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Paul K. Asabere

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Paul Asabere

Paul K. Asabere

Title: Professor
Department: Finance

Office: Alter Hall 421
Phone: 215.204.1678
E-mail: pasabere@temple.edu

Research Interests: Historic Zoning, Emergent Gated Communities in Developing Countries, Mortgage Financing and Economic Development

Dr. Asabere’s Curriculum Vitae, SSRN Profile

Dr. Paul K. Asabere earned a BS. (First Class Honors) in Urban Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana in 1974. He received his M.U.P degree in 1977 and PhD in Finance in 1980 (Real Estate) from the University of Illinois, Champaign.

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Dr. Asabere has been at Temple University since 1989.Prior to coming to Temple University, Dr. Asabere taught at Bentley University, Massachusetts; St. Mary’s University, Nova Scotia; and University of Connecticut, Connecticut. He has published over 40 scholarly articles in all the top-tier academic journals in real estate and urban economics, including: Journal of Regional Science; Land Economics; Journal of Urban Economics; Real Estate Economics; Journal of Housing Economics; Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics; Journal of Real Estate Research; Urban Studies: Journal of Housing Research; and The Appraisal Journal. He is on the editorial boards of three major real estate journals: Journal of Real Estate Research, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and the Journal of Housing Research. Dr. Asabere was an Afgrad/USAID Scholarship Fellow (1975-1980) and a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar (Ghana, spring, 2000). He has received several research awards including grants from the foundation of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (1990) and U.S.A.I.D Research Grant for study in Ghana (1979/80). Past consulting include: Comptroller of Public Accounts (State of Texas) and The Pine Lands Commission (State of New Jersey). Dr. Asabere is a member of the American Real Estate Society (ARES) and past president of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA, 2007); Dr. Asabere has been a presenter at scores of ARES, AREUEA, and other national and international conferences. He was a discussant in the prestigious Workshop on “Urbanization and Growth” (by the Commission on Growth and Development, and the World Bank, chaired by Nobel Laureate Michael Spense).


Sample Publications

  • “The Value of Homes in Cluster Development Residential Districts: The Relative Significance of the Permanent Open Spaces Associated with Clusters”. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 48, No.2, 2014
  • “The Relative Size Hypothesis: Further Evidence on House Size”, Co-author: Forrest Huffman. The Appraisal Journal, Winter 2013. This paper won the prestigious Appraisal Journal’s 2013 Richard U. Ratcliff best-paper Award
  • “The Relative Impacts of Trails and Greenbelts on Home Values”, Co-author, Forrest E Huffman. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol.38, No.4, 2009.
  • “FHA/VA Financing and Price Discounts,” Co-author: Forrest E. Huffman. Journal of Real Estate Research, Vol. 30, No.2, 2008.
  • “The Demise of the Rent-controlled Public Housing Programs of Ghana: The Story of the Tema Development Corporation.” Urban Studies, Vol.44, No.10, September 2007.

Awards and Honors

  • On the editorial boards of three major real estate journals: Journal of Real Estate Research, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and the Journal of Housing Research.
  • Afgrad/USAID Scholarship Fellow (1975-1980).
  • Fulbright Senior Research Scholar (Ghana, spring, 2000).
  • USAID Research Grant for study in Ghana (1979/80).
  • He has received several research awards including grants from the foundation of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (1990).
  • Richard U. Ratcliff’s best-paper Award, Appraisal Journal, 2013.
  • Allied Social Sciences Association of Canada (Learned Societies), Best Paper Award in the Real Estate and Urban Economics, 1984.
  • Past president of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA), 2007.

Teaching

  • Temple University: Real Estate and Finance (Undergraduate)
  • University of Connecticut: Real Estate (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • St Mary’s University: Real Estate (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Bentley University: Real Estate and Finance (Graduate and Undergraduate)