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The Broken Housing Market

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Institution of Civil Engineers

1 Great George Street

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SW1P 3AA

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This free one-day conference will bring together leading academics, policymakers and practitioners to discuss what is "broken" about the UK housing market and how we might go about fixing it. The event will take place at the Institution of Civil Engineers, Westminster, SW1P 3AA.




Programme:

09:00 – 09:30: Registration and coffee

09:30 – 09:45: Opening remarks

Matthew Howell (Managing Director UK & Ireland, RICS)

09:45 – 11:00: "Housing and consumption”

Chair: Jeffrey Matsu (RICS and CaCHE)

  • Luisa Corrado (Tor Vergata Rome): “Consumption Dynamics, Housing Collateral and Stabilisation Policies: A Way Forward for Policy Co-Ordination?” (joint with Jagjit Chadha and Germana Corrado)
  • Peter Levell (Institute for Fiscal Studies): “Consumption spending, housing investments and the role of leverage” (joint with Thomas Crossley and Hamish Low)
  • David Miles (Imperial College): “Houses across time and across place” (joint with James Sefton)

11:00 – 11:15: Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45: “Housing Affordability”

Chair: Roger Farmer (Warwick and NIESR)

  • Philippe Bracke (Bank of England): “Housing affordability and shared equity mortgages” (joint with Matteo Benetton, Joao Cocco, and Nicola Garbarino)
  • Ian Mulheirn (Oxford Economics): “Modelling UK House Prices and Home Ownership” (co-authored with Nishaal Gooroochurn)
  • Kieran McQuinn (ESRI): “Exploring Affordability in the Irish Housing Market” (joint with Eoin Corrigan, Daniel Foley, Yvonne McCarthy, Conor O'Toole and Rachel Slaymaker)
  • Richard Donnell (Hometrack): "Cross tenure housing affordability from a market and end-user perspective"

12:45 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 14:45: Keynote: "Housing policy 2004-2018; three steps forward and two steps back"

Kate Barker (Taylor Wimpey)

Discussion: Stephen Aldridge (MHCLG)

14:45 - 15:00: Tea break

15:00 – 16:00: “Policy lessons for a ‘broken’ housing market”

Chair: Jagjit Chadha (NIESR)

  • Paul Cheshire (LSE): “Broken market or broken policy? The unintended consequences of restrictive planning”
  • John Muellbauer (Oxford): “Housing, Debt and the Economy: A Tale of Two Countries”
  • Christine Whitehead (LSE): “Housing policy and the changing tenure mix”
  • Liam Halligan (Telegraph): "A Manifesto for Change"

16:00-16:30: Closing remarks: “Fixing the Housing Market”

Ken Gibb (UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence)




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Institution of Civil Engineers

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SW1P 3AA

United Kingdom

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