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Addressing housing market imbalances

The European Commission is organising a one-day workshop on “Addressing housing market imbalances”.

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  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Live streaming available


  1. 6 Dec 2019,
    08:30 AM - 09:00 AM CET


  2. 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM CET

    Welcome address (TBC)

  3. 09:15 AM - 12:00 PM CET

    Session 1  Addressing risks originating from the housing market (chair: Mary Veronica Tovšak Pleterski, DG ECFIN)

  4. 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM CET

    Keynote speech: Dubravko Mihaljek (BIS)

  5. 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CET

    The relation between supply constraints and house price dynamics in the Netherlands, Bahar Öztürk, Dorinth van Dijk, Frank van Hoenselaar and Sander Burgers (DNB)

  6. 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM CET

    Coffee break

  7. 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CET

    Housing Taxes and Subsidies, Supply Constraints, and Housing Affordability: The Case of Help to Buy, Christian Hilber (LSE)

  8. 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM CET

    Assessing house prices in the EU countries: dataset of price level estimates for countries and regions, Jean-Charles Bricongne (BdF)

  9. 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM CET


  10. 01:15 PM - 03:45 PM CET

    Session 2 Effectiveness of macroprudential measures and implementation issues (chair: Stan Maes, DG FISMA)

  11. 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM CET

    Keynote speech: Lars Svensson (Stockholm School of Economics)

  12. 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM CET

    Digging Deeper--Evidence on the Effects of Macroprudential Policies from a New Database, Zohair Alam (University of Toronto), Adrian Alter (IMF), Jesse Eiseman (IMF), R. G Gelos (IMF), Heedon Kang (IMF), Machiko Narita (IMF), Erlend Nier (IMF), Naixi Wang (Oxford University)

  13. 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CET

    The Anatomy of the Transmission of Macroprudential Policies. Viral Acharya (NYU Stern School of Business), Katharina Bergant (Trinity College), Matteo Crosignani (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor), Tim Eisert (Erasmus University) and Fergal McCann (CBI)

  14. 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

    Macroprudential Policy and Household Leverage: Evidence from Administrative Household-Level Data, Marc Gabarro (University of Mannheim), Rustom M. Irani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jose-Luis Peydro (UPF) and Sjoerd van Bekkum (Erasmus University)

  15. 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM CET

    Coffee break

  16. 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM CET

    Addressing housing market imbalances: country experiences: Panel discussion (moderator: Declan Costello, DG ECFIN)

    • Tuomas Peltonen (ESRB secretariat)
    • Marek Ličák (Národná banka Slovenska)
    • Martin O’Brien (Central Bank of Ireland)
    • Inês Drumond (Banco de Portugal)

Practical information

Robert Schuman room, Berlaymont building
Robert Schuman room, Berlaymont building, Rue de la Loi 200, 1000 Brussels, Belgium