 Coordinators: Professor Christopher Palmer, Professor Hoai-Luu Nguyen.

Fall 2016

August 31 Jesse Gregory (Wisconsin) Neighborhood Choices and Neighborhood Effects
September 7 Adrien Matray (Princeton) Bank Branch Supply and the Unbanked Phenomenon
September 14 Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth) TBA
September 21 James Vickrey (NY Fed) TBA
September 28 Policy Advisory Board Meeting: No Seminar
October 5 Sanket Korgaonkar (Berkeley-Haas) TBA
October 12 Calvin Zhang (Berkeley-Haas) TBA
October 19 David Berger (Northwestern) TBA
October 26 Haoyang Liu (Berkeley-Haas) TBA
November 2Berkeley-Stanford Finance Seminar
November 9 Urban Economics Association Meetings: No Seminar
November 16 Joe Vavra (Booth) TBA
November 23 Thanksgiving: No Seminar
November 30 Jan Eberly (Kellogg) TBA
December 7 David Scharfstein (Harvard) TBA

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

Related Seminars at Berkeley-Haas:

List of previous research seminars

Spring 2016

2/17/16 Brigitte Madrian (Harvard Kennedy) Who is Easier to Nudge?
2/24/16 Paul Gertler (Berkeley-Haas) When Real Estate is the Only Game in Town
3/2/16 Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern) Social networks and Housing Market Investments
3/16/16 Gilles Duranton (Wharton) The Production Function for Housing: Evidence from France
3/30/16 Amit Seru (Chicago Booth) The Market for Financial Advisor Misconduct
4/6/13 Eduardo Morales (Princeton) How Segregated is Urban Consumption?
4/20/16 Raj Chetty (Stanford) The Impacts of Neighborhoods on Intergenerational Mobility: Childhood Exposure Effects and County-Level Estimates 
5/11/16 Brett Green (Berkeley-Haas) Ratings, Securitization, and Credit Supply

Fall 2015

8/26/15 Adi Sunderam (HBS) Who Neglects Risk? Investor Experience and the Credit Boom
9/2/15 Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Duke) State Taxes and Spatial Misallocation
9/9/15 Remi Jedwab (GWU) The Heterogeneous Effects of Transportation Investments: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa, 1960-2010
9/16/15 Solomon Hsiang (Berkeley-Goldman) Climate Change and the Migration of Global Agriculture: Evidence from Australia, Brazil, China, Europe and the United States
9/23/15 Benjamin Keys (Chicago Harris) Interest Rates and Equity Extraction During the Housing Boom
9/30/15 Greg Kaplan (Princeton) Consumption and House Prices During the Great Recession: Model Meets Evidence
10/7/15 Jessica Shui (Berkeley) Does experience matter? The impact of agent experience on real estate transactions
10/21/15 Nirupama Kulkarni (Berkeley-Haas) Regional Inequality, Credit Rationing and Uniform Mortgage Pricing
11/4/15 Atif Mian (Princeton) Household Debt and Business Cycles Worldwide
11/18/15 Itzhak Ben-David (Ohio State) Systemic Mistakes in the Mortgage Market and Lack of Financial Sophistication
12/2/15 Gabriel Chodorow-Reich (Harvard) Secular Labor Reallocation and Business Cycles
12/9/15 Tomasz Piskorski (Columbia) Mortgage Refinancing, Consumer Spending, and Competition: Evidence from the Home Affordable Refinancing Program

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