Given the imminent release of my new book ‘The Economics of Property and Planning’, here is some text on the book’s relevance and importance. Both
It is quite widely thought that the role of infrastructure, particularly transport, is one useful way to understand the history of places. Particularly by looking
For economics in property, the legal real property consideration of justice resonates in economics and the economy. Early writers on justice such as Paine (1797)
Stable prices are a macroeconomic consideration for nations and the places contained within their boundaries. For places, changes in inflation or changes in the prices
Brownfield sites can generate negative externality on real estate value, profit, and productivity. The use and development of brownfield sites are perceived to be risky
The contribution of financialization discourse to capital and inequality is particularly interesting to economics in property and planning. Epstein’s (2005) ‘Financialization and The World Economy’
There are several conversations going on that consider the growth and decline of cities given their changing function in a Covid world. Such as why
Home at last: how COVID took homelessness off the streets During the pandemic, many homeless people were housed in hotels – it was supposed to
For major project feasibility and decision making, if cost and benefit items have been identified and valued, the net difference of costs and benefits need
The infrastructure levy introduced last year is a start but New Zealand is behind its contemporaries. Massey University economics professor Graham Squires More weight needs
Private rental property owners do not have a moral obligation to provide houses to anyone, including vulnerable tenants, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says.
Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) was one writer who took concerns of economic growth and population rise as a consequence of the industrial revolution and extrapolated via
Private housing infrastructure funding charges might be the best way to speed up development and boost housing supply, a property academic says. House prices increased
The definitions given here are designed to understand the more technical parts of statistical regression analysis. I often find this type of work can help
The valuation of external costs and benefits will be difficult but necessary if the full cost or benefit to society and the environment is to
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