Bi-Directional Impacts of Economic, Social and Environmental Changes and the New Zealand Housing Market

Motu Working Paper No. 04-09

116 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2006

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Arthur Grimes

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

Suzi Kerr

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

Andrew Aitken

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Date Written: September 2004

Abstract

This report was prepared for the Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ). The aim of this study is to identify a set of housing research projects addressing two related topics. First, the impact of economic, social and environmental changes on housing in New Zealand's non-metropolitan regions; and second, the economic, social and environmental impacts of the New Zealand housing market. Identification of these projects is designed to help CHRANZ in developing and prioritising its research agenda pertaining to policy-relevant housing research within New Zealand. By doing so, we aim to outline coherent programmes of research that develop a comprehensive body of knowledge about the housing sector and its interactions with other key elements of society. The study suggests a set of research questions leading to coherent programmes of research, rather than to answer the research questions. We concentrate on posing questions that are of policy concern. Some are matters of current official policy concern. Others relate to issues that non-official sources consider should be of policy concern or which we judge may become of official concern in future years. Thus our analysis is informed by current policy priorities, but seeks to take a strategic look also at forthcoming priorities that may emerge over the next five years.

Keywords: Housing markets, Housing policy

JEL Classification: R21, R31

Suggested Citation

Grimes, Arthur and Kerr, Suzi and Aitken, Andrew, Bi-Directional Impacts of Economic, Social and Environmental Changes and the New Zealand Housing Market (September 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=910655 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.910655

Arthur Grimes (Contact Author)

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust ( email )

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Suzi Kerr

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust ( email )

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+64 4 383 4270 (Fax)

Andrew Aitken

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research ( email )

Level 1, 93 Cuba Street
P.O. Box 24390
Wellington, 6142
New Zealand

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