Quotation Smet, Koen. 2016. Housing Prices in Urban Areas. Progress in Human Geography , 495-510.




This paper develops a framework to explain the uneven development of housing prices in cities. Since the main price component of housing is capitalized rent, the financial base of this rent is analysed. Therefore three categories of accumulation strategies are defined: places of production, places of consumption and places of business services. The restructuring of urban economies after the crisis of Fordism is interpreted as a shift from places of production to places of consumption or business services. Subsequently, the disciplining function of places of production on housing prices eroded, resulting in uneven price developments.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Progress in Human Geography
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new WH-B
Language English
Title Housing Prices in Urban Areas
Year 2016
Page from 495
Page to 510
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132515581693


Smet, Koen (Former researcher)
Department of Economics (Grisold) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1807 Economic geography (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
5309 Foreign aid (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5335 Political economic theory (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
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