Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Housing- Urban-Labor-Macro (HULM) Conference
March 23rd and 24th 2012 at the Boston Fed



Questions?  Call/Text Erwan at 608 957 6781 or email equintin@bus.wisc.edu.




For a list of attendees, click here

2012 Spring Conference Sponsors (THANK YOU!)

·        Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

·        Wisconsin School of Business, Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

Previous HULM Conferences

·        2011 Fall @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

·        2011 Spring @ Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

·        2010 Fall @ Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

·        2010 Spring @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

·        2009 Fall @ Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Next HULM Conferences

·        2012 Fall @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago



Conference Agenda:


Friday, March 23rd


8:00am – 8:55am, Registration


8:55am – 9:00am, Opening Remarks (Morris Davis)


9:00am – 10:00am, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton

      The Spatial Diffusion of Technology (with Diego Comin and Mikhail Dmitriev)

Discussion by Stefania Garetto


10:00am – 11:00am, Jean-Francois Houde, University of Wisconsin

      Price Negotiation in Differentiated Product Markets: The Case of Insured Mortgages in Canada (with Jason Allen and Rob Clark)

Discussion by Elliot Anenberg


11:00am – 12:00pm,  Aurel Hizmo, NYU Stern

Risk in Housing Markets: An Equilibrium Approach

Discussion by Kamila Sommer



12:00pm – 1:30pm, Lunch 


1:30pm – 2:30pm, Kyle Herkenhoff, UCLA

Foreclosure Delay and US Unemployment (with Lee Ohanian)

Discussion by Casey Mulligan


2:30pm – 3:30pm, Paul Willen, Boston Fed

Foreclosure Externalities:  Some New Evidence (with Eric Rosenblatt, Kristopher Gerardi and Vincent Yao)
Discussion by Stefano Giglio


3:30pm – 4:00pm, Break


4:00pm – 5:00pm,   Victor Rios-Rull, University of Minnesota

      Financial Shocks and House Price Dynamics (with Virginia Sanchez Marcos)

Discussion by Richard Suen


5:00pm – 6:00pm, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, NYU Stern

International Capital Flows and House Prices: Theory and Evidence (with David Kohn Sydney C. Ludvigson)

Discussion by Christopher Foote



7:00pm, Dinner, at Lucia Ristorante.

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin’s Real Estate Department 



Saturday, March 24th


8:00am – 8:30am, Continental Breakfast


8:30am – 9:30am, Daniel Cooper, Boston Fed

House Price Growth when Kids are Teenagers: A Path to Higher Intergenerational Achievement? (with Maria Luengo-Prado)

Discussion by Kristopher Gerardi


 9:30am – 10:30am, Diego Puga, IMDEA

      Learning by working in dense cities (with Jorge de La Roca)

Discussion by Alvin Murphy


10:30am – 11:00am, Break


11:00am – 12:00pm, Gilles Duranton, University of Toronto

      The Costs of Agglomeration: Land Prices in French Cities (with Pierre Philippe Combes and Laurent Gobillon)

Discussion by Nathan Schiff


12:00pm, Depart




·        Hotel information:


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Located on Devonshire Street – strategically situated between Post Office Square and Faneuil Hall and within walking distance of all major office buildings, Government Center, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Boston Waterfront. For other amenities, please visit their website.