Housing markets are at the centre of the recent global financial turmoil. In this well-researched study, a multidisciplinary group of leading analysts explores the impact of the crisis within, and between, countries.
The impacts of the so-called global crisis are, in fact, highly uneven for both households and institutions. This unique book investigates why this is the case as well as emphasizing the consequences. It encompasses the experiences of all the major economies, including: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the UK, the USA and Vietnam, highlighting and comparing a wide range of housing systems and crisis impacts.
Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis will strongly appeal to academics and postgraduate students in social policy, urban studies, public policy, economics, sociology and human geography. In addition, anyone with a general interest in globalization, neoliberalism and the changing nature of contemporary capitalist societies, as well as those with particular interests in housing markets and housing policy, will find this book enriching and enlightening.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm
'Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis: The Uneven Impact on Households brings together a diverse set of researchers from a solid mix of countries, culminating in an accessible, methodologically sound and engaging edited collection. Given this, and as a first-attempt at examining the GFC comparatively in terms of its impacts on households, this book is a much welcomed addition to the urban studies discourse broadly, and empirical work on the GFC specifically.' -- Dylan Simone, Urban Studies
'Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis is worth reading for policymakers (in central banks, governments or municipalities) who are in charge of the introduction of regulatory or fiscal measures in the housing sector. I enjoyed reading this small and handy book and recommend that researchers and political decision makers involved in housing buy it, read it and finally recommend it to others as a means of achieving a more global insight.' -- Karin Wagner, International Journal of Housing Policy