The Opportunities and Limits of Housing Markets

11 March 2009, 7.00pm
2 Lord North Street, SW1

A seminar on the role of government in the housing market

The Institute of Economic Affairs and the
Centre for Comparative Housing Research
invite you to attend a seminar:

"The Opportunities and Limits of Housing Markets"

Venue: IEA, 2 Lord North Street, SW1
Time: 1.00pm-5.00pm. Lunch provided.

Speakers:
Dr Peter King, De Montfort University
Professor Ken Gibb, Glasgow University
Dr Tim Leunig, LSE

Attendance is free, but places are limited.

Do we really understand housing markets and the role of government? In particular, do housing markets work and if not, what is the proper role for government? This seminar, organised by De Montfort University’s Centre for Comparative Housing Research and kindly hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs, will explore these issues and seek some answers.

The current financial crisis has called into question the role of housing markets. The collapse of the sub-prime housing market in the USA is frequently seen as the spark that set off the crisis and the subsequent collapse in the world financial system in 2007/08. But should we see markets as the problem? In particular, what part has
Government regulation played in creating the con