Economic Lecture Series
Housing Economics for non economists
Housing Economics for non economists
Shelter WA and Curtin’s Faculty of Business and Law are hosting a four-part economic lecture series – Housing economics for non economists.
These lectures will be of interest to anyone that is keen to learn more about the push and pull factors that affect the WA housing economy.
Each lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and networking for those that are attending in person.
Please note ticket prices are for each event.
If you wish to attend all 4 lectures you can bulk buy them here, otherwise order the individual lectures through the links below.
The first lecture in this series will begin by understanding how housing market cycles are influenced by economic cycles. With a focus on housing affordability, it will then discuss the determinants of housing demand and supply and the influence of policy before examining how these factors determine rents and prices.
Presented by Dr Amity James,
Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University. Amity’s research interests include housing and ageing, affordability and housing policy.
This session will provide an overview of key housing-related taxes in Australia, discuss the efficiency and equity impacts these taxes, and put forward some reform considerations to improve affordability outcomes.
Presented by Rachel Ong ViforJ,
currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor of Economics at Curtin University. Her research focuses on housing and population ageing in Australia. These include housing wealth in retirement, intergenerational housing concerns, housing and the economy, and the links between housing precariousness, health and wellbeing. Rachel was the recipient of the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award in 2018. She is currently a member of the CEDA Council on Economic Policy.
This session applies a simple case study to evaluate the financial viability of a buy vs rent decision. We shall also attempt to identify the changes in these variables that makes the buy or rent decision superior.
Presented by Dr J-Han Ho,
Dr J-Han Ho has a PhD in Economics and Finance, previously Chief Investment Officer of an ASX listed company and have been training property professionals for almost 14 years. “J” is currently Curtin University’s Faculty of Business and Law’s Course Coordinator in charge of Curtin’s Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelors of Business Administration and Master of Commerce globally, and was recently elected on to Curtin University’s Academic Board. He is the author of the REIWA Curtin University Buy Rent Index and serves on the board of the Property Education Foundation (ACNC).
This lecture uncovers the economics of housing development and housing supply. It includes a discussion of how developers make decisions and the key drivers of those decisions such as market conditions, urban regulation, macro-economic conditions and finance. It will be useful for anyone wanting to understand more about what drives housing supply.
Presented by Steven Rowley,
Professor of Property studies in the School of Economics, Finance and Property at Curtin University. He has been director of the Australian Housing Urban Research Institute’s (AHURI) Curtin research centre since 2011 and is currently chair of the WA Housing Industry Forecasting Group (HIFG). His primary research focus is housing affordability and has published industry reports and academic journal articles on the topic. Specifically he has written on ways to improve the measurement of housing affordability, strategies to increase affordable housing supply, the drivers of property development and the importance of property finance. He is a prolific media commentator including numerous appearances on TV, local and national radio and within a variety of national print media publications.