New radio show: Gentrification in Vienna

I've had the pleasure to appear on the national radio broadcaster ORF OE1 last week together with Mara Verlic to talk about our new book: Gentrification in Vienna. I'm posting a summary of the announcement of the show below. The show is available here: https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20190425/550473.  (in German)   Aufwertung und Verdrängung durch Gentrifizierung. Der Begriff … Continue reading New radio show: Gentrification in Vienna

Talk and interview: Housing policies in Austria. Where are they headed?

I've recently given a lecture at the symposium "Markt oder Staat? Wohin steuert die Wohnungspolitik?". The event was organized by the Verein für Wohnbauförderung. It aimed at discussing recent developments of housing policies in Austria in the context of the reform plans of the new coalition government. There was a set of very interesting national … Continue reading Talk and interview: Housing policies in Austria. Where are they headed?

New publication: How the real estate successfully lobbied Austria’s new government.

I wrote a short piece on the reform plans for housing policy of Austria's new coalition government. A comparison of the coalition agreement with the most recent press materials of the association of the real estate industry (Verband der Immobilienwirtschaft) shows how successful the industry did their lobbying. Many of their demands are included in … Continue reading New publication: How the real estate successfully lobbied Austria’s new government.

Airbnb in Vienna: The business behind the holiday homes.

Together with my colleagues Roman Seidl and Leonhard Plank I have wrote a short piece on Airbnb in Vienna. It appeared in the montly journal "Wirtschaftspolitik Standpunkte" of the Austrian Chamber of Labor. We show how Airbnb in Vienna is not so much about "home-sharing", as it is about commercial real estate development. The piece … Continue reading Airbnb in Vienna: The business behind the holiday homes.

How Austria’s housing reform proposals were written by the real estate industry.

The new coalition government in Austria has presented their reform plans for the coming years as part of the coalition agreement. In the field of housing, the plans show striking similarities with the current demands of the real estate industry. I have compared the governmental reform plans with the most recent press materials of the … Continue reading How Austria’s housing reform proposals were written by the real estate industry.

Austria’s new government wants to increase home-ownership.

Austria has a new government. The coalition proposal also includes plans to reform housing policy. One of the main objectives is to increase the homeownership rate in Austria. I wrote a short comment on the problems of this policy, given the current lack of affordable housing for low-income households. For them, homeownership is no alternative.  … Continue reading Austria’s new government wants to increase home-ownership.

New paper out in New Political Economy

I'm happy the following paper is now out: The Revival of Private Landlords in Britain’s Post-Homeownership Society. I have been working on this piece with Richard Ronald (University of Amsterdam) during a short Post-Doc fellowship in Amsterdam. It relates to our ongoing work on asset-based welfare policies and housing property, and how these policies fail, with … Continue reading New paper out in New Political Economy

Call for papers for special issue: The rise of multiple property ownership in times of late homeownership.

I'm editing a special issue in the International Journal of Housing Policy together with Cody Hochstenbach (University of Amsterdam) and Christian Lennartz (Rabobank NL). The call is available below: The rise of multiple property ownership in times of late homeownership While homeownership has notably grown and spread during the second half of the 20th century … Continue reading Call for papers for special issue: The rise of multiple property ownership in times of late homeownership.