Call for papers Special Issue «Shocks, Public Policies and Housing Markets»

Call for papers Special Issue «Shocks, Public Policies and Housing Markets»

Call for papers Call for papers Special Issue «Shocks, Public Policies and Housing Markets»

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Unexpected shocks create scenarios of huge uncertainty, with potential strong effects on the housing markets. We have experienced two very different shocks in the last years: the global financial crisis of 2008 and the COVID-19 pandemic. In both cases, there were regulatory changes that shaped the landscape of credit risk management, pricing, and eviction requirements, among other factors.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the theoretical and empirical analysis of (1) how housing markets react to strong unexpected negative shocks and (2) the economic consequences of new regulations and law reforms in the housing and mortgage markets in response to negative shocks (law and economic issues). Both areas of research may provide useful insights for policy makers.

Papers analyzing the effects and political and regulatory consequences of the global financial crisis of 2008 and/or the recent pandemic are welcomed.

Dr. Rafael González-Val
Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Risk and Financial Management is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rafael González-Val E-Mail Website

Guest Editor

Department of Economic Analysis, Faculty of Economics and Bussiness, University of Zaragoza, 50005 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: housing economics; urban economics; law and economics; econometrics; panel data models