Dr. Andreas Mense

I am a housing/urban economist at University Erlangen-Nuremberg. My main research interests are housing policies, the role of housing supply, the functioning of local housing and labor markets, and the political economy. Currently, I work as lead researcher in the DFG-funded research project „Who Benefits from New Housing Supply?“.


2011-16 PhD student (economics/ Dr. rer. pol.) at the School of Business and Economics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

2013-16 BSc. Mathematics, majors in statistics and probability theory, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2006-11 Diplom (BA + MA equivalent) Political Science , University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Kalamazoo College (Michigan/USA)


2016-    Post-Doc, School of Business and Economics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

2019 Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics

2017 Co-founder UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

2011-2016 Doctoral researcher, Institute of Economics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

2010-2011 Internship and research assistance, DIW Berlin

Research Grants

2019-21 „Who Benefits from New Housing Supply?“ (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 185 000 €)

2019 „Angebotseffekte der Mietpreisbremse“ (Society of Property Researchers Germany, 8 600 €)

2018 „Evaluierung der Wirksamkeit der in 2015 eingeführten Regelungen zur Dämpfung des Mietanstiegs auf angespannten Wohnungsmärkten (Mietpreisbremse)“ (Federal Ministery of Justice and Consumer Protection, 16 000 €)

Prizes, Scholarships

2019 Post-doctoral research grant (German Academic Exchange Service)

2018 Emerging Talents Initiative, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

2017 IZA Research Prize, Immobilienakademie Freiburg

2017 Research Prize, Society of Property Researchers Germany

Research Seminars

CEP Urban Seminar, London School of Economics, March 20, 2020

RWI Essen Research Seminar, December 18, 2019

European Business School Wiesbaden Research Seminar, October 24, 2017