Looking around the world, it is obvious that most countries have noticeable differences in the ways in which their housing systems are organised, which influence affordability and access to housing in distinct ways. But tricky questions arise: how to identify the key cross-country differences and the impacts they have? Are they solely due to policy differences or to wider factors? What lessons can be learned? Can the good bits be exported and held to represent best practice? Many researchers have identified institutional factors as the analytical key in comparative research. Approaches vary, with emphasis on, e.g., economic or political factors; overarching theories or adjuncts; cross-country categorisations or complex specificity. This talk explores the maze. Arguing that country specific differences matter but can be analysed in systematic ways to draw out the impacts of institutions while sustaining more general theories of how housing markets function.
|Introduction||Jung Won Sonn University College London||15|
|Panelist||MICHAEL BALL HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF READING, UK||15|
|Discussant||MICHAEL BALL HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF READING, UK||15|
|Discussant||Shenjing He The University of Hong Kong||10|
|Discussant||Tuna Tasan-Kok University of Amsterdam||10|
|Discussant||Jung Won Sonn University College London||10|
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