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 2014 (Updated August 29, 2014)

September 10 Rebecca Diamond (Stanford GSB) Housing Supply Elasticity and Rent Seeking by State and Local Governments
September 17 Enrico Moretti (Berkeley) Growth in Cities and Countries
September 24 Jiro Yoshida (Penn State & Berkeley Haas) Firm-Specific Investments, Product Market Competition, and the Risk of Corporate Value
October 1 Patrick Bayer (Duke) Endogenous Sources of Volatility in Housing Markets: The Joint Buyer-Seller Problem
October 8 Jiakai Chen (Berkeley Haas) The Mirage of Regulatory Arbitrage: Liquidity Support in ABCP Conduit
October 15

Policy Advisory Board Meeting: No Seminar

October 22 Anna Amirdjanova (Berkeley Haas) Insider Trading: Effects on Agents with Limited Rationality
October 29

Joint Berkeley-Stanford Finance Seminars: No RE Seminar

November 5 Daniel Shoag (Harvard Kennedy) Shops and the City: Evidence on Local Externalities and Local Government Policy from Big Box Bankruptcies
November 12

Urban Economics Association Meeting: No Seminar

November 19

Arvind Krishnamurthy (Stanford) Efficient Credit Policies in a Housing Debt Crisis
November 26

Thanksgiving: No Seminar

December 3 Taylor Nadauld (BYU Marriott) Final Demand for Structured Finance Securities
December 10 Efraim Benmelech (Northwestern Kellogg) The Real Effects of Liquidity During the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Automobiles
December 17 Nate Baum-Snow (Brown) TBA

Spring 2015

February 11 Harrison Hong (Princeton) When Real Estate is the Only Game in Town
February 18 John Campbell (Harvard) Inattention and Inertia in Household Finance: Evidence from the Danish Mortgage Market
February 25 Andrew Lo (MIT Sloan) Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer? A New Approach to Funding Biomedical Innovation
March 4 Silvana Tenreyro (LSE) The Transmission of Monetary Policy Operations through Redistributions and Durable Purchases
March 18 Todd Sinai (Wharton) TBA
March 25

Spring Break: No Seminar

April 1 Amit Seru (Chicago Booth) TBA
April 9 Erik Hurst (Chicago Booth) TBA
April 15

Policy Advisory Board Meeting: No Seminar

April 22 Camelia Kuhnen (UNC) TBA
April 29 Monika Piazzesi (Stanford) TBA
May 6 Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton) TBA
May 13 Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (NYU Stern) 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 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