2021 PhD Conference on Real Estate and Housing

PhD Conference

April 15th & 16th, 2021 | The Ohio State University | Columbus, OH

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.

2021 Conference Program

Conference Papers

The conference will be virtual and open to the public through Zoom, but registration is required. 

Register Here


Keynote Speaker

Karen M. Pence
Deputy Associate Director
Federal Reserve Board

Call For Papers & Submission

It is our pleasure to invite your submissions to the 5th Annual PhD Conference on Real Estate and Housing, which will take place on April 15th and April 16th virtually through Zoom. The conference is specifically intended as a platform to showcase and develop the work of doctoral students through constructive discussions and sharing of ideas. Best paper and best discussant prizes will 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 economic    • Housing and community development

  • Urban and regional economics          • Housing affordability

  • Housing policy                                    • 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.


Submissions must consist of unpublished draft research papers that may be single-authored, or co- authored with faculty or other students. The deadline for proposal submissions is January 4, 2021. Accepted authors will be given an opportunity to revise their draft prior to final paper submission deadline on March 15, 2021. 

Please submit your proposals here. 

Please send questions to phdrealestateconf@osu.edu.

Committee and Sponsors

Special thank you to our sponsors:

- Ohio State Center for Real Estate
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
- Knowlton School, City and Regional Planning
Fisher College of Business

Conference Co-Chairs:

  • John Lynch,  PhD candidate, Fisher College of Business
  • Matthew T. Pesavento, PhD candidate, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Faculty Committee:

  • Itzhak Ben-David, Department of Finance, Fisher College of Business
  • Rachel Garshick Kleit, City and Regional Planning, Knowlton School of Architecture
  • Stephanie Moulton, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Meta Brown, Department of Economics