Dr Marietta Haffner (PhD) is an economist by origin with more than two decades' experience in conducting comparative housing studies, particularly in housing finance and policy.
An economist by origin, Marietta has more than two decades of experience in conducting European comparative studies that cover subjects in housing finance and economics, housing policy, taxation and affordability.
Marietta has undertaken projects with universities in Australia (within AHURI with RMIT University, Curtin University and Swinburne University of Technology), Belgium (within Steunpunt Wonen) and the UK (De Montfort University, Cambridge University). She has honorary research appointments at RMIT and at the University of Cambridge, UK.
As well as conducting research, Marietta is involved in various roles in scientific journals in the field of housing: Housing Studies (management board) and Journal of Housing and the Built Environment (international expert team). Presently, she is office coordinator of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) and editor of the ENHR-Newsletter.
Marietta is a senior researcher employed by Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, OTB – Research for the Built Environment in the Netherlands. She is also one of the core members of Delft - Comparative Housing research Expertise Centre (CHEC).
Marietta has made four visits to RMIT University (February 2009, August 2009, September 2012, September 2013). On each of these occasions she delivered seminars; the first contributed to the Australian Tax Research Foundation Housing and Tax Symposium which was organised by Melbourne University; the second took place at the Department of Human Services (DHS), Victoria State Government, and the third at RMIT University. The seminar she led for the Victorian State Government helped establish a training course that the AHURI research centre delivered for the DHS. During the course of her fourth visit, she taught on Professor Tony Dalton’s Housing Policy course (ARCH1270).
An important product of her visits has been the successful award of an AHURI grant “Housing equity withdrawal: uses and risks of alternative options for older Australians” with Marietta and Gavin Wood (RMIT) as principal researchers and Rachel Ong from Curtin University as project leader. A final report was submitted in July 2013. Academic papers from the project will be published in the International Journal of Housing Policy and Housing Studies.
- Haffner, M.,Boumeester, H. (2015). Housing affordability in the Netherlands: The impact of rent and energy costs In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 30, 293 - 312
- Haffner, M.,Ong, R.,Wood, G. (2015). Mortgage equity withdrawal and institutional settings: an exploratory analysis of six countries In: International Journal of Housing Policy, 15, 235 - 259
- Ong, R.,Wood, G.,Austen, S.,Jefferson, T.,Haffner, M. (2015). Housing equity withdrawal in Australia: Prevalence, patterns and motivations in mid-to-late life In: Housing Studies, 30, 1158 - 1181
- Haffner, M. (2015). EU-SILC: Should we make do with what we have? In: Critical Housing Analysis, 2, 27 - 34
- Rowley, S.,Ong, R.,Haffner, M. (2015). Bridging the gap between housing stress and financial stress: The case of Australia In: Housing Studies, 30, 473 - 490
- Haffner, M.,Boumeester, H. (2014). Is renting unaffordable in the Netherlands? In: International Journal of Housing Policy, 14, 117 - 140
- Haffner, M. (2014). The Netherlands In: Private Rental Housing. Comparative Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing, United Kingdom
- Ong, R.,Jefferson, T.,Wood, G.,Haffner, M.,Austen, S. (2013). Housing equity withdrawal: uses, risks, and barriers to alternative mechanisms in later life In: AHURI Final Report, , 1 - 101
- Tasan-Kok, T.,Groetelaers, D.,Haffner, M.,Van der Heijden, H.,Korthals Altes, W. (2013). Providing cheap land for social housing: breaching the state aid regulations of the single European market? In: Regional Studies, 47, 628 - 642
- Heylen, K.,Haffner, M. (2013). A ratio or budget benchmark for comparing affordability across countries? In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 28, 547 - 565