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2018 PhD conference on Real Estate & Housing May - Call for Papers 5/17-18

Friday, November 10, 2017  
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It is our pleasure to invite your submissions to the 2nd Annual PhD Conference on Real Estate and Housing, which takes place on May 17 – 18, 2018, in Columbus, OH. The purpose of the conference is to provide a platform for doctoral students to showcase and develop their research through high quality discussant and audience feedback. PhD students whose papers are selected will receive a travel grant of up to $500. Best paper and best discussant prizes will also be awarded.

TOPICS: The program committee welcomes draft paper submissions from doctoral students examining a wide array of real estate and housing topics related to policy, practice and theory. Submissions may address issues including, but not limited to: · Real estate finance and economics · Urban and regional economics · Housing policy · Housing and community development · Housing affordability · Real estate law We invite studies from all disciplines including finance, business, public policy, sociology, economics, urban planning, geography, demographics, law, criminology, and public health.

PAPER SUBMISSION: Submissions must consist of unpublished working research papers that are single-authored or co-authored with faculty or other students. The deadline for proposal submissions is February 7, 2018. Accepted authors will be given an opportunity to revise their draft prior to final paper submission deadline of April 30, 2018. Please submit your proposals via the conference website. For additional information, please visit our conference website ( or email

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: Spencer Couts, PhD candidate, Fisher College of Business Stephanie Casey Pierce, PhD candidate, John Glenn College of Public Affairs Seungbeom Kang, PhD candidate, Knowlton School, City and Regional Planning

CONFERENCE FACULTY COMMITTEE: Professor Itzhak Ben-David, Fisher College of Business Professor Rachel Garshick Kleit, Knowlton School, City and Regional Planning Professor Stephanie Moulton, John Glenn College of Public Affairs The Annual PhD Conference on Real Estate and Housing is jointly organized by The Ohio State University’s Center for Real Estate, Fisher College of Business, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Knowlton School.

Submitted by Dr. Rachel Kleit
Ohio State University


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