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  • Warandelaan 2, Prisma Building, room P 1.222

    5037 AB Tilburg


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Personal profile

Research interests

In my academic research I focus on the financial economics of relate to real estate markets. Typically, I opt for empirical studies in which the facts are leading.

At the moment I focus my attention of three main topics:

  • Risk and return of real estate investments
  • Sustainability in the real estate market
  • Financial literacy of decision makers

On Mondays, and Tuesdays, I work on my academic research and teach undergraduates of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (Tisem) and can be reached at: office K318, tel. 013-4663417,

On Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays I translate my academic knowledge into practical insights for real estate professionals at TIAS, the Business School of Tilburg and Eindhoven and can be reached at: officeT111, tel. 013-4663417,



Professor of Real Estate Economics Tilburg University (2011-now)

Professor of Finance and Real Estate RSM Erasmus University (2008-2010)

Associate Professor of Finance and Real Estate RSM Erasmus University (2005-2008)

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate RSM Erasmus University (2003-2005)

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate University of Amsterdam (2000-2003)

Advisor for: ABP, Achmea, Amvest, AZL, Bouwfonds, KLM Pensioenfonds, Vesteda, VendexKBB (2000-2011)

Visiting Scholar UC Berkeley (2000)

Summer Associate McKinsey & Company (2000)

Current courses

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External positions

Professor real estate economics (TIAS Business School)

1 Feb 2011 → …

Advice (lid van beleggingsadviescommissie KLM Pensioenfondsen)

1 Sep 2010 → …


  • Sustainability
  • Financial Economics

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homeownership Earth & Environmental Sciences
housing market Earth & Environmental Sciences
external effects Social Sciences
literacy Earth & Environmental Sciences
accessibility Earth & Environmental Sciences
market Earth & Environmental Sciences
ownership Earth & Environmental Sciences
Household Business & Economics

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Research Output 1999 2018

Improving transparency of indirect private real estate

van der Spek, M., 2018, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 142 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
Real estate

Information provision and energy consumption: Evidence from a field experiment

Aydin, E., Brounen, D. & Kok, N., 2018, In : Energy Economics. 71, p. 403-410

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Energy utilization
Energy conservation

Een begroting van geluk

Brounen, D. & Koedijk, K., 21 Feb 2017, In : Me Judice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Energy efficiency and household behavior: The rebound effect in the residential sector

Aydin, E., Kok, N. & Brounen, D., Aug 2017, In : RAND Journal of Economics. 48, 3, p. 749-782

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Household behavior
Energy efficiency
Rebound effect
Energy consumption

Nooit meer Slapend Arm

Brounen, D. & Koedijk, K., Feb 2017, Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Atlas. 192 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional