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Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate

Research

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The UBC Sauder Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate supports Sauder faculty and doctoral student research on urban and real estate finance and economics. A “Call for Research Grant Proposals” was made in May 2019. The following are the six selected research projects.

Davidoff, Thomas, “Attribution of price movements to particular government interventions in the Greater Vancouver Housing Market”

Fang, Limin, and Tyndall, J, “Household Tenure and the Political Economy of Housing Development”

Lu, Guangli (PhD student, Finance),

  • “Online Information and Housing Market Efficiency”
  • “Does Machine Learning Perpetuate Human Bias?”

Qian, Yi, Soleymanian, M, “The Effects of Online Platforms and Disruptive Technologies on Difference Aspects of Real Estate Market”

Nagarajan, Mahesh, “AI algorithms on house prices”

Somerville, Tsur, “Macroprudential Policies and Housing Markets”

Zhang, Anming, Zhou, Z, Chen, H, and Han, L, “The Effect of a Subway on House Prices: Evidence from Shanghai”. DOI: 10.1111/1540-6229. 12275, 2019 V0 0: pp. 1-36.

Papers in the following series are intended for both a professional and general audience.

Tsur Somerville and Blake Taylor
Economic Impact of the 2014 Special Olympics summer Games on the B.C. Economy. October 1, 2014

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Tsur Somerville and Jake Wetzel
Real Estate Capital Gains and CCA Recapture Tax Deferral. November 2013

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Tsur Somerville
Politics and Performance:  British Columbia's Economic and Fiscal Experience under the NDP and BC Liberals (1991 - 2013). May 2013

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Tsur Somerville, Azim Wazeer and Jake Wetzel
Affordable Housing Needs of Ethnic Seniors in Vancouver. September 2011 

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Tsur Somerville and Jake Wetzel 
Hunting for the Olympics Bounce: Any Evidence in Real Estate. January 2010 

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Tsur Somerville

Efficiency in Canadian Housing Markets: Would Reform of CMHC Help? March 2009

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Tsur Somerville
Are Renters Being Left Behind? Homeownership and Wealth Accumulation in Canadian Cities. February 2007

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Tsur Somerville
British Columbia Real Estate's Place in an Investment Portfolio. November 2006

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Michael A. Goldberg
Regional Economic Development in British Columbia: Innovation and Renewal for BC's Two Economies. January 2004

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Michael A. Goldberg
Rx for an Ailing Regional Economy: Thoughts on the Economic Future of the Vancouver Region. February 2003

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C. Tsuriel Somerville
Institutional Features of Canadian Real Estate. November 2002

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Michael A. Goldberg
Innovation in British Columbia and Canada: The Role of Urban and Regional Triple-Helix Innovation Strategies and Policies. November 2002

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Michael A. Goldberg
Local Property Markets and Effective Flexible Market Institutions: Key Strategic Elements for Competing in the Global Urban Economy. February 2002

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