Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, 16 March 2021

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh talks to Tim Phillips about research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on real estate markets in the US, where sizable enough changes in rent and price gradients have been documented to suggest that urban residents are fleeing city centres for the suburbs. Limits placed on city amenities combined with expanding opportunities to work from home have reduced the premium on urban living.

Arpit Gupta, Jonas Peeters, Vrinda Mittal, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, 11 February 2021

Covid-19 and the attempts to contain it have disrupted patterns of working and living across the globe. This column explores the impact of the pandemic on real estate markets in the US, documenting sizable enough changes in rent and price gradients to suggest that urban residents are fleeing city centres for the suburbs. Limits placed on city amenities combined with expanding opportunities to work from home have reduced the premium on urban living.

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