Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Washington University at St. Louis, and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Housing- Urban-Labor-Macro (HULM) Conference
September 10th and 11th at the St. Louis Fed




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For a list of attendees, click here

2010 Fall Conference Sponsors (THANK YOU!)

·         Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

·         Washington University at St. Louis, Department of Economics and Weidenbaum Center

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

Previous HULM Conferences

·         2010 Spring @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

·         2009 Fall @ Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta



Conference Agenda:


Friday, September 10th


8:00am – 8:55am, Registration


8:55am – 9:00am, Opening Remarks 


9:00am – 10:00am, Maria Luengo-Prado, Northeastern University

      House Prices and Risk Sharing (with Ben Sorensen and D. Hryshko)

Discussion by José Fillat


10:00am – 11:00am, Matt Turner, University of Toronto

Land Use Regulation and Welfare (with Andrew Haughwout and Wilbert van der Klaauw)
Discussion by Chris Cunningham


11:00am – 12:00pm, Jim Albrecht/Susan Vroman, Georgetown University

      Directed Search in the Housing Market (with Pieter Gautier)

Discussion by Allen Head 


12:00pm – 1:30pm, Lunch 


1:30pm – 2:30pm, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University

      Spatial Development (with Klaus Desmet)

Discussion by Vernon Henderson


2:30pm – 3:30pm, Jan Eeckhout, University of Pennsylvania and Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Spatial Sorting: Why New York, Los Angeles and Detroit attract the greatest minds as well as the unskilled (with Roberto Pinheiro and Kurt Schmidheiny)

Discussion by Yannis Ioannides


3:30pm – 4:00pm, Break


4:00pm – 5:00pm, Juan Carlos Hatchondo, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

      Mortgage Defaults and Recourse (with Juan Sanchez and Leonardo Martinez)

Discussion by Don Schlagenhauf


5:00pm – 6:00pm, Paul Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

      $1.25 Trillion is Still Real Money: Some Facts About the Effects of the Federal Reserve's Mortgage Market Investments (with Andreas Fuster)

Discussion by Andra Ghent, Baruch CUNY


7:00pm, Dinner at the Morgan Street Brewery. 

Sponsored by Washington University at St. Louis, Department of Economics and Weidenbaum Center


Saturday, September 11th


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


8:30am – 9:30am, Adrian Peralta-Alva, Federal Reserve Bank st. Louis

      Shocks, Time-to-Train, and Optimal Government Spending (with Rody Manuelli)

Discussion by Erwan Quintin       



 9:30am – 10:30am, Monika Piazzesi, Stanford University

      The Housing Market(s) in San Diego (with Tim Landvoigt and Martin Schneider)

Discussion by François Ortalo-Magné


10:30am – 11:00am, Break


11:00am – 12:00pm, Tom Davidoff, University of British Columbia

      Interest Accumulation in Retirement Home Equity Products

Discussion by Alvin Murphy


12:00pm, Depart




·         Hotel information:

Hampton Inn St. Louis-Downtown (At the Gateway Arch)
333 Washington Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA 63102
Tel: 1-314-621-7900  Fax: 1-314-421-6468 

Confirmation numbers
Checking in on 9/8, checking out on 9/11, confirmation number 85217906
Checking in on 9/9, checking out on 9/11, confirmation number 82340402
Checking in on 9/10, checking out on 9/11, confirmation number 84963634




·         Directions from the hotel to the Bank:

Exit hotel on 4th Street and go left to the light.  Cross over 4th street for approximately two blocks until you reach a pedestrian plaza.  Turn right and the entrance to the Bank is on your right in the middle of the block.


·         Dinner: Morgan Street Brewery. 

Nestled on cobblestone streets polished by more than 200 years of commerce along the Mississippi River, Morgan Street Brewery radiates the charm that only history can impart.  Morgan Street Brewery’s rich architecture and warm interiors are highlighted by burnished wood and exposed brick and feature cozy nooks and corners.  The main brewery building and adjacent Lodge, both more than 130 years old, are separated by a brick patio that is as perfect for café style dining as the popular outdoor dining patio along second street. Morgan Street Brewery, founded in 1995, is one of the oldest buildings in historic Laclede’s Landing.  It’s where St. Louis- and thousands of visitors from other cities- go for great times, great food and fabulous beers made right on the premises in Morgan Street’s micro brewery.


·         Travel from Airport to Hotel and Bank

Travel time from Lambert Airport to the Bank is about 20-25 minutes by taxi, for a fare of about $32.

Travel time on MetroLink, St. Louis’ light rail system, is about 35 minutes, at a cost of $3. Take the train to the Convention Center Station (Sixth Street and Washington).  Take the escalator/stairs up and go right for one block until you reach the Hampton Inn at 333 Washington Avenue.