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Dr Simon Thaler

Lecturer for Real Estate

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  • Behavioural Real Estate, 
  • Property valuation, 
  • Valuation Biases, 
  • Computer Vision, 
  • Machine Learning


Whiteknights Campus, Edith Morley 156

Simon Thaler is a lecturer in Real Estate Economics at Henley Business School (University of Reading) and holds a PhD in Economics and a MSc in Banking and Finance from University of Innsbruck.

Simon was the former president of the PhD network of the European Real Estate Society and still assists in the board. Furthermore, he serves as an external lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein.

His research interest lies in the field of behavioural economics with a focus on the influence of visual stimuli on decisions in valuation. Furthermore, parts of his research deal with computer vision in the context of pricing models in residential real estate. He has published in journals such as Journal of Housing Research, Applied Economics Letters, Applied Intelligence and MethodsX.


  • PhD in Economics, University of Innsbruck
  • Master of Science in Banking and Finance, University of Innsbruck
  • Bachelor of Science in Management and Economics, University of Innsbruck

Currently accepting new PhD students with interests in behavioural real estate, human biases, property valuation and machine learning

Reference: Koch, D., Seiler, M. J. and Thaler, S. (2024) Using the wisdom of the crowd to improve the condition assessment of residential real estate. Journal of Real Estate Research. ISSN 2691-1175 (In Press)
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