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Professor Michael Ball

Professor of Urban and Property Economics

Michael Ball 75e5pfioc


  • Housing economics, 
  • Housing supply, 
  • Urban economics


EM 158, Whiteknights Campus

In recent years, Michael's research has focused upon international & UK housing markets; housing supply, planning and the housebuilding industry; regional economies and infrastructure provision; the private rented sector; the London economy; specialised housing for the elderly; historical patterns of urban change; and the impact of institutional change on housing provision.


  • Bsc Economics, Southampton
  • MSc Economics, London School of Economics
  • PhD Economics, London (Birkbeck College)

Current PhD students:

Kaio Nogueira, Aspects of the zoning system on real estate activity and land markets: a case study of the new zoning law in Sao Paulo, first supervisor.