Ina Blind

researcher at Institute for Housing and Urban Research

Visiting address:
Trädgårdsgatan 18
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

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Ph.D. in Economics

Research interests: urban economics, housing economics, applied mircroeconomics

My current research is empirical in nature and mainly concerns the relationships between location choices of households, housing prices and urban amenities (e.g. jobs, public transportation, public calls to prayer).

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I defended my Ph.D. thesis "Essays on Urban Economics" in October 2015. In the thesis I study the location choices of households in relation to one another and in relation to urban amenities (public transportation and public calls to prayer) as well as the impact of access to public transportation on individual labor market outcomes.

Currently I am working in the project "Evaluation of societal changes and public policy through the database 'The urban housing market' ". The project is financed by a research grant from Jan Wallander’s och Tom Hedelius’ foundation with Tore Browaldh’s foundation (main applicant Matz Dahlberg). The database "The urban housing market" contains information on the majority of all housing sales in Sweden. Within this project I have mainly studies geographical variations in housing price growth and the effect of maintainance on housing depreciation.

Recently I have also started work related to commuting, on the one hand about new commuting measures and on the other hand about the effect of childern on the commuting patterns of women and men.


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