Professor of Economic Geography
@ London School of Economics
Urban and real estate economics: housing and land markets with focus on homeownership, house price capitalization, land and housing supply, land use regulation and property price dynamics; household mobility and barriers to mobility; social capital. Public economics with focus on local public finance. Environmental economics. Political economy.
Recent & Forthcoming Articles (selected)
Housing in Europe: A Different Continent - A Continent
Special Issue], with Paul. C. Cheshire, Journal of
Economics, 2018, Vol. 42, 1-3.
| Article |
Institutional Settings and Urban Sprawl: Evidence from Europe, with Max V. Ehrlich and Olivier Schoeni, Journal of Housing Economics, 2018, Vol. 42, 4-18. | Article |
Longer Commutes: The Unintended Consequences of More Restrictive Local
Planning, with Paul Cheshire
and Hans Koster, Journal of Public
Economics, 2018, Vol. 158, 126-151.
| Article (open access) |
Transfer Taxes and Household Mobility: Distortion on the Housing or Labor Market?, with Teemu Lyytikainen, Journal of Urban Economics, 2017, Vol. 101, 57-73. | Article | Economist article 'The Rise of the Homebody' from 5/8/2017 | Telegraph front page article 'Stamp Duty Killing Housing Sales' from 9/8/2017 | Telegraph online version of article from 9/8/2017 |
The Economic Implications of House Price Capitalization: A Synthesis, Real Estate Economics, 2017, Vol. 45, No. 2, 301-339. | Article |
Housing Policies in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States: Lessons Learned, with Olivier Schoeni, Cityscape, 2017, Vol. 18, No. 3, 291-332. | Article |
The Impact of Supply Constraints on House Prices in England, with Wouter Vermeulen, Economic Journal, 2016, Vol. 126, No. 591, 358-405. | Article | FT article from 10/3/2016 | Economist article 'Little Londons' from 24/9/2016 |
Public Lectures, Impact & Evidence (recent)
Opinion Pieces (recent, selected)
COVID-19: What Will Crashing the Economy Do for the UK Housing Market?, LSE Covid-19 Blog, with Paul Cheshire, May 2020. | Blog |
Housing, CEP Election Analysis Series, Paper EA051, with Paul Cheshire, November 2019. | Election Analysis |
The UK's Housing Crisis: What Should the next Government Do? LSE British Politics and Policy Blog, with Paul Cheshire, November 2019. | Blog |
Why banning the construction of second homes in St. Ives and elsewhere has been a bad idea and what to do instead, CEP Urban and Spatial Programme Blog, 19 August 2019 . | Blog |