Christian Hilber is Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE. 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 Prime Minister’s Implementation Unit and the National Audit Office. He is a Fellow of the Weimer School and was a Member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Board of Directors from 2015-2017.
Current areas of research include:
- Property price and rent dynamics with a focus on land and housing supply.
- Housing and land markets with a focus on housing tenure choice; the link between structural density and homeownership.
- Policy evaluations: Help to Buy, Stamp Duty Land Tax, Big Society, Town Centre First, reforms of the land use planning system and property tax system.
- Housing markets and wealth inequality with a focus on the role of land use regulation.
- Land use regulation and energy consumption and innovation.