Welcome to my website. I am an economist based at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). My current research focuses on economic measurement and macro-economic implications. I am particularly interested in the distributional and spatial dimension of economic phenomena.

I have worked on measurement issues related to real estate economics, the dynamics in house prices, rents and price-to-rent ratios, the CPI, and the distribution of wealth.

Currently, I am interested in measuring (housing) wealth and its distribution, peoples’ knowledge about and perception of their own wealth, differences and potentials of macro-economic indicators based on objective and subjective data, and the improvement of econometric techniques to construct contemporary and historic house price and rent indices.

My CV is available here.

Here are links to my profiles on LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Scholar.



Working Papers

Current Projects

  • Global Comparisons of Housing Boom-Bust-Cycles Using Micro Data on Prices and Rents (with Robert J. Hill, Ronan Lyons, Daniel P. McMillen, and Chihiro Shimizu)
  • Historic Rental Prices in St. Petersburg (1880-1917): Revolutions, World War I and Rent Control (with Konstantin Kholodilin and Leonid E. Limonov)
  • Are People Aware of their Wealth? Reliability of and Consequences from Using Self-Assessed House Prices and Hypothetical Rents Based on Joint Evidence from Survey and Experimental Data (with Francesco Fallucchi and Michael Ziegelmeyer)


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Award of Excellence – Staatspreis für die besten Dissertationen
Doctoral Session at the 2017 AREUEA-ASSA Conference in Chicago

Selected Blog Posts

In the press


sofie.waltl@gmail.com or sofie.waltl@liser.lu

Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval

© foto (title): Daniel Graziadei 2016