Urban Growth and Housing Supply across Australian Regional Areas

Norton, James Robinson (2012) Urban Growth and Housing Supply across Australian Regional Areas. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Developments in the study of economic geography have highlighted the importance of considering

economic phenomena across space. As a sparsely populated, yet highly urbanised country, the

modelling of Australia’s regional economy should be of interest to researchers, policy makers and

business practitioners alike. This dissertation explores the relationship between regional urban

grown and region specific elasticity of supply for housing. An interregional equilibrium model of

urban growth with housing supply is outlined from the literature. The empirical work includes the

direct estimation of supply elasticity measures for housing across 43 regional urban centres in

Australia. Further results are provided to query the predictions of the model - that housing supply

elasticity will have particular implications for urban growth dynamics - which yield interesting

insights for further research. In conclusion, policy implications concerning both regional growth

dynamics and housing affordability are discussed.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 09:23
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 12:29
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/25636

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