Bio


I am a Research Scientist at the Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities program, and engage with our affiliated companies to identify relevant technology, develop and lead research projects. I conduct the research relating to urban economics and IoT.

My research has covered issues such as the impact of a foreclosure on real estate sale price, the income-distributional effects of rent control, and informational asymmetries on the housing market. I have academic publications within the fields of real estate finance, housing economics, and law.

I have also conducted several policy-related research projects, such as co-authoring a report on the distributional effects of rent control for the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council, developing best practice guidelines for appraisal of development land for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Sweden, and writing a white-paper on technology that improves mobility in cities published by Visa Inc.

I have been engaged in local politics in my hometown of Vaxholm, Sweden, as an elected member of city council.

Academic Appointments


  • Research Engineer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professional Education


  • PhD, Royal Institute of Technology, Real Estate Economics (2018)

All Publications


  • Determinants of a Foreclosure Discount Journal of Housing and the Built Environment Donner, H. A. 2020
  • The impact of leasehold status on apartment price JOURNAL OF HOUSING ECONOMICS Caesar, C., Donner, H., Kopsch, F. 2019; 46
  • Does the Starbucks effect exist? Searching for a relationship between Starbucks and adjacent rents PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Donner, H., Loh, T. 2019; 37 (4): 562–78
  • Housing Tenure and Informational Asymmetries JOURNAL OF REAL ESTATE RESEARCH Donner, H., Kopsch, F. 2018; 40 (2): 155–77
  • Digital Cities: Real Estate Development Driven by Big Data Donner, H., Eriksson, K., Steep, M. Stanford University Global Projects Center Working Paper Series. 2018
  • Foreclosures, Returns, and Buyer Intentions JOURNAL OF REAL ESTATE RESEARCH Donner, H. 2017; 39 (2): 189–213
  • Distributional Effects of Deregulating the Stockholm Rental Housing Market Donner, H., Englund, P., Persson, M. Swedish Fiscal Policy Council. 2017
  • Determinants of a Foreclosure Discount Donner, H. KTH Royal Institute of Technology. 2017 ; Working Paper Series, Department of Real Estate and Construction Management and the Center for Banking and Finance
  • Forced sales and their impact on real estate prices JOURNAL OF HOUSING ECONOMICS Donner, H., Song, H., Wilhelmsson, M. 2016; 34: 60–68