Walter N. Torous

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Real Estate and Sloan School

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Do Industries Lead the Stock Market? Gradual Diffusion of Information and Cross-Asset Return Predictability

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings; Anderson School of Management Working Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Nov 2003
Walter N. Torous, Rossen I. Valkanov and Harrison G. Hong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management and Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics
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Forecasting Real Estate Prices

Handbook of Economic Forecasting: Vol II, G. Elliott and A. Timmermann, eds., Elsevier, 2012
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 21 Apr 2013
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Swiss Finance Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
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real estate, predictability, market efficiency, REIT

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Expected Returns and the Expected Growth in Rents of Commercial Real Estate

EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper, EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper, AFA 2007 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2016
Walter N. Torous, Rossen I. Valkanov and Alberto Plazzi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management and Swiss Finance Institute
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Cap rate, real estate, return predictability

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Complexity in Structured Finance

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2017
Andra C. Ghent, Walter N. Torous and Rossen I. Valkanov
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
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Complexity, Security Design, MBS Performance

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Reading the Tea Leaves: Model Uncertainty, Robust Forecasts, and the Autocorrelation of Analysts' Forecast Errors

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 10-04, CRSP Working Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2015
Juhani T. Linnainmaa, Walter N. Torous and James Yae
Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Houston - C.T. Bauer College of Business
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Model uncertainty, parameter uncertainty, forecasting, robustness, financial analysts

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Does Corporate Governance Matter? Evidence from the AGR Governance Rating

Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 16-54
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2016
Alberto Plazzi and Walter N. Torous
Swiss Finance Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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corporate governance, AGR, operating performance

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Commercial Office Space: Tests of a Real Options Model with Competitive Interactions

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Dec 2003
Walter N. Torous and Eduardo S. Schwartz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Simon Fraser University (SFU)
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The Cross-Sectional Dispersion of Commercial Real Estate Returns and Rent Growth: Time Variation and Economic Fluctuations

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Nov 2004
Alberto Plazzi, Walter N. Torous and Rossen I. Valkanov
Swiss Finance Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
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Commercial real estate, cross-sectional volatility, total risk

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Pricing the Defeasance Option in Securitized Commercial Mortgages

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Jul 2004
Martin Dierker, Daniel C. Quan and Walter N. Torous
University of Houston - C.T. Bauer College of Business, Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Commercial mortgage-backed securities, defeasance, mortgage prepayment, exchange option

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Evolving Inflation Dynamics, Monetary Policy, and the Fisher Hypothesis

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 04 Dec 2003
Shingo Goto and Walter N. Torous
University of Rhode Island - College of Business Administration and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Financial Decision Making When Buying and Owning a Home

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 Sep 2014
National University of Singapore, Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business
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Household Finance, Mortgages, Refinance, Option Value, Financial Crisis

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Contagion in the Presence of Stochastic Interdependence

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Sep 2006
Clifford A. Ball and Walter N. Torous
Vanderbilt University - Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Contagion, Interdependence, Stochastic covariance

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Second Mortgages: Valuation and Implications for the Performance of Structured Financial Products

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Aug 2016
Andra C. Ghent, Kristian R. Miltersen and Walter N. Torous
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area, Copenhagen Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS), Mortgage Valuation, Credit Ratings.

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Using Cash Flow Dynamics to Price Thinly Traded Assets: The Case of Commercial Real Estate

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration, University of Miami - Department of Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Thinly traded assets, asset pricing, panel vector autoregression, commercial real estate

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Using Cash Flow Dynamics to Price Thinly Traded Assets

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2019
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration, University of Miami - Department of Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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asset pricing, thinly traded assets, panel vector autoregression, fixed income, commercial mortgage-backed securities

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Commercial Office Space: Testing the Implications of Real Options Models With Competitive Interactions

Real Estate Economics, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 1-20, Spring 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Feb 2007
Walter N. Torous and Eduardo S. Schwartz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Simon Fraser University (SFU)
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Exploiting Property Characteristics in Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Allocation

Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 11-07, https://doi.org/10.3905/jpm.2011.37.5.039
Posted: 21 May 2019
Alberto Plazzi, Walter N. Torous and Rossen I. Valkanov
Swiss Finance Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management

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Dynamic portfolio choice, real estate, cap rate

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Regime Shifts in Short Term Riskless Interest Rates

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Posted: 22 Aug 1998
Walter N. Torous and Clifford A. Ball
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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A Comparison of Us, UK and German Insolvency Codes

London Business School Institute of Finance and Accounting Working Paper 206
Posted: 09 Jul 1998
Kjell G. Nyborg, Julian R. Franks and Walter N. Torous
University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance, London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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The Cyclical Behavior of Interest Rates

JOURNAL OF FINANCE, September 1997
Posted: 14 Jul 1997
Antonio Roma and Walter N. Torous
Universita di Siena and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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