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Dr Marietta Haffner

Dr Marietta Haffner

Visiting Fellow


Dr  Marietta E.A. Haffner is an economist with more than 25 years of experience in conducting European comparative housing (policy) studies at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, OTB - Research for the Built Environment. These studies mostly contextualise the operation of housing systems in different countries from different angles.

Dr Haffner's interests include finance, policy, taxation and affordability, and she has published extensively on these topics. In recent years, the private rented sector featured in a number of her research projects, often working in cooperation with CCHPR.

She holds an honorary research appointment at RMIT (Australia), is a member of the Management Board of Housing Studies, and office coordinator of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR).

Key Publications

Haffner, Ong, Smith & Wood (2017) The edges of home ownership – the borders of sustainability, International Journal of Housing Policy, DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2017.1289717,

Priemus & Haffner (2017) How to redesign a rent rebate system? Experience in the Netherlands, Housing Studies

Haffner, Marietta, Joris Hoekstra, Connie Tang & Michael Oxley (2016) Exploring institutional investment in social rental housing in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France, Housing Finance International, XXX(4), pp. 28-34.

Haffner & Winters (2016) Homeownership taxation in Flanders: moving towards ‘optimal taxation’? International Journal of Housing Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2015.1085214,

Haffner (2015) EU-SILC: Should We Make Do with What We Have? Critical Housing Analysis DOI 10.13060/23362839.2015.3.2.239.

Haffner & Elsinga (2015) Affordability in: Milligan, Jean (ed.) Housing Review 2015. Affordability, Livability, Sustainability, Habitat for Humanity

Ong, et al. (2015) Housing Equity Withdrawal in Australia: Prevalence, Patterns and Motivations in Mid-to-late Life, Housing Studies DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2015.1009875,

Haffner, Ong & Wood (2015) Mortgage equity withdrawal and institutional settings: an exploratory analysis of six countries, International Journal of Housing Policy, DOI 10.1080/14616718.2015.1048091.

Rowley, Ong & Haffner (2015) Bridging the Gap between Housing Stress and Financial Stress: The Case of Australia, Housing Studies DOI 10.1080/02673037.2014.977851.

Haffner & Boumeester (2015) Housing affordability in the Netherlands: the impact of rent and energy costs, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment DOI 10.1007/s10901-014-9409-2.

Haffner, M., Van Veen, M. & Bounjouh, H. (2014) National Report for the Netherlands, Delft: Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe (Grant Agreement No.: 290694).

Haffner, M. (2014) The Netherlands, in: Tony Crook & Peter A. Kemp (eds.) Private Rental Housing. Comparative Perspectives, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp 48-70.

Haffner, M. (2011) The private rented sector in the Netherlands, in Scanlon, Kath & Ben Kochan (eds.) Towards a sustainable private rented sector. The lessons from other countries, London: LSE, pp 61 -75.

Lennartz, C., Haffner, M. & Oxley, M. (2012) Competition between social and market renting: a theoretical application of the Structure-Conduct-Performance paradigm, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 27(4) pp 453-471.

Elsinga, M., Haffner, M., Van Der Heijden, H. & Oxley, M. (2009) How Can Competition in Social Rental Housing in England and the Netherlands be Measured? European Journal of Housing Policy, 9(2) pp 153-176.