Christian Hilber

About Christian Hilber

Christian A. L. Hilber is Associate Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and an associate at the Centre for Economic Performance and the Spatial Economics Research Centre.
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Infrastructure, Social development and protection

On the unintended consequences of housing policies: A cautionary tale of three developed countries

On the unintended consequences of housing policies
Lack of affordable housing is a serious policy concern in many countries. In large prosperous cities such as London, New York, Beijing, or Tokyo, the affordability crisis is particularly acute. In these cities, households often live in excessively expensive and crammed spaces. Homeownership remains an unachievable dream for many. Not surprisingly, voters in these places pressure politicians into implementing policies that tackle the crisis.