Inquiry into Housing Policies, Labour Force Participation and Economic Growth

Centre PersonnelMichael Dockery, Gavin Wood
External PersonnelRachel Ong ViforJ, Melek Cigdem, Jago Dodson, Stephen Whelan, Kadir Atalay, Geoff Meen
Research PartnersRMIT University, University of Sydney, University of Reading
Project FundingAustralian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Project StatusComplete (April 2015 to September 2016)

Project Summary

This inquiry will develop coherent conceptual frameworks and empirical evidence to guide housing policy reforms that promote Australia’s economic development. It will shed light on whether some of the causal mechanisms linking housing and economic growth are significant in Australia, including employment participation, mobility,  housing supply and wealth effects.

Project Outputs

Housing supply responsiveness in Australia: distribution, drivers and institutional settings Rachel Ong ViforJ, Tony Dalton, Nicole Gurran, Christopher Phelps, Steven Rowley, Gavin Wood Key Findings A 1 per cent increase in the level of real housing prices is estimated to produce a 4.7 per cent (3.9%) increase in new house (unit) supply. These house price gains translate into a very small increase in... Read article 18 May 2017Research Reports Read More