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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

East Asian Seminar on Economics
Housing

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew Rose, Organizers

June 23-24, 2016

Hosted by the National University of Singapore and the
Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research

NUS Business School
15 Kent Ridge Drive
Mochtar Riady Building
BIZ 1 04-02, Singapore 119245


Program

Participant List

Thursday, June 23

8:05 am

Shuttle Bus from Hotel to NUS Business School

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

9:15 am

Vincent Yao, Georgia State University
Mortgage Rates, Household Balance Sheets, and the Real Economy
(joint with Benjamin Keys, Tomasz Piskorski, and Amit Seru)

Discussants: 
Yothin Jinjarak, Victoria University of Wellington
Anand Srinivasan, National University of Singapore

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

Mathias Hoffmann, University of Zurich
Holes in the Dike:  The Global Savings Glut, U.S. House Prices and the Long Shadow of Banking Deregulation
(joint with Iryna Stewen)

Discussants: 
Yothin Jinjarak, Victoria University of Wellington
Sunbae Kim,
National University of Singapore

11:30 am

Cristian Badarinza, National University of Singapore
The Effectiveness of Housing Collateral Tightening Policy
(joint with Sumit Agarwal and Wenlan Qian)

Discussants: 
Zhenyu Gao, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Daisuke Miyakawa, Hitotsubashi University

12:30 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Vincent Yao, Georgia State University
Mortgage Refinancing, Consumer Spending, and Competition: Evidence from the Home Affordable Refinancing Program
(joint with Sumit Agarwal, Gene Amromin, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Tomasz Piskorski, and Amit Seru)

Discussants: 
Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo
Jing Wu, Tsinghua University

3:00 pm

Break

3:30 pm

Changcheng Song, National University of Singapore
Banking Competition and Shrouded Attributes: Evidence from the U.S. Mortgage Market
(joint with Sumit Agarwal and Vincent Yao)

Discussants: 
Stephen Dimmock, Nanyang Technological University
Daisuke Miyakawa, Hitotsubashi University

4:30 pm

Jiro Yoshida, Pennsylvania State University
Inflation Rates are Very Different when Housing Rents are Accurately Measured
(joint with Brent Ambrose and Edward Coulson)

Discussants:   
Febrio Kacaribu, University of Indonesia
Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo

5:30 pm

Adjourn

5:45 pm

Reception and Buffet Dinner at NUS Business School

7:30 pm

Shuttle Bus from NUS Business School to Hotel

Friday, June 24

8:05 am

Shuttle Bus from Hotel to NUS Business School

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
The Dynamics of Subprime Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Default: A Structural Estimation
(joint with You Suk Kim and Wenli Li)

Discussants: 
Yongheng Deng, National University of Singapore
Zhenyu Gao, Chinese University of Hong Kong

10:00 am

Break

10:15 am

Iichiro Uesugi, Hitotsubashi University
Geography and Realty Prices:  Evidence from International Transaction-Level Data
(joint with Daisuke Miyakawa and Chihiro Shimizu)

 

Discussants: 
Jing Li, Singapore Management University
Masaki Mori, National University of Singapore

11:15 am

Inho Song, Korea Development Institute
The Asset Price of a House
(joint with Peter Chinloy and Man Cho)

 

Discussants: 
Febrio Kacaribu, University of Indonesia
Joseph Ooi, National University of Singapore

12:15 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Bo Zhao, China Center for Economic Research
Too Poor to Retire? Housing Prices and Retirement

 

Discussants: 
Fan Yi, National University of Singapore
Qin Yu, National University of Singapore

2:30 pm

Break

3:00 pm

Wen-Chieh Wu, National Chengchi University
Childhood Housing Environment and Young Adulthood Health Status
(joint with Jiann-Chyuan Wang and Yu-Chun Ma)

 

Discussants: 
Jing Li, Singapore Management University
Poh Lin Tan, National University of Singapore

4:00 pm

Adjourn

4:15 pm

Shuttle Bus from NUS Business School to Hotel

5:30 pm

Dinner
KAZ Japanese Fusion Sushi
35 Rochester Park, #02-12 Rochester Mall
Singapore

(located within walking distance of the Park Avenue Rochester Hotel)


 

 

Session Format: Presentation 25 minutes; Discussants 10 minutes each; Open discussion 15 minutes



 

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Standing Co-Organizer Institutions:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
National University of Singapore
Tokyo Center for Economic Research
Korea Development Institute
Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Australian National University
Tsinghua University
China Center for Economic Research

                       

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