Calls for papers


International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics
International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics


Special Issue on: "Home Seekers, Job Seekers and the Interplay Between Housing and Labour Markets"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Rita Yi Man Li, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, China
Dr. Gaetano Lisi, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy

Recently, it has been acknowledged that the key role of the housing market is the proper functioning of the labour market. Labour market rigidities, in fact, may also arise from housing markets externalities or frictions. Therefore, the housing market analysis cannot be neglected if a priority goal is the improvement of labour market efficiency and the reduction of unemployment.

Thus, the aim of this special issue is to gather new and high contributions that highlight the close link between the housing and labour markets, namely further empirical evidence on the effects of housing market frictions on labour market outcomes and theoretical models on the interplay between the housing and labour markets.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Homeownership and unemployment
  • Homeownership and job mobility
  • Labour market behaviour and housing tenure choice interactions
  • Social housing and job mobility
  • Commuting costs and job mobility
  • Homeownership with mortgage, outright homeownership and search intensity
  • Housing and mortgage markets
  • Homeownership, income and wages
We are also interested in: i) short papers with specific ideas and theoretical background; ii) data and preliminary empirical results; ii) comments and critiques to previous works on the issue. Exciting ideas from young scholars are also welcome.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors, Dr. Rita Yi Man Li at and Dr. Gaetano Lisi at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 January, 2017

Notification to authors: 31 March, 2017

Final versions due by: 31 May, 2017