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Jan Rouwendal graduated in spatial economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1983 and received his PhD at VU University Amsterdam in 1988 on a thesis about discrete choice models and housing market analysis. He is currently full professor at this university. He is also affiliated as a research fellow to the Amsterdam School of Real Estate, Tinbergen Institute and Netspar. 


Economic analysis of cultural heritage has been an important research area in recent years. For an overview (in Dutch) click here. Current research concentrates on spatial aspects of property markets. One project aims at the construction of a price index for commercial real estate.


Jan Rouwendal teaches courses on the Economics of Real Estate (3rd year), Regional and Urban Economics, Applied Spatial Economics and Real Estate Management (Master's). He is one of the teachers at the Summer School on Hedonic Price Analysis and Residential Location Choice organised by the Danish KRAKS foundation.

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Selected Research Output 1997 2018

Measuring the rebound effect with micro data

de Borger, B., Mulalic, I. & Rouwendal, J. 2016 In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 79, September, p. 1-17

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Redevelopment of industrial heritage: Insights into external effects on house prices

van Duijn, M., Rouwendal, J. & Boersema, R. 2016 In : Regional Science and Urban Economics. 57, March, p. 91-107

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cultural heritage and the location choice of Dutch households in a residential sorting model

van Duijn, M. & Rouwendal, J. 2013 In : Journal of Economic Geography. 13, 3, p. 473-500

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