Christian Hilber is Professor of Economic Geography. He is an Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC). Christian is also a member of the Academic Panel of the What Works Centre. He is the Director of LSE’s MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance.
Christian holds a Ph.D. in Economics (1998) and an MSc in Business and Economics (1994) from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Prior to joining the LSE in 2003, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1999-2002) and an Economist at Fannie Mae (2002-2003).
Christian’s research concerns urban economics, real estate, housing and local public finance, and political economy. The core focus of his current research is on issues relating to housing and land supply, land use regulation, homeownership, education, agglomeration economies, and social capital. He has published in journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, and Journal of Urban Economics.
He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), as an Associate Editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics and of the Journal of Regional Science, and as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Housing Economics. He is a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. He has served as a consultant to the H.M. Treasury and gave evidence to the National Audit Office and the H.M. Treasury Select Committee.
His work has been quoted in the Economist, Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, among other outlets, and was used as evidence in Hearings before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. Christian has won numerous prizes for his research, teaching, and services to the research community (refereeing).
His recent working papers, forthcoming publications, other publications and his CV can be viewed on his personal homepage.