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Christian Oberst

Dr. Christian Oberst

Senior Economist for Housing Policy and Real Estate Economics

Tel: +49 221 4981-889
  • Research Unit: Financial and Real Estate Markets
  • Joined the German Economic Institute in 2018
  • Born in 1983 in Dortmund
  • Studied Economics at the Universities of Münster, Rotterdam, Rom and São Paulo
  • Lectures on real estate economics and demography at the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel and the University of Wuppertal
  • 1. Vice-Chair and Treasuer INFER e.V. (International Network for Economic Research, http://www.infer.info/)
     

IW Publications

(in cooperation with Michael Voigtländer)
Gegensätzliche Mietentwicklung im Büro- und Einzelhandelsmarkt in 2018
IW-Kurzbericht 29/2019

(in cooperation with Ralph Henger)
Immer mehr Menschen verlassen die Großstädte wegen Wohnungsknappheit
IW-Kurzbericht 20/2019

(in cooperation with Ralph Henger)
Alterung der Gesellschaft im Stadt-Land Vergleich
IW-Kurzbericht 16/2019

(in cooperation with Michael Voigtländer)
IW-Studentenwohnpreisindex 2018 – Mietpreisunterschiede zwischen Hochschulstandorten weiten sich
IW-Report 36/2018

(in cooperation with Thomas Puls)
Ladesäulen für Elektroautos – Ein Henne-Ei-Problem
IW-Kurzbericht 54/2018

Expertises

Henger, Ralph / Oberst, Christian / Voigtländer, Michael, 2019, Neue Perspektiven für die Stadtentwicklung, Gutachten im Auftrag der BPD Immobilienentwicklung GmbH, Köln
Zur Studie

(in cooperation with Ralph Henger)
IWIP-Index 2018 – Aktualisierte Ergebnisse des Mietindex für Industrieimmobilien
Gutachten im Auftrag von Industrialport GmbH & Co. KG, 2019

External Publications

Kempermann, Hanno / Oberst, Christian A. / Schröder, Christoph, 2019, Räumliche Entwicklung in Deutschland, in: Hüther, Michael / Südekum, Jens / Voigtländer, Michael (Hrsg.), Die Zukunft der Regionen in Deutschland. Zwischen Vielfalt und Gleichwertigkeit, IW-Studie, S. 87-114, Köln

(in cooperation with Daniel Höwer, Reinhard Madlener) 
Regionalization heuristic to map spatial heterogeneity of macroeconomic impacts: The case of the green energy transition and industrial value creation in the manufacturing sector in NRW 
Utilities Policy (58), June 2019, Pages 166-174, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957178719300165 

(in cooperation with Hendrik Schmitz, Reinhard Madlener)
Are Prosumer Households That Much Different? Evidence from Stated Residential Energy Consumption in Germany
Ecological Economics (158), April 2019, Pages 101–115, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800918304452

Gibt es in Deutschland abgehängte Regionen?
Diskussionsforum Raumentwicklung, Gleichwertige Lebensverhältnisse – Grundlage für Heimatstrategien, MORO Informationen Nr. 14/6, 2019, S. 18–21 https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/veroeffentlichungen/ministerien/moro-info/14/moroinfo-14-6-dl.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2

(in cooperation with Marjolein Harmsen-van Hout)
Adoption and Cooperation Decisions in Sustainable Energy Infrastructure, INFER Working Paper, 2018, https://ideas.repec.org/p/ris/fcnwpa/2017_014.html

(in cooperation with Markus Flaute et al.)
Prosumer-Haushalte und ihre Beitrag zur Transformation des Energiesystems und der Gesellschaft
Prosumer-Haushalte und ihre Beitrag zur Transformation des Energiesystems und der Gesellschaft https://www.metropolis-verlag.de/Die-Energiewende-der-Buerger-staerken/1285/book.do 
https://www.metropolis-verlag.de/Die-Energiewende-der-Buerger-staerken/1285/book.do

