Urban Economics Lab

The Urban Economics Lab at MIT focuses on studying economic activity and economic trends in cities. The Lab uses analytical models and big data to understand what makes cities thrive or decline, how housing values are formed and oscillate, and how local politics and social phenomena manifest in the context of increasing global urbanization.

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Albert Saiz Elected 2nd Vice President of AREUEA

Professor Albert Saiz, was elected as the Second Vice President of American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA). AREUEA is the leading academic association supporting and promoting quality real estate & urban economics research across the world. The election of its officials and board members is highly competitive. This is a testament to Albert’s intellectual leadership and excellent reputation in our academic community of real estate and urban economics. Congratulations!