2017 Year in Review: A Look Back At the Housing Stories

As 2017 comes to an end, below is a brief recap of the topics that the Global Housing Watch newsletter covered this year:

Housing supply: Joseph Gyourko (The Wharton School) talks about how regulations and zoning affects housing supply and affordability. A discussion on housing construction—the current state, policy implication, and the future by Jordan Rappaport (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City). And Jan Mischke (McKinsey Global Institute) takes a look at productivity in the construction sector.

Housing in Africa: The work done by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF), and the their latest annual report is discussed by Kecia Rust (CAHF). There is also an overview of the property tax systems of 29 African countries by Riël C. D. Franzsen (African Tax Institute).

Housing across countries: Steve Malpezzi (University of Wisconsin-Madison) discusses housing patterns across countries. Richard Ronald (University of Amsterdam) talks about the globalization of housing markets. Kate Everett-Allen (Knight Frank) provides an update on the current the state of global house prices. And Frank Nothaft (CoreLogic) takes a look at the US housing market.

House price measurement: Niall O’Hanlon (International Monetary Fund) gives an update on the recent progress on house price measurement.

Country specific developments: AustraliaAustria, Belgium, CambodiaChinaColombia, Czech RepublicDenmark, Euro Area, GermanyIcelandIndonesiaIreland, Israel, JapanLithuaniaLuxembourgMacao, MalaysiaMaltaMorocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, NorwayPeru, PhilippinesPoland, PortugalSan Marino, SingaporeSlovak RepublicSpain, St. Kitts and Nevis, SwedenThailandTurkey, United Arab Emirates, and United States.

 

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