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Personal profile

Personal information

Hans Koster (1987) is Professor of Urban Economics and Real Estate at the Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Hans obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and his master’s degree (cum laude) in Spatial Economics at the VU. He defended his Ph.D. thesis in 2013. Hans is also affiliated as Research Fellow with the Tinbergen Institute and as Leading Research Fellow at the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg.

Research

Hans’s research concerns the economic analysis of cities, regions and the environment. In an ever-changing urban world, there are several important questions that require answers. For example, how do we cope with the challenges of a steadily increasing urban population? How do people and firms compete for space? What are the costs and benefits of land use regulations? Should we invest public money in deprived neighbourhoods to reduce spatial disparities? These and other questions Hans is trying to answer using big data and advanced econometric techniques.

Grants

2014 – VENI grant for project “Places, planning, prices and politics: The Welfare Economics of Urban Planning”.
2014 – Data-without-boundaries grant (EU funded) for project “Land Use Planning, Agglomeration Economies And The Office Market: Evidence From Blitz Bombings” – with Gerard Dericks (Oxford University)
2012 – LSE STICERD grant for project “The Determinants of Residential Vacancy Rates” – with Paul Cheshire (LSE) and Christian Hilber (LSE)

Prizes and Awards

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2014 – August Lösch Prize for dissertation “The Internal Structure of Cities: The Economics of Agglomeration, Amenities and Accessibility”. 

2013 – Finalist (1/3) for Junior Societal Impact Award at VU University Amsterdam 

Ancillary activities

  • National Research University - Higher School of Economics | St. Petersburg | Adviseur | 2018-01-01 - present

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Keywords

  • G Geography (General)
  • HB Economic Theory
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • HA Statistics

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Research Output

Housing search frictions and optimal search

Koster, H. R. A. & van Ommeren, J., 1 Apr 2020, In : Economics Letters. 189, p. 1-3 3 p., 108980.

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  • A World Divided: Refugee Centers, House Prices, and Household Preferences

    Droes, M. & Koster, H., 2019, Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 54 p. (TI Discussion Paper Series).

    Research output: Working paperAcademic

    Place-based policies, firm productivity, and displacement effects: Evidence from Shenzhen, China

    Koster, H. R. A., Cheng, F. F., Gerritse, M. & van Oort, F. G., 2019, In : Journal of Regional Science. 59, 2, p. 187-213 27 p.

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  • Place-based policies and the housing market

    Koster, H. R. A. & van Ommeren, J., Jul 2019, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 101, 3, p. 400-414 15 p.

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    Residential parking costs and car ownership: Implications for parking policy and automated vehicles

    Ostermeijer, F., Koster, H. RA. & van Ommeren, J., Jul 2019, In : Regional Science and Urban Economics. 77, p. 276-288 13 p.

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    Prizes

    August Lösch Prize

    H.R.A. Koster (Recipient), 28 Jun 2014

    PrizeAcademic

    Graduate Student-Led Paper Award at NARSC

    H.R.A. Koster (Recipient), 9 Nov 2011

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    Sakip Sabanci International Research Award

    Hans Koster (Recipient), 2020

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  • Press / Media

    Huis bij grote windmolen daalt flink in waarde

    Hans Koster

    17/12/19

    1 Media contribution

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    Bewezen: Airbnb laat huizenprijzen flink stijgen

    H.R.A. Koster

    14/01/19

    1 Media contribution

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