Prof. Thalmann teaches real estate and housing economics to students in Architecture. He also teaches to students in engineering and sciences, mainly the economics of climate change, growth and sustainable development. Prof. Thalmann is the director of a Master of advanced studies in real estate economics, law and technology.
His current research interests are concentrated in the economics of the natural and the built environment. In the first area, he is working mainly on policy instruments to curb polluting emissions, including voluntary approaches, and on climate change economics and policy. In the second area, he is working on issues of the housing and the real estate markets, such as housing policy, tenure choice, housing affordability, and real estate valuation.
Prof. Thalmann is president of the federal housing commission, member of the federal consulting commission for environmental research, of the consultative organ on climate change OcCC and of the working group "Forum for climate and global change ProClim" of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (since 2009), of the steering committee of National research programme NRP 66 "Strategies and technologies for the optimal valorisation of wood", and of the expert panel of the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER).
Philippe Thalmann was born in Lausanne in 1963. He graduated in Economics from the University of Lausanne in 1984, where he earned a postgraduate diploma in Economics in 1986. Mr. Thalmann entered the doctoral program in Economics of Harvard University (Cambridge, U.S.A.) in 1986, which he completed with a Ph.D. in 1990. His dissertation is entitled: "Essays in the Economics of Government Revenues and Spending". Returning to Switzerland, he was hired as an assistant professor first at the University of Geneva (teachings in Public Economics), then at the University of Lausanne (teachings in Econometrics and Introductory Economics). Since 1994, Mr. Thalmann is associate professor of Economics as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne.
Fields of expertise
Economics of sustainable development
Real estate economics
|Philippe Favarger et Philippe Thalmann
4e édition revue et augmentée, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, 2012
|Les Secrets de l'Expertise Immobilière. Prix et Valeur|
|Andrea, Baranzini, José V. Ramirez, Caroline Schaerer and Philippe Thalmann (eds)
|Hedonic Methods in Housing Markets. Pricing Environmental Amenities and Segregation|
| Andrea Baranzini and Philippe Thalmann (eds)
Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA, 2004
|Voluntary Approaches in Climate Policy|
Ashgate, Aldershot, 2004
|The Dynamics of Freight Transport Development|
| Philippe Thalmann and Milad Zarin-Nejadan (eds)
Palgrave Macmillan for Applied Econometrics Association, Basingstoke, UK, 2003
|Construction and Real Estate Dynamics|
| Stéphane Cuennet, Philippe Favarger et Philippe Thalmann
Collection Le Savoir Suisse, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, 2002
|La Politique du Logement|
| Philippe Thalmann et Philippe Favarger
Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, 2002
|Locataire ou Propriétaire? Enjeux et Mythes de l'Accession à la Propriété en Suisse|
| Philippe Thalmann
Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, 1997
|Impôts Ecologiques. L'Exemple des Taxes CO2|
Teaching & PhD
- Design Together ENAC
- Doctoral Program in Environment
- Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City
- Doctoral Program in Technology Management
- Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tesauro Linda Melina
Weilenmann Barbara Franziska
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Li Huanqing ...
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Maire Sophie ...
Matasci Cecilia ...
Menghini Gianluca ...
Quandt Alexandra ...
Salvi Marco ...
Sceia André ...
Schaerer Caroline ...
Silberstein Virginie ...
Wasserfallen Antoine ...
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