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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.

Ancillary activities

  • Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat | Den Haag | Adviseur | 2018-09-21 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Selected Research Output 1988 2019

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

car use
household income

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 JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

external effects
urban renewal
residential area
large city

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

choice of location
cultural heritage
social attraction

Activities 2002 2015

  • 7 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Editorial work

Het is niet al goud wat blinkt. Eigen huis, eigen vermogen en eigen bijdragen aan de langdurige zorg

M. Bockarjova (Speaker), J. Rouwendal (Speaker), J. Polder (Speaker)
8 Dec 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Eliciting Preferences of Elderly People for Housing and Care: a Stated Choice Study

M. Bockarjova (Speaker), J. Rouwendal (Speaker), J. Polder (Speaker)
12 Nov 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Growth and Change (Journal)

J. Rouwendal (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Do Museums Cooperate or Compete?

T. de Graaff (Speaker), J. Rouwendal (Speaker), J. Boter (Speaker)
2 Sep 2006

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Do Museums Cooperate or Compete?

T. de Graaff (Speaker), J. Rouwendal (Speaker), J. Boter (Speaker)
27 Jun 2006

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


Grant for Evaluation Opening Noord-Zuidlijn

E.T. Verhoef (Recipient), P.R. Koster (Recipient), E. Koomen (Recipient), J. Rouwendal (Recipient) & J.S.A. Knockaert (Recipient), 2017


real estate
labor market
single parent family
parental separation