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New article of the IUE Executive Director Tatyana D. Polidi «Multifamily housing construction in Russia: supply elasticity and competition» in the Journal of Regional Studies Association «Area Development and Policy»

Housing unaffordability and unavailability are major socio-economic problems in modern Russia, and result from market failure to provide a sufficient volume of new housing at reasonable prices. About 29% of new newly constructed housing units are self-build single-family houses produced outside the market. Professional builders are specialized mainly in constructing multifamily houses, generally... more

New article of the IUE experts about the development of apartment-market in Russia

The authors of the article identify the legal issues arising because of the apartment-market development in Russia. The article describes the apartment-market, including performance indicators of the scope of proposal in the primary housing market in apartment buildings and apartments in Moscow-city; the volume distribution of apartments proposal on administrative districts of Moscow-city, the... more

IUE President Nadezhda Kosareva participated in the XIV All-Russian Conference "Mortgage lending in Russia"

XIV All-Russian conference "Mortgage lending in Russia" was held in Moscow on April 27, 2016. Purpose of the event: to develop practical solutions for strategic government initiatives in mortgage lending. In 2015-2016 there were launched new government initiatives to form transparency of functioning of the residential real estate market, to launch pilot projects on increasing the liquidity... more

IUE Management has taken an active part in the XVII April International Academic Conference of HSE

On April 19-22 in Moscow "Higher School of Economics" held the XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development - is the largest academic forum in Russia on social and economic sciences which has won international recognition. “We have moved beyond arguments where to go (though they do still occur) to examining the underground processes, and on understanding... more

IUE General Director Alexander Puzanov for French radio RFI about resettlement of dilapidated housing

In Russia, "retired" houses collapse  For many years residents of thousands of Russian multi-flat buildings have been trying to gain resettlement because of the state of buildings threatening their life and health. However, the majority of them do not manage even to force senior officials to recognize these houses to be unfit. And those who still have managed to do that, in many cases... more

HSE Working papers: A study on the consistency between housing and urban planning policies

Russian cities currently feel the utmost need both for improving the affordability of housing and upgrading the quality and enhancing the beautification of the urban environment, developing public spaces, expanding the diversity of forms of housing tenure for different categories of citizen. Implementation of the housing policy objectives necessitates a considerable update of urban planning... more

The Finnish Yle channel TV story with head of IUE Nadezhda Kosareva interview

The bathroom ceiling fell down, however, the Russian authorities believe that the house is not dangerous for those inside. Hundreds of thousands of Russians live in intolerable conditions. Thousands of homes desperately need repairs. Some of them are in such a state that the only thing they need is to be pulled down. Many residents are afraid that their roofs will cave in on them. It looks... more

“There should be a distinction between housing price and developers’ costs in equity construction” – interview with the IUE Executive Director Tatyana Polidi

“There should be a distinction between housing price and developers’ costs in equity construction” – interview with Tatyana Polidi,  Executive Director, Head of the Real Estate Market Department at the Institute for Urban Economics in an internet magazine “” Tatyana Polidi: “There should be a distinction between housing price and developers’ costs in equity construction... more

RT: The IUE presented its main conceptual proposals on changing the equity construction law

The Institute for Urban Economics (IUE) presented its main conceptual proposals at Minstroy Rossii, as these relate to introduction of amendments to the federal law (No. FZ-214), at the second meeting of interdepartmental working group established to prepare proposals on changing the equity construction law According to a press release issued by Minstroy Rossii, banks might be obliged to... more

Tatiana Polidi, Executive Director of the IUE about industrial zones for the MUF 2014

The potencial of Moscow's industrial zones - Russia A Guest contribution by Tatiana Polidi, Executive Director of the Institute for Urban Economics, for  the Moscow Urban Forum. A few decades have passed since Moscow emerged on a post-industrial development path, leaving behind the zenith of production growth. The plants’ and factories’ vast territories are dispersed... more