Michiel N. Daams (1988), Assistant Professor
Department of
Economic Geography
University of Groningen, the Netherlands




The geography of real estate and land markets is what I work on.

My work has been published in journals such as Land Economics, the
Journal of Regional Science, Applied Geography, Landscape and Urban Planning, Ecological Economics, and the Journal of Housing Economics. 

Analyses of mine, crafted with my co-authors, have been covered by international policy organizations, Business Insider, Dutch newspapers as well as radio and television broadcasts, the Dutch Parliament, several multinational companies, and various government agencies. Related insights carry over into my training of students across BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, myself being an assistant professor, with tenure, in economic geography.

I serve on the board of the Netherlands Association for Real Estate Researchers and on the American Real Estate Society's Education Committee. Also, I have held positions as a visiting scholar and consultant at the OECD in Paris.

Profound Capital Shocks

A line of research that examines the shock of the global financial crisis and related investment risks, providing a new possible understanding of urban contrasts in growth. This work partly draws on university-industry collaboration and is funded by the UKRI ESRC Productivity Institute.

Mapping Urban Growth

Papers in progress, including joint work with the OECD on monitoring the structure of land use in metropolitan areas.

Land Use and Well-Being

Besides analyses of financial or physical capital, several of my papers quantify some of the softer though fundamental aspects to understanding the value of land or land use configurations. Statistics Netherlands funded me to support their efforts in Sustainable Development Goal monitoring.