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Research Urban and Regional Studies Institute Real Estate Centre

Housing and Households

With the theme Housing and Households, our research focusses on the behavior of households in urban housing markets. The topics discussed include, amongst others, the urban economics of sorting, household finances, queueing for public housing and bargaining in owner-occupier housing markets.

Predictions by the United Nations are that the proportion of the world’s population that lives in urban areas will increase substantially from 54 percent in 2014 to 66 percent by 2050. This implies that managing urban areas, and specifically housing and the allocation of households, is one of the most important challenges for the near future. Our research portfolio focuses on addressing these challenges and its consequences using econometric techniques. Our collaborations with governmental institutions and industry fellows allow us to expand and spread our expert knowledge on the functioning of housing markets.

Last modified:17 November 2020 4.50 p.m.