20 + 21 October: NEPR peer-review seminar on Housing Markets and Policies

Nordic Housing Markets and Policies: Nordic Economic Policy Review 2021

Welcome to the digital peer-review seminars on Nordic Economic Policy Review 2021.

Housing expenditure is by far the largest expenditure in a typical Nordic household, and housing plays a central role in social welfare. Recent decades have seen dramatic developments and changes in Nordic housing markets with rapid increases in building costs, price bubbles, lack of affordable and social housing, and deregulations of the rental markets.

The 2021 issue of the Nordic Economic Policy Review deals with these issues, based on academic research by prominent Nordic researchers. On October 20th and 21st, the first drafts will be presented and commented by professionals from both academia and the public sector.

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Tuesday 20th

Wednesday 21st

Programme Tuesday 20th of October (14.00 – 16.30 CEST)

14.00-14.10 Introduction by Harry Flam and Peter Englund, Editors

14.15-14.35 Cost and productivity in housing construction, Mats Bergman, Södertörn University, and Sten Nyberg, Stockholm University

14.40-15.00 Discussants: Hans Lind, Royal Institute of Technology and Michael Cocozza, Botrygg

15.00-15.20 Housing price bubbles in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen, André Kallåk Anundsen, OsloMet

15.25-15.45 Discussants: John Duca, Oberlin College and Sverre Mæhlum, Bank of Norway

15.50-16.10 Social housing: affordability and integration, Essi Eerola, VATT Institute for Economic Research

16.15-16.35 Discussants: Matz Dahlberg, Uppsala University, and Peter Stephensen, Danish Research Institute for Economic Analysis and Modelling

16.35 – 17.00 Time for questions from participants and conclusions

Programme Wednesday 21st of October (10.30 – 12.45 CEST)

10.30 – 10.40 Introduction by Harry Flam and Peter Englund, Editors

10.45-11.05 Buy to let and housing prices, Erlend Eide B󠅿ø, Statistics Norway

11.10 – 11.30 Discussants: Kasper Kragh-Sørensen, University of Oslo, and Marius Hagen, Bank of Norway

11.35-11.55 Efficiency and equity: taxation of housing, Niku Määttänen, ETLA

12.00 – 12.20 Discussants: Peter Birch Sørensen, University of Copenhagen and Niels Kleis Frederiksen, Danish Ministry of Taxation

12.25 – 12.45 Time for questions from participants and conclusions