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Christian Hilber.

Christian Hilber


Expertise: urban economics, real estate economics, housing economics, public economics


Professor Christian Hilber is Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and an Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Performance. He is an urban and real estate economist interested in policy evaluation. His research focuses on issues relating to housing supply, land use regulation, homeownership, real estate price dynamics, public finance, and inequality. He has published and advised extensively on these issues and has provided evidence to Select Committees of the Treasury and the House of Lords, the PM’s Implementation Unit and the National Audit Office.

Current areas of research include:

  • Real estate and housing economics: Functioning of housing and land markets; Determinants and economic impacts of land use regulation; Housing affordability; House price and rent dynamics; Housing supply price elasticities; Determinants and consequences of homeownership; Housing markets and inequality; Determinants of housing consumption; Mortgage markets and leverage; Retail and office markets and productivity
  • Urban form: Urban sprawl; Household mobility
  • Public economics: Taxation and house price capitalization; Taxation and incentive effects; Transfer taxes and mobility; Property taxes and tax reform; Tax subsidies (mortgage interest deduction); Policy evaluation; Political fragmentation; Public finances and voluntary activities