Housing and the Economy: Scenarios for Australia to 2025 and 2045

The Housing and Productivity Research Consortium is a collaboration between non-profit, private and government organisations and leading researchers in applied housing economics and policy.

The Consortium aims to design, fund and deliver research to enhance economic understandings of housing system outcomes that will better inform the policymakers and other housing system stakeholders.

Housing in the Economy: Abstract Dreamings or Real Directions?

This interim report – Australian Experts’ Views of Housing in the Economy: Abstract Dreamings or Real Directions? – analyses the expert opinions of 87 leading economists and other senior housing market specialists on interrelationships between the housing system, economic performance, and wealth distribution in Australia.

Read the report here.

Housing: Taming the elephant in the economy

This report – Housing: Taming the elephant in the economy – draws on a major review of international academic and official evidence on the topic, as well as a research project that tapped the informed perspectives of 87 leading Australian economists and other housing market experts.

The research was commissioned by the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) and National Shelter on behalf of the Housing and Productivity Research Consortium.

The following organisations funded the study:
• BlueCHP Limited
• Haven; Home, Safe
• SGCH (St George Community Housing)
• Evolve Housing

Read the report here, or a written summary here or a video summary here.

Housing and the Economy: Interrogating Australian Experts’ Views

Following on from ‘Housing: Taming the Elephant in the Economy’, a research report providing the basis for that publication has been published. ‘Housing and the Economy: Interrogating Australian Experts’ Views presents an analysis of in-depth interviews with a selected group of 20 respondents from the 87 who participated in the survey.

This short article highlights some key points, as well as the Elephant report itself.