Choice is an important element in economic thinking if there are scarce resources and infinite wants. Places that are booming will have to make choices,
[2000 Words; 10 minute Read] The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is defined as a form of procurement to encourage private investment in public sector projects.
[2000 Words; 20 Minute Read] There are forms of market failure due to external costs and benefits that need to be calculated and internalized to
[1100 Words; 4 Minute Read] “Decent, affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people and to the smooth functioning of economies” (Woetzel
Interesting house price index from The Economist post GFC
Here’s part of an article I wrote for the main online NZ media outlet stuff.co.nz on housing affordability prior to the 2017 election… Talk of
How do housing stakeholders align future private and public spending to identify investment opportunities and help meet the City’s broader economic and spatial
Environmental resource issues involving water need to consider third-party external costs (and benefits) – water pollution being one example. Natural resource economics can be applied to this issue and set in
Best there is if you are interested in procuring and building
And what a book.
Wonderful introduction to economics in the field of property from my old room mate.
Arguing the case for housing as needing radical political and economic attention
Good compendium of journal papers looking at affordable housing as the contemporary crisis unfolds
Major textbook on globalisation of the economy in the social sciences.
Spatial application of economic theory using old and new modelling techniques to look at urban and regional phenomena.
Arguing early on that markets are driven by psychological and social factors rather than fundamental values. Especially in later editions that consider housing market bubbles.
Long running textbook that introduces the basics of urban economic theory and concepts. As well as some economic policy ideas to deal with urban problems.
1860 saw the birth of capitalism in political language. This book explores the period where private enterprise is maintained in a belief of developing economic
Important stocktake that cities should not necessarily be celebrated given their contradictions, and that these tensions make cities what they are.
Urban and economic geography, looking at what makes cities grow and decline. Particular focus on urban development from forces that are economic, institutional, innovational/interactional, and
Islamic history and more importantly the birth of modern sociology 400 years before Comte.
Largely mathematical underpinning of urban economics principles, that help those new to subject have a clear and precise introduction
Useful economics text on real estate in cities , with examples helping to demonstrate the theory and practice
Looking at how societies see time, particularly as an economic ‘resource’ both natural and cultural
Postmodern thinking on taxonomies, in that structures are set within the parameters of their own historical epistemological norms such as scientific discourse. Subtitled the ‘Archaeology
Famous for macroeconomic thinking on the positives of fiscal intervention as counter-cyclical to peaks and troughs in growth.
Popularising early thought on human behaviour in the neoclassical economics paradigm – diagrams, maths, marginal utilities, and elasticities being embedded as principles.
Book that attracted new attention post global financial crisis, in that accumulation of non-government debt creates a condition for instability in the economy.
Work post WW2 that promotes the idea of limited government involvement, to enable universal market efficiency, and thus liberalism in the sense of individual freedoms.
A touchstone for political theory of distributive justice, looking normatively to rebalance equality of opportunity and helping the more disadvantaged in society.
One of the first to crystallise thinking of city economies working as hierarchies in a global system