Local Effects of a Pandemic: A Holistic Assessment of the Austrian Residential Housing Market

Project Details


The LocHouse project proposes a comprehensive framework for monitoring and causally identifying disruptions in the Austrian housing market in the context of the COVID19 pandemic. Therefore, we exploit a comprehensive micro-data source on real estate transactions and rent adverts. These data supplemented by a variety of COVID19-related measures inform pan-Austrian hierarchical regression models fit for identifying direct and indirect effect over various phases of the COVID19 pandemic. These models are further made use of to identify segment-specific disruptions and predict effects under future counter-factual housing market scenarios.

Financing body

OeNB Anniversary Fund
Effective start/end date1/03/2228/02/25

Collaborative partners

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 507023 Location development