The thesis consists of four papers, which are held together by concepts associated with price formation in real estate markets, differentiated goods and the local character of land and housing markets.
Within this field, Pia Nilsson studies how different types of location specific factors influence house prices. Her thesis also studies the influences of agricultural policies, rural amenities, and urban sprawl on prices of agricultural land and agricultural property.
Faculty examiner was Professor Emerita Nancy Bockstael, University of Maryland, US. The examining committee consisted of Professor Björn Hårsman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Professor Maureen Kilkenny, University of Nevada, US, and Associate Professor Pär SJölander, JIBS. Chairperson at the defence was Professor Åke E. Andersson, JIBS.