Recent publications

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Address to the 6th Annual Housing Congress

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Address by Alan Moran to the 6th Annual Housing Congress in Brisbane on 28 June 2011.

Regulation and Urban Property Prices

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran

Submission to the Productivity Commission's Review of Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation: Planning, Zoning and Development Assessments

Not your house. Not your land.

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Normally, if your house is heritage-listed, you have a problem if you want to knock it down, or renovate it. Robert Masters of Gunbower in northern Victoria is happy to leave the home his great-grandfather built in 1863 exactly as it is. So where...

The great lock out: the impact of housing and land regulations in Western Australia

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak and Alan Moran

Government interventions in the housing market restrict the supply of land for housing and raise its costs. The public policy interventions in land supply and development markets are numerous. Centred on planning and environmental policies, they...

Sydney now has world's most unaffordable housing - New research

MEDIA RELEASE

According to new research by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), the fall of house prices in the United States has left Sydney with the most expensive housing in the world.

How land supply restrictions have locked young people out of the housing market

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

Adjusted for inflation, the price of houses in Australia has more than doubled (trebled in Sydney and Perth) over the past 30 years. How has this occurred? In a landmark address to the Housing Industry Association in July 2005, the Institute of...

Rudd's first months

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

Australia's hollow federalism: can we revive competitive governance?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Wolfgang Kasper

Land Regulations, Housing Prices and Productivity

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Land costs are incorporated in most commercial activities. Hence, beyond the direct effects on housing and commercial property, measures that raise the price of land have a pervasive effect in raising costs throughout the economy. An important...

Fixing the Crisis: A fair deal for homebuyers in WA

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Alan Moran and Louise Staley

Planning policies, more than any other factor, restrict the capacity of first home buyers, and other less advantaged groups, from achieving a goal of home ownership. Current planning orthodoxies inflate urban land prices and discriminate against...

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