Course: The Economics of the Property Market

Event Type
Online course
The Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin

Announcement from the The Department of Economics, TCD organiser: The Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce a new online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course in “The Economics of the Property Market” with Professor Ronan Lyons.  This course is 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.

This four week online course will equip you with basic tools to apply economic analysis in the property market. Core concepts, such as shifts in demand and supply, opportunity cost, and general equilibrium effects, will be explored and applied to your practice.

  • Session 1: Understanding Markets
  • Session 2: Demand for Property
  • Session 3: Supply of Property
  • Session 4: Public Policy & the Property Market

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Outline the basics of supply and demand analysis, and understand different mechanisms, including markets, that can be used to allocating resources.
  • Describe housing demand and its main components, at both an aggregate and an individual level, including the labour market, credit and amenities.
  • Describe housing supply, the importance of how it responds to demand, and its main determinants, including construction and land.
  • Explain the main ways in which housing policy affects housing market outcomes, including mortgage rules, construction sector efficiency, housing subsidies and land use.

For extended informaton about this course click here

Course fees of €300 include access to the course via Blackboard for 6 weeks and a certificate of completion when all multiple choice questions have been attempted.

Please note that participation in the CPD course does not include access to the Trinity Library or other student services.

Members of the Society can avail of a discounted rate. Please contact to avail of the discount, stating that you are a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Click here to register. Registration closes Monday January 25th, at 5pm.


Course director, Professor Ronan Lyons