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Berkeley Sponsors "Housing And The New Economy" Conference, Washington DC, May 31, 2001

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UC Berkeley joined several other organizers in sponsoring "Housing and the New Economy," a special one-day session at the MidYear Meetings of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, May 31, 2001, at George Washington University's Funger Hall.

As conference presenters described, among the changes apparent in America's New Economy are the high-tech transformation of many sectors of the economy, globalization, increased demographic diversity, growing income inequality, the decline of the old economic and social coalitions, faster and more disciplined financial markets, and new forms of retailing and service delivery, along with profound changes in the ways private firms are structured and organized.  These factors have both demand and supply side effects on housing markets, but the academic community is still in the process of examining them systematically. The "Housing and the New Economy" conference explored these interactions between the nation's changing economic base and its housing markets. 

Conference sponsors included:  the Fannie Mae Foundation; University of California, Berkeley through its Institute for Urban and Regional Development, Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, and Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics; National Association of Homebuilders; George Washington University through its Department of Economics and Center for Economic Research; and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA).

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New Economy Links:
American Electronics Association
Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy
Milkin Institute
Progressive Policy Institute
Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

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