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The Economics of Housing

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series No. 85

Edited by John M. Quigley
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 18th Dec 1997
Dimensions: w 244mm h 169mm d 20mm
Weight: 2647g
ISBN-10: 1852787546
ISBN-13: 9781852787547
Barcode No: 9781852787547
Synopsis
Housing is an important commodity in the national accounts of all countries and has generated a high quality specialised literature. The papers in this scholarly collection span a thirty-five year period from 1960 when the field of housing economics was just beginning to attract attention. Topics covered include housing and urban spatial structures, housing supply, the analysis of housing demand and empirical and theoretical studies of housing quality and prices. One of the features which complicates economic analysis of housing is the severe regulation of the housing and land markets; the implications of such controls, including rent control, local taxes and housing subsidies are investigated, as are the effects of property taxes and the provision of public services on housing choice. The articles in the final section cover recent research on the linkage between housing markets and financial markets, a subject which is currently of intense interest to economists in this field.

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'These two volumes contain an outstanding collection of the most notable academic papers on housing and related urban issues... a treasure trove... it is a collection that I am destined to spend many hours pondering. Quigley's expertise and evenhandedness provides insurance that they will be hours well spent.' -- Frank Braconi, Citiges Housing of Planning Council of New York 'The collection covers the main topics that one would expect to find in any textbook on housing economics...' -- Christine Whitehead, Housing Studies