© 2007

European Metropolitan Housing Markets

  • Åke E. Andersson
  • Lars Pettersson
  • Ulf Strömquist

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Åke E. Andersson, Lars Pettersson, Ulf Strömquist
    Pages 1-26
  3. Heikki A. Loikkanen, Henrik Lönnqvist
    Pages 63-84
  4. Peter Friedrich, Christian Piesch
    Pages 85-120
  5. Viggo Nordvik
    Pages 189-211
  6. Roberto Camagni, Dino Martellato
    Pages 213-240
  7. Hanns Abele, Andrea Höltl
    Pages 241-267
  8. Hans Skifter Andersen
    Pages 297-321
  9. Stellan Lundström, Mats Wilhelmsson
    Pages 323-340
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 341-363

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of housing theory and policy with a focus on metropolitan regions. The results are based on case studies of twelve European metropolitan regions, including expert panels organized in each. Using an approach from the field of industrial economics, the analysis is divided into the three related stages "structure", "conduct" and "performance." The essential idea is that the structure of a market, defined by market conditions, market growth, forms of competition and control, influences the economic behavior of both companies and households. The effects of this behavior can be observed in the development of prices; exchanged, constructed and maintained housing quantities; location patterns and choice of space. The contributions of this volume reveal significant differences in housing policies between European countries, while at the same time showing that policy effects are well in line with expectations based on traditional housing theory.


European Housing Markets Housing Market Housing Markets Housing Policy Housing Studies Metropolitan region Urban Studies Zurich agglomeration

Editors and affiliations

  • Åke E. Andersson
    • 1
  • Lars Pettersson
    • 1
  • Ulf Strömquist
    • 2
  1. 1.Jönköping International Business SchoolJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.TemaplanStockholmSweden

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From the reviews: “‘European metropolitan housing markets’ is a collection of essays describing the operation of housing markets and housing policies in a dozen major cities in Europe – from Glasgow to Milan and from Brussels to Vienna. … The book does contain a number of interesting analytical descriptions … and most of them contain suggestions for those who would like more historical or statistical detail. … For the most part the book makes for interesting reading, and it makes a fine reference book.” (John M. Quigley, Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 87 (4), November, 2008)