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[Photo: Hans KOSTER] Dr Hans KOSTER
Associate - Urban Programme
VU University, Amsterdam
Tel: +31(0)20 598 9437
Email: h.koster@vu.nl

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Hans Koster is a PhD. Candidate at the VU University Amsterdam and a guest researcher at the Spatial Economics Research Centre. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and his Master’s degree (Cum Laude) in Spatial Economics at the VU University Amsterdam. Hans Koster’s research mainly focuses on the analysis of commercial and residential real estate markets. He analyses the impact of local amenities on property values, the magnitude of agglomeration economies and the effects of urban planning, mostly using semi-parametric regression techniques.

CEP Publications:

  • Regulating Housing Vacancies Away? The Paradoxical Effects of Mismatch
    Paul Cheshire, Christian A. L. Hilber, Hans R. A. Koster, July 2015
    Paper No' SERCDP0181: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Rocketing Rents The magnitude and attenuation of agglomeration economies in the commercial property market
    Hans R. A. Koster, January 2013
    Paper No' SERCDP0125: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Historic Amenities, Income and Sorting of Households
    Hans R. A. Koster, Piet Rietveld, Jos Van Ommeren, January 2013
    Paper No' SERCDP0124: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Is the Sky the Limit? An Analysis of High-Rise Office Buildings
    Hans R. A. Koster, Piet Rietveld, Jos N. van Ommerren, July 2011
    Paper No' SERCDP0086: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)