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Finance Seminars

The Discipline of Finance seminar organiser is Andrew Ainsworth

Seminars will typically be held 11:00am - 12:00pm on Fridays.

Upcoming Seminars


27th May 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 5050, Abercrombie Building

Speaker: Tim McQuade, Stanford

Title: Who Wants Affordable Housing in their Backyard? An Equilibrium Analysis of Low Income Property Development

Abstract: We nonparametrically estimate spillovers of properties financed by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) onto neighborhood residents by developing a new difference-in-differences style estimator. LIHTC development revitalizes low-income neighborhoods, increasing house prices 6.5%, lowering crime rates, and attracting racially and income diverse populations. LIHTC development in higher income areas causes house price declines of 2.5% and attracts lower income households. Linking these price effects to a hedonic model of preferences, LIHTC developments in low-income areas cause aggregate welfare benefits of $116 million. Affordable housing development acts like a place-based policy and can revitalize low-income communities

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3rd Jun 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 5050, Abercrombie Building

Speaker: Elvira Sojli, Erasmus

Title: TBA


8th Jun 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 5040, Abercrombie Building

Speaker: Jaewon Choi,

Title: TBA