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I’m an independent economist, speaker, company director
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Housing is one of the most important things in people’s lives, whether they own the dwelling in which they live, or rent it – and if they own other property as an investment. And as we saw in the lead-up to, and during, the global financial crisis, what happens in housing markets can be enormously important to the stability of the financial system, and to the health or otherwise of the economy.

Housing affordability, home ownership and housing policy

Housing | 6th August 2015

Opening Statement to the House of Representatives Economics Committee Enquiry into Home Ownership, 6th August 2015

Australian Housing Policy: 50 Years of Failure

Housing | 21st December 2013

Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee, 21st December 2013

Housing dream becomes a housing nightmare

Housing | 15th May 2013

Article published in Management Today, the magazine of the Australian Institute of Management, May 2013

Billions of dollars wasted on First Home Owner grants

Housing, Publications | 16th March 2011

Op-ed article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, 16th March 2011

What If – Governments Stopped Subsidizing Home Buyers

Housing, Publications | 30th June 2010

Chapter published in “What If?” , edited by Peta Seaton, 2010

Is the Australian property market in ‘bubble trouble’?

Housing | 14th November 2003

Presentation to ANZ Queensland customers, Brisbane, 14th November 2003


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