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RIAI CPD Links: “The Economics of the Property Market” with Professor Ronan Lyons


Monday, November 26, 2018


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The Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce a new run of its online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course in “The Economics of the Property Market” with Professor Ronan Lyons.

Designed to cater for professionals working in the Irish housing market, this introductory elearning course explores how housing markets work and describes basic concepts behind the economics of property. The four week online course, commencing on the 26th of November 2018, equips learners with basic tools to apply economic analysis in the property market. Shifts in demand and supply, opportunity cost, and general equilibrium effects, will be explored and applied to their practice.

Course director, Professor Ronan Lyons explains:
“Perhaps unusually, given the recent history of the Irish housing market, there exists no introductory course to the economics of the property market. Property is central to the work undertaken by a wide range of professionals, from engineers and architects to estate agents and solicitors. Professionals engaging with housing on an on-going basis are often under-resourced for their day-to-day work".

This course aims to fill this knowledge gap.
Participants of the course will be able to access relevant and up to date online learning materials at their convenience over a six week period from 26th of November 2018. The online course includes videos, interactive presentations, case studies, and additional resources. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with Prof Lyons in an online tutorial at the end of the course.

This course is relevant to professionals with a work-related interest in housing and the property market, including Estate Agents, Valuers, Landlords, Solicitors, Chartered and Quantity Surveyors, Planners, Financial Analysts, Accountants, BER Assessors, Engineers, Construction Professionals, Active Fund Managers, Pension Fund Administrators, mortgage brokers and other professionals working with mortgages, and those employed in the social housing sector.

Applications are now open for this online course, with details available here: https://www.tcd.ie/Economics/CPD/index.php or contact William Fox:WFOX@tcd.ie for details.

For more information on online education, including postgraduate courses, at Trinity College Dublin click here: https://www.tcd.ie/OnlineEducation/ 

Closing date for course registration is 5pm, Monday 12th of November

About Professor Lyons

Ronan Lyons is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, where his research focuses on property markets, in particular long-run housing markets and sustainable real estate. His doctorate at Oxford was on Ireland’s Celtic Tiger housing market bubble. Previously, Ronan worked as an economist for IBM and for Ireland’s National Competitiveness Council. He is a frequent contributor to national and international media on Irish housing and the broader economy and he is also the author of the quarterly Daft.ie Reports on the Irish housing market and writes a weekly column on the housing market in the Sunday Independent.

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