Speaker: Matthew Hendrey, George Mason University
Title: Modeling the U.S. Housing Bubble
We present the preliminary stages of an agent-based model of the housing market in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (1.8M households & 1.2M houses) during the recent housing bubble and collapse. We are attempting to create an empirically grounded model using data from various sources, where the some data sources are used as inputs to the model and others as target outputs for the model. Once the model has been properly calibrated, we will use the model to adjudicate the various theories cited as the cause of the U.S. housing bubble. This talk will provide a brief review of the data collected so far, a description of the model, current model results, and preliminary counterfactual experiments.
Time: Friday, Mar. 30, 2012, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Place: Science and Tech 1, Room 206 (NOTE SPECIAL ROOM!)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3F2
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491