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2nd Workshop on Real Estate Economics

October 4 - 5, 2012

DIW Berlin, Germany


Among the factors that caused the world-wide market jitters of 2008 were developments on the U.S. real estate market. The market jitters rapidly spread from the United States to European real estate markets. For example, market conditions severely deteriorated in the real estate markets in Spain, Ireland, and the Copenhagen region in Denmark. Recent developments in Germany exhibited tremendously increasing prices, especially in the big cities and metropolitan areas. Disparities in the development of regional real estate markets may have profound implications for a countries' economic landscape.

The aim of this workshop is to provide researchers with a platform to discuss cutting-edge research results that shed light on important questions relevant for the analysis of real estate markets:

  • Do recent developments in the German real estate market signal the beginning of a new bubble?
  • Do developments in regional real estate markets help to forecast irrational exuberance and market frenzies?
  • How can policymakers and investors forecast developments in real estate markets?

This workshop provides researchers to present theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented research on

  • forecasting developments in real estate markets
  • real estate markets and macroeconomic stability
  • real estate markets and demographic change
  • real estate markets and spatial economics

The flyer with all the important information about the 2nd Real Estate Workshop can be downloaded here.



  • Prof. Dr. Christian Pierdzioch (HSU Hamburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Stadtmann (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)
  • Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke (DIW Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Dreger (DIW Berlin)

Program Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke (University of Duisburg/Essen)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Berlemann (HSU Hamburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Roland Füss (EBS Oestrich-Winkel)
  • Prof. Dr. Jan-Christoph Rülke (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management)
  • Prof. Morten Skak (University of Southern Denmark)

Important Deadlines and Participation Fee

  • Deadline for submission of papers: May 31st, 2012
  • Participation fee: 100€

How to submit a paper?

  • Send your paper to
  • Only electronic submissions will be considered.
  • In case of joint work, please state who will present an accepted paper.
  • Authors of papers will be notified whether their paper is accepted for the workshop by the end of June


Kredit und Kapital will publish, subject to the usual review process, a selection of papers presented at the workshop. When submitting your paper to the workshop, please indicate whether you would like to submit your paper to Kredit und Kapital.



Visitors can get a registration form from


Travel Information

How to get to the DIW Berlin.

Information about the first workshop that took place in November 2011 at the Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg can be found here.


Scientific Sponsor

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung