Recent publications

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Economic Regulation of Transport Facilities

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

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...

The Values Deficit

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Address to the Australian Financial Review Housing Conference

How the Panama Canal was built: A regulatory fable

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

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...

The long First World War

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

John Roskam reviews The Great War by Les Carlyon (Macmillan Australia, 2006, 880 pages) History is usually about ‘what happened next'. Events are important, not only because they happened, but because they lead to something else. And so it...

The Tragedy of Planning: Losing the Great Australian Dream

BOOK | Alan Moran

A house provides us with a place of rest, a place for our possessions, and a place to raise our families. Not only this, but a house is often the largest investment we make during our lifetime. However housing is becoming unaffordable for more and...

Public transport debates: more substance, less gimmicks

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Planning restraints: A plague on wealth and the democratic process

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

Economic planning is a term as archaic as phrases such as 'peoples' democracy' or 'proletarian justice'. Yet urban planning-and land planning generally-is flourishing and dominates the evolving structure of cities.

Heritage through property

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

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