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Housing Discrimination Study Innovative Methodology Project Conference

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On September 27, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT, 2M Research, with support from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), is hosting a virtual conference focused on the identification and measurement of housing discrimination. This conference is part of an exciting study to find new and innovative methodologies that uncover and measure housing discrimination. Our objective is that these methodologies will augment current testing approaches, such as paired and sandwich testing. This conference is an opportunity to meet experts in the field of discrimination research and testing, discuss ideas, and ask questions.

The conference will feature a panel discussion focused on various topics, including:

  • Promising or innovative research trends related to discrimination
  • Gaps in research and testing of discrimination
  • Methodological challenges in researching and testing discrimination
  • Adapting testing protocols to technological changes (for example, ways to detect and capture differential treatment that might occur before in-person interactions)

Opening Remarks: Housing Discrimination Study Innovative Methodology Project Background

  • James Murdoch, Senior Policy Analyst, 2M Research
  • Hiren Nisar, Director of Analytics and Senior Economist, 2M Research

Panel Moderators

  • Peter Christensen, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Christopher Timmins, Professor of Economics, Duke University


  • Mackenzie Alston, Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Peter Bergman, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Texas, Austin
  • Fred Freiberg, Consultant for the Fair Housing Justice Center
  • Peter Hull, Groos Family Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University
  • Stephen L. Ross, Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut

We hope you can join this discussion on new ideas for measuring housing discrimination.

Click here to register

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