Publications in peer-reviewed academic journals

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N. (2018). Place-Based Policies and the Housing Market. Forthcoming in Review of Economics and Statistics.

Cheshire, P.C., Hilber, C.A.L., Koster, H.R.A. (2018). Empty Homes, Longer Commutes: the Unintended Consequences of more Restrictive Local Planning. Journal of Public Economics 158: 126-151.

De Groote, J., Van Ommeren, J.N., Koster, H.R.A. (2018). The Impact of Parking Policy on House Prices. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 52(3): 267-282.

Koster, H.R.A., Rouwendal, J. (2017). Historic Amenities and Housing Externalities: Evidence from the Netherlands. Economic Journal 127, F396-F420.

Dröes, M.I., Koster, H.R.A. (2016). Renewable Energy and Negative Externalities: The Effects of Wind Turbines on House Prices. Journal of Urban Economics 96: 121-141.

De Groote, J., Van Ommeren, J.N., Koster, H.R.A. (2016). Car Ownership and Parking Policy: Evidence from the Netherlands. Economics of Transportation 6: 25-37. 

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N., Rietveld, P. (2016). Historic Amenities, Income and Sorting of Households. Journal of Economic Geography 16(1):203-236.

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N. (2015). A Shaky Business: Natural Gas Extraction, Earthquakes and House Prices. European Economic Review 80: 120-139.

Koster, P.R., Koster, H.R.A. (2015). Commuters’ Preferences for Fast and Reliable Travel: A Semiparametric Estimation Approach. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 81(1): 289-301.

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N., Rietveld, P. (2014). Is the Sky the Limit? High-Rise Buildings and Office Rents. Journal of Economic Geography 14(1): 125-153.

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N., Rietveld, P. (2014). Agglomeration Economies and Productivity: a Structural Estimation Approach Using Commercial Rents. Economica 81(321): 63-85.

Jacobs, W., Koster, H.R.A., Van Oort, F.G. (2014). Co-agglomeration of Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Multinational Enterprises. Journal of Economic Geography 14(2): 443-475.

Koster, H.R.A, Van Ommeren, J.N., Rietveld, P. (2014). Estimating Semiparametric Sorting Models: Explaining Geographical Concentration of Business Services. Regional Science and Urban Economics 44: 14-28.

Koster, H.R.A, Rouwendal, J. (2013). Agglomeration, Commuting and the Internal Structure of Cities. Regional Science and Urban Economics 43(2): 352-366.

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N., Rietveld, P. (2012). Bombs, Boundaries and Buildings: a Regression-Discontinuity Approach to Measure Costs of Housing Supply Restrictions. Regional Science and Urban Economics 42(4): 631-641.

Koster, H.R.A, Rouwendal, J. (2012). The Impact of Mixed Land Use on Residential Property Values. Journal of Regional Science 52(5): 733-761.

Jacobs, W., Koster, H.R.A, Hall, P.V. (2011). The Location and Global Network Structure of Maritime Advanced Producer Services. Urban Studies 48(13): 2749-2769.

Hall, P.V., Jacobs W., and Koster, H.R.A. (2010). Port, Corridor, Gateway or Chain: Exploring the Geography of Advanced Maritime Producer Services. In: Hall, P.V., Comtois, C., McCalla, R., Slack, B. (eds.). Integrating seaport and trade corridors. Ashgate.

Ducruet, C.B., Koster, H.R.A, Beek, D.J. van der (2009). Commodity Variety and Seaport Performance. Regional Studies 44(9): 1221-1240.


Working papers

Gaigné, C., Koster, H.R.A., Moizeau, F., Thisse, J.F. (2018). Who Lives Where in the City? Amenities, Commuting and the Social Structure of Cities: . CEPR Discussion Paper 11958.

Koster, H.R.A., Pasidis, I.N., Van Ommeren, J.N. (2018). Shopping Externalities and Retail Concentration: Evidence from Dutch Shopping Streets. CEPR Discussion Paper 12216.

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N. (2018). On Housing Search Frictions: Hedonic Price Models, Optimal Search and Welfare. Mimeo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Koster, H.R.A., Pinchbeck, E.W. (2018). How do Households Value the Future? Evidence from Property Taxes. Mimeo, London School of Economics.

Dericks, G., Koster, H.R.A. (2018). Land Use Planning and Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from Blitz Bombings. CEP Discussion Paper 1542.

Koster, H.R.A., Ozgen, C. (2018). Skills Mismatch, Agglomeration and Tenure: Evidence from England. Mimeo, University of Birmingham.

Koster, H.R.A., Rouwendal, J. (2018). Do Sellers Benefit from Bidding Wars? Evidence from the Dutch Housing Market. Mimeo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Koster, H.R.A., Zabihidan, M.S. (2018). The Welfare Effects of Greenbelt Policies: Evidence from England. Mimeo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Koster, H.R.A., Cheng, F.F., Gerritse, M., Van Oort, F.G. (2018). Place-Based Policies, Firm Productivity and Displacement Effects: Evidence from Shenzhen, China. Revise-and-resubmit at Journal of Regional Science.

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N., Jenelius, E. (2014). Short-term Labour Supply of Taxi Drivers: Wages, Reference-dependence and Scheduling.  Mimeo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Other papers 

Koster, H.R.A. (2012). Rocketing Rents: the Magnitude and Attenuation of Agglomeration Economies in the Commercial Property Market. LSE-SERC Discussion Paper 125.

Kobus, M., Van Ommeren, J.N., Rietveld, P., Koster, H.R.A. (2013). Congestion and Distorted Demand for Local Public Goods: a Test Based on University Computer Hoarding. Tinbergen Discussion Paper TI 2013-083/VII

Koster, H.R.A., Van Ommeren, J.N., Rietveld, P. (2010). The Gains of Trains. The Effect of Station Openings on House Prices. Tinbergen Discussion Paper TI 2010-094/3



Koster, H.R.A. (2013). The Internal Structure of Cities: The Economics of Agglomeration, Amenities and Accessibility. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers.