The Economics of Housing Markets

Author: A. Goodman,R. Muth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113646106X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 387

A state of the art overview of theoretical and empirical aspects of housing market research.
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Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

Author: Josh Ryan-Collins,Toby Lloyd,Laurie Macfarlane

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1786991217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 7845

Why are house prices in many advanced economies rising faster than incomes? Why isn’t land and location taught or seen as important in modern economics? What is the relationship between the financial system and land? In this accessible but provocative guide to the economics of land and housing, the authors reveal how many of the key challenges facing modern economies - including housing crises, financial instability and growing inequalities - are intimately tied to the land economy. Looking at the ways in which discussions of land have been routinely excluded from both housing policy and economic theory, the authors show that in order to tackle these increasingly pressing issues a major rethink by both politicians and economists is required.
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The Modern Economics of Housing

A Guide to Theory and Policy for Finance and Real Estate Professionals

Author: Randall Johnston Pozdena

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780899302317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 4908

This practical handbook aims to show planners and managers throughout the financial services industry how to compete successfully by improving the quality, selection, and delivery of services. It presents step-by-step methods for designing and implementing financial service packages that will satisfy customers' needs. It offers practical advice on how to determine customers' wants and how to translate these into an individualized package tailored to their particular needs Business Information Alert In recent years, the U.S. housing market has been characterized by rapid changes in housing prices, quality, and availability. This handbook is a highly readable examination of the various theories that have been advanced to explain the economic behavior of today's housing market. Emphasis is put on developing an understanding of the sophisticated economics underlying the market, thus enabling the reader to carry this knowledge over into a rapidly changing marketplace. The book begins with a brief look at the historical development of U.S. housing markets and government intervention in these markets. The study goes on to develop a conceptual framework that can be used to evaluate the effects of the economic environment and government policy on the housing market. Throughout the book, real-world data is employed to verify and illustrate the major points of the presentation.
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Housing Economics

Author: George Fallis

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483192563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 9340

Housing Economics provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of housing economics. This book discusses the economic theory of how households make housing choices, how suppliers make decisions, and how changes in exogenous variables alter the market outcome. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the nature of housing economics and explains why the standard microeconomic models need to be modified. This text then examines the demand side of the housing market. Other chapters provide an economic analysis of the supply side of the housing market. This book discusses as well the housing market models as they arise in a more macroeconomic context. The final chapter deals with the effects of different housing programs on consumers, producers, and the market equilibrium. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate students of economics. Planners, urban geographers, policy analysts, and civil servants will also find this book useful.
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A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy

Author: Richard K. Green,Stephen Malpezzi

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 9780877667025

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 1030

The first book that explains the economics of housing policy for a general audience. Planners, government officials, and public policy students will find that the economic perspective is a very powerful and useful way to examine these issues. The authors provide a broad review of the market for housing services in the U.S., including a conceptual framework, an overview of housing demand and supply, methods for measuring prices and quantities, and sources of basic data on markets. They cover housing programs and polices, and offer answers to policy questions that are of current interest. The book has been field-tested in graduate and undergraduate courses in urban and housing economics at the University of Wisconsin, the University of California--Berkeley, The University of Pennsylvania, and others. This book is also sure to be useful to policymakers, advocates, economists, and anyone interested in a clear picture of how housing markets function. Published in cooperation with the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA).
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The Microstructures of Housing Markets

Author: Susan J. Smith,Moira Munro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317968034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 7915

House prices and mortgage debt have moved to centre stage in the management of national economies, regional development and neighbourhood change. Describing, analysing and understanding how housing markets work within and across these scales of economy and society has never been more urgent. But much more is known about the macro-scales than the microstructures; and about the economic rather than social drivers of housing market dynamics. This book redresses the balance. It shows that housing markets are social, cultural and psychological – as well as economic – affairs. This multidisciplinary approach is helpful in understanding the economic staples of supply, demand, price and information. It also casts new light on the emotional and political economy of markets.
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Urban Economics and Real Estate Markets

Author: Denise DiPasquale

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 3008

This up-to-date, highly-accessible book presents a unique combination of both economic theory and real estate applications, providing readers with the tools and techniques needed to understand the operation of urban real estate markets. It examines residential and non-residential real estate markets—from the perspectives of both macro- and micro-economics—as well as the role of government in real estate markets.
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The Economics of Housing Markets

Author: J Lesourne,Allen C. Goodman,Richard F. Muth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415269728

Category: Housing

Page: 148

View: 9108

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Real Estate Economics

Author: Ernie Jowsey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 5317

'Real Estate Economics' explains the most important issues in UK and international real estate in terms of applied economics. It includes examples and data from property markets around the world, summaries of recent research in real estate issues, and up-to-date graphs and tables to explain the economics of land and property. Written by an experienced lecturer, this book is ideal for introductory courses on real estate, land and property, construction, housing, planning and applied economics, and includes: ■ a wide range of topical real estate subjects, such as the cyclical nature of real estate markets and the credit crunch; 'green building' and energy performance certificates; and the development of brownfield and contaminated land ■ empirical data to illustrate concepts in the form of tables or graphs ■ boxed examples throughout ■ a full pedagogical framework, including learning outcomes, chapter summaries and questions for review in each chapter ■ up-to-date presentation and analysis of issues related to the recent global recession
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The Economics of Housing Vouchers

Author: Joseph Friedman,Daniel H. Weinberg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 3791

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Global Housing Markets

Crises, Policies, and Institutions

Author: Ashok Bardhan,Robert Edelstein,Cynthia Kroll

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118144236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 1664

A global look at the reasons behind the recent economiccollapse, and the responses to it The speculative bubble in the housing market began to burst inthe United States in 2007, and has been followed by ruptures invirtually every asset market in almost every country in the world.Each country proposed a range of policy initiatives to deal withits crisis. Policies that focused upon stabilizing the housingmarket formed the cornerstone of many of these proposals. Thisinternationally focused book evaluates the genesis of the housingmarket bubble, the global viral contagion of the crisis, and thepolicy initiatives undertaken in some of the major economies of theworld to counteract its disastrous affects. Unlike other books on the global crisis, this guide deals withthe housing sector in addition to the financial sector ofindividual economies. Countries in many parts of the world wereplayers in either the financial bubble or the housing bubble, orboth, but the degree of impact, outcome, and responses variedwidely. This is an appropriate time to pull together the lessonsfrom these various experiences. Reveals the housing crisis in the United States as the core ofthe meltdown Describes the evolution of housing markets and policies in therun-up to the crisis, their impacts, and the responses in Europeanand Asian countries Compares experiences and linkages across countries and pointsto policy implications and research lessons drawn from theseexperiences Filled with the insights of well-known contributors with strongcontacts in practice and academia, this timely guide discusses thehistory and evolution of the recent crisis as local to eachcontributor's part of the world, and examines its distinctive andcommon features with that of the U.S., the trajectory of itsevolution, and the similarities and differences in policyresponse.
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Housing Economics and Public Policy

Author: Anthony O'Sullivan,Kenneth Gibb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470680415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4674

This book is a timely assessment of 20 years of progress in the field of housing economics and its application to policy and practice. Two decades on from the publication of Duncan Maclennan's influential Housing Economics, 16 leading housing experts - both academics and policy makers from across the world - now honour Maclennan's contributions. The chapters here present a contemporary survey of key issues in housing, from urban housing markets and sub-market modelling, to the economics of social housing, the basis for housing planning, economic analysis of neighbourhoods, and the connections between academic work and policy development. For students, researchers and practitioners in housing, urban economics and social policy, Housing Economics and Public Policy: . provides up to date and comprehensive reviews of major areas of the housing economics literature . sheds light on the economic, social and spatial processes that affect housing . includes discussion of major areas of cutting edge housing economics research and identifies continuing gaps . presents a synthesis of housing economics research on both sides of the Atlantic . assesses the impact of theory on policy and practice
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The Economics of Neighborhood

Studies in Urban Economics

Author: David S. Segal

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483220206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 6307

The Economics of Neighborhood integrates neighborhood into contemporary notions of the urban economy. Neighborhood is viewed as a good with demand, supply, and equilibrium aspects. Topics covered range from demand for neighborhood and interneighborhood mobility to neighborhood choice and transportation services. The role of governments as suppliers of neighborhoods is also considered. Comprised of 12 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to some of the efforts to measure neighborhood effects and the approaches used in analyzing the role of neighborhood in the urban economy. The next section deals with the determinants of neighborhood demand in different eastern and midwestern cities in the United States in the mid- to late 1960s. The location choice of a sample of Pittsburgh households is examined, along with the role that neighborhood transition at the origin played in governing the decision to move or stay put. Subsequent chapters focus on the neighborhood choice of households already living in Washington, D.C., in 1968 as a joint prior choice of residential location, housing type, automobile ownership, and mode of travel to work; how the supply of certain kinds of neighborhoods can be determined by the interaction of residential demand and housing supply in the private sector; and optimum neighborhood supply by local governments. The concluding section analyzes neighborhood in an equilibrium setting, with emphasis on price outcomes and the quantity aspects of neighborhood. This monograph will be of value to economists as well as to researchers and students interested in urban economics.
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Housing Markets and the Economy

Risk, Regulation, and Policy : Essays in Honor of Karl E. Case

Author: Karl E. Case

Publisher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy

ISBN: 9781558441842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

View: 1729

Based on the work of Karl "Chip" Case, who is renowned for his scientific contributions to the economics of housing and public policy, this is a must read during a time of restructuring our nation's system of housing finance.
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The Economics of Commercial Property Markets

Author: Michael Ball,Colin Lizieri,Bryan MacGregor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134749678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 3367

This new text provides a rigorous analysis of real estate markets. Three main sections cover: microeconomics of property markets the macroeconomics of commercial property the financial economics of property Global empirical examples illustrate the theories and issues. This often complex area is made accessible: each chapter contains a boxed summary and questions for self-testing or discussion.
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The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing

