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Housing in Europe: a different continent - a continent of differences

Cheshire, Paul C. and Hilber, Christian A. L. (2018) Housing in Europe: a different continent - a continent of differences. Journal of Housing Economics. ISSN 1051-1377

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jhe.2018.11.001


This article provides the introduction to the special issue on ‘Housing in Europe: a different continent – a continent of differences’ in the Journal of Housing Economics in 2018. Europe is a large continent with a long and rich history, consisting of around 50 countries with vastly different institutional settings and government policies for housing and an abundance of quasi-natural experiments. Some countries have remarkably rich public data and some institutions and policy assumptions are all but the opposite of those familiar to US institutions. In this introduction we briefly outline the seven papers of this issue that exploit in one way or another this extraordinary richness for research. Each paper provides novel insights and has important implications. Collectively, they illustrate the potential opportunities for new and exciting research on housing in Europe.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Elsevier
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
JEL classification: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations > N14 - Europe: 1913-
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies
P - Economic Systems > P3 - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R3 - Production Analysis and Firm Location
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 06:57

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