Sofie R. Waltl holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Graz (Austria) as well as a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. She spent parts of her doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Her doctoral dissertation (supervised by Robert J. Hill and Daniel P. McMillen, and entitled “Modelling housing markets: Issues in economic measurement”) focused on house price index methodology as well as spatial and temporal measurement of dynamics in housing and rental markets.
Before joining LISER in 2017, she was employed by the European Central Bank where she was working on linking macro and micro data to improve the measurement of wealth inequality in Europe.
Her research interests are linked to economic measurement, applied macroeconomics and applied econometrics.
WALTL Sofie R. Estimating Quantile-Specific Rental Yields for Residential Housing in Sydney. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2018, vol. 68, pp. 204-225.
WALTL Sofie R. A hedonic house price index in continuous time. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 2016, vol. 9, n°4, pp. 648-670.
WALTL Sofie R. Variation across price segments and locations: A comprehensive quantile regression analysis of the Sydney housing market. Real Estate Economics (First Online: 18 November 2016) - doi: 10.1111/1540-6229.12177.
WALTL Sofie R. Estimating aggregate quantile-specific gross rental yields for residential housing in Sydney. University of Graz, Graz Economics Papers - GEP n°2016-09, 39 p.