The Housing Wealth of Nations

Author: Susan J. Smith,Beverley A. Searle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444317985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 3308

The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing will help students and professionals alike to explore key elements of the housing economy: home prices, housing wealth, mortgage debt, and financial risk. Features 24 original essays, including an editorial introduction and three section overviews Includes 39 world-class authors from a mix of educational and financial organizations in the UK, Europe, Australia, and North America Broadly-based, scholarly, and accessible, serving students and professionals who wish to understand how today’s housing economy works Profiles the role and relevance of housing wealth; the mismanagement of mortgage debt; and the pitfalls and potential of hedging housing risk Key topics include: the housing price bubble and crash; the subprime mortgage crisis in the US and its aftermath; the links between housing wealth, the macroeconomy, and the welfare of home-occupiers; the mitigation of credit and housing investment risks Specific case studies help to illustrate concepts, along with new data sets and analyses to illustrate empirical points
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The Housing Boom and Bust

Author: Thomas Sowell


ISBN: 145960931X


Page: 368

View: 8873

Scary headlines and scarier statistics tell the story of a financial crisis on a scale not seen in decades - certainly not within the lifetime of most Americans. Moreover, this is a worldwide financial crisis. Financial institutions on both sides of the Atlantic have either collapsed or have been saved from collapse by government bailouts, as a result of buying securities based on American housing values that eroded or evaporated.Now completely revised in paperback, The Housing Boom and Bust is designed to unravel the tangled threads of that story. It also attempts to determine whether what is being done to deal with the problem is more likely to make things better or worse.
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Housing Market Dynamics in Africa

Author: El-hadj M. Bah,Issa Faye,Zekebweliwai F. Geh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137597925

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 929

This open access book utilizes new data to thoroughly analyze the main factors currently shaping the African housing market. Some of these factors include the supply and demand for housing finance, land tenure security issues, construction cost conundrum, infrastructure provision, and low-cost housing alternatives. Through detailed analysis, the authors investigate the political economy surrounding the continent’s housing market and the constraints that behind-the-scenes policy makers need to address in their attempts to provide affordable housing for the majority in need. With Africa’s urban population growing rapidly, this study highlights how broad demographic shifts and rapid urbanization are placing enormous pressure on the limited infrastructure in many cities and stretching the economic and social fabric of municipalities to their breaking point. But beyond providing a snapshot of the present conditions of the African housing market, the book offers recommendations and actionable measures for policy makers and other stakeholders on how best to provide affordable housing and alleviate Africa’s housing deficit. This work will be of particular interest to practitioners, non-governmental organizations, private sector actors, students and researchers of economic policy, international development, and urban development.
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Making Room

The Economics of Homelessness

Author: Brendan O'Flaherty

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674543423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 593

Mentally ill people turned out of institutions, crack-cocaine use on the rise, more poverty, public housing a shambles: as attempts to explain homelessness multiply so do the homeless--and we still don't know why. The first full-scale economic analysis of homelessness, Making Room provides answers quite unlike those offered so far by sociologists and pundits. It is a story about markets, not about the bad habits or pathology of individuals. One perplexing fact is that, though homelessness in the past occurred during economic depressions, the current wave started in the 1980s, a time of relative prosperity. As Brendan O'Flaherty points out, this trend has been accompanied by others just as unexpected: rising rents for poor people and continued housing abandonment. These are among the many disconcerting facts that O'Flaherty collected and analyzed in order to account for the new homelessness. Focused on six cities (New York, Newark, Chicago, Toronto, London, and Hamburg), his studies also document the differing rates of homelessness in North America and Europe, and from one city to the next, as well as interesting changes in the composition of homeless populations. For the first time, too, a scholarly observer makes a useful distinction between the homeless people we encounter on the streets every day and those "officially" counted as homeless. O'Flaherty shows that the conflicting observations begin to make sense when we see the new homelessness as a response to changes in the housing market, linked to a widening gap in the incomes of rich and poor. The resulting shrinkage in the size of the middle class has meant fewer hand-me-downs for the poor and higher rents for the low-quality housing that is available. O'Flaherty's tightly argued theory, along with the wealth of new data he introduces, will put the study of homelessness on an entirely new plane. No future student or policymaker will be able to ignore the economic f
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Economics, Real Estate and the Supply of Land

Author: Alan W. Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470698322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8497

The book draws together the economic literature relating to the supply of land for development. The standard view appears to be that the owners of land have no interest other than to allow their land to be used for the activity which would yield the highest income. But in reality this is not so and the book's aim is to demonstrate this, to set out the reasons and to show the economic effects of the fact that landowners have other motives. The book covers the supply of land for urban development and shows how land has characteristics which differentiate it from other factors of production which will also affect its supply for some uses, e.g. land is fixed in location and its price and value are inseparable from where it is. New light is cast on the market for land (by concentrating on the supply side), and on land use planning (by taking an economic viewpoint).
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