Election year 2021: New episode of “ECONtribute – Der Wirtschaftspodcast” on the real estate boom


Is the real estate boom dividing society? Why have property prices been skyrocketing for years? And how can housing become affordable again? Moritz Schularick, professor at ECONtribute at the University of Bonn, analyses these and other questions in the current episode of the ECONtribute Wirtschaftspodcast, in conversation with Carolin Jackermeier – now available on all major platforms.

Moritz Schularick analysed the real estate market in Germany over the past decade. His outlook: housing will still be in short supply in 2030. The episode deals with the real estate boom, gentrification and (un)affordable rents.

Every two weeks until the federal elections on September 26, the podcast highlights the political challenges of the coming years scientifically. Tackling climate change, getting the economy up and running again after the pandemic, and enabling affordable housing for all: Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence provide evidence on major election challenges.

In monthly episodes of about 30 minutes, Carolin Jackermeier, PR Manager at ECONtribute, discusses the most exciting topics of ECONtribute research and provides insight into the work of the Cluster of Excellence. Following the elections, the current season #Education will continue.


Carolin Jackermeier

PR Manager

M jackermeier@wiso.uni-koeln.de