In this course you will identify a relevant research topic in real estate economics and finance, write a paper about it and present your results. The research topic must be in the field of real estate economics and finance, broadly defined so as to include urban economics, spatial planning and behavioural economics aspects of real estate markets. The topic can be in any type of real estate including that used for commercial and non-profit purposes, land and infrastructure. The choice of the topic can be based on current new items, large societal problems, a specific interest of yourself, et cetera. The earlier courses in the minor may also provide inspiration. To help you further, a list of potentially interesting topics will be provided. After having received the approval of the chosen topic, you have to formulate the main research question and formulate a research strategy to find the answer. This can be a review of existing literature, but doing some research yourself is encouraged. This may involve the use of techniques like regression analysis, questionnaires, and interviews.e considers the efficiency and dynamics of real estate markets, with a special focus on bubbles and crashes.
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