Seitlicher Blick auf das D4 Gebäude.

Sanela Omerovic

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Dipl.-Ing.Dr.tech. Sanela Omerovic

Project Staff

e-mail: sanela.omerovic@wu.ac.at

Project: LocHouse - Local Effects of a Pandemic: A Holistic Assessment of the Austrian Residential Housing Market

The LocHouse project proposes a comprehensive framework for monitoring and causally identifying disruptions in the Austrian housing market in the context of the COVID19 pandemic. Therefore, we exploit a comprehensive micro-data source on real estate transactions and rent adverts. These data supplemented by a variety of COVID19-related measures inform pan-Austrian hierarchical regression models fit for identifying direct and indirect effect over various phases of the COVID19 pandemic. These models are further made use of to identify segment-specific disruptions and predict effects under future counterfactual housing market scenarios.


Involved Researchers

Wolfgang Brunauer (Data Science Services GmbH)
Jesus Crespo Cuaresma (WU)
Anja M. Hahn (WU & Data Science Services GmbH)
Sanela Omerovic (WU & Data Science Services GmbH)
Karin Wagner (OeNB)
Sofie R. Waltl (Principal Investigator at WU & LISER)
Gregor Zens (Bocconi University)


Project sponsored by the OeNB Anniversary Fund (Grant No. 18767)

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Department of Economics
Building D4, 2nd floor
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
Austria