2023 (LIS)2ER workshop: “Housing Policy and Wealth Inequality”

LIS and LISER convene the fourth international scientific workshop in the realm of the (LIS)2ER initiative on “Housing Policy and Wealth Inequality”. This year’s workshop is organised in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg’s PROPEL (PROactive Policymaking for Equal Lives) project, which studies the causes and consequences of housing inequality, and is funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

The study of housing and wealth inequality is crucial and highly relevant in today’s societies. Housing serves as a fundamental human need and is closely linked to households’ quality of life. Inequalities in access to safe, affordable housing can perpetuate cycles of poverty and limit opportunities for social and economic mobility. Importantly, housing accounts for the largest share in households’ asset portfolios and thus serves as a primary means of wealth accumulation over the life-cycle and across generations. Housing can be considered to be the `asset of the middle class’. In most developed countries, at least twothirds of households own their primary residence, although this is mostly financed by mortgages. A climate of rising house prices since the 1980s, combined with more recent inflationary pressures, is threatening the middle-class vision of home ownership for all, which can lead to social unrest and political instability. It is therefore not surprising that housing is once again at the centre of political agendas.

Against this backdrop, the 2023 (LIS)2ER workshop on aims to discuss research that enables an understanding of the root causes and consequences of inequalities in housing and wealth. The workshop aims to provide a forum for the discussion of novel research and findings on these issues, and an opportunity for scholars to meet and exchange ideas.


The full program is available here.

Organizing Committee

Available presentations

Please find below the list of presentations of the workshop sessions:

More information on the previous workshops carried out through the (LIS)2ER initiative, can be found here for the 2022 edition, here for the 2021 edition, and here for the 2020 edition.