2018 PhD Conference on Real Estate and Housing

MAY 17-18, 2018

Our annual PhD Conference on Real Estate and Housing brings together doctoral students from various disciplines to foster a multidisciplinary understanding of real estate and housing related research. The conference is a result of partnership between the Ohio State Center for Real Estate, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, the Knowlton School of Architecture and Fisher College of Business and it is a selective, refereed conference of research papers in all areas of real estate and housing.



  • February 17, 2018 - Deadline for proposal submissions
  • April 30, 2018 - Deadline for final paper submissions for accepted authors
  • May 1, 2018 - Registration deadline

Best paper award and keynote reception sponsored by:


  • Open/Close Conference Program

    The conference program has been finalized and you can view and download a copy below. All paper sessions will take place in 405 Mason Hall, lunches, dinner reception and breakfast will take place in the 2nd floor rotunda of Mason Hall.


  • Open/Close Conference Keynote

    Dr. Ingrid Gould Ellen


    Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning
    Director of the Urban Planning Program at NYU Wagner
    Faculty Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

    Dr. Ellen joined the NYU Wagner faculty in the fall of 1997 and presently teaches courses in microeconomics, urban economics, and urban policy. Professor Ellen's research interests center on housing and urban policy. She is author of Sharing America's Neighborhoods: The Prospects for Stable Racial Integration (Harvard University Press, 2000) and has written numerous journal articles and book chapters related to housing policy, community development, and school and neighborhood segregation. Before coming to NYU, Professor Ellen held visiting positions at the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution. She attended Harvard University, where she received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics, an M.P.P., and a Ph.D. in public policy.

  • Open/Close Call for Papers

    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 PhD Conference on Real Estate and Housing 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.

    Call for Papers

  • Open/Close Committee and Sponsors

    Conference Sponsors:

    • Huntington
    • Ohio State Center for Real Estate
    • John Glenn College of Public Affairs
    • Knowlton School, City and Regional Planning

    Conference Co-Chairs:

    Stephanie Casey Pierce, PhD candidate, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
    Spencer Couts, PhD candidate, Fisher College of Business
    Seungbeom Kang, PhD candidate, Knowlton School

    Conference Faculty Committee:

    Professor Itzhak Ben-David, Fisher College of Business
    Professor Rachel Garshick Kleit, Knowlton School
    Professor Stephanie Moulton, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

  • Open/Close Paper Submissions

    The deadline for proposal submissions was February 17, 2018. We have received over 60 submissions and have selected 12 papers for presentation. Accepted authors are given an opportunity to revise their draft prior to final paper submission deadline on April 30, 2018.