This page is about the courses I give, research done by my students and innovation in education.

PhD and PDEng students

Tije van Casteren

PhD-research on "Predicting the effects of online environments on peoples renewable energy choices"

Vincent Roberdel.

PhD-research on "Effects of energy transition on economic behaviour and energy poverty in the social housing sector"


Econometric analysis of housing markets (urban economics) (Eindhoven)

This 8 weeks master course teaches urban economics models and main econometric techniques used to test them. Some 30 articles from top general interest and field journals are studied in the course.

Housing portfolio management (Eindhoven)

This 16 weeks master course teaches long term (financial) planning for a real estate manager.

Cost-benefit analysis: principles and examples (guest lecture)

This guest lecture I give a couple of times per year to civil servants and master students in economics to introduce them to the practice of the cost-benefit analysis.

Cases in policy evaluation (Rotterdam)

This 8 weeks master course teaches quantitative methods for ex ante and ex post policy evaluation. I give the part that has to do with cost-benefit analysis.

Selection of student theses

06-04-2023 Ashwan Rampersad, MSc. Importance of place attachment for seniors’ relocation. THESIS. SUMMARY Dutch.

06-04-2023 Jurien van Arum, MSc. Stimulating seniors to relocate to smaller and more suitable homes: best practices and participation. THESIS. SUMMARY Dutch.

25-08-2022 Pleun van Wijk, MSc. Optimizing public space design at the daily walking route for the older population. THESIS.

22-06-2022 Taanis Karigar, Engineering Doctorate. A web-based co-creative space to support energy transition in social housing sector. THESIS. See also two short films about the project of Taanis: FILM1 (3 min) about the game-of-choice. and FILM2 (4 min) about the digital behavioural twin platform.

25-11-2021 Julia Kaltenegger, MSc. Rotundoro: A web-based decision support tool for building refurbishment. THESIS.

23-06-2021 Slawik Khatchatrian, MSc. How to increase participation of social tenants in energy renovation of social housing. SUMMARY Dutch. SUMMARY English.THESIS.

13-08-2019 Benjamin Dijsselbloem, MSc. Parking policies in Dutch cities: An economic and land use approach. Summary. Thesis.

23-04-2019 Stephan Kerperien, MSc. Preferences of social tenants in energy efficiency investments and the effect of information provision. Summary. Thesis.

28-03-2019 Angelo van Vlaenderen, MSc. Demand and Supply of senior housing; A study using NVM data. Summary. Thesis.

23-09-2018 Bas Hilgers, MSc. Automated Valuation Models for Commercial Real Estate: Traditional Regression versus Machine Learning Thesis.

13-09-2018 Nick van Gils, MSc. Spatial segregation: a data science approach. Summary. Thesis.

12-07-2013 Xichen Ji, MSc. Sampling of alternatives for discrete choice models. Thesis.