Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Drudy, P. J. : 'Housing in Ireland: philosophy, affordability and access'

Read before the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,
1 February 2007:

"This paper argues that Ireland’s housing problems stem in part from a particular philosophical orientation which supports the “commodification” of housing and gives strong encouragement to private market provision of housing for sale, for rent and capital gain and less attention to housing need. The paper examines the extent and causes of house price increases over the last decade, it draws comparisons with a number of other indices and concludes that housing in Ireland is over-valued/over-priced. A number of other indicators suggest that many new and aspiring house buyers are experiencing problems of affordability and other difficulties..."

2 comments:

Liam Delaney said...

not a barrington lecture. This is a prize for people under age 33. Professor Drudy is recently retired.

Martin Ryan said...

I made an amendment...