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BCEC – Getting our house in order

This report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre focuses on housing affordability, one of the most important economic and social issues facing Western Australia, and indeed the country. This twelfth report in BCEC’s Focus on WA series builds on the Centre’s earlier reports into Housing Affordability, and includes new analysis of the latest trends in housing affordability since the release of […]

UNSW Sydney – Strengthening economic cases for housing: the productivity gains from better housing outcomes

The Stage 1 research on Making Better Economic Cases for Housing Policies (Maclennan et al, 2018) examined how a range of outcomes in Sydney’s and Melbourne’s housing markets, including price, location and quality effects, may have a negative feedback effect on productivity and growth in their economies. It stressed that cases presented for new housing policies to address high needs and […]