(in cooperation with Reinhard Madlener)
Prosumer Preferences Regarding the Adoption of Micro-Generation Technologies: Empirical Evidence for German Homeowners
FCN Working Paper No. 22/2014 (revised 2015) https://ideas.repec.org/p/ris/fcnwpa/2014_022.html

(in cooperation with Oliver Lerbs)
Explaining the spatial variation in homeownership rates: results for German regions
Regional Studies (48), Heft 5, 2014, Seite 844–865, https://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00343404.2012.685464#.XUrQROgzaUk

(in cooperation with Oliver Lerbs)
Ansätze zur ökonometrischen Erklärung der räumlichen Variation von Wohneigentumsquoten in Deutschland
Zeitschrift für Immobilienökonomie, Heft 1, 2013, S. 76–83

(in cooperation with Jens Oelgemöller)
Economic growth and regional labor market development in German regions: Okun's law in a spatial context
FCN Working Paper No. 5/2013 https://ideas.repec.org/p/ris/fcnwpa/2013_005.html 

(in cooperation with Oliver Lerbs)
Regionale Unterschiede in der Wohneigentumsquote
Deutsche Wohnungswirtschaft DWW, Heft 5, 2012, S. 122–126

(in cooperation with Winfried Michels)
Wohnungsmarktregionen in Deutschland: Abgrenzung und Struktur funktionaler Wohnungsmärkte
Forschungsprojekt im Auftrag der Wüstenrot Stiftung, Münster, 2011 https://wuestenrot-stiftung.de/publikationen/wohnungsmarktregionen-deutschland-abgrenzung-und-struktur-funktionaler-wohnungsmaerkte/ 

(in cooperation with Oliver Lerbs)
Auswirkungen der Finanz- und Schuldenkrise auf den deutschen Eigenheimsektor
Zeitschrift für Immobilienökonomie, Heft 2, 2011, S. 49–65

(in cooperation with Karsten Rusche)
Europäische Metropolregionen in Deutschland – eine regionalökonomische Evaluation
Raumforschung und Raumordnung, Jg. 68, Heft 4, 2010, S. 243–254 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13147-010-0036-4

More from Dr. Christian Oberst

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New Challenges for Economic Development
External Publication 26. November 2020

Special Issue on the Environment, Resources and Pollution: New Challenges for Economic Development

Inma Martínez-Zarzoso / Christian Oberst / Camélia Turcu in Environment and Development Economics

This special issue contains a selection of six articles in the field of environmental and resource economics, which were presented in INFER workshops and supported events over the last two years.

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Regions in Germany on the Rise - Go East!
IW-Report No. 20 8. May 2020

Regions in Germany on the rise - Go East!

Christian Oberst / Michael Voigtländer

Regional development in Germany is widely discussed, but mainly focuses on less developed regions. As an alternative the focus in this study is on rising and catch-up regions, thus regions that have developed above average from a below-average starting level.

IW

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Price effects in the residential property market due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Expertise 19. April 2020

Price effects in the residential property market due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Christian Oberst / Michael Voigtländer

The Covid-19 pandemic has a serious impact on social life and economic development in Germany. This report tries to give a first empirically based assessment of the consequences for the residential property market.

IW

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Significantly Cooled Market for Industrial Real Estate
Expertise 15. April 2020

Updated Results of the IWIP Index 2019: Significantly Cooled Market for Industrial Real Estate

Ralph Henger / Christian Oberst

Rents for industrial properties rose by an average of 3.1 percent in 2019. After the sharp price rises of the two previous years by 9.7 percent (2017) and 8.7 percent (2018), the increase has thus slowed down considerably.

IW

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New perspectives for urban development
Expertise 7. October 2019

Mobility and housing: New perspectives for urban development

Ralph Henger / Christian Oberst / Michael Voigtländer

Population growth in many of Germany’s major cities and metropolitan areas, and the resulting urgent growth in housing demand, are driving rapid construction of new residential properties in these markets.

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