Mortgages are the largest component of household debt, and the mortgage market influences many aspects of the economy, such as homeownership and wealth accumulation, real estate prices, the structure and risk of the financial sector, and the transmission of monetary policy and macroeconomic shocks.

The Mortgage Market Research Conference is a forum for the presentation and discussion of academic research on topics related to mortgages and the mortgage market. The conference will primarily focus on the residential mortgage market, although research on commercial mortgages is also welcome. In addition, the conference will feature a number of policy-oriented panel discussions that examine current issues and market trends, comprising policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. The 2024 conference builds on the successful first edition of this conference, held in 2022.

The academic portion of the conference will consist of paper presentations with discussants as well as a poster session. The submissions portal has closed. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid-to-late February. 

This conference is jointly organized by the Philadelphia Fed’s Consumer Finance Institute, Research Department, and Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department.

Registration is not yet open. Please check back soon for more details on conference programming and to register your attendance.

Conference Organizers (all from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

Academic Program Committee

  • Darren Aiello, Brigham Young University
  • Natee Amornsiripanitch, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Greg Buchak, Stanford University
  • James Conklin, University of Georgia
  • Anthony DeFusco, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Andreas Fuster, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Daniel Greenwald, New York University
  • Lu Liu, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lara Loewenstein, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Ben McCartney, University of Virginia
  • Chris Palmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nitzan Tzur-Ilan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Columbia University
  • Nancy Wallace, University of California, Berkeley

For More Information

Please address any questions to Phil.Mortgage.Conference@phil.frb.org.