Sotirios Thanos


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Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Real Estate and Urban Economics

Tel: +44(0)161-306-6439 | email: sotirios.thanos"at"

1.58 Rm | Humanities Bridgeford Street | M13 9PL


Before joining UoM, he was a researcher at UCL, and Heriot-Watt University, having completed his MA and PhD at the University of Leeds.

Research interests

Sotirios' reseach interests lie primarily in the fields of real estate, urban, transport, and environmental economics, and interrelated aspects thereof. He is currently focused on the methodological development of spatio-temporal house price models. He is also dedicated to applied research, with expertise in spatial, panel and cross-sectional econometrics, choice experiments, non-market valuation, and transportation noise.



Urban and Environmental Economics (PLAN10352)   

Real Estate Modelling (PLAN60572/PLAN44052)

Real Estate Modelling DL (PLAN71061, PLAN71062)


Planning and Env Managament PGT Dissertation units

Dissertation UG (PLAN30000)

SEED PGR Research Modules


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds

1 Sept 200326 Feb 2008

Award Date: 9 Jun 2008

Master of Arts, Transport Economics, University of Leeds


Award Date: 20 Dec 2001

Areas of expertise

  • HA Statistics
  • Spatial Econometrics
  • HB Economic Theory
  • Hedonic House Prices
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • transport demand
  • Aviation Noise

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Urban Institute
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


  • urban economics
  • environmental economics
  • transport economics
  • real estate economics
  • spatial econometrics
  • spatial panel models
  • non-market valuation
  • transportation noise
  • choice models